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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotToTreo View Post
    Just visited my local Sprint (corporate store). It's a suburban store 8 miles outside of a medium sized city in the Northeast between Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

    I talked to the head Tech Specialist (NOT a salesman) who has helped us for years (I have teens - a daughter and a son - very tough on cell phones!). This is the guy who went out to his car and dug an old charger out of his trunk when the dog chewed my daughters adapter cord.

    I asked him about how tough it would be to get a Pre on Saturday and he said, "I don't know, but we have 35 of 'em sitting in the back". I didn't ask him to show me because I've know this guy for several years and he's a tech geek -- he has no incentive to blow smoke.

    Since our little corporate store has 35, if I were a bettin' man, I'd guess Sprint is thinking of doing at least a little bit of business on Saturday, despite the scarcity hype. No waiting list or other smoke and mirrors here -- just first come, first served. I talked to a salesman and told him that I plan to go home with three units on Saturday, he said no worries, gave me his card and said to just get here early.

    I'm wondering if anyone else has or will ask the tech guys and gals at their stores to see how many boxes are cluttering up the back... Nothing like some good old fashioned "channel checks" to measure the hype!
    This is a hasty generalization. You do realize that a sample of one does not support any sort of conclusion whatever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronlongo View Post
    This is a hasty generalization. You do realize that a sample of one does not support any sort of conclusion whatever?
    Thanks for the stating the statistically obvious. That is why the whole thread is has "One store channel check" in the title.

    And I think you meant that "a sample of one does not support any sort of statistically significant conclusion". Conclusions, by definition, involve judgment and opinion. So a one store check does, indeed, support an anecdotal conclusion.

    So now I hope you realize that your criticism is flawed both in its semantics and its failure to capture the spirt and essence of the thread...
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