Best Buy or VZW Store?

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  1. C3-PO

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    I tried searching for this but the search told me "best" and "buy" were too small and would not be included in the search - sorry.

    Anyway, I'm about to pick up a Droid today and was wondering where the best place to get it is. The VZW store sells it for 299 and has a 100 dollar rebate. Best Buy has it for 199 because it applies the rebate instantly. Of course Best Buy seems like a no-brainer, but is there a catch?
     
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    Best buy if you want the discount today. There is no catch. Order online from VZW and you get the discount immediately also. Warranty is done through VZW either way.
     
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    Thanks alot! really appreciate it!
     
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    Looks like Dell is still $119 for new customers and 2 year extensions.

    If you're with Verizon and have NE2 then check out your upgrade options directly from them.
     
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    Wrong..from Verizon's website

    "Total Equipment Coverage* offers complete protection for your wireless equipment. It combines the benefits of Asurion’s Wireless Phone Protection with the Verizon Wireless Extended Warranty program. If your device or covered accessories are inoperable for any reason-lost, stolen, accidentally damaged, or malfunctioning-you are covered."

    Read here ... Calling Features: Total Equipment Coverage
     
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    I caution folks about 3rd party retailers. BB is a large company and usually reliable. However, I go with VZW (even though I pay more) because of the extra leverage I have via my contract. If a problem is "unfixable" I use the "well maybe I should cancel then and switch to AT&T" You'd be surprised how quickly VZW finds a solution....

    With BB, you have no such leverage. They couldn't care less if you cancel with VZW.

    Just something to think on. In addition, BB is notorious for denying extended service coverage on electronics so...I wouldn't buy it.
     
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    BTW, my insurance through VZW covers if it is lost or stolen as well. It is relatively cheap and does have a deductible ($89) but it isn't a bad deal considering the retail price of the phone.
     
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    You can buy at Best Buy, and put on the Asurion insurance, it goes on your monthly bill.
     
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    Thank you. My GF wants one bad. I may go do this tonight
     
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