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    Do any of you foresee issues with quantity available?

    I have no desire to pre-order but I'm certainly interested in buying this phone.

    I'm off Friday and was wondering what your thoughts were of places like BestBuy/AT&T store having these in stock?

    I have no color preference.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by tronious View Post
    Do any of you foresee issues with quantity available?

    I have no desire to pre-order but I'm certainly interested in buying this phone.

    I'm off Friday and was wondering what your thoughts were of places like BestBuy/AT&T store having these in stock?

    I have no color preference.

    Thanks
    First question is: Where do yo live and which store are you going to? I live a suburb about 20 mi south of Washington D.C. Went to my local AT&T store when WP first launched in 2010. That store only had 3 units total. Hopefully things have gotten better in the last 2 years but you are better of going to the store in the more heavily populated or affluent areas in which you live. Small stores that are under-performing probably won't be first in line to get a ton of devices.
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    I live near Redmond/Microsoft campus. There is the company store and an AT&T store on the main campus that usually sells stuff like this slightly ahead of time. I remember back when the Lumia 900 was released there was like an hour long wait to get the phone on campus (looong lines!).

    Since I don't work at Microsoft anymore, I am going to try and pick up 2 Lumia 920's at the AT&T store in downtown Redmond. They are a great store (and very accustomed to dealing with tech savvy people which is nice).

    I'm hoping the line to get in isn't too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odog4ever View Post
    First question is: Where do yo live and which store are you going to? I live a suburb about 20 mi south of Washington D.C. Went to my local AT&T store when WP first launched in 2010. That store only had 3 units total. Hopefully things have gotten better in the last 2 years but you are better of going to the store in the more heavily populated or affluent areas in which you live. Small stores that are under-performing probably won't be first in line to get a ton of devices.
    Excellent point. I live in Pittsburgh... Your typical suburb with lots of Malls and Best Buys/Targets/AT&T store, etc...

    I'm guessing that if I get up at 8, grab some breakfast and be there by 9 I shouldn't have any prob's.
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    I'm just surprised to read how many people in this forum are off Friday. Luckies :blush:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasasimo View Post
    I'm just surprised to read how many people in this forum are off Friday. Luckies :blush:
    Well, I'm not off but, I do not work until 3:30. :D
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    I'm going to assume there's not going to be a line at my local AT&T store and take my chances. And if other outlets like Best Buy and Radio Shack have them, then I think I'll be OK.
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    I'm off from my job as pastor of All Saints, however I'll be in meetings all day for the Synod :(. Hopefully when I get home around 4ish there will be a nice package from FedEX waiting for me :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landsharkk View Post
    I live near Redmond/Microsoft campus. There is the company store and an AT&T store on the main campus that usually sells stuff like this slightly ahead of time. I remember back when the Lumia 900 was released there was like an hour long wait to get the phone on campus (looong lines!).

    Since I don't work at Microsoft anymore, I am going to try and pick up 2 Lumia 920's at the AT&T store in downtown Redmond. They are a great store (and very accustomed to dealing with tech savvy people which is nice).

    I'm hoping the line to get in isn't too long.
    If you live near the Microsoft campus, then those stores definitely must cater to the crowd there and know that they gotta have Windows Phone devices on hand to sell.

    Unfortunately, the landscape is very different elsewhere. We don't all have a Microsoft campus nearby.

    I've found that with any Windows Phone launch, the AT&T stores either had no idea what device I was even talking about, or only got in 1 or 2 units with no idea when more would come.

    If you can pre-order, DO IT. Call ahead and make sure they know what phone you want, what color, and your blood type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prjkthack View Post
    If you live near the Microsoft campus, then those stores definitely must cater to the crowd there and know that they gotta have Windows Phone devices on hand to sell.

    Unfortunately, the landscape is very different elsewhere. We don't all have a Microsoft campus nearby.

    I've found that with any Windows Phone launch, the AT&T stores either had no idea what device I was even talking about, or only got in 1 or 2 units with no idea when more would come.

    If you can pre-order, DO IT. Call ahead and make sure they know what phone you want, what color, and your blood type.
    I know exactly what you mean. Sadly, the only stores that have tech savvy salespeople and understand windows phones are the ones inside the city of Redmond. I can go to an AT&T store 10 miles in any direction away from Redmond/Microsoft and it's just like the rest of the country - pretty clueless (although usually friendly).

    I do, however, expect the Redmond store to have plenty in stock on Friday. I only go to that store for all my AT&T purchases because they know what they are doing there. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landsharkk View Post
    I know exactly what you mean. Sadly, the only stores that have tech savvy salespeople and understand windows phones are the ones inside the city of Redmond. I can go to an AT&T store 10 miles in any direction away from Redmond/Microsoft and it's just like the rest of the country - pretty clueless (although usually friendly).

    I do, however, expect the Redmond store to have plenty in stock on Friday. I only go to that store for all my AT&T purchases because they know what they are doing there. :)
    Lucky you. At least yours are friendly. XD

    I typically can't stand going into an AT&T corporate store. Crazy busy stores, uninformed people. These big phone launches are the only reason I'd even set foot in one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prjkthack View Post
    Lucky you. At least yours are friendly. XD

    I typically can't stand going into an AT&T corporate store. Crazy busy stores, uninformed people. These big phone launches are the only reason I'd even set foot in one.
    My Wife and I went into an AT&T store that was just down the road from us (not in Redmond) and they didn't even have -any- windows phones on display. We walked in, looked, walked out rather quickly.
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    I am hoping that the local ATT store has a few in stock for Friday. I would goto the Microsoft store but I am guessing that they can not deal with business accounts so will be at the ATT store when they open.

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