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DROID X Pre-sale Restarts at Best Buy, Won’t Guarantee Availability

When we broke the news that Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile had stopped their Droid X pre-sale after hitting their alloted inventory number in just 5 days, we didn’t expect them to restart it.  Well, guess what?  They have…sort of.

We’ve confirm with 2 Best Buy Mobile stores that a limited pre-sale will begin starting tomorrow (July 4th) and will end on Saturday (July 10th).  Why are we calling it “limited”?  Because they aren’t guaranteeing that these pre-sale units will be available to you on launch day which is the 15th and in fact are also warning employees to not allow buyers during this new pre-sale to make appointments for pick up.  Yikes?

And for further confirmation on this news, check out these bullets from Best Buy’s Community forums…

Does pre-ordering the Droid X by Motorola at Best Buy® guarantee me a phone on launch day?
No. However, we do fulfill pre-orders in the order they were placed.

Did Best Buy® take pre-orders for the Droid X by Motorola?
Yes. We began accepting pre-orders for the Droid X on June 25th, 2010, but we stopped taking pre-orders on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010.

If I pre-ordered the Droid X by Motorola at Best Buy®, does that mean I am supposed to get it on launch day?
Ideally, yes. But, this is not supposed to be guaranteed and is completely dependent on how many the store receives from the supplier. Any inventory received will be used to fulfill outstanding pre-orders in the order they were placed. For example, if the store has twenty pre-orders on launch day but only received fifteen phones, then the first fifteen pre-orders should receive their phone on launch day.

Anyone willing to take this pre-sale risk?  With Verizon not having a pre-sale, you might be better off just waiting at this point and walking into one of their stores on launch day.  Interesting stuff.  We’re just hoping it all works out!

Oh, and someone grab page 5 of their ad this week!  Should have the Droid X all over it.

Cheers to Androidspin for the forum link!

  • Ff

    There is NO risk. You can get a refund on your $50 deposit if you decided to buy the phone somewhere else.

  • edwards311

    This is what I got from Best Buy Mobile as a response to why I got called saying my X would not be in on the 15th….Thank-you for contacting Best Buy Mobile Customer Care, my name is Victoria, and I will be happy to help you with this question. This is kinda a tricky question to answer because there are a ton of rumors flying around. I can confirm that we did postpone the release date on our end due to delays from Motorola. I can see that Verizon has not delayed the release with them directly also. One reason that makes this question tricky to answer is because Motorola has not released an exact release date. I did many searches all coming up with the same answers, that Best Buy delayed their launch, Verizon did not and Motorola hasn't confirmed a launch date. Here is one of the many sites I visited: http://www.simbasics.co.uk/motorola-droid-x-pre… . The one thing I can confirm to you is that the Best Buy Store reps that you spoke to about your pre-order were being honest with you about the delay. I just can not explain why Verizon has not been delayed. Hopefully, this has answered all of your questions. If you need any more information, or if you would like to purchase, you can respond to this message, or call Best Buy Mobile 1-888-BESTBUY. Thank you again for contacting Best Buy Mobile. Have a Great Day! VictoriaBest Buy Mobile Customer Care

  • Pnuker

    sooo, if i ipre-ordered, should i show up to BB on the 15th, or just wait for them to call me?

    • lemcoe9

      I think they will call you, unless of course you already had the preorder the first time around and then you SHOULD get it on launch day, from what I understand.

  • DroidFan

    i dont know if anyone else know about it yet, but i came across another version of bugless beast(v0.04) I installed it on my Droid. So far it works great.
    here is the link if any of you are interested.
    http://alldroid.org/tabid/62/g/posts/t/398/ROM-
    [IMG]http://i50.tinypic.com/wa11u0.jpg[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://i46.tinypic.com/bj5zqb.jpg[/IMG]

  • Puffy98

    i went to BB this morning bcause i wanna know what number i am on the list. i'm 8th n i pre-ordered last sunday…kinda fist order…anyhow…they said pretty much sure eveyone can hav droid X on the first pre-orer promo…but they can't guarantee for this weekend's pre-order.

    u should think deeply…somehow..just making lines in front of verizon store may be better than pre-ordring now.

