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Staples Shipping Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Early? To at Least One Lucky Customer

We were tipped to March 27th as being the day that the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi would be available at Staples (variety of other retailers as well) for everyone to pick up, and that’s definitely still the case.  But for one of our readers, March 25th is the magical day.  “How’d he swing that,” you ask?  By calling the Staples sales number and placing an order over the phone rather than through their website which wanted to hold him to the 27th date.  Sneaky, sneaky.

Oh and if you were wondering what the color of the back piece would be, you can see it below.  

No silver back to be found.   Same black as the 3G/4G version.

And on another note, we’re hearing that ABC Warehouse in the Michigan, Ohio and Indiana area will be selling them today if you swing by.  Apparently they are still on the truck, but could be available in the afternoon.

Cheers Chris and Jason!

  • It is good imformation to know more. Thanks for share!

  • breandly

    Stupid people huh. I told you to go on their website. It even tells you which stores have them in stock…why don’t you try calling them up and find out…don’t be a baby because you were not able to get it sooner. It never hurts to simply call and ask. But here are some pics anyway to satisfy your curiosity.

    • breandly

      Just uploaded the photos….its 1:14 AM now on Sunday…so I doubt that staples was open so I could go get it and take some pics. After reading your comment I see you work for staples, so I’m positive you could pull up my exact receipt and see I purchased it on march 26th. Don’t go out calling people stupid just because you work there and think every store is going to follow the rules.

  • Youmakemesick

    no you did not get one at staples on sat lol prove me wrong make a youtube vid with your staples sales slip they sku dont go live till sat at 12 am cause of verizon contect ends at midnight on sat lmao stupid people

    • Anonymous

      Do you think its possible that maybe not all Staples follow the same rules you a talking about? I got a xoom at Staples in columbus GA on friday during my lunch break.
      Check out http://spiderbytes.baldypal.com for my pics and story.

      • breandly

        I totally agree. I called earlier in the day and asked if they had any and they said they had them in stock and would hold it for me. When I got out of work I went there and picked it up. This guy is trying to call me out and asking me to prove him wrong…even though I shouldn’t have to prove anyone wrong since I know I have it in my hands I did anyway 🙂

  • breandly

    Just picked one up from staples earlier today. If you go on their site it tells you which stores have them in stock. I walked in and out with the xoom…painless

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Moto. You’re a month too late.

  • Youmakemesick

    no silver back guys sorry i work at staples and we got them today like all stores but cant sell till sunday

  • stsples

    ok so i work for staples and verizon has exclusive rule to the zoom till sat 26th till 12 midnight staples did not ship that to anyone yet all staples just recived there stock today its a 10,000 dollar fine for any sales of the zoom unstill sunday the 27 th this is someone who took it home from work and they better hope they dont get busted staples will fire them on the spot

  • I just checked on Staples’ website as well, and my local store has them in stock 😀

  • Anonymous

    My Costco order shipped today and will arrive on Monday! The order was placed yesterday for those curious.

  • Just came from a not so local ABC Warehouse and picked up their last Xoom. This thing is solid, the back is not like the 3G/4G version. It is a dark metallic color, which in my opinion looks just as good if not better than the all black back and definitely better that the silver back that I’ve seen pics of. Can’t wait to charge it up!

  • Kashiffk

    Its been available in Best Buy stores since the 24th…however, the sales staff convinced me that the iPad 2 I had on pre-order was a better choice…either that or wait on the Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 due in June…

  • Sellingfear

    Got my xoom at staples in York Pa….. they had the display up but it was empty I asked a if they got it in he said they did then he said he would have to ask if he could sell it yet. He went in the back an a few minutes later he came out with it… I typing this comment on it lol

  • Frenchy

    So… I went to best buy on the east side of my town and they did not have it but they said the store on the west side had 5! So I drove all the way to the west side and asked the guy and he told me he did not have any and his manager told him “there is no wifi only motorola xoom, they are thinking of making one but it won’t be out for 2-3 months!” I corrected him and had him re-check his back room… and he came back out and handed me a wifi only XOOM!!! So I had it in my hands and carried it to the register and it rang up $10,000!!! So he got his manager and he took it from me and told me he could not sell it because itss unreleased! I HAD IT IN MY HANDS! So now he is holding it untill Sunday for me…. 🙁

    • Anonymous

      Same thing happened to me

  • Anonymous

    Sooooo me and a friend were just at a local staples.. the guy was total ready to sell us one, if they had them. They still had a truck coming in this even that could be carrying a few.

