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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by northpen, Jul 16, 2010.

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    I purchased myn at a local Verizon affiliate, and they charged me $350 for the phone (plus a $100 rebate) instead of $299 then rebate. I asked them why I was being charged $50 more then the website and Verizon and they vaguely said they charge more then the website and they have other activation fees.

    I was kinda confused but couldn't negotiate because, well there was a line of people for the phone and others calling...and this was the last phone...possibly in the region.

    So far I am really happy with the phone, but that $50 kinda bugs me. If I order it online, do pay $199 or there are other fees that bring it closer to $250?

    I have one more day to return it to avoid a restocking fee, but overall the phone is awesome.
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    You were charged tax and an activation fee of 35.00 Im sure.
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    Here are my total fees:

    Droid X - $350
    Sales Tax - $28.88
    Access Fee - $39.99 (appears on first bill)
    Activation Fee - $35.00 (appears on first bill)
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    Can I return it to any Verizon store and just order it online at the real price?
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    Access fee? You a new customer? that sounds like the first month of service they charged you on a new line and the cheapest plan you can get with a Droid.
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    Do you have a detailed receipt? It sounds like you just gave the rep a few extra bucks on his commission. The activation fee (provided this was a new line of service on a primary line) would have been tacked onto the next bill.
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    Yeah I am a new customer. I figure the access fee's are normal but the extra $50 for the phone?
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    Yep receipt is very detailed. Sigh, this is what I get for trying to buy local and help out?
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    Yeah, you definitely need to return that and get $50 back.
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    I walked into the store, used their special smart phone upgrade promo. Payed less than $300 (instant rebate) for the phone, car dock, screen protectors, and carbon fiber case.
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    Might be Verizon Premium Retailer

    I think you purchased your Droid X from a Verizon "Premium Retailer" and not at a Verizon Corporate store. The Premium Retailer marked up the price of the Droid X an extra $50. I would return the phone and try to find a Verizon Corporate Store in your area that has the phone in stock or can order for you. If you are a new customer, I would not order online because there is no more online inventory until 7/23. You might also try a local Best Buy and see if they have stock. You will get the phone for $199 without having to deal with MIR (for a 2 year contract).
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    $200 with trading in a new (less than 30 days old) droid. Once I send in my rebate, it will be $100.
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    I got mine yesterday morning from my Verizon corporate store for 199 plus tax. They gave me a 100 dollar instant rebate so I didn't have to deal with the debit card they send back.
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    $299
    $20 early upgrade
    $100 mail in rebate
    free over night delivery because they didn't have any in stock in the store (got it this morning at 9:30 AM)
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    $199.99 (Droid X) NO REBATE -> and I went to the retail location... somehow I got a instant rebate.

    $13.99 (Tax)

    $213.98, and I get a 22% discount on my bill through my work... data and voice.

    $39.99 voice plan for $31.20 /m & $29.99 for data which is $23.39 with my discount.

    $54.59/m + tax, not bad IMO.

    -Ext
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    They charged you an early upgrade fee? It was a free upgrade if you up for renewal this year.

    -Ext
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    I got an instant rebate plus a mail in rebate, so $99 for the Droid X alone. :D
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    I will have to check on that. It seemed odd but I failed to question the cost.
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    $334 all toghether

    Doird X with 1 year contract $269
    Auto accesorie pack $44
    plus taxes
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    Just got back from returning it. They tried to "price match" but it should have been the original price lol
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