Been in several stores recently; their stock seemed pretty complete. They had the Nexus.
I get the impression corporates have better stock
Walmart is a place to get a phone, but I have never seen them loan out a phone. I have never seen them take a phone apart to clean a mic problem. Nor have I seen them give a phone to a person that just lost his job. Better yet I have never seen them help a customer with their bill. You are right do not understatement the person selling the phone, they my know everything about the phone they are selling. I find Walmart the place to buy something at a low price. With that said also understand that is all they will or can do. I do not get my phones there, I get them from a local dealer. He is about $50 more than Walmart, but everything I just listed they have done. I know times are hard and we all need to save money. I saved $50, but they looked at my account and showed me away to save $20 a month on my bill. That's $240 a year. Helped another customer to do an insurance claim and loaned them a phone even though they was getting it the next day. To put it another way price is not everything, but service is.
YES, I did. I got the upgrade fee waived. They credited my account the 30.00 I called the 3 times expressing my anger but trying to be nice. I told them I will stay with Verizon only if they waived the upgrade fee. After the 3rd call to customer service they finally gave in. I had been with Verizon since they purchased GTE mobile. So being persistent does work.
I was getting ready to click the submit order button on VZW for a shiny new SGS3 ($250 + $30 upgrade fee + $20 tax = $300) and decided to check amazonwireless.com to see if I could get a better deal. The same phone was priced at $199 and didn't charge the upgrade fee nor the tax (which of course I will report on next year's tax filing. So it looks like I just saved $100 by ordering through amazonwireless.com. I'll report back if they try to charge me the upgrade fee during activation, but it seems like a point of purchase charge and should not affect activation.