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    Way more than I ever did with my Treo 300, I find myself being interrogated about my 600 when I use it in public. I've been approached by dozens of complete strangers, and think I can honestly say that at least 5 of them probably bought t600's the next day.

    I went through it twice last nite in fact. Went to see "The Last Samurai" (great film, BTW). We got there about 15 minutes early and had sat down in the theater. My girlfriend and I were discussing some future plans that we couldn't remember the date of. She pulled out her Palm III to check, while I looked it up on my Treo. The older gentleman behind us with his wife, noticed my device, excused himself for imposing and we spent the next 15 minutes discussing the pros & cons of the t600. He's currently using the Samsung i-300 and looking to upgrade. He seemed pretty set on going to the Treo instead of the newer Samsung flips by the end of it.

    As the movie ended I heard a guy say to his friend "That's him there, ask him about it." The crowds sorta pulled them away, but they were waiting in the lobby for me as we exited. My GF waited patiently (she's used to this by now, as I'm a gadget guy and experience this alot with various devices/toys.) as I spent another several minutes discussing the 600 with another interested guy.

    All of us that do this should get a referral discount against the next Treo.
    Doug "Doberman" Hillman

    If you can't be a good example then at least try to be a horrible reminder.
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    I have sold two myself.
    Charles

    Kyocera 6035-->Samsung I-300-->Samsung I-330-->Treo 600-->Sprint Treo 650-->Cingular Treo 650-->AT&T Treo 680-->AT&T Crimson Treo 680-->AT&T Black Centro-->AT&T Copper Treo 680-->iPhone 3G 8GB-->iPhone 3GS 16GB-->HTC EVO 4G
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    I have "sold" 4 (my mom and 3 co-workers) but unfortunately, none of them can actually buy it since they are all waiting for t-mobile.
    Jake Pratt
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    Brother
    Other brother
    Brother in law's brother
    Sister's mother in law
    Guy at work
    Another guy at work

    That does not count the 2 or 3 that are probably getting one for XMAS.

    Cluemeister
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    Wow....that's really impressive. My coworker has a Treo 300 and after he saw mine today, he said he going to break down and get the Treo 600 version. I haven't yet been out and about with my Treo 600 but when I first got the Sidekick. I was getting asked a lot of quetions when I was heavily using the Sidekick which appeals to a different crowd though
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    doug doug doug,

    you let your GF walk around with a III?
    Felipe
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    Had mine for one day, went to a class, showed several people, at least 4 were referred to the handspring site as well as this one for more information.

    Don't just sell the T600, sell the great support on this site, too!!!
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    Not that there has not been any interest, all my friends and co-workers that have seen it love the phone think its great until they ask me how much I paid for it.

    When I tell them $399, they just shrug and attribute it to being the 'gadget freak'.

    The majority of my friends and co-workers carry around 3-4year old phones, the ones that have purchased new phones have gone for the new $99 camera phones.

    Lets face it the 'Average Joe' isn't going to shell out $400+ for a phone!
    Last edited by Prismatic; 12/08/2003 at 09:51 PM.
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    I've sold at least 2!
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    Originally posted by Felipe
    doug doug doug,

    you let your GF walk around with a III?
    heheh. I've sorta joked with her about that. She really doesn't use it much as it is. Particularly since she keeps it in her purse and not on her. It's more of a hassle to get to.

    She's commented that if she had a nice color screen device with lotsa memory she might use it more. She's even suggested that if I were to give her one of my older ones (such as the Visor Prism) that she'd be happy with that. (Yeah, like I'm gonna give up any of my classics, even though I don't use them anymore. They're gonna be collectors items. Heh.)


    Shhhhhhh. Don't tell her, but I was thinking of getting her a Clie for X-mas. Probably just the lowest level one, but even that's light years better than her monochrome Palm III. Hi-res color screen and plenty of memory at least. She wants a digi-cam also though, so maybe I'll just combine the two and get her that crazy high end Clie.
    Doug "Doberman" Hillman

    If you can't be a good example then at least try to be a horrible reminder.
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    Originally posted by Prismatic
    Not that there has not been any interest, all my friends and co-workers that have seen it love the phone think its great until they ask me how much I paid for it.

    When I tell them $399, they just shrug and attribute it to being the 'gadget freak'.

    The majority of my friends and co-workers carry around 3-4year old phones, the ones that have purchased new phones have gone for the new $99 camera phones.

    Lets face it the 'Average Joe' isn't going to shell out $400+ for a phone!
    But more and more "average Joe's" have a phone and a PDA. I'm never expecting to sway someone who's just looking for a cheap phone, but there are plenty of folks who're looking for a convergence device (even if they don't know it yet. )

    When people ask about the price, I always make sure to point out that there are alot of ways to bring the price down from the $600.00 US starting point. And that when you combine the prices of a powerful PDA, an MP3 player, a cheap digicam, and a phone you're gonna end up with a number that's pretty high anyways.

    I'd say that 90% of the people who ever ask about ANY of my devices, but particularly my 2 Treos, are people who're already a bit familiar with them. Saw something in a magazine, have been looking at convergence devices, saw it on Tech TV or whatever. These are the people who are already interested, and just need some real feedback about the true usefulness of an expensive convergence device.
    Doug "Doberman" Hillman

    If you can't be a good example then at least try to be a horrible reminder.
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    Just 1 thus far.
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    2 sold here, both to work colleagues - one for himself, the other for his wife. Another 3 or 4 'virtual sales' to sisters and friends who would buy one if they could afford it, or weren't already tied to contracts for the next 6 months.
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    Just one so far. He really digs the 'email anywhere'.
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    I ordered my Treo on Dec 2. Still waiting for it, even though it says on the website that shippment should be less than a week after order.

    I have shown the Treo (well, the Handspring website) to my Supervisor, the Operations Manager, and the CEO of the company where I work. (Small company, Im the only IT support guy there, only my supervisor above me).

    They are all waiting for mine to come so they can see it in person, and hopefully I'll have 3 'sales'.

    The CEO has a Nokia 9210, the laptop looking phone, and it looks ancient compared to the Treo. Looks more like a brick than a phone when he holds it up to his ear. (But don't tell him that I said that)
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    I haven't really sold any....but several people are amazed by it. Here on campus I thought I'd loose cool points but I think I've actually gained more!
    If God brought you to it He'll bring you thru it!
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    I actually work in a cell phone shop and we also sell PDAs too. When I get a customer asking about PDAs they can hook up to their cell phones, I just whip out my Treo 600 and explain what it can do and they go weak at the knees. I had 4 Treo 600s in stock and sold all of them within a week!
    "Yay though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil... cause I have a big stick! And I am the meanest mutherf***er in the valley!" -Deep Blue Sea
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    I KNOW I sold one at a Sprint store. I was there trying to get my phone activated after a week and a half of it not working (its over 2 weeks now and still not working), and the store didn't have a powered model, so I let the guy take a test drive on mine. Later that night I saw him walk out the door with a Treo 600 and a smile on his face. Wheres my commision sprint? Hell just make my phone work!
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    Actually, the Sprint salesman said we could get $40 service credit for each referral, so you may want to have some business cards to hand to your demo victims... I know I will...
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    Oh really?
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