this is the best thread I've read on here all day!! Some people just have all the luck!! Consider this that stimulus package congress was raving about that people were supposed to get. I wouldn't say a damned thing, hell wish I could of sweet talked that lovely lady behind the counter to do teh same for me, unfortunately that did't happen, oh well, at least I scored me a Droid!
Got Droided on 11-7-09
Ok here is what happened: I was up for my new every two, but Verizon was pissing me off with their crazy extra charges, plus you get different deals and advice from different customer service reps! I'm specifically talking about plan changes.
I called to complain and have them investigate my plan because it seemed too expensive, it was; I had a Treo st this time. During my complaint session with the 2nd rep (the 1st was no help), I inquired about the Droid and my upgrade window.
She helped me by pointing out if I order the Droid online I will get it for $100 off instantly and I will get another $100 off for the new every two upgrade. This left $49 as the purchase price!
I then played the card of my dissatisfaction of the Verizon plans and bad advice of previous Reps. Of course i was very nice to her! She offered a $49 credit to my account if I purchase the Droid. New price = FREE!
Also, if you go to a Verizon store, they usually offer a deal on accessories. If you pretend to purchase 3 accessories for your wife, or family member and simultaneous consider out loud (nudge nudge) your interest in the Droid; you will be offered a deal or you can ask. The deal; $10 off each accessory if you are buying 3 at the same time. The further interest in the Droid my score you another 10% off that price. Not a typo: you can get $10 off EACH accessory if you buy 3 at one time and 10% off that price id you convince them you want to buy a Droid if your loved one likes these accessories!
Car charger reg. $29.99 me $14.99
Cover mount combo reg. $29.99 me $19.99
Dock reg. $29.99 me $19.99
Subtotal: me = $54.97-10% = 5.50 = $49.57
She even rounded up the discount