You have to talk to the manager or person handling their orders. Otherwise, unless you talk to someone who is interested in it, you will get nothing. It's easy to blame the employees, but I suspect it's just how the stores are run that is the problem.
Your village called, they want their idiot back.
According to the Radio Shack in Davenport, IA...we will all be waiting at least another week for the EVO V 4G to arrive on store shelves. The sales person told me the first shipment of phones is currently being held up in customs. There's some issue (not related to the phones themselves) with clearance from China.
Obviously, there's no way to source this information, but I don't think a sales person would just make this up out of thin air. Normally, there'd be a few of these things leaking out into the public since we're only a day from the official launch date. The fact nobody has reported seeing one at a store indicates there could be some truth to this "customs issue" keeping them away.
That's all I know, and apparently all he knew. It is odd that nobody has snagged one yet. The Intercept, Optimus V, and Triumph were all in stores before an official launch date. Either VM has done a really good job keeping this phone locked down in its retail outlets, or there's some other hurdle keeping them out of public view.
Thanks for the info about Best Buy. I may sneak over there tonight and see if anyone knows anything about them going on sale.
RadioShack returned the money to my account this morning.
I called RadioShack CS and they said that it would charge when it ships that the previous charge was just pending, even though it took them a week to return the funds. He had no info regarding the shipping date and when he transferred me to the mobile department they didn't have my order number on file.
im going to bb first thing tomorrow if they haven't taken my money back.
Something is up with this whole thing. I could understand if one store (or many in a particular geographic region) didn't have any, but this seems a little too widespread to be coincidental. Maybe the Radio Shack explanation of "customs issues" was correct after all.
Seems to me that Best Buy would have at least a 24-hour advance notice of when their products arrive for sale. I'd love to hear just one person say they've seen or heard that a store in their area has these phones.
Why is it VM can never launch a much-hyped phone without something going wrong? This is reminiscient of the Triumph debacle last year, when people couldn't get working service until a week after they had purchased it. I suffered through that, as did other Triumph users on HF.
This is not a conspiracy between Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Virgin Mobile. The VM EVO has been caught in the ongoing battle between Apple and HTC that is taking place in US Customs. Although most of the publicity has been centered on the new Sprint and AT&T flagships, the VM and Boost HTC EVO phones in these same shipments and have been delayed. It looks like they are now being released from customs, but that puts them two weeks behind schedule. HTC will certainly prioritize the Spring EVO LTE and One X above the pre-paid phones, so we will just have to let the process unwind before they appear in stores and the pre-orders are fulfilled.
HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE indefinitely delayed at US Customs for investigation of Apple patent infringement
HTC Evo 4G LTE now indefinitely delayed at Best Buy
HTC says One X and Evo 4G LTE have cleared US customs, are in compliance with ITC rulings
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