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    ...INSTANT rebates are available for EXISTING SprintPCS customers at Radioshack™. Thought I'd let everyone know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoom
    ...INSTANT rebates are available for EXISTING SprintPCS customers at Radioshack™. Thought I'd let everyone know.
    What rebates are the offering? Is a new (extended) contract required or can I just buy it with no obligation?
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    I don't use Sprint, and not even sure why I am posting in the Sprint threads, but I thought I would just add that you probably do not need to extend the contract. The reason being is that Radio Shack and Sprint are severing their ties. They will no longer be doing business together, that is why it is only for existing Sprint customers.

    Radio Shack is now going with Cingular. Perhaps coincidental in timing but I should mention this announcment (regarding Cingular) was made 1 day after Radio Shack announced they will be carrying the various Apple iPods (except maybe for the U2).
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    Archie, RS has carried iPods for a while now. Maybe that release was dated info...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gharrod
    Archie, RS has carried iPods for a while now. Maybe that release was dated info...
    I think he is talking about the new deal a little more than a week old...

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1191


    Exclusive -- Apple Computer and RadioShack have entered into a strategic partnership that will deliver Apple's full line of iPods to the shelves of thousands of RadioShack electronics stores in time for this year's holiday shopping season, AppleInsider has learned.

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    According to industry sources, RadioShack, the nation's No. 1 electronics specialty retailer, has agreed to carry Apple's full mix of iPod digital music players at several thousands locations beginning the fourth calendar quarter of the year.

    The Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer operates nearly 7000 stores, which combine to fall within five minutes of where 94 percent of all Americans either live or work. Of the 7000 stores, approximately 5000 are company-owned stores with the remainder being dealer/franchise-operated locations.

    Sources say RadioShack will stock all versions of the Apple iPod at company-owned stores that fit the iPod demographic. Stores outside major metropolitan areas, and those catering to a slightly older demographic, will stock a smaller selection of the players.

    A vast majority of RadioShack’s franchise locations are also expected to begin selling Apple iPods in the coming months. However, sources said these locations would decide whether or not to carry the players, and what mix, on a per-store basis.

    As one of the terms of the deal, RadioShack has agreed to purchase at least 450,000 iPods during the initial three-month period. Assuming iPods appear in only 70 percent of the company's stores, RadioShack would need to sell just shy of one iPod per store, per day to meet its contractual commitment. This leads sources to believe that RadioShack will likely sell a significantly larger number of the players by the end of the holiday shopping season.

    Through both its online and brick-and-mortar retail stores, RadioShack currently carries a very small assortment of iPods from HP. The retailer sells a silver 6GB mini, 1GB shuffle, and 60GB iPod. However, in the case of 60GB HP iPod, RadioShack continues to list the player at its old retail price of $449 (about $50 above most advertised prices).

    According to sources, RadioShack has been unable to reduce the cost of the player to fall inline with Apple's recent iPod price cuts because HP, due to its own iPod licensing agreement with Apple, cannot offer proper price protection on the players. As a result, sources say RadioShack jumped at the opportunity to work directly with Apple, knowing it would be offered an amicable price protection policy on the players moving forward.

    Along with its current assortment of HP iPods, insiders say RadioShack has witnessed strong sales of iPod accessories and related gear. The retailer's partnership with Apple will further expand its accessory offerings to include the wide range of iPod accessories found in most Apple retail stores.

    Apple recently ended its June fiscal quarter with a total of 25,000 worldwide distribution points for the iPod, an increase from the 21,000 points from the previous quarter. This was primarily due to the addition of 3,500 US-based Wal-Mart locations to its distribution network. The deal with RadioShack is expected to boost this figure to over 30,000 points by November.

    If iPod sales at RadioShack boom -- and they are expected to -- sources say both companies will be open to a pilot program that will test sales of Apple's Macintosh computer line in the electronics stores. RadioShack currently markets computers from both HP and Compaq, but its arrangement with HP is said to expire at the end of the year.

