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    Ok, I am taking the plunge, selling my Galaxy Nexus and buying another iPhone 4s. Here is my question...... Is there any advantage to buy at and Apple Store or from Verizon or vice versa?

    I dont care about Apple Care but I do want to carry the Verizon insurance.

    Thanks!!
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    Apple is just better in general in terms of speed and stock - when I was with VZW any trip to the store was a painstaking grueling process lol just my 2
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    The advantage is that you can maybe meet this guy at the Apple Store...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SayntJ View Post
    The advantage is that you can maybe meet this guy at the Apple Store...

    LOL. What was he doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sayntj View Post
    the advantage is that you can maybe meet this guy at the apple store...

    lmfao.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SayntJ View Post
    The advantage is that you can maybe meet this guy at the Apple Store...

    Lmfao - what was he on ?!
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    And, I'm not trying to push my preference on others, so I've got no reason to go and join an android forum to talk about how awesome iPhone is. That's like going to a KKK meeting and trying to show people the latest queen latifah movie...
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    Apple won't try to talk you out of buying an iPhone. Depending on the Verizon store, they may "hassle" you a bit since they're not making as much, or any, money when you buy an iPhone.
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    you could just order it online with verizon and then you don't have to talk to anyone- or wait in line-
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    The question is, does Vzn have restocking fees if you decide you want a different size or color? Apple doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    The question is, does Vzn have restocking fees if you decide you want a different size or color? Apple doesn't.
    This I got a 16gb and decided I wanted 32 apple switched em no prob
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    Does Apple have the phones in stock, or do we wait for FedEx either way?

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    Last edited by Lodingi; 02-07-2012 at 04:55 AM.
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    I'm thinking yes on restocking fee with Verizon. Cause I think they cant sell it as new
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    I've done both. If I had to buy another iPhone I'd get it from the apple store. They had it in stock. and it was cheaper. Verizon here in Vegas charges tax on the unsubsidized price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbrianwc View Post
    I've done both. If I had to buy another iPhone I'd get it from the apple store. They had it in stock. and it was cheaper. Verizon here in Vegas charges tax on the unsubsidized price.
    So at a apple store you don't pay tax on the retail price of the phone ? Just on the discounted price say 199?


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    Apple Store...their employees actually know what they're doing and I think they're more pleasant to deal with
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    I have always got my iPhones from Verizon I mean no lines on release day and it's from apple anyways and I like to set my own stuff up so I'd rather not make the trip to the jam packed apple store lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodingi View Post
    Does Apple have the phones in stock, it do we wait for FedEx either way?

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    They had them in Apple store here. So many that they use remote storage elsewhere in the mall. This was my first Apple product (4s) and Apple Store was great. Have purchased phones from both ATT and Verizon. Loved the Apple store. Then again, I bought a factory-unlocked phone, which is ONLY available in the Apple store.

    Also did what previous poster did_ started with 16GB &decided a few days later that I needed 32gb. Easiest swap I have ever made. Anywhere. Restored phone from iCloud without any do-over of setup needed. All I had to do was log in to accounts w/ passwords. So easy.
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    It probably depends upon the store.

    I have a corp owned Verizon store and Apple store both 1 - 2 mi from home. The Apple Store is usually a zoo by comparison.
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    I had a hassle with the apple store. My verizon account is under my parents name and I am an authorized person on the account. Apple store didnt recognize that so I had to go to verizon to get the phone. I even waited at the apple store for a few hours back when the phone first came out. I even called vzw when I was denied the phone and they verified I WAS on the account and apples response "too bad cause we dont see it".

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