Something very cool has just happened

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    Here's the story:

    Bought my Droid the day it came out in November, and I loved it!
    Anyway, I went to Bonnaroo (music festival) and the night before the festival started (I volunteered so I was there early), I accidentally got it wet :(

    I let it dry out sufficiently, but the little dude was toast :'(

    Luckily I've been paying $10 a month to BestBuy for the protection plan, and so I take it to Geeksquad to see what they can do. I was worried because:
    1) It as just a spill (which is covered), but it was a pretty big spill
    2) I had it rooted and had froyo installed

    So I give it to them and they just got back to me. This was the worst part, I had to wait from the 19th til now to get it back (and yes, it has been AWFUL)
    Anyway, the device was dead and it can't be repaired... HOWEVER, it was still covered under warranty and so they did what they call a "junkout" and I get to go pick up a new one

    As a joke I decided to ask if I could upgrade to the Droid X, but the guy told me to hold on and he'd check. He goes to the mobile station and I CAN USE THE MONEY I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN FOR THE DROID (msrp) ON A DROID X!!
    [to clarify, I will be getting a $599 giftcard at bestbuy to use on the droid, but I will be transferring it toward a purchase of the droid x]

    I have to go tomorrow to the store to preorder it, but I'm getting an early upgrade for maybe $20 :D

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    That is one thing good about Best Buy's protection plan. If it can't be fixed you get a credit for the full amount you spent.
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    The question is, wlil it be rooted and as customizeable with as big a user/hacker base as the Motor Droid? I'm thinking not quite. good luck!
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    Cool..... Good luck with ur new phone bro.
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    Wow lucky you!
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    That's great man! I have Best Buy's protection plan for my Droid and will be doing the same thing for my X on the 15th. Other than having to wait for them to try to repair it, it seems much better than Verizon's insurance.
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    Have fun with ur new phone. I'm definitely not jealous :D
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    I'm definitely jealous.
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    You got lucky. Plain and simple. A rep decided to make you a happy customer. This doesn't happen to most people, you only get what you pay for. I've seen many people try to get upgrades to a newer model phone and 99% of the time it doesn't work. So consider yourself a lucky person, I wouldn't try it again. Well, you can always try but don't count on it working again.
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    Nothing about luck at all. That is how Best Buys protection works. I had it on my XBOX 360 and got the RROD. Took it in and they verified it and they gave me credit for what I originally paid for it. So I really didn't have to buy another 360 if I didn't want to. Oh and this happened on two different consoles. Each time I was refunded my original purchase amount on a gift card.
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    My DVD recorder had to break 3 times before they actually replaced it; they were gonna make me go for 4 but I made a fuss. They said it would be the same with my mom's PC -- so I passed on the warranty.
    Might be different with phones, but I tend to think the OP got lucky too.

    Sent from my Droid using TARDIStalk
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    True it's how it works if they don't have your device in stock, they go up to the next one available.
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    Actually, they still have the Droid in stock, but allowed me to buy a "comparable" phone with the junkout money.

    And just as an update, I just got back from the bestbuy store and everything went through without a problem. I can't wait until the 15th! :D
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    I thought Best Buy was not taking anymore preorders for the Droid X?
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    how much was the protection plan?
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    For any device, it's important to pull the battery (and any cards) as quickly as possible and to leave it out until the device is completely dry (easily a couple or a few days).

    Did you read the OP? It's in there... ;)
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    I did read then i came back to the thread and forgot.

    $10 isn't bad. I guess if you get insurance, this would be a better deal than Verizon's.
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    Doesn't cover loss or theft though. But on the flip-side there is no deductible.
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    Oh meant to ask the OP. When you originally bought the Droid did you pay full price or a 2yr contract price???
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    I immediately took the battery out and left it in like 90deg sun for 10 hours. I probably would have waited longer but I really needed to use my phone, which sucks cuz I didn't get to use it anyway. Also, like a week later when I took it to bestbuy they told me there were signs of rust on the phone

    I didn't pay retail. I paid the $199 on-contract and then bought the $10/month protection plan.
    Which is awesome because now I get the droid x, but I get to keep the same contract end date as my original droid