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    Well, since someone had posted earlier that the Treo 650 would be available at BestBuy today, I trekked the two miles through blistering cold winds, aided only by my Audi's climate control and heated seats, to my nearest BestBuy to inquire. Well, to my dismay, you probably already have guessed that they did not have any. However, I was lucky enough to speak to a well-informed, and intelligent salesman, who spent about 20 minutes investigating where, and if, he might be able to procure one for me. He used his computer to look up information on the Treo 650 in a system called RSS. He was able to retrieve the SKU, as well as the anticipated date of availability - 11.14.2004, and out-of-stock date of 11.15.2005. However, the computer indicated that there were no units on hand, nor even in transit! He proceeded to query the information from other stores in the Northeast (mine is in West Paterson, NJ), and after 15 minutes we realized that there was not a single store in the entire Northeast that had any units in transit! He then proceeded to check another system from his computer, where it is possible to place special orders for products about to be released. He mentioned that this particular system would at least have the listing for the device 2-weeks prior to anticipated availability. Well... guess what?! The Treo 650 was not even listed in this system! So basically he said that it most likely means that they won't be carrying them in the stores any time soon. He said it's still possible, but RSS would indicate this by showing at least one or two units in transit.

    Anyone have any luck at other retailers?
  3. #43  
    This sounds like the answer i got today when visiting Best Buy in Washington, DC. This sucks. I heard ODB dropped dead in his studio when he found out his Treo 650 was getting delayed.
  4. #44  
    Quote Originally Posted by hoffmabc
    This sounds like the answer i got today when visiting Best Buy in Washington, DC. This sucks. I heard ODB dropped dead in his studio when he found out his Treo 650 was getting delayed.
    aint funny kid. RIP to ODB
  5. #45  
    Best Buy in Atlanta told me today that they got word from "corporate" that the Treo 650 will not be in any stores until November 29. There is a big push to try to get them in the stores for the day after thanksgiving sale as a major event to get people into the stores, but for now, it doesn't look like it is going to happen. They are saying, realistically, December 1 or the first week of December...certainly before Christmas, they say.
  6. #46  
    Quote Originally Posted by hoffmabc
    Has anyone been to BB yet to check and see if they are stocking the phones? I am sure to go pretty soon and since they dropped Half Life 2 4 days early who knows they might do that to the Treo.
    I went today, was told November 29 is the actual date for BB. They are trying hard to move it up to the day after Thanksgiving sale, but it doesn't look good. Some corporate notice told them November 29, no explanation provided.
  7. #47  
    we'll be lucky to see it by Xmas.
  8. #48  
    Quote Originally Posted by hoffmabc
    This sounds like the answer i got today when visiting Best Buy in Washington, DC. This sucks. I heard ODB dropped dead in his studio when he found out his Treo 650 was getting delayed.
    Definitely not funny.

    TheHandlessKing
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoffmabc
    This sounds like the answer i got today when visiting Best Buy in Washington, DC. This sucks. I heard ODB dropped dead in his studio when he found out his Treo 650 was getting delayed.
    I live up in Maryland - same story at my local BB and Sprint. I finally just gave in and said screw it and just placed my order at Palmone. Now I will sit and be patient and wait for its delivery.

    Eric
  10. #50  
    What I found hilarious was when I asked about when the 650 would be available at my local BB store today they said they didn't know but that they had been told that BB would be the very first place where the phone would be available. When I told the BB salesperson I had already placed an order for one and on top of that was getting a free BT headphone for being a current Treo owner he was amazed.
  11. #51  
    Quote Originally Posted by WolfpackFan
    What I found hilarious was when I asked about when the 650 would be available at my local BB store today they said they didn't know but that they had been told that BB would be the very first place where the phone would be available. When I told the BB salesperson I had already placed an order for one and on top of that was getting a free BT headphone for being a current Treo owner he was amazed.
    Just because you placed your order online, doesn't mean it will not be available first at BB. Truly not that amazing at all.
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    #52  
    i love that everyone uses my "best lie" moniker now! even gizmodo uses it!
    i am so happy to have contributed an overall hateful term towards those mofos!

    i think my best lie logo banner needs to come back instead of Blue Snarf!
  13. #53  
    Like I said before. Dont get your hopes up.
    FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER. FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER.


    I dont even know why you made the trip to best buy. Foolish trip.
  14. #54  
    Quote Originally Posted by TheHandlessKing
    Definitely not funny.

    TheHandlessKing
    Got basically the same story from the "cellular specialist" at BB in Pasadena. She said that the system shows it should be in stock by 11/16, but judging by past experience, she didn't expect to see it before the end of the month or early next month. Bummer...I also checked at the local SPCS store, and they said that release had been postponed a couple of weeks (although I never believe the reps at the local stores...they really have no clue).
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    told ya it was a few weeks before bb would have the 650 for sale.
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    Hey, who's this ODB fellow people keep mentioning?
  18. #58  
    I went by BB in Torrance and talked to a Sprint rep there. He was a 650 fan who said he was waiting on one himself and that he understood the date was the 17th- per Palm.
  19. #59  
    I am the wireless senior over at the Best Buy in Stone Mtn, GA, and I can confirm that these will not be in stock until the last week of this month, per our warehouse in Dublin, GA. I talked to a friend of mine that works at the DC in Earth City, MO, (outside St. Louis, MO) and he confirmed this. We have several handsets from sprint that have that same date 11/15 as a in-stock date, like the LG 325, and the Sanyo MM-7400, but thats because RSS has to have a date in that field. They were assigned a SKU on 10/15, and that's been a month ago, the max you can assign a product ship date is one month. Im sure when I go in tomorrow, I'll see the in stock date pushed out again. For those that are keeping score with Best buy, the SKU for the Treo 650 is 6920095. BTW Best Buy is a gret place to but these items, just like anywhere else you have to be an informed consumer. Customer Service is like stars in the sky; You have really bright ones, and you have really dim ones. Come into store 506 in Stone Mtn, GA and you'll get the sun.
    ...This ain't a phone or a PDA, It's a way of life!
    for all your multimedia needs, it's gotta be Starrwulfe Ltd!
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    Bright ones must be in Georgia cuz the ones in here are pretty dim.
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