2.  05/20/2009, 03:04 PM Originally Posted by aero Bull. Your whole post is bull. Instant rebates are equivalent of a mark down. Mail in rebates are not. You have it exactly backwards. +2
4.  05/20/2009, 03:09 PM Originally Posted by aero WTF. If you are talkling about buying it at full retail you are now worse at best buy anyway. Do you know why?!?! Because Best buy has a price match policy (indeed at any time within 30 days)! If Best buy lists the Pre for \$800 and Sprint is selling it for \$549 Best buy will sell it to you for \$549. here is the real math since 99% of these will be sold at the discounted prices: Sprint sales tax \$300 x 8.25 = \$24.75 Best Buy Sales Tax \$200 x 8.25 = \$16.50 Hmmmmmmmmmmm, common sense says Best Buy Thanks Aero No offense rayray127, but if you plan on dropping knowledge make sure you pick it up first.
5.  05/20/2009, 03:15 PM Originally Posted by aero WTF. If you are talkling about buying it at full retail you are now worse at best buy anyway. Do you know why?!?! Because Best buy has a price match policy (indeed at any time within 30 days)! If Best buy lists the Pre for \$800 and Sprint is selling it for \$549 Best buy will sell it to you for \$549. here is the real math since 99% of these will be sold at the discounted prices: Sprint sales tax \$300 x 8.25 = \$24.75 Best Buy Sales Tax \$200 x 8.25 = \$16.50 Umm... How can you price match when both FINAL PRICE IS 199 w/ contract. You do the math. THE FINAL cost is 199 for both BB and SPRINT!! You cant price match. But tax is still based on their retail PRICE. SPRINT RETAIL = 549 BB RETAIL = 749 549 * .0825 = 45.30 749 * .0825 = 61.80 So who is more expensive EINSTEIN!!?!?!! OF course this is assuming their tax is based on their retail price, which I believe it is... Last edited by reyrey127; 05/20/2009 at 03:20 PM.
6.  05/20/2009, 03:15 PM Originally Posted by reyrey127 Yes I could have gone back to BB, but all 8 or 9 of the stores I called had OLD batches of HTC Touch Pro. How did they know and how did I find out?? I went to a Sprint store and asked for the new phone demo (January built), and looked at the MSID number and compared it with the other phones at BB. If it had a later number, it was the later build phones. I spent ALOT OF TIME dealing with this, so trust me I KNOW!! Doesn't sound like it--since the MSID has absolutely NOTHING to do with the actual phone. It's your account info that has to be loaded ON TO the phone.
8.  05/20/2009, 03:16 PM Originally Posted by imthatguy704 Hmmmmmmmmmmm, common sense says Best Buy Thanks Aero No offense rayray127, but if you plan on dropping knowledge make sure you pick it up first. Please understand what I am saying before agreeing with Aero. I wonder if he even knows why it was 8.25% for tax or why it is not 8.25% anymore. Take it with a grain of salt if you like, but calling me a liar or names is just childish.
9.  05/20/2009, 03:17 PM Originally Posted by dbarrett5381 The newer batch argument does not matter in this situation. EVERY one of the palm pre's that are sold on opening day will have the same hardware and same software. Further down the road, there may be an instance where sprint would get phones with updated software before bestbuy, but it is a moot point for the ones you would get on opening day. As far as returning a phone to Bestbuy before the 30 days is up, what does it matter whether you have to take it to best buy or a sprint store as long as it gets exchanged. After the 30 days sprint will cover it. I don't see what the problem is here? There is no problem, AERO was saying it was easier to return at BB.... your comment just agreed with me.... Thank you.
10.  05/20/2009, 03:18 PM Originally Posted by ScrapMaker Doesn't sound like it--since the MSID has absolutely NOTHING to do with the actual phone. It's your account info that has to be loaded ON TO the phone. MSID number indicates the build date. I guarentee this as well. The later the MSID number the later the build date. When I had a touch PRO, HTC support verfied this. Thank you.
11.  05/20/2009, 03:23 PM Originally Posted by reyrey127 There is no problem, AERO was saying it was easier to return at BB.... your comment just agreed with me.... Thank you. I wasn't agreeing with you...you said to buy from the sprint store because if you buy from bestbuy you can't return it to the sprint store within the first 30 days, which is true, but you CAN return it to best buy. So I don't see why this warrants buying from the Sprint store. After the first 30 days you can return it to the sprint store. You said older software or hardware revisions were the problem, but you could have just waited 30 days and then sprint would have exchanged it for a newer one if you were having problems. I still don't see how this warrants paying 100\$ more to buy from the sprint store.