I am a new user to these boards. I just came across them and I have to say I am very impressed.
I am currently eligible for an upgrade with the new every two plan. (Technically my upgrade date is 1/8/11, but they are letting me do it a month early) I have done a lot of research and I have settled on the Droid X (my BB Storm bricked and I am using a 4 year old LG Chocolate now).
Here is my dilemma:
I am not exactly rolling in money, so to me the $300 initial outlay is a bit steep (even though I know I will get $100 of it back after a couple of months). I know none of you can tell the future, but can you see it dropping in price in the next couple of weeks due to the holiday season? Have phone prices dropped around this time in prior years?
As mentioned above, my actual date to upgrade is 1/8/11, so I canít buy it yet through a third party (e.g. Amazon, Wirefly). Normally I would wait to buy it from a third party (although I am the type when I want something very bad I must have it then and there..LOL), but this date is after the promotion Verizon is running of having the free talk on a second smart phone for two years (ends on 1/6/11).
So here are my options as I see it: (a) suck it up and buy the phone now, (b) wait and pray the price on Verizonís website goes down before 1/6/11, or (c) wait and buy it from a third party after 1/8/11 (even though I would miss out on the promotion).
Any advice or is there perhaps an option d?
Thank you so much for reading and I will see you around more after I become the proud owner of a Droid X.