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PROS and CONS to using online preorder?

rohan99

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Hey all. I am planning to preorder the Evo 4g LTE when it goes on sale in May. I would like to find out how easy or difficult it is to preorder online through Sprint or some other online retailer versus preordering in a store such as Best Buy. What are the pros and cons of doing so? What sites do you suggest? Any bad experiences? I am used to purchasing a new phone in the store so I wanted to see what everyone thinks before I pull the trigger. Thanks
 
Hey all. I am planning to preorder the Evo 4g LTE when it goes on sale in May. I would like to find out how easy or difficult it is to preorder online through Sprint or some other online retailer versus preordering in a store such as Best Buy. What are the pros and cons of doing so? What sites do you suggest? Any bad experiences? I am used to purchasing a new phone in the store so I wanted to see what everyone thinks before I pull the trigger. Thanks

Well, from what I hear - when you order through telesales, you could convince them to giving you a credit (which is based off of how long you've been a customer, paying your bill on time, how many lines you have on acct, etc..)
 
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I have preordered a couple times on Sprint online, seems to work good and you get the phone early and don't have to stand inline at a store. I just did it this morning when the preorder text/email came out for the Nexus. I pulled over on the side of the road (best not to order while driving) and in five minutes my phone was ordered-done deal, should arrive by the end of the week. Takes another five minutes to activate when you get it.
 
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Yeah the Sprint preorder process is usually pretty painless and at least for me they usually bill for the charge through my sprint bill.

I don't think they do that any longer. A few month back they cancelled bill to account for everything except Android apps. You have to have a major credit card at the time of pre-order from now on (or at least that's how it is supposed to be).
 
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