  • adam

    ok so i bought a motorola droid last december and im on a 2 year contract, what would the total cost be to buy a droid X? (including early termination fee and all of that stuff)….also would it cost less to buy at best buy or would it be the same?

    • brian

      I got my droid when it first came out and I went to Verizon yesterday and talked to one of the employees. He told me that I would be able to early upgrade. So you might want to check it out to see when the earliest you can upgrade. P.S. This is on the main line.

      • adam

        ok well since im not the main line but we have my grandma on the plan who doesnt use her upgrades, would i be able to use her upgrade to avoid a early termination fee?

        • http://twitter.com/Bluejayer Anthony Valles

          Yes! That's how I got my original Droid. My mom was due for an early upgrade but didn't want it so I ask VZW if I could take it and they said yes! Lol but now I am due for an upgrade and am using it to get the Droid X(: it comes bout the same day of my 16th birthday! Happy sweet 16th present for me haha

          • adam

            ok sweet! it looks like things worked out pretty good for you…i think using some1 elses upgrade will give me the best chance of getting the droid X.

    • Kpan90

      early termination fee is 200 to 300 dollars plus another 200 bux if you buy it from BB, or 300 with a 100 dollar rebate from big red so you'll be lookin at upwards of 500 dollars either way.

      • adam

        ok thanks…i guess i better start saving up unless i decide to get one for christmas

  • Neds

    I pre ordered the droid x at bb and they called me to tell me that it probably won't come in on the 25th, what kind of crap is that!
    I went to BJ's club and they said to just come in the day of the release and I might get lucky an get one.I
    At this point I think that is your best bet, show up at a verizon store and wait in line to get one.
    I do believe if you don't get one on launch day you'll be waiting a month, just like the incredible.
    Manufacturers are not going to keep a huge inventory because they don't want phones sitting in shelves.Remember we a still in a very slow recovery economy wise.
    Giving the popularity of the incredible I seriously doubt that would be an issue.

    • edwards311

      I think I am gonna call the local BJ's on the 14th and see what inventory they got and see if they will hold 1 for me. I work for Verizon(landline/buisness side not wireless), maybe if I throw that at them they might hold 1 for me. I even called the Verizon Wireless guys that I work with and they were dumbfounded when I told them what BB told me. This sucks…I wait6 and wait until the phone comes out that I truly want and now I gotta deal with this sh*t so I don't end up waiting for 3 months like the Droid Incredible bandwagon is!!!!

      • Neds

        I meant to say the 15th on the release day not the 25th, but i can tell you I went to Bj's today and they will not hold one for you I asked them!
        The girl there said your best bet is to get there on the 15th and pray.
        And If you tell them you work for verizon you may wait even longer!

        • edwards311

          Well Neds, if you go to BJ's I will be seeing you there….I will be the guy all jacked up on Rockstar energy. I am gonna let the BB preorder ride for now, just incase I don't get 1 launch day that will be my fall back option. I wouldn't really be worried about it but the way the Incredible has been delayed I just don't feel like dealing with that if it was to happen.

          • Neds

            Yeah the way I'm looking at it I'll have the bb back up too, in case I don't get one at BJ's.
            Its just that now I have a bb gift card that I didn't even want!

          • edwards311

            I think I will just use the BB gift card for Droid X accessories, not really a whole lot of stuff I want/need from BB right now. Plus the guy at BB said that they would have a combo pack, car charger/screen protector/case for $40. Depending on what it looks like I might just buy that…

    • Timoh

      Incredible shortages were from a parts supply shortage. If anything they already ramped up production in response to the Best Buy pre-orders running out so quickly. It wont be a month, maybe a week or two though.