    For the quarter ended June 30th, RadioShack posted a profit of $52.3m or 33 cents per diluted share on sales of just over $1b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gharrod
    Archie, RS has carried iPods for a while now. Maybe that release was dated info...
    The iPods that you saw there were HP branded. Also note that HP will no longer be selling iPods effective immediately.
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    I just left from a Radio Shack in Downtown Chicago and they didn't know what I was talking about. Can you tell me exactly what rebates are being offered to existing customers and whether a new contract needs to be signed? Is there a web page or anywhere I can find the information? Let me know as soon as possible because if this is true I'll probably buy one today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie
    I don't use Sprint, and not even sure why I am posting in the Sprint threads, but I thought I would just add that you probably do not need to extend the contract. The reason being is that Radio Shack and Sprint are severing their ties. They will no longer be doing business together, that is why it is only for existing Sprint customers.

    Radio Shack is now going with Cingular. Perhaps coincidental in timing but I should mention this announcment (regarding Cingular) was made 1 day after Radio Shack announced they will be carrying the various Apple iPods (except maybe for the U2).
    Yes they are going with Cingular but they are dropping Verizon Wireless not Sprint. According to this news article:
    http://www.radioshackcorporation.com...se_073105.html

    They are severing ties with Verizon at the end of the year but have just signed a 10 year deal with Sprint to continue their relationship.

    Frank
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    First of all, I know someone already responded to the Cingular comment, but yeah. We're not dropping Sprint. Ducks will wage a campaign of terror from the sky against snails before Radioshack drops Sprint. Let's stick to reality here folks.
    Tone? (I think that was your name.) I apologize for my mid-western brethren not knowing anything about instant rebates for existing customers. Chicago's not some kind of affiliate market for Sprint, is it? You know, UsUnwired, Ubuitel, Alamosa, iPCS? Anything like that? If so, they may not be offering it, but I can't imagine a major metro market like that is.
    Anyway, here's the rundown on the rebates. If you've had your phone 12-23 months you get $75 off the unactivated price. If you've had it 24 or more, you get $150. If your market IS corporate Sprint, march back in there and tell those bastards to read a memo every once in a while! Makes the rest of us look bad!
    Geez.
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    ...and yes, BOTH of those rebates require a contract extension. Archie? You're KILLING me.
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    Sprint... Verizon... it's all the same to me. I'm a GSM user.
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    Sorry. That's too bad.
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    According to this, Radio Shack is dropping Verizon, not Sprint..

    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansas...s/12279218.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoom
    First of all, I know someone already responded to the Cingular comment, but yeah. We're not dropping Sprint. Ducks will wage a campaign of terror from the sky against snails before Radioshack drops Sprint. Let's stick to reality here folks.
    Tone? (I think that was your name.) I apologize for my mid-western brethren not knowing anything about instant rebates for existing customers. Chicago's not some kind of affiliate market for Sprint, is it? You know, UsUnwired, Ubuitel, Alamosa, iPCS? Anything like that? If so, they may not be offering it, but I can't imagine a major metro market like that is.
    Anyway, here's the rundown on the rebates. If you've had your phone 12-23 months you get $75 off the unactivated price. If you've had it 24 or more, you get $150. If your market IS corporate Sprint, march back in there and tell those bastards to read a memo every once in a while! Makes the rest of us look bad!
    Geez.
    You crack me up
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    BLA... Commit to another couple years of contract slavery just for measly $75 rebate?!!!

    Uhh.... no friggin thanks!
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    Gfunk. To each his own. I don't see the big deal. I'm gonna have the service, so why not sign & get the rebate? Like I said. Whatever.
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    I wish the cell companies would pro-rate the leeaving penalty's like Directv does. Maybe some sleezy lawyer will start a class action to get that for us. That might actualluy have merit....
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    Quote Originally Posted by efudd
    I wish the cell companies would pro-rate the leeaving penalty's like Directv does. Maybe some sleezy lawyer will start a class action to get that for us. That might actualluy have merit....
    Don't know if they still do, but Cingular used to do this. Guess I'll find out in January, huh?
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