Is a verizon store best place to purchase? Or online? Any secret for getting best $

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  1. Mfusick

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    Where should I purchase?

    Any coupons or deals or anything going on?

    I want to purchase Droid X and a Droid 2 for girlfriend.

    Current customers and elligible for upgrade.

    any advice?
     
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    Personally I only buy online from Verizon, via phone from Verizon or directly from a factory Verizon store. I do not buy from third party vendors. But that's just me and it may actually make no difference. I have seen better deals with the online and phone in prices occasionally. I've gotten instant rebates via those two sources in the past too. Don't really know about now. Check around and see what deals are available.

    I do know that the absolute lowest prices I've seen on the Droid were always at third party vendors (Walmart, Amazon, etc.).

    Good luck.
     
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    I feel the same.. just wondering if a better deal can be had.

    Any way to get a better price at a verizon store?
     
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    I like Best Buy, they have instant rebates and it is less of a hassle than VZW
     
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    seriously?

    the rebate is instant?

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    I purchase over the phone. Usually that happens because I'm trying to finagle a deal out of Verizon. For example, I wanted my D2 a couple of weeks before my option came up. I asked if they would let me update early and they said yes but only if I did it with them over the phone.;)

    Rebate is instant that way too.
     
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    Online purchases are instant rebates. Usually free overnight shipping as well.
    I am guessing so they can start downsizing the stores.
    Whats the point of keeping a store open when they can do it all online. More profit.
     
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    advantage of store is you can touch and feel it before you buy it and return it locally for 30 days

    I need to touch and feel to decide the droid 2 with real keyboard vs droid X with HDMI, 720p video, bigger screen and best battery life, and 8meg camera

    hmmm...

    all depends on size and how they feel in my hands.. how good the touch screen works for texting vs a real keyboard
     
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    A Verizon store is definitely not the best place to purchase. Prices are often higher than they are anywhere else. The employees are more often than not incompetent and mishandle phones. I've even seen employees taking the liberty of downloading apps from the Market without owner consent. Plus they try to upsell you. They're scumbags.

    In order I would say first try Wirefly, then VZW online/by phone, then the dark alley behind the crack house, then the VZW store.

    EDIT: Definitely go to the store and try out the phones if you'd like, but don't buy there.
     
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    I echo hookbill but they made me mail in the rebate but it was a small price to pay for a huge early upgrade.
     
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    but if I want it right now?

    store is the best option...
     
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    Best Buy is the best option if you want it right now, although they probably won't have the DX in stock, but VZW probably doesn't have it either
     
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