    • Dman27

      the release date is the 15th not 25th. and you prob are better off just going to verizon early, iam going to BB because i got me a gift card there…. And unlike HTC, Motorola is pretty good at pumping out phones on time and supplying demand.

  • Dman27

    hehe just got my pre-order in!

    • Neds

      hehe, pre -order means absolutly nothing!

      • Dman27

        hehe not when your high up on the list! tiskkk

        • Neds

          I'm 2nd on the bb list, so we'll see………………..

  • Puffy98

    everyone got the flyer when u pre-ordered? they gav me only gift card n receipt even though flyer was filled up w/ my info. they gav u copy or something else?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lukemccoy Luke McCoy

      Yea, the sales rep made a copy of mine and kept the original.

    • Dman27

      yeah he just wrote my info on the sheet and then on a flyer and gave me it along with the receipt and a giftcard

  • Dman27

    So I am reallllly torn, I love everything this phone has but I am not sure if i should preorder it tomorrow morning because i am a big fan of an actual keyboard…. the droid 2 though seems like its not going to have nearly as many features as this phone… what do i do?

    • Bladedancer12

      dude if i were u i would move on n go with out the keyboard. At one point i felt the same way about the keyboard , but I hardly ever use it.

      • Dman27

        yeah but i use the keyboard all the time when i dont look and text LOL, like in the car, and in class hahaha it just makes it easier for multitasking ….. the other thing was I was afraid i might crack this screen bumping into something being that its so large and ive done that twice on a small screen of a Voyager… Will they have good cases at release!?

        • Bladedancer12

          with time must likely they will come out with cases

          • Dman27

            I want an Otterbox for this phone! lol i dont care if it makes it bigger I dont wanna risk anything hahah, and you think it will be too big for a pants pocket comfortably?

          • Bladedancer12

            it will probably wont be all comfortably, but i would care as long as it safe :D

          • Neds

            otter boxes are awesome, I put in a request for the X, the more people that ask for it the better your chances are of them making it.

        • Kpan90

          Again man go with the X. i have a POS voyager to and cannot wait to get rid of it lol. how u broke the screen is a mystery to me bcause i've hurled mine at walls n it was fine. but if your worried the X is made with gorilla glass which is extremely strong and much better than whatever glass the Voyager uses.

    • Kpan90

      Go with the X. it's got a bigger screen so youll get used to using it, and all around better hardware, camera ui etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1295723&l=0eae3e0d0b&id=1473005411 Bladedancer12

    Hey Droid life you know how you guys gave us a link for the non live red eye for the droid x well i began working on the Blue eye i must say it looks better the n the red one. Take a look.

    • Bladedancer12

      Here is the Link for the blue eye http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1295723&l

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        That does look nice :-) Thanks

        • Bladedancer12

          thanks men past it around please took me a while dont u think it looks better the n red one

          • Hedney3

            I have to say very cool looking. i cant wait till i get photo shop though so i can make a orange one!

          • Bladedancer12

            I have the Blue one, Cyaneye, Golden and Gree and i remade the one. If u want i can gave u a link

        • brandonmee

          Yeah it looks like one of the scavenger hunt units maybe in your neck of the woods. Apparentally it was using it one ghz powered processor to navigate through Lombard St.

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            Ooooo, i'm on that :-P

      • Kpan90

        Damn that looks badass. lol that would make it look more like an att logo though,

        • Bladedancer12

          I have the Blue one, Cyaneye, Golden and Gree and i remade the one. If u want i can gave u a link

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josue-Aristy/540455542 Josue Aristy

    Great! Ill be there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lukemccoy Luke McCoy

    I called them after reading this. I was the first one to preorder it at my store and at that time the rep told me I would get it on the 15th. The person I spoke to today said there was no guarantee I would get it on the 15th and that they were probably getting it a few days after the 15th. Once I got home I checked my preorder flyer and it doesn't guarantee it on launch day. So I will just see what happens. If they can't confirm that I'll have it on the 15th by the night before I'll just try to get one from a store the next morning. I can always use my $50 gift card on some printer ink!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

    Wait, so if I pre-ordered during the INITIAL pre-order, I'm fine?

