I ordered mine online...they are both sitting at home waiting for me to fire them up!!
I bought mine friday at the local Verizon store. They came monday by 5:00 pm. Going on 42 hours without charging this beast and still at 30%. The one major thing I changed was turning the screen brightness down. In a 4G area so most of the time (80%) spent on 4G but sometimes on wifi.
No, they're not 'sold out' they're purposely on a "Order Only" status, that to me is a bit sketchy... for me... it could be the splotches on the amoled or the normal battery life, certainly not performing like a 3300mah battery would. Drains as fast as the Thunderbolt I had.
I saw them available at multiple retails store here and I ending up buying one at a local Verizon reseller a couple weeks ago. The seller was elated because it was the first MAXX he had sold, there doesn't seem to be a lot of demand for them here in Lincoln, Nebraska yet.
I finally decided to dump Sprint, and after countless hours of internet research, I decided Verizon's RAZR BOGO deal and double data offers were the right choices for me. Yesterday, I called two local Verizon stores and was told no stores in 500 miles had the RAZR MAXX in stock, but they would be happy to order them for me.
I drove to the local mall where the closest Verizon store was, to order these phones. I talked to the sales rep for a few minutes and found out he had two MAXXs in stock. I was elated!
As he went through the process of activating my new phones and porting my numbers, I found out he was a Verizon reseller, and the corporate store was down the hall somewhere else in the mall.
It was a happy mistake for me. I love my MAXX, it's a great improvement over my EVO. But why do Verizon resellers have the MAXX in stock when the corporate stores don't?