12-10-2005, 06:58 AM
Thumbs Must Hurt
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Durham, NC
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Umm. Guys, this is AMAZON. It's not some mom-n-pop place. It's the biggest retailer on the net. Top sellers on amazon move stock prices, for pete's sake. If they don't get them, who will? Of course they'll get them. This seems like it's the hangover from Cingular's unbelievably botched roll-out of this machine.
That being said, I want to clear up some misconceptions about getting a phone from amazon - first, you don't need to wait 6 months for your rebate. That's the policy of places that are associated with inphonic (e.g., wirefly, best buy). Amazon's rebates are just like normal rebates. They take a couple months to process. There are some caveats to watch out for - like don't cancel your service within 6 months.
I've ordered 3 phones from amazon over the past couple of years. During those times, I MADE a couple hundred $$ in rebates. And they didn't take any longer to process than the rebates for the blank CDs I bought last year.
Now, will I order my 8700 from amazon? I don't know because I'm an immediate gratification kind of guy and my cingular store down the street has them. But is it worth $150? Dunno....