    Worst case, yeah, I just go buy one at Verizon… I really doubt Winston-Salem (AKA BumbleFuck), NC to completely sell out of X's. But this town never ceases to amaze me, unfortunately.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lukemccoy Luke McCoy

      Not really. I just read the fine print on my flyer. They don't promise it on the 15th. Now if you could confirm with your store that they were getting some on the 15th that would probably be a good start. The person I spoke to today said they weren't getting any until a few days after the 15th. I'm waiting to speak to a manager closer to that date.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/SOQGG2REJZRIJBLBJTP2VHDX4I Javonte

    has any one used astro file manager and saw blank files on thier sd card that says dev info or disck cache index? is it ok to delete those or no?

  • Jedi_Gunslinger

    Ok here's my attempt at most off topic topic of the day: I need suggestions for (free) keyboard alternatives/replacements a for stock Droid. Got a new convert to android and I knew this would be the best place to ask…!! =]

    • Tom

      SWYPE! or SwiftKey… Or…HTC Touch Keyboard… That is in the order of recommendation…

      In short Swype = WIN

      • Jedi_Gunslinger

        Thanks Tom, I passed on your suggestions and gonna check out swype myself…not sure how current the version I found is but looks promising. Again, thanks =]

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          Swype it up :-)

          • The_Other_Ray

            Why type when you can Swype!

    • Mrpicolas

      well swype is all the rage i actually like swiftkey its predictive text suggestions are very good and it learns the more you type also the one drawback is the lack of voice input but swype doesnt have that either

      • Jedi_Gunslinger

        I installed swype, swiftkey, HTC ime, the multi touch one from the X, and I still prefer stock (lucky me) altho they all did seem to have potential in one area or another…question: are there any customizing options available for any of these (colors, size etc?)

        • Mrpicolas

          If you can find it swype is themed and the htc ime is also see previous
          droid-life posts for htc

  • Mrpicolas

    Ok the name calling and jabs need to stop lets all get along this is a friendly warning but it is starting to wear thin lets keep the comments on track

    • root4life

      wtf r u talkin bout

      • Mrpicolas

        The drama below in this thread

  • Pnuker

    So what's the verdict? Would I be more likely to get a droid x by pre-ordering through best buy, or by just showing up to a verizon store on july 15th?

  • root4life

    clockworkmod

    New 2.0.2.0 Clockwork Recovery in the all recoveries section of ROM Manager. Backs up Froyo a2sd, sorts zip files, bug fix in unyaffs.

  • Deafteen132

    how does the 50 dollars deport works? i want to get Droid X early

    • andrew401

      basically, you give them 50 dollars and they fill out a droid x paper then give you back a reciept saying you pre-ordered it with a 50 dollar best buy gift card that you will put towards the phone. nothing more to it

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    will wait for 4G version…

    • Michael_NM

      I've been saying the same thing, but all the Xcitement is VERY tempting. I can no longer honestly say that I'll wait.

    • andrew401

      ha, good luck waiting for LTE.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

      I'm buying this…and then selling it 4-6 months later for 4G version cause I can't stand having a Tour any longer. I was considering “trying out” T-Mobile until the 15th just so I can have Android.

      • lemcoe9

        I have a Bold 9650 on VZW (basically a Tour) and I feel your pain with Blackberry. I've been a RIM fan-boy for almost 3 years now, and I just can't stand it anymore. Bring on Android.

  • Jbarb21

    Off topic but fiqure it might get answered quicker. I took the plunge….sort of, and did the part one to rooting. Installed SPRecovery. Now can I just add the latest JRummy (changing it to update.zip to sd card) and install thru SPR and have a rooted Froyo rom? Or is there a better way to go?

