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  1. Streak Leader's Avatar
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    I went to my local Verizon store today to ask whether they would have the 928 in stock to purchase on 05/16. I wasn't shocked to discover that no one really knew what was going on. I was told that there was nothing in their system for pre-ordering it. I was also told that because the 16th was the release date, they likely wouldn't have them in until the 17th...

    None of this seemed right to me. Has anyone else been in a Verizon store to ask about this?
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    Yes - I went to a Verizon store on Saturday and they said they would have them available on the 16th
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    Honest Abe has said on another thread that it is normal for them to get new released phones delivered to the store on the day of release. I wouldn't sweat it. They may not have them first thing in the morning, but they'll have them that day.
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    I'll ask this again here... do we know if the microsoft stores will have the 928?
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    Two stores in New York reiterated what Abe said. They told me to come by mid afternoon.
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    Thanks for the info! Of course, I will still go around opening time. The 16th happens to be my birthday and the 928 is my present to myself!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streak Leader View Post
    Thanks for the info! Of course, I will still go around opening time. The 16th happens to be my birthday and the 928 is my present to myself!!
    Well Happy birthday!
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    I just called 4 Verizon stores in the area. None of them knew when it would be released let alone when they would have them. One however said, I could come in and pre-order it.

    /shrug
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streak Leader View Post
    Thanks for the info! Of course, I will still go around opening time. The 16th happens to be my birthday and the 928 is my present to myself!!
    oh oh! you should go in at 9:28 and ask for it.
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    My local Verizon corporate store said they likely won't have it in store, but that it will be orderable via the website. Hope they're wrong.
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    Sheesh, anyone know about BestBuy and whether or not they will carry the phone?
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    All corporate stores will get the phone before Thursday but limited quantity. ( Washington DC and San Diego area will have plenty in stock)
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    bump.... :) Anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmajid View Post
    I'll ask this again here... do we know if the microsoft stores will have the 928?
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    Reps generally have no knowledge of what is coming in shipments. Management can sometimes look it up a day or 2 before shipment arrives...but definitely won't know much further out than that.

    But no reason to think that the stores won't have it on the 16th. Just call before heading down to the store.
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    As you seem to be in the know, how is it possible that employees in a corporate store are so ignorant of what the corporation sells?

    I will concede, albeit, still somewhat in awe, that the sales associate may not know about new items coming down the pipe, but I then spoke with the store manager, or someone acting as manager, and they were just as lost as the associate.

    It doesn't instill a sense of confidence with the brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhreePhlyer View Post
    As you seem to be in the know, how is it possible that employees in a corporate store are so ignorant of what the corporation sells?

    I will concede, albeit, still somewhat in awe, that the sales associate may not know about new items coming down the pipe, but I then spoke with the store manager, or someone acting as manager, and they were just as lost as the associate.

    It doesn't instill a sense of confidence with the brand.

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    It's troubling. You would think that Verizon reps would be aware and educated about new phones. But alas, most of the reps I've ever dealt with are pretty clueless about the phones they are selling.
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    While there should be no reason why any rep shouldn't have known about when it was launching (after the official announcement of course), its quite common in the wireless industry for stores to not know inventory numbers for phone launches more than 2 days in advance. Just ask any T-Mobile rep about the HTC One launch...

    But unfortunately, there are also many reps that don't care about anything besides Apple and Android because that's what most of the customers ask for. You are absolutely right about it not showing confidence in the brand...because a lot of reps don't, and mainly because they still think that WP8 still has no apps.
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    TC or Abe how can I tell if a store in my area is a corporate store? My fiancee and I really want to pick up this device on Thursday but aren't sure. Should I call the stores in my area?
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    You guys obviously didn't buy a Trophy at or near launch. This is SOP with Verizon and it'll be very inconsistent and frustrating for about 3-4 weeks. Patience is all I can recommend unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waym1962 View Post
    TC or Abe how can I tell if a store in my area is a corporate store? My fiancee and I really want to pick up this device on Thursday but aren't sure. Should I call the stores in my area?
    please provide me your zip code or city
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    I'll send you a pm with my zipcode
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman88 View Post
    All corporate stores will get the phone before Thursday but limited quantity. ( Washington DC and San Diego area will have plenty in stock)
    Is Temecula considered "San Diego area?" :)
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    As I have a one hour drive to my local store and I work 10 hours later that day (Thursday), I will be calling my store Wednesday afternoon to make sure whether it will be in stock first thing in the morning. If not, I'll have to go Friday morning and hope the store gets enough stock for my area so I can still get one.
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    Well.. I don't know if this is worth anything, but on VZW news release it says
    "The Global Ready™ Nokia Lumia 928 with wireless charging capabilities will be available online and in stores starting May 16 for $99.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate with a new two year customer agreement. "

    Nokia Lumia 928 - Windows Phone 8

    But.. I guess we can take that with a grain of salt??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerichs View Post
    Is Temecula considered "San Diego area?" :)
    If you provide me with your zip code or city I can check for you.
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