07-10-2015 12:11 PM
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  1. muneshyne21's Avatar
    I'm impressed. I checked availability of the phone at my local walmart yesterday and it was in stock. I went today and the rack was empty. Checked online again today and the 640 is sold out at every Walmart within 50 miles of me. I think Microsoft/T-Mobile has a winner on its hands... I think the $99 price point is a winner. Even $5 more and it would seem too expensive..
    06-21-2015 01:03 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Do you have one on order?
    06-21-2015 01:14 AM
  3. TooLazyToComment's Avatar
    Anyone lucky enough to nab a 640 at any Walmart in Los Angeles area?? Went to 3 different Walmarts near me and no sign of its existence at all.. No price sign, no placeholders, and none of the employees know about it. Too bad it's sold out online.
    06-21-2015 04:00 AM
  4. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I'm impressed. I checked availability of the phone at my local walmart yesterday and it was in stock. I went today and the rack was empty. Checked online again today and the 640 is sold out at every Walmart within 50 miles of me. I think Microsoft/T-Mobile has a winner on its hands... I think the $99 price point is a winner. Even $5 more and it would seem too expensive..
    But how many did they have to begin with? It's easy to sell out when you only have a couple in stock for instance. I just hope that if it becomes a success like the Lumia 521, Microsoft doesn't drop the ball and take forever to bring out a successor. I don't just mean flagships but another low to mid-range successor. This phone should've come out when those who'd bought the 521 were starting to their upgrade. It's one of the reasons I ended up going to Android for a while since at the time there wasn't a worthy successor in my opinion.
    06-21-2015 07:49 AM
  5. Sedp23's Avatar
    I don't think they had that many every walmart I been to only had 4 or so on the shelf
    Last edited by Sedp23; 06-22-2015 at 12:48 PM.
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    06-21-2015 07:51 AM
  6. ghaleon92's Avatar
    i was lucky to grab one at the city of industry Walmart on Friday it was the last one they had in stock. i wish you luck on finding one its a nice phone really snappy and quick and the screen is a lot better than i thought it be. i bought that one for my nephew and i have one coming from t mobile that i am going to give my dad. since they were unable to cancel my order but oh well this works out i guess.
    06-21-2015 03:03 PM
  7. comicalmoodydan's Avatar
    i was lucky to grab one at the city of industry Walmart on Friday it was the last one they had in stock. i wish you luck on finding one its a nice phone really snappy and quick and the screen is a lot better than i thought it be. i bought that one for my nephew and i have one coming from t mobile that i am going to give my dad. since they were unable to cancel my order but oh well this works out i guess.
    I feel like I was very lucky to get mine as well, only one they had at my local Walmart. I really like the phone and am very impressed with it especially for the price. Checking today 17 Walmart's in a 50 mile radius of me and not one of them has any in stock.
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    06-21-2015 03:13 PM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    I don't think they had that many every walmart I been to inky head 4 or so on the shelf
    Yes I wonder too how many they had in the first place. I was watching closely for the 640 at my local Walmart. Finally, there was one on the hangar, along with a couple of those hanging cards, whatever they mean. A couple days later the phone was gone. So, I can say that my Walmart sold out. From all appearances, quantity of one.
    06-21-2015 03:45 PM
  9. jdballard's Avatar
    Even $5 more and it would seem too expensive..
    Have to politely disagree with you on that. I paid $130 from T-Mobile. (Bought it through T-Mobile using the Jump! program. Much cheaper to me that way since they paid off the $400+ dollars I owed on my M8.) I think it's quite reasonable at $130. Not much more, though.
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    06-21-2015 04:14 PM
  10. Sunstorming's Avatar
    I found one near me last Wednesday. Bought it. Sold it on eBay in an auction that lasted all of 24 minutes for mad profit. Let's keep these rare and I can use the money I make off them for the 940XL :)
    06-21-2015 05:40 PM
  11. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    They had a few at both Walmarts around here the other day and still had two or three at the one I was at last night. Too bad it's T-Mobile.
    06-21-2015 05:58 PM
  12. TooLazyToComment's Avatar
    Holy crap! Called another Walmart and surprisingly they have 1 in stock. Told them to hold the item for me and 10mins later I finally got this elusive phone in my hand! Happy father's day to me!

    BTW I would definitely call them instead of checking their website since we don't know how frequently they update their online database. It still says not in stock within 50miles and yet I got one. Good luck to you guys!

