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Droid X scarce?

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Has anyone ordered a Droid X from letstalk.com on or after 7/30/2010 and received it yet?

I ordered mine on 7/30.
letstalk website initially said it was backordered until 8/2/2010.
Then I got a daily notifications that indicated backorderd until 8/4, 8/5, ...

Then I got a note on 8/6/2010 that said Verizon has done the credit check and approved me for service, and my order will be shipped soon.
The letstalk website indicated that they were "picking and activating" my order , and that I should receive it around 8/14.

Yesterday 8/9/2010, I see a new note that said my order was backordered until 9/23/2010 !

I know people who got an iPhone 4 in less time that this.

If I cancel my order through letstalk.com, and order through wirefly.com (a little more expensive), will Verizon
have to do a credit check again?

Is the Droid X really that scarce?

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I wrote:

> Has anyone ordered a Droid X from letstalk.com on or after 7/30/2010 and received it yet?
> I ordered mine on 7/30.

 

I finally received my Droid X from letstalk.com today (8/25).

 

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Buddy, i ordered through walmart and amazon with the same issue. I then called a walmart and asked them to check local stores for the Droid x. There was a store 15 minutes from me (Suwanee, GA walmart) that had 2 still in stock. I drove there ad left 20 minutes later with my new Droid X. Also, online the stores wanted 200-250.00. Walmart had it in stock for 199.00.

 

By the way, look on walmart.com- they are in stock now if you end up ordering it online but its 249.00

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Here is LetsTalk return policy. Grabbed it from their web site:

 

The following guarantees do not apply to virtual or non-physical products (such as prepaid minutes, downloadable applicatio ns & content and gift certificates.)
California residents: these policies may be different. 

15 Days Money Back Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with any of the products shipped by LetsTalk.com, we'll be happy to refund your payment. To qualify for a refund, you must request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) via our Self Service Return process (accessible from the Order Status page) or contact Customer Service within 15 days* after receiving your shipment (or before using up 60 minutes of talk time, whichever is reached first).

* These return policies may be different for customers in the state of California. 

Upon return acceptance, you will receive email notification. Customers returning phones with activated service will then be instructed to contact any carrier/service provider(s) directly to cancel service(s). Usage and other fees may be charged by the service provider. See Service Plan Cancellation, below, for more details.

30 Days Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not satisfied with any of the products you received, and wish to exchange one for another, you must request an RMA via our Self Service Return process (accessible from the Order Status page), or contact Customer Service within 30 days after you receive your shipment (or before using 60 minutes of talk time, whichever is reached first).After 30 days, products are supported directly by the manufacturer warranty. Please click here for a list of manufacturer's contact information.To receive a credit for the return of a device or accessory, merchandise must be in like-new condition with no visible damage or wear. If damage is found to have been caused by the customer, an email notification will be sent and item(s) will be shipped back at the customer's expense. No return credit will be provided.

READ MORE HERE

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Thanks!

I'ill check walmart(.com)

 

From what I saw when I ordered,

 

letstalk - $125 (after instant rebate and coupon)

wirefly - $180

verizonwireless - $200

 

Why is the Droid X  "more available" at some retailers?

Are they preferred Verizon/Motorola retailers who have better access to inventory?

 

Latest...

 

I just checked walmart.com, and they have it for $149.99, and it said it was in stock.

But it looks like they are buying it through letstalk.com (on the final walmart.com order page, I see a letstalk discount)!

And there, it says "Backordered".

 

:smileysad:

 

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I purchased through VZW website on 7/30 and got it for $99.  I was eligible for my 'New Every 2 Years' $100 discount plus a $100 online discount.  I received my Droid X yesterday (8/10).

 

Patty

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How does VZW get more Droid X phones by 8/30, while letstalk.com only gets them by 9/21?

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I'm sure Verizon gets preference over available stock rather than 3rd party vendors.  Just a guess ......

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Nate2 wrote:

How does VZW get more Droid X phones by 8/30, while letstalk.com only gets them by 9/21?


Sounds like Verizon just gets more phones to give out.

 

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TheGreatOne wrote:

 


Nate2 wrote:

How does VZW get more Droid X phones by 8/30, while letstalk.com only gets them by 9/21?


Sounds like Verizon just gets more phones to give out.

 


 

This is correct, Verizon holds the main and sometimes only contract with the manufacturer.  In cases of shortages or high demand such as this, they will have priority on fulfillment.  These other retailers probably purchased some from Motorola in the early release days and were able to get in on the first few shipments after release.

 

It's also possible that these retailers bought the phones from VZW, and after the backlog VZW has given customers higher priority.

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I ordered mine on 8/2 and was told it would ship by 8/18.  I got it by 8/10.  I had the mail in rebate for $100 and my Verizonb new every two $100 discount so I ended up paying $99 total for my droid X. 

 

Amy

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