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  1. wmicke's Avatar
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    Okay... I'm here in Madison WI myself. I'm just curious what other people here in WI have heard and where & when they'll be going to get their Pre's...

    Thoughts anyone?
    Last edited by WMicke; 06/04/2009 at 01:07 PM. Reason: typo
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    Oh... For the record, if there's anyone else from Madison on here... BB East is getting 9 Pre's and BB West is getting 6. The East & West Side Sprint Stores won't confirm quantities, and I have no word on how many units (or if any of them will have them at all) Radio Shack or WalMart will have.

    Does anyone have other useful info to add?
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    No Radio Shacks in our Area will be carrying them(According to University Ave Radio Shack) And I called Radio shack in West towne mall and was told They wouldn't have it for a couple months.

    Also Called a couple sprint resellers(Non-Corporate) they also said they would not have any at launch.
    WEnt to Sprint Corp stores and they wouldn't confirm for me any numbers either.

    By lack of comments on this thread. I hope it is just you and me going for it.
    Cause I'm not waiting in line. LOL.

    I'm most likely goign to West Bestbuy.
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    Hahahah ... me too! Like I said, I heard 6 on hand for day #1 (confirmed by the manager of the Best Buy Mobile, and aloso by the leaked stock list), and I live less than a mile away. I was planning on being there by 8:30 with a camp chair, some music, and a good book... just in case. With you there, myself, and one other person I know about, that makes 3 out of the 6. Do you think that'll be early enough? What about the weather, from the forecast right now it looks hit or miss w/ rain.
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    Yeah really can't say if it was early enough. I used to work at that bestbuy and we had people camping out for all kinds of things. Even things I had never paid attention too. So it is a crapshot.
    I'm just getting there about open.
    If I dont' get one I'm going to sprint store in Greenway Station. I want one but not enough to camp out.
    I do feel like Palm exposure in this area is pretty low. Most of my friends never have heard of it. Even my roommate who still works at bestbuy was like . "Uhh palm pre" . HAHA. And he has sprint service. So I don't feel like it has the mainstream exposure to make it crazy but with only 6.. Probably won't last long.
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    FYI, the unofficial Best Buy stocking list from Engadget, pruned down to Wisconsin:

    Location | Avail On Hand (excludes open box) | Total On Hand | On Order | In Transit | Current Sell | Avg. Wk Unit Sales | Avg. Wks of Supply | Calc. Wks of Supply
    18 - LA CROSSE WI 5 5 6 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    25 - SOUTHRIDGE WI 9 9 11 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    26 - MAYFAIR WI 8 8 10 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    29 - RACINE WI 2 2 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    44 - BLUEMOUND PLAZA WI 3 3 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    59 - E MADISON WI 4 4 5 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    208 - W MADISON WI 5 5 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    667 - DELAFIELD WI 2 2 0 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    892 - JANESVILLE WI 3 3 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    1191 - KENOSHA WI 3 3 4 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    1489 - LAKE GENEVA WI 0 0 4 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    24 - NORTHRIDGE WI 3 3 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    27 - APPLETON WI 3 3 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    28 - GREEN BAY WI 5 5 6 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    40 - EAU CLAIRE WI 2 2 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    399 - WAUSAU WI 6 6 8 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    654 - FOX POINT WI 2 2 2 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    673 - FOND-DU-LAC WI 2 2 0 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    757 - MENOMONEE FALLS WI 2 2 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    1047 - APPLETON E WI 4 4 5 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    1052 - STEVENS POINT WI 2 2 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    1147 - KOHLER WI 2 2 1 0 $849.99 0 0 0
    1192 - GRAFTON WI 2 2 0 0 $849.99 0 0 0
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    Just a warning, after talking with a best buy employee, if you really want one I suggest trying a Sprint store over a Best Buy because you will be fighting for your pre with other employees. Good luck!
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    Yeah, good advice. I know that Sprint wants to funnel sales through their stores to drive accessory sales, but sending so few units to BB is like sending a 12-pack of beer to a bar; that supply will be out in no time. :/
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    I'm in Madison too. I'm planning on heading to the Sprint Store in Greenway Station early on Saturday. When I went to the store last weekend, the guy wouldn't tell me ANYTHING since he said they were all on an NDA.

    I had to ask him even when the store opened and he said to check the Sprint website. errr...ok..... I asked him directly and he at least would tell me they would be selling the Pre on Saturday. I figure it will be easier to get a Pre at the Sprint store since they're more likely to have more stock than Best Buy.
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    I'm happy to report that I got my Pre this morning at the west (Greenway Station) Sprint store. There was a friendly crowd of about 20 people waiting, with the majority arriving around 6:30 or 7am. I showed up at 5am and was 4th in line.

    The store even opened a little early, letting us in out of the cold at 7:30!

    I'm already loving the Pre, in fact I am typing this right now from the Pre!
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    I also went to West Sprint store.. I got the pre as well! I arrived about 8:30 am.

    I had went to bestbuy first but they only had 5 and there were 6 people in line. So headed over to sprint store. Luckily the guy in front of me who was going to get two ended up not getting any? (Not sure why he didn't get them maybe plan problems?)..
    So I got one!
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    Appleton Sprint Store, on Casaloma has a few in stock still, today. All regional Best Buys are out of stock.
    Number of Pre's in household: 2, one for my wife and one for myself.
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