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    06-21-2015 07:36 PM
  13. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Have to politely disagree with you on that. I paid $130 from T-Mobile. (Bought it through T-Mobile using the Jump! program. Much cheaper to me that way since they paid off the $400+ dollars I owed on my M8.) I think it's quite reasonable at $130. Not much more, though.
    T-mobile store or T-mobile website?
    06-22-2015 05:48 AM
  14. pirarre's Avatar
    I went to my local WalMart and they had one in stock. I really wanted to grab it too but t-mobile is horrible in my area. So I waited an hour and grabbed one from Cricket.

    I may try and convert my entire family over to Windows from Apple.
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    06-22-2015 07:45 AM
  15. Jazmac's Avatar
    I found one near me last Wednesday. Bought it. Sold it on eBay in an auction that lasted all of 24 minutes for mad profit. Let's keep these rare and I can use the money I make off them for the 940XL :)
    lol @ Mad Profit.
    06-22-2015 08:17 AM
  16. jdballard's Avatar
    T-mobile store or T-mobile website?
    Ordered mine from the web site on the day it launched about 12:45 p.m.
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    06-22-2015 09:54 AM
  17. aximtreo's Avatar
    Holy crap! Called another Walmart and surprisingly they have 1 in stock. Told them to hold the item for me and 10mins later I finally got this elusive phone in my hand! Happy father's day to me!

    BTW I would definitely call them instead of checking their website since we don't know how frequently they update their online database. It still says not in stock within 50miles and yet I got one. Good luck to you guys!

    In theory, every time a phone is scanned for sale, it shows on the overall inventory. So, they should have up to date info on the stock available.


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    Last edited by Guytronic; 06-22-2015 at 02:57 PM.
    06-22-2015 11:44 AM
  18. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Well it's the less than 100 mentality :P majority of the people when they see triple digits = it's to expensive.

    Which is why use see adverts saying it's only "99 cents!" or "99 pence!" not "it's only a dollar!" or "it's only a pound!"

    However you do get a lot of bang for your buck with the 640 at $99 dollars.

    I found one near me last Wednesday. Bought it. Sold it on eBay in an auction that lasted all of 24 minutes for mad profit. Let's keep these rare and I can use the money I make off them for the 940XL :)
    To Quote Dell Doy (David Jason) from Only Fools and Horses...

    This time next year we'll be millionaires!


    Good luck with that hustle!
    muneshyne21 likes this.
    06-22-2015 02:52 PM
  19. DMelan's Avatar
    I checked the Walmart web site before I went to bed on Friday. There were several stores close to me with 3 and 4 each. Went to buy one the next day and they were already sold out at the store I went to. Checked online again and the none of the nearby stores had any more in stock. It looks like none of the stores had very many, but still, they sold as soon as they went up for sale.
    06-22-2015 03:04 PM
  20. Witness's Avatar
    I'm impressed and disappointed.

    Are these phones that popular? Are there that many of "us?" Well, it's great for sales number for Walmart and Microsoft. Anyways... I WANT ONE FOR $99 TOO!
    06-22-2015 04:16 PM
  21. txkimmers's Avatar
    I drove to three different Walmart stores before I ordered one online. No one had them in stock but staff at all three said other people had been calling and coming by that day (this was the day WC posted about them selling them ahead of the 20th). The WP phone consumer group is small...but fanatical.
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    06-22-2015 05:59 PM
  22. lclarkbo's Avatar
    got 2 from different walmarts good phone like the denim update
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    06-22-2015 06:38 PM
  23. thepolicecall911fordetails's Avatar
    Sold out by 8am PST in my area. I was surprised....
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    06-22-2015 06:57 PM
  24. anon(8145610)'s Avatar
    They had them on their website Friday night. After physically visiting 3+ Walmarts earlier in the week (not worth that experience again) I smartened up and checked their website Friday night. Sure enough, one 12 miles away had them listed in stock. I drove over at 9pm and though they weren't on the shelves, they had a place for them. I asked the clerk if they had them in the back and he scanned the bar code and said they had two. Went to get one, came back and after a lot of difficulty, got the register to accept the sale (I suppose because they weren't set to go on sale until Saturday). But finally got it and it's up and running.
    libra89 likes this.
    06-22-2015 07:10 PM
  25. TechAbstract's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if they are sold out. It seems they only have one or two for sale at each Walmart.
    06-22-2015 07:34 PM
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