    • HG

      Huh? Why would you post that question here?

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      If you're running stock 2.1 and have flashed SPR then yes, renaming the file to “update.zip” is good.
      BUT, if you running Vista or other types of Windows, then rename it to “update” because Windows hides
      file extensions…
      :-)

      • Jbarb21

        Thanks!

    • Pnuker

      i don't think it's possible to get any more off-topic lol

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        It's possible….lol
        But this isn't a forum. There are no real “topics” lol
        Just people who have questions, looking for answers :-)

        Tato'ed

      • The_Other_Ray

        Has anyone seen the new twilight movie?

  • Sparhawk2k

    So I'm a bit confused here… If I pre-ordered it BEFORE they stopped originally does that mean I'm guaranteed a phone? If I show up at the store that day at least?

    • Komodos

      yea I was going to ask the same question, cuz Im second in line at my best buy. and I better get that phone that day

    • EggoEspada

      Well, you have priority over walk-ins. They hold it for you, but only for so long. Depending on how big it is, it could be 24hrs, 48hrs, or 72hrs they'll hold it for. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that's how it works.

      • Firemanprice

        They (bestbuy) will call you the day before and set up an appointment for you to come in and pick up your phone

    • andrew401

      no dont listen to these morons. if you pre ordered it THE FIRST TIME AROUND then your good. I already called and asked Best Buy personally. so if you got a pre-order in before they stopped it you will have one 100% the reason they stopped it is because they didnt want to have anyone else in your situation who MIGHT not get the phone. your def getting one.

      • Edwards311

        My local BB called me and told me the entire Droid X launch was delayed….I called VZW and got the opposite story from them( I already posted that in this thread…see below) But the BB guy said it was delayed because of Motorola….I don't know what the f**k to believe anymore. The BB I am dealing with is in BelAir MD….their # is 410-893-6101, anyone can feel free to call them and double check. If you get a different story post it on here so I know if I should go there and wreck shop.

        • andrew401

          well that's funny because i just called my local best buy and they told me July 15th. weird i would call them back and say listen biotch stop bullshittting me :p

          • Mrpicolas

            Lets try to keep it clean please :-)

          • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

            I bet you drive a Prius.

          • Mrpicolas

            No actually I drive a truck

          • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

            Hybrid? :)

          • Mrpicolas

            Lol no Ford f150 lighting 1ST generation lol…

          • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

            Respect. (I have a bumperless Pathfinder. haha)

          • Mrpicolas

            Use to have an amc gremlin with a rag for gas cap broken frame and bullet holes in it but had a good 302 in it

          • Edwards311

            I am going to my BB today to get to the bottom of this…I will let you all know what I find out. If I don't post anything on here…..well, that means I got locked up for beating some poor BB employee like he owed me money!!!!

          • Neds

            I was 2nd on the bb list and still got the same phone call.
            I think Im gonna bag bb. Everything seems so vague.
            I'll probably be waiting a month like everyone else!

          • edwards311

            @ Neds…What BB are you going thru for your pre-order?? I don't know If we can drop the BB pre-order bcuz of the whole $50 gift card deal, cuz I don't think gift cards are refundable. This is BS, but atleast I am not the only person that got that ridiculous call.( not that I am glad you got the same call..well maybe a little happy that I am not the only 1)

          • Neds

            Same one as you, Bel-air MD
            You can still use the bb gift card there , you paid for it!

        • Neds

          I got the same bs phone call!

    • Firemanprice

      They (bestbuy) will call you the day before and set up an appointment for you to come in and pick up your phone.

  • WAldenIV

    I'm in the opposite boat. I pre-ordered on the 26th at my local BB but I don't intend to actually pick the phone up until the 23rd. My contract with AT&T is up on the 22nd. If they give my phone to someone else, I'll be furious.

