I called several other stores in the area (of Dayton, OH). These we're not "official" Verizon stores -- I guess they're resellers? They have names like "Premium Retailer' or 'Airone Wireless' or 'Wireless Living'. After calling each one, none of these stores opened early and _none_ of them were taking appointments (though 1 did offer to 'hold' the phone for me). The "official" Verizon store I found in this area was the only one to give me an appointment. If you go to verizonwireless.com, I believe these are signified with a picture of a little store next to the name. Hope this helps a fellow X'er. Can't wait to get my first Droid!