Somehow managed to pre-order this thing today

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by bitter, Sep 6, 2011.

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    I am no making this up whatsoever. I called Verizon and simply asked about it, and asked if I could place an order for one. She said no problem and took my order. It came to $249.99, and I repeated multiple times "This is for the Droid Bionic, correct?" to which she said that it was. On my VZW homepage directly after I placed this order, there is now a message at the top of it that states:

    "Your new device has been detected. You are eligible to retrieve your media."

    I know this sounds like a nonsense story, but I am being completely 100% serious. Try it out yourselves and see where it gets you.


    Just thought I'd drop the tip.
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    Take a screen shot or else no one will believe you.
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    No mention of the phone itself yet, assuming because it's not "officially" coming out on the 8th.

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    I just talked to them yesterday and they said as soon as it's in their system they'll call me and I can order it. No call today. Sure seems like one hell of an unorganized company.

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    He's a PAts fan... they are known to lie. :p
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    He'll probably post a video of the Jets practicing.
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    Cool, but unfortunately they'll probably ship it when it's available, on the 8th.
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    Not sure the point of pre-ordering when you'll receive it after the date it's released at the stores.
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    If its like all the pre order stuff I've got in the past. There's a chance it will arrive on release date.

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    I guess it just eliminates the risk of demand outweighing supply. If the phone sells out quickly, it's better to have it a day late than have to wait for the next shipment, whenever that may be. I'm considering pre-ordering tomorrow night, if possible, just to avoid going into the store.

    I've had my D1 for about 9 months too long, I can handle one more day.

    Brandon
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    I can confirm what the OP has said. I just got off the phone with a VZW customer service rep and was able to order the Bionic. Also they are already shipping. I asked for the overnight shipping but because it's so late in California right now it will not ship until Wednesday and it will be in my hands on Thursday. Can't wait. It's been way too long anticipating the arrival of the Bionic. Time to retire the OG droid.
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    The point of preodering is to assure you that you will receive the device upon its release. If you don't preorder, chances are you will have to wait for the next shipment if they run out of inventory.

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    You call a HUGE corporation "unorganized" because they didn't give you a call. No offense but I'm sure they have some things they need to do before calling thousands of customers about preorders starting.

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    Was the $249 after a $50 ne2 discount, or was that the contract price?

    And they're already on ebay!! http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Motorola-Dr...3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A5216&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#
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    I can't believe I got to eBay on a government computer :icon_eek:. And the picture they are showing is of the Etna Bionic so these people are only selling a future Bionic. They obviously don't have it in their hands. They are waiting until it comes out to purchase it and send it off to who ever.
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    I just tried the same thing myself, and they said they didn't have it yet. I will try again in a little bit. What was the overnight charge?
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    I just got off the phone with customer support and ordered my Bionic. It will be delivered tomorrow first thing in the morning. Had to pay $9.99 for overnight delivery. Worked out better than expected since I wouldn't be able to go a VZW store.

    Hope you can do the same!

    ~E
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    I just tried to order through a CSR via *611 and it didnt happen :(
    Said they wernt available for pre-order. Guess I have to go into a store tomorrow. *sighs*
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    So once you activate your Bionic tomorrow, your DX will stop working as a phone or in the VZW network and all the contacts in your account will sync, etc?

    Overnight delivery for $9.99? by whom, UPS? How do you know it's a first thing in the morning thing?