Pre-ordering vs buying on release day?

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  1. diggy488

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    I've never pre-ordered a phone, but I am set on getting the Nexus. If you're like me, I'm impatient. Based on your experience, is it better to pre-order and secure your purchase, or wait until release day and go to the store to get it? I've got a Verizon store a mile away from me, but I don't know if I want to rely on their inventory. I'm assuming by pre-ordering, you get the phone a day or two after release day? Thanks for any suggestions.
     
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    Do both, then cancel pre order it needed. I am banking/hoping the
    10th is the release day. Already took off work :). If not will pre order and just enjoy time off
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    I've never pre-ordered either, and I want this phone in my hands STAT! therefore I will be at the store dark and early. I hope they open at 6am and I will again be the first in line as I was for my O.G droid, which will now be retired in hopefully no more than 18 days! From my reading I will have the nexus anywhere from Nov.10th-17th..please be sooner than later. I am losing my mind
     
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    I hear you, I was first for the OG Droid at my Verizon too. Will be parked outside for this one too. Haven't been this excited about a launch in a while
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    As much as I would love to get either the Razr or Nexus on release date to replace my Droid 1, I'd rather wait a few weeks and see the fallout from both releases. It's not worth it to me to rush out and buy when I know I'll be keeping this next phone for 2 years. I was patient enough to wait out the Bionic so I'm used to waiting.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    ^Members 12 & 33 since Oct 09?! Were you guys just hang'n here wating for the D1 to come out way back when?! :)
     
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    Yup, that tells you how exciting my life is :biggrin:

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    Ill most likely preorder to avoid the lines/hassle of in store purchase.

    The nexus will absolutely sell out in stores on launch day. No doubt.
     
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    Where will the official pre-order be announced? On VZW's website?
     
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    I may go to my Verizon store the night before and see how many they will have in stock for launch day. It's worth a shot since I'm so close to the store.
     
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    Doubt it. Storm, storm 2, DROID x, thunderbolt, bionic. Plenty of stock at my local stores.
     
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    You guys really think the Nexus is going to sell out in stores? I tell people that Im getting the Nexus and they ask "Whats that?". Theres been no TV ads and just a youtube event that us dorks watched.

    Why wait 2 days for it through a pre-order? Just go to the store.
     
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