  • Cheeseandpepper

    So I pre-ordered mine March 17th and upon seeing this article I thought, hmm I wonder when mine will come. I go to staples.com to track and what does it say… Status: Cancelled. Apparently they called me days later (I didn’t get a missed call, voice mail notification or voice mail) asking for more info. What more do you need than my name, shipping address, phone number, credit card number, billing address, exp date, and the 3 digit thingy on the back? They said it could be here by april 25th.

    I will be taking my business elsewhere on sunday.

  • Vtxtank

    Got mine at noon today. The sales person at Staples ordered it for me at the store and had it delivered to the store. I am Xooming………

  • WindedBison

    Just got Xoomed at my local Staples in San Diego. It seemed like the guy didn’t really know if he could sell it to me, but he did it anyway

    • WindedBison

      Oh and it does have a titanium colored back for those that were wondering. This thing is effing awesome.

      • Youmakemesick

        lienumber 2 they are not silver they are black like a the 3 and 4g ones

        • NorCalDroid

          No there silver. Look the user review on Android Central. His is silver

    • Youmakemesick

      bull that store will get hit with a 10,000 dollar fine i work for staples and the sku dont go live till sunday cause ofthe verizon exclisive dont runout till sunday prove me wrong post a youtube video lol beofer sunday with your staples sales slip lol

    • Eadsrc

      Got mine at a San Diego Staples as well on Friday; they were building the display and a manager got me one from the back. It has a silver-gray back which looks really great and I have been playing with it since I got it and no hiccups in software or hardware. Mine is running the updated software 3.0.1 which probably helps. Was worried after hearing all of the comments about the OS being not quite ready but I am really happy with it. Screen looks very bright and clear too, as I was worried about that. Probably not as good as iPad2 but looks good to me. Only negative so far is that this baby is heavy and thick but does feel very industrial which is what I like about my Droid X so not a problem for me.

  • Anonymous

    Beautifull. Very good that it stays in black. Grey alternative was really cheap looking.

    Now just need to cut the price down to $ 400 and I’ll jump on one.

  • anyone see them at samsclub yet?

    • Smilk327

      Called Sam’s its not even in their system yet. Not looking good. 🙁 he did say they are getting it at some point. However I am still holding out to see if they hold out till midnight on 27. Can’t see buying now if Sam’s club will be selling it for $60 less later.

    • Smilk327

      Called Sam’s its not even in their system yet. Not looking good. 🙁 he did say they are getting it at some point. However I am still holding out to see if they hold out till midnight on 27. Can’t see buying now if Sam’s club will be selling it for $60 less later.

  • Chris

    I just tried a Staples in Denver, Colorado, and they wouldn’t sell me a Xoom early. I tried convincing a sales person and a manager, but no dice.

    • Anonymous

      Same here in Cleveland, OH. ;(

    • Twitter

      Same in NYC (UWS location)

  • Hoser

    They have them at my local Staples. Birmingham.

  • Ahwwwjeah

    After reading this posting I ran over to my local ABC Warehouse and bought the first one they sold. Hadn’t even been in the store an hour. Already tethered to my DroidX. Very nice piece.

  • Jpg0301

    I just called staples in Cherry Hill NJ. Just confirmed its in stock and ready for pickup too!

  • Lakerzz

    I got so pissed off yesterday. I called my local Staples to see if they had it yet. They said they just got a shipment, and I can come in to get it. After driving 26 miles to the nearest one (that had it) they said they couldn’t sell it until Sunday…UGH!!!! So I went into Best Buy (which just happened to be right next to Staples), and they had just received a shipment and sold me one no problem. Needless to say I’m lovin’ my Xoom. 😛

  • Lakerzz

    I got so pissed off yesterday. I called my local Staples to see if they had it yet. They said they just got a shipment, and I can come in to get it. After driving 26 miles to the nearest one (that had it) they said they couldn’t sell it until Sunday…UGH!!!! So I went into Best Buy (which just happened to be right next to Staples), and they had just received a shipment and sold me one no problem. Needless to say I’m lovin’ my Xoom. 😛

  • Ms.Carmen Diva

    good for him 🙂

  • Blue-Adept

    Just picked up my Xoom at ABC Appliance in Grand Rapids MI.
    Thanks for the tip Droid-Life!!!!!

