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  1. #1
    David Rothman
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    i have 2 sprint vision phones (8100's on a family plan) which are pretty
    much broken and need replacing. my contract just passed 18 months. i've
    been with sprint since day 1 (7 years?).

    i believe the sanyo 7400 will be something like $270-$150 rebate = $120 @
    costco. I don't know what they'll be at the sprintpcs stores.

    i guess i need to call customer service, to get all the specifics as to what
    if anything they'll do for me with regard to coming up with a price for 2
    new 7400's, but before i do that, are there any
    advantages/issues/disadvantages to buying the phones at costco? do i lose
    anything by not going thru a sprintpcs store? i guess if i get the phones
    (discounted) at a sprintstore, i'll be required to sign a new 2 year
    contract and that's fine, but if i buy thru costco, is there any rebate i
    would have lost out on given i'm not getting a new phone thru sprint?

    thanks for any help.






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  2. #2
    Notan
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    Re: 7400 thru sprint of costco ? <poss dupe>

    David Rothman wrote:
    >
    > i have 2 sprint vision phones (8100's on a family plan) which are pretty
    > much broken and need replacing. my contract just passed 18 months. i've
    > been with sprint since day 1 (7 years?).
    >
    > i believe the sanyo 7400 will be something like $270-$150 rebate = $120 @
    > costco. I don't know what they'll be at the sprintpcs stores.


    My wife and I were just at a Sprint store, a few days ago... The 7400 was
    $380 minus whatever rebates.

    Is the "starting price" really $270 at Costco?

    Notan



  3. #3
    David Rothman
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    Re: 7400 thru sprint of costco ? <poss dupe>

    i saw it here:

    http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/sho...ht=costco+7400

    "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > David Rothman wrote:
    > >
    > > i have 2 sprint vision phones (8100's on a family plan) which are pretty
    > > much broken and need replacing. my contract just passed 18 months.

    i've
    > > been with sprint since day 1 (7 years?).
    > >
    > > i believe the sanyo 7400 will be something like $270-$150 rebate = $120

    @
    > > costco. I don't know what they'll be at the sprintpcs stores.

    >
    > My wife and I were just at a Sprint store, a few days ago... The 7400 was
    > $380 minus whatever rebates.
    >
    > Is the "starting price" really $270 at Costco?
    >
    > Notan






  4. #4
    David Rothman
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    Re: 7400 thru sprint of costco ? <poss dupe>

    and i just went to my local costco (NY) and they weren't showing it. they
    had the sanyo 8200 ($200), and a toshiba.

    interestingly enuf, my local Best buy had the 8200 for $279.


    "David Rothman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > i saw it here:
    >
    >

    http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/sho...ht=costco+7400
    >
    > "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > David Rothman wrote:
    > > >
    > > > i have 2 sprint vision phones (8100's on a family plan) which are

    pretty
    > > > much broken and need replacing. my contract just passed 18 months.

    > i've
    > > > been with sprint since day 1 (7 years?).
    > > >
    > > > i believe the sanyo 7400 will be something like $270-$150 rebate =

    $120
    > @
    > > > costco. I don't know what they'll be at the sprintpcs stores.

    > >
    > > My wife and I were just at a Sprint store, a few days ago... The 7400

    was
    > > $380 minus whatever rebates.
    > >
    > > Is the "starting price" really $270 at Costco?
    > >
    > > Notan

    >
    >






  5. #5
    O/Siris
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    Re: 7400 thru sprint of costco ? <poss dupe>

    In article <[email protected]>, David=20
    [email protected] says...
    > interestingly enuf, my local Best buy had the 8200 for $279.
    >=20
    >=20


    Watch the fine print if you go to Best Buy. Their=20
    advertised prices are usually for new activations.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    -+-
    **A thing moderately good is not so good as it=20
    ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a=20
    virtue, but moderation in principle is always a
    vice.**
    -Thomas Paine. The Rights of Man. 1792-



  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: 7400 thru sprint of costco ? <poss dupe>

    In article <[email protected]>, David=20
    [email protected] says...
    > interestingly enuf, my local Best buy had the 8200 for $279.
    >=20
    >=20


    Watch the fine print if you go to Best Buy. Their=20
    advertised prices are usually for new activations.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    -+-
    **A thing moderately good is not so good as it=20
    ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a=20
    virtue, but moderation in principle is always a
    vice.**
    -Thomas Paine. The Rights of Man. 1792-



  7. #7
    Tom Smith
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    Re: 7400 thru sprint of costco ? <poss dupe>

    David Rothman wrote:
    are there any
    > advantages/issues/disadvantages to buying the phones at costco? do i lose
    > anything by not going thru a sprintpcs store? i guess if i get the phones
    > (discounted) at a sprintstore, i'll be required to sign a new 2 year
    > contract and that's fine, but if i buy thru costco, is there any rebate i
    > would have lost out on given i'm not getting a new phone thru sprint?


    Last August I bought an 8200 at Costco for $200.00 (plus or minus a
    couple of dollars)at the register. I was eligible for the existing
    customer mail-in rebate of $150.00. Net cost $50.00. Costco provided the
    rebate form to mail in (you have to fill it out). I got the rebate check
    a couple of months later. I called customer service to switch my number
    from my old phone to the new one. No charge, but that might have been
    influenced by the fact I upgraded my plan during the same phone
    conversation. I do not know.

    A few days later I checked the price of an 8200 at a Sprint store and at
    a Radio Shack. At those two stores, the NET cost of the 8200 was $130.00
    - $140.00 AFTER a $150.00 rebate.

    I lost nothing by buying the phone at Costco and would have lost about
    $80.00 - $90.00 if I had bought the same phone at either Radio Shack or
    a Sprint Store.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, I received from Sprint through the mail, a
    promotional card saying I could take it to a "participating Sprint
    store" and get up to a $150.00 instant rebate to replace my EXISTING
    phone. I took that to mean I could NOT go to Costco for that promotion.
    But I did not check it out to be sure because I had no interest in
    replacing the phone I had just bought.

    So always read the fine print that applies to the specific deal you are
    considering. My savings on the phone at Costco over what it would have
    cost me at a Sprint or Radio Shack store equals about 2-years of
    membership dues at Costco.





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