1. Eric J F's Avatar
    I'm not sure I should be admitting I drove 300 miles roundtrip to buy a 640, but there it is.

    My local Walmart wasn't getting them, my T-Mobile order was back ordered, and I'm leaving the country for a couple months so I decided to drive to the next nearest Walmart that had them in stock.

    Ironically the $30 I saved getting it at Walmart comes close to covering the gas.

    So far it's a great phone and worth the drive.

    Anyone able to beat 300 miles?
    06-20-2015 04:40 PM
  2. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    I remember back in Black Friday 2010, I drove over a hundred miles away just to get an Xbox 360 w/Kinect since it was the only WalMart to have one in stock. Metropolitan stores sell out quicker than stores out in the country.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-20-2015 04:50 PM
  3. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    When you think of the enthusiasm for these devices in this forum, it's amazing that Windows Phone Devices are not more popular than they are. Of course I need to come back to the reality that this forum is not going to be a representation of the population in general lol
    06-20-2015 06:05 PM
  4. yaggs's Avatar
    Didn't beat 300 miles but I went to my local Walmart and they had 1 lumia 640 in stock and they had put in on the hanger for the lumia 435 or whatever the lower end one on T-Mobile was so they had to honor the price on the hanger! Got my 640 today for $49!

    I have a lumia 1520 and I was looking for a second phone that wasn't so big... I can't believe the quality of the 640 for the price! Even for $129 this device is one of the best values at that price point. The screen looks great too...
    06-20-2015 06:21 PM
  5. Eric J F's Avatar
    Congratulations- at $100 it's a steal.

    I also shouldn't admit I got the 640 and gave my wife the HTC 8X. The HTC is a great phone, but since she doesn't use it much the really short battery life won't matter.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-20-2015 06:33 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    You win! Glad that you got your hands on one. My trip was 42 miles roundtrip (which might not sound like much, but it's further than I usually go).

    It makes me glad to read posts that some of us who were waiting forever here in the States finally got our hands on it, even though a good number of us had to take journeys from home.
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-20-2015 07:51 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    Heck I was complaining driving 3 miles here Lol...

    Driving 3 miles in traffic here is like a 300 mile trip tho...
    libra89 and Laura Knotek like this.
    06-20-2015 09:39 PM
  8. Eric J F's Avatar
    Here's the kicker- I just got the shipping notification for the back ordered 640 I tried to cancel at T-Mobile! Looks like we'll both have matching phones and use the 8X as a backup.

    Oh well, I had a nice drive through the Texas Hill Country and got some other errands done in the big city...
    Guytronic and Laura Knotek like this.
    06-20-2015 11:50 PM

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