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  1. #1
    Larry Thomas
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    I read some reports on another forum that Sprint phones will no longer
    be sold at Best Buy starting in about a month or two.



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  2. #2
    Peterbilt
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    Really? Where did you hear or see this? I would like to see it also since I
    bought my phone at BB and sent in a complaint to the NYS Attorney General's
    Office about their extended service plans on the phones they sell.

    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I read some reports on another forum that Sprint phones will no longer
    > be sold at Best Buy starting in about a month or two.







  3. #3
    Lawrence G. Mayka
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I read some reports on another forum that Sprint phones will no longer
    > be sold at Best Buy starting in about a month or two.


    Later reports in those forums indicate that Sprint *representatives*
    ("swatters") will no longer work at Best Buy. Instead, Best Buy will employ
    an outsourced firm to sell all brands of cell phones, including Sprint.





  4. #4
    Robert M.
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Lawrence G. Mayka" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Later reports in those forums indicate that Sprint *representatives*
    > ("swatters") will no longer work at Best Buy. Instead, Best Buy will employ
    > an outsourced firm to sell all brands of cell phones, including Sprint.


    Ouch. not good for Sprint.



  5. #5
    O/Siris
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Ouch. not good for Sprint.
    >=20


    How so? I'm not sure I see this is either good *or* bad for SPCS.
    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  6. #6
    Robert M.
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    In article <[email protected]>,
    O/Siris <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > Ouch. not good for Sprint.
    > >

    >
    > How so? I'm not sure I see this is either good *or* bad for SPCS.



    Surely you're not serious.


    A salesperson who sells many phones for many carriers is likely to push
    whichever phone is giving him the biggest spiff that day, or the carrier
    with the most models of free phones as that makes a sale easier.

    A salesperson employed by Sprint will be solely pushing SprintPCS
    products.


    MAJOR DIFFERENCE !



  7. #7
    Joe
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    Hope not.

    At Best Buy I got 2 Sanyo 8100 FREE after rebates with a two year
    contract.


    On 12 Mar 2004 17:38:36 -0800, [email protected] (Larry Thomas)
    wrote:

    >I read some reports on another forum that Sprint phones will no longer
    >be sold at Best Buy starting in about a month or two.





  8. #8
    plane
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > O/Siris <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > In article <rmarkoff-2C832B.18132615032[email protected]>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > > > Ouch. not good for Sprint.
    > > >

    > >
    > > How so? I'm not sure I see this is either good *or* bad for SPCS.

    >
    >
    > Surely you're not serious.
    >
    >
    > A salesperson who sells many phones for many carriers is likely to push
    > whichever phone is giving him the biggest spiff that day, or the carrier
    > with the most models of free phones as that makes a sale easier.
    >
    > A salesperson employed by Sprint will be solely pushing SprintPCS
    > products.
    >
    >
    > MAJOR DIFFERENCE !


    IMHO, in my local BB store, if the sprint guy is there, you don't have
    to worry about the sales buys approaching you--they do--I like to
    brouse the phones, all of them, and in some cases, I am there enough
    they recognize me, usually they aren't pushy, but if you pick up a
    sprint handset, you will be spoken to. In the local sprint store, the
    opposite is true, not that they are unfriendly, but they almost ignore
    you unless you make eye contact or something----both of these have
    advantages depending on what your intentions are. (but, I have bought
    several phones at the sprint store, 0 at BB)



  9. #9
    O/Siris
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    In article <rmarkoff-DC36B3.05532416032004
    @news2.west.earthlink.net>, Robert [email protected]=20
    says...
    > A salesperson who sells many phones for many carriers is likely to push=

    =20
    > whichever phone is giving him the biggest spiff that day, or the carrier=

    =20
    > with the most models of free phones as that makes a sale easier.
    >=20
    > A salesperson employed by Sprint will be solely pushing SprintPCS=20
    > products.
    >=20


    Possible, but we don't really see that from our=20
    relationship with Radio Shack (although I think they *do*=20
    sell more Verizon phones than ours).

    It could be so, Phil. But I don't think that's a given.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  10. #10
    Robert M.
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    In article <[email protected]>,
    O/Siris <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <rmarkoff-DC36B3.05532416032004
    > @news2.west.earthlink.net>, Robert [email protected]
    > says...
    > > A salesperson who sells many phones for many carriers is likely to push
    > > whichever phone is giving him the biggest spiff that day, or the carrier
    > > with the most models of free phones as that makes a sale easier.
    > >
    > > A salesperson employed by Sprint will be solely pushing SprintPCS
    > > products.
    > >

    >
    > Possible, but we don't really see that from our
    > relationship with Radio Shack (although I think they *do*
    > sell more Verizon phones than ours).
    >
    > It could be so. But I don't think that's a given.


    It's certainly not a given that Sprint wont lose sales at BestBuy from
    independant salespeople, for instance pushing the dozen different free
    phones ATT Wireless offers, as opposed to the one Nokia that SprintPCS
    has for free.

    Of course SprintPCS has lost even more in sales at CircuitCity, which
    now doesn't even carry SprintPCS phones.



  11. #11
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    Robert M. <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's certainly not a given that Sprint wont lose sales at BestBuy from
    > independant salespeople, for instance pushing the dozen different free
    > phones ATT Wireless offers, as opposed to the one Nokia that SprintPCS
    > has for free.


    Death Star Wireless is giving away the farm because it's having a lot of
    trouble migrating people to the new GSM network. As I've mentioned before,
    I even had a pushy sales rep working for an ATT authorized agent at the
    Mall of Victor Valley tell me *not* to go GSM. And he *really* wanted to sell
    me something.

    Wasn't ATT the only carrier that lost customers last quarter?

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  12. #12
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    Robert M. wrote:


    > Of course SprintPCS has lost even more in sales at CircuitCity, which
    > now doesn't even carry SprintPCS phones.


    Could you please point us in the direction of the data that backs up
    this statement?

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  13. #13
    Robert M.
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Robert M. wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Of course SprintPCS has lost even more in sales at CircuitCity, which
    > > now doesn't even carry SprintPCS phones.

    >
    > Could you please point us in the direction of the data that backs up
    > this statement?



    No data needed. Circuit City no longer carries Sprint PCS, therefore,
    Sprint PCS sells fewer phones there. I do believe Zero is less than any
    number.



  14. #14
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Robert M. wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > > Of course SprintPCS has lost even more in sales at CircuitCity, which
    > > > now doesn't even carry SprintPCS phones.

    > >
    > > Could you please point us in the direction of the data that backs up
    > > this statement?

    >
    >
    > No data needed. Circuit City no longer carries Sprint PCS, therefore,
    > Sprint PCS sells fewer phones there. I do believe Zero is less than any
    > number.


    No ... Data is needed. Suppose the folks decided to go to a SPCS store, Best
    Buy or some other retailer to buy their phone. Either show us where SPCS
    phone sales are down because Circuit City no longer sells SPCS phones or
    shut the hell up.

    Bob





  15. #15
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Sprint no longer to be sold at Best Buy

    Robert M. wrote:

    >>>Of course SprintPCS has lost even more in sales at CircuitCity, which
    >>>now doesn't even carry SprintPCS phones.

    >>
    >>Could you please point us in the direction of the data that backs up
    >>this statement?

    >
    >
    >
    > No data needed.


    Then you have no facts. End of story.




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