    • EggoEspada

      I'm just assuming that you're waiting till the 23rd to pick it up because of your At&t contract. You know you can always just go to BB the day or day after and pick it up, you don't have to wait for your contract to be over with. Plus, you can go try to end your contract early, if they don't let you, shouldn't stop you from getting your Droid X on Verizon.

      • WAldenIV

        I'm going to tell them that I'm travelling for work and I can't make it until the 23rd. If they have a problem with that, I will probably have to start service with a temporary number. I don't want to go through the hassle, though, as I have two numbers that I want to port to Verizon.

    • ??

      Why would you be furious? It's not Verizon or Best Buy's fault that you have a contract with AT&T. Wake up and grow up.

      • andrew401

        stop trolling, what do you care anyways? it's not your phone or situation. i think someone else needs to grow up and stop the online drama

    • Rustydude0749

      They will only hold the phone for 24 hrs. The best thing to do in your situation is to pick it up on launch day and get a new number, then port your AT&T number over later.

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    My sister said I can get it at Walgreens.

    • EC8CH

      I need the one with more gee bees.

      • Michael_NM

        and the wi-fis.

        • ReebyWantsYoMom

          It wont fit in my skinny jeans

          • Kpan90

            then wear jeans that aren't skinny jeans like someone who's not a homo.

  • podsender

    hope to be one of the first to have it from germany, of course no verizon here , but waiting for the Droid X as well, and can'T wait to get it.

    http://www.gmbhnews.com

  • nkhex19

    I just got a buddy of mine to pre order it. He is was gonna order an Incredible but I told him get the X instead. He currently has a BB. Another one switching to Android! :)

    • lemcoe9

      I was drawn to the X because of the terrible battery life stories I heard about the Incredible.

  • quiklives

    I already did. The guy told me I was the first customer at that store to preorder, so I should have no trouble getting mine. (I'm in Burlington, VT) I've not heard anything else from them, but I didn't expect to. However, another commenter (Edward something?) was saying that he got a call from BB saying the launch was delayed, which doesn't make any sense.

    • Edwards311

      edwards something?= edwards311…lol. Anyway, I was 6th at the BelAir,MD Best Buy. Maybe thats why I got the call…because they won't have 6 X's on launch day. It just doesnt make sense to me when the BB employee said the entire launch was delayed because of Motorola. The VZW guy said the launch was 7/15 and he seemed to be pretty “matter of fact” about that. At this point who f**kin' knows….I just want my X, then everything will be fine.

      • quiklives

        Sorry about that, sometimes my attention span is about 4 seconds, and I just didn't make it to the other post to look.

        It sounds like the BB employee is just an idiot. I really hope you get your X on the 15th! I'm excited for mine, as it's for my birthday, and it will be the first time I've gotten a phone on launch day, ever.

        • Edwards311

          I was just playin' with ya…..but those BB people are idiots, just gotta hope that my X arrives on the 15th.

          • Puffy98

            after reading yours, i went to BB..just front of my house that is in West Hollywood. n they said that's not true.
            i think it depends on locations. ur town is small?ma BB guys said they gonnna hav lots of stocks.also they confirmed w/verizon guy in the store.i was 7th on the first round pre-orders.
            somehow…good luck n i hope i wont hav the same phone call.

          • Neds1

            Gottta call form BB today I'm picking up my x tomorrow @ 10:30. sweet

  • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

    First – I'm planning on being first in line at my Verizon store on launch day. I figure that's the best way to guarantee myself a phone. ;)

    • http://smackbox.org Smackbox

      I think I am going to sleep on the curb! Ok just kidding, but I might be right behind you in line! =)

      • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

        Starbucks is next door! :)

        • andrew401

          hhrrrmmm where is that? because starbucks is right next door to my local big red store also….

          • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

            Naperville, IL (corner of washington and ogden)

          • Mrpicolas

            me too akron ohio lol

    • lemcoe9

      I wonder how Verizon will handle that, because Verizon isn't usually the company that has people sleeping outside of their store for a phone like certain yuppies.