cant buy full price at vzw store?!

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  1. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    i went to my local store this afternoon, guy said they wil have 6/6+ and no line as of right now. i then asked if i could pay full price, and they said no, you have to be eligible for upgrade, or add a line. anyone know if they were just being shady? or is that right?
     
  2. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    Was it a legit Verizon Store or a Verizon Affiliate store?(Usually a big Verizon Wireless sign with a "Bobs Cellular Store" sign below it) Because the Affiliate stores make money off upgrades and contracts and won't sell the phone out right.
     
  3. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    100% legit. i was shocked. not taking any chances and going to apple store.
     
  4. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    Thats odd... :-\
     
  5. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    I asked two separate Verizon stores and they were fine without a contract
     
  6. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    The store I have always gone to is an authorized retailer but I've never had to buy the phone full price. Now I'm worried that they may not allow me to and not give a **** that I got there early and waited....wtf...no way of talking them into it? Is this just a store by store basis and no one knows what they will say?
     
  7. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    the reps get penalized if you buy full price phones. They can't refuse to sell you a phone
     
  8. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    OK good. So they will have to sell it to me they may just say they can't? Basically I may have to call their bluff and ask for a manager or something?
     
  9. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    source?

    i could be first in line at vzw right now. but dont wanna risk not getting it.
     
  10. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I used to work there. They don't get any credit for selling a full priced phone but how can they refuse a sale to you. Anyone can buy any phone at full price as long as it's a corporate store
     
  11. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    What if it's an authorized retailer store? Can they refuse a sale?
     
  12. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I think authorized retailers can do whatever they want except modify verizon terms they set their own device prices.
     
  13. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    So they could literally refuse to take my $900 or they could just say yea we will sell it to you, just depends what they care to do? That really sucks
     
  14. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    right. and while you get refused, you missed out on the for sure apple store.
     
  15. HolyGrail macrumors 6502

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    I once had a corporate store refuse to sell me at full price. It took me being on the phone with customer service going back in forth until I got connected to a supervisor high enough to force the store to sell me the phone. I was there almost 3 hours.
     
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    I checked with my nearest Authorized Verizon store(i-10 Katy freeway store) and they told me I could not buy it outright.

    Disappointing.
     
  17. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Idk if I even want to waste my time at this point then. I'm not getting there at 5 and waiting and then being told I'm not going to be able to buy the stupid phone.
     
  18. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I am already under contract with an iPhone 5S and the 6 Plus would just be replacing that phone. Would that matter to them? It's not like I wouldn't have a contract with them or doing something month to month. My 2 year contract runs out next September so I would re-up with them then and get the 6S Plus or whatever it will be to replace the 6 Plus. Does that help my case at all?
     
  19. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    They told me the same thing. So I'm buying one on contract and canceling it same day.. I'll pay the ETF.
     
  20. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Can you do this? I wanted to buy one off contract. I called Verizon. They check my stores inventory. and the 64gb i want they say my store has 20. I told them on customer service i would be paying full price. They never said anything about my cor store only taking ppl with contracts. They only said that i could not buy through the phone and do an in store pickup. That i would have to camp out.

    But anyhow that seemed like a brilliant idea. The phone would be $299 plus the activation fee, plus wait a day or two and cancel your contract and pay the $375. But would they then want to recharge you for the phone at that point?
     
  21. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    The ETF is $350. You can definitely do it though. I'm first in line at my store.
     
  22. 1981d macrumors 6502

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    You can't do it right away, or they charge you the full price of the phone. You have to wait some number of days, 14 I think, to be eligible for the ETF.
     
  23. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    I'm ok with paying the full price of the phone. That's what I wanted to do but they wouldn't let me.
     
  24. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    Plus one month of service. Don't forget that.
     
  25. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

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    The VZW store that I am at said that full price is available, but you need to activate it today.
     

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