Downside to getting Droid @ Bestbuy?

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    OK so I'm about ready to go over and grab one of these @ BB.

    I'm a little woried though. I've only ever gone through Verizon. Is there a downside to going through BB? I love the service I get from Verizon if there is a problem with a phone. They usually send stuff overnight, are more than accomodating etc.

    I kinda feel like I'm screwing them over a bit. But hey, 25% off is nothing to scoff at.

    What do you think?
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    I bought mine at Best Buy and was worried about the same thing. They told me it made no difference where you buy it, they all use the same computers.

    They also price matched to sears for me :) $149.99.
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    I got mine at Best Buy and had no problems whatsoever. They even matched Walmart's price of $188. If you have any problems with the phone you can still take it to a Verizon store.
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    $149? That's great!
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    You should have nothing to worry about, I purchased two iPhones from them last year with no problems. I have always liked the service I get from Best Buy, the girl that helped me was actually really knowledgeable on smart phones in general.
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    its $149 for new accounts. If you are upgrading its $180 at Sears. Still good ;).
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    so if I have a line that's eligible for an upgrade, the best I can get from BB is $180. Then $15 in tax.

    So I go to BB and get it for $195 or VZ for $199?

    Does this sound about right?
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    is the $15 in tax your estimate or best buy's? cause i was told you have to pay tax on the full price ($599) not the upgrade price ( $199 ).
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    then again, i also bought the very first phone they had...and before i heard of Sear's deal. so not much of a deal for the first in line. i was able to get 15% of a jawbone bluetooth though.
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    I got mine price matched at best Buy for $149.00 - 2 year renewal upgrade
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    i only paid $99 for mine from my local VZW store. not sure why he gave me such a deal. maybe because i was nearly a year pass my upgrade date. i still have to file for the $100 rebate but still.

    however i will be returning my phone so it doesnt matter. You can see my complaint list in the " Pros and Cons" thread.
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    I got mine for $99 when signing a 2 yr contract.

    Buy your phones online through verizon and you get INSTANT rebates.
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    BB won't honor the "new every two" discount. That's about the only issue I can think of.

    Ordered it online through VZW and got it the next day by 3pm.
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    The local BB store PM'd mine to $99 out the door ($299 - 100 instant rebate - $100 NE2). YMMV, but the girl who helped me was very knowledgeable - she is a member of this forum.

    I was VERY pleased with my BB purchase of the Droid. I may actually go back when my wife's contract is up for a new phone for her.
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    Ok, so I intend on buying a Moto Droid today. I'm currently a Verizon Wireless subscriber and am eligible for an "early" upgrade, meaning I am not eligible for the New Every Two $100 credit. What is the best price I can get and from where?
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    i would have gone to best buy, but i was on AT&T and just wanted to go right to the source and make sure everything got done properly.

    it was funny to watch them press the "submit" button to send apple a termination and number port request, and to see my iPhone go to "No Service" within 1 minute.
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    I was in the same boat (eligible for early upgrade, not NE2), and I called verizon to see if it mattered where I bought. They said no - but to be sure of your early upgrade status before I went 3rd party.

    I tried to pick it up at Best Buy (instant rebate) - but their system was not able to handle the early upgrade....So i went to the VZW store, and paid 299+20 (early upgrade fee) + tax. Total was $340 or so. ($100 coming back in rebate).

    If this had been a low demand device, I would have pressed for an instant discount (instead of rebate) and tried to get them to wave the early upgrade fee...since it was not = early adopter tax.

    I'm sure you can do better, but not sure by how much.
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    I have been very happy with the service from Best Buy BUT the my local VZW store is great too. I got mine from the VZW store because it is closer than BB. The one thing I did NOT think of is going to Best Buy because of my reward zone membership. This has always been a good deal for me as I get all my electronics there and the cash coupons come in handy around the holidays.

    Just my thoughts.
    Hutch
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    i actually work at a best buy and the mobile guys at our store are awesome. they know their stuff and they can do anything that the verizon store can do. i wouldnt say that theres really an advantage or disadvantage by going to best buy or straight to verizon. but for those on the fence im confident in saying if you decide on best buy you wont have any problems.
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    FWIW, and I don't know if true or not, but the VZW rep told me that buying from BB doesn't give a 12 month warranty on the phone.

    Can someone chime in on that?