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omarllamas2

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I am an ATT customer and was wondering if preordering through ATT app would be the same as pre ordering from Best Buy as far a more availability. I know if I am lucky enough I can order online and pick up 11/3 in store.
 
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omarllamas2

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I was thinking best buy because everyone else thinks Apple as their first choice and ordering through carrier as their second choice.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Judging from past experiences Best Buy was always the slowest in getting stock in and it would only receive a few devices here and there.
I did it before because they had a special that came with a free gift card etc...
But it was a major pain and took forever.
 
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Chupa Chupa

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I am an ATT customer and was wondering if preordering through ATT app would be the same as pre ordering from Best Buy as far a more availability. I know if I am lucky enough I can order online and pick up 11/3 in store.

Based on past history BestBuy's pre-ordering is a bit of a tease -- not entirely BB's fault. They routinely oversell the pre-order inventory -- either they don't get all the inventory promised or they don't get the # of predicted cancellations. The result is that people "promised" a launch-day unit end up not getting it for a week or two afterwards.

The same thing happens with the carriers too. Go back in the archives to past launches and read the rant-fest. Apple is the only place to pre-order where it's estimates are spot-on or earlier than promised.
 
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Nick A

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Don’t buy through Best Buy.

I pre-ordered the LG G4 through them a few years ago because it came with a $100 gift card. Ordered about 3 weeks before the phone came out.

They didn’t have it available on launch day and said they had no idea when they were getting more in.

Finally got it in 3 weeks later and told me I didn’t qualify for the card because I paid full price and wasn’t activating a new line. I asked them to show me where in the promotion it says that.

It didn’t. They couldn’t find it. I had to call corporate and they verified that it said “with purchase of an LG G4.” And they mailed me a gift card after that.

Complete headache through and through.
 
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titrau

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I dislike bestbuy here 3 things why

1/ theyr rule
2/ alway expensive
3/ doesnt polite to customer at all the way they serve
 
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Complex757

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My Best Buy was always good about allotment and giving them. They scheduled a time for you to pick up and I always went in the morning. I haven't gotten a phone from Best Buy since the 6 though.
 
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