  • Blue-Adept

    Just picked up my Xoom at ABC Appliance in Grand Rapids MI.
    Thanks for the tip Droid-Life!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m fixin to leave staples in columbus georgia with 1 in my hand

  • Anonymous

    I’m fixin to leave staples in columbus georgia with 1 in my hand

  • In store pick up is active for the Michigan locations!

  • Colaval2

    I can confirm that ABC warehouse is selling them, I just went and picked one up.

    • Fa

      black/rubber back as well?

      • Colaval2

        Actually, no. It’s more of a slate grey plastic. It’s not the rubbery backing that the Verizon ones have.

      • Anonymous

        The Verizon Xooms don’t have a rubber backing, they’re a matte black aluminum.

  • Jejunehante

    I got mine already, too. Just use the staples website to see if any stores near you have it in stock. two in the DC area did, so I went in, asked, and 10 minutes later walked out with a Xoom Wifi.

    • Fa

      did yours come with the black/rubber back too?

    • Lakerzz

      The manger told me they couldn’t sell it to until Sunday, (and they told me on the phone they had it in stock), so I got it at Best Buy with no problems. 🙂

    • Tbor79

      which dc store sold it to you? i live in arlington, but would happily go into the city to get one today

  • Yesterday staples.com was showing Xoom’s in-stock at a store near me so I went over to see if they’d sell me one. They had a big freestanding sign in front of the door saying that the WiFi Xoom had arrived. I took that as a positive sign. I side, they even had a big aisle end-cap shelf display set up for it stocked with cases but no Xoom’s in sight. When I finally got the attention of a sales guy. He said he couldn’t sell them till Sunday. No real surprise there. He did admit though that he and other stores in the Phoenix area each only got 4 units in stock.

    • Trivtherenegade

      Which location in Phoenix did you go to? I’ve been considering picking one up, but I’m having a hard time justifying the price tag…

  • r m

    It’s a surprise this has the same back as the 3G/4G. If you go to bestbuy.com it gives a picture with the back having a titanium color. I would have suspected the customer who got the early delivery ordered a 3G/4G by mistake (or the phone operater placed the order incorrectly), but it does say “xoom wifi” on the box.

    • Lakerzz

      I think it just might be the protective coating on the back. I noticed that when I got mine. After I peeled it off, it looked a lot different.

      • Fa

        Do you have a pic of the unit after you peel everything off? Hearing that now it has plastic feel to it and the color is still a dark gray and we don’t have the 2 tone color as indicated on the box.

        • Lakerzz
          • Fa

            wow thanks for the fast response 😀 Doesn’t look bad, although the initial silver/black tone looked better. (imo). Does it feel plasticky? or does it feel like the 3g model? Thanks 😀

          • Lakerzz

            Its definitely not plasticly. Its mostly metal. Its actually kind of cold to touch when outside, lol. The upper black portion has that matte rubbery feel to it. It definitely doesn’t feel cheap. Idk about the 3g model, so I cant compare.

          • Fa

            Thanks for the info 😀 Now I can get it without worrying that its made of plastics 😀

          • r m

            how did you get yours?

          • Lakerzz

            I got it at best buy yesterday.

  • ShopDroid

    Crap. This reminds me that I’d better cancel my xoom order with Costco. Can’t wait to get my GTab from the woot the other day and start hacking it!

  • Fa

    Weird.. so the unit has black back but the image on the box itself has silver back. Someone’s messing up big time

  • Wish I could get one

  • Ilovechi23

    Will this be available on Verizon website when it becomes official?

  • Larry

    Just got an email from Amazon saying mine will arrive 3/30. Guess they’re shipping out 3/28.

  • Wachutalkinbout

    I’ll wait until everything works before buying a xoom.

  • Wachutalkinbout

    I’ll wait until everything works before buying a xoom.

    • Lakerzz

      You forgot “Willis” in your username. Awesome none the less, lol

    • Anonymous

      Just curious as to what is not working on the Xoom?

    • Babyboy8100

      everything does work…? u might be talking about the 3g/4g verizon xoom?

  • EnriquemtzDX

    getting mine from BBY have some Rewardzone cash there! 😉 will get at least $100 off!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    if you all wait and see what is just around the corner from Samsung in 10.1″ tablets that showed up on Amazon last week:

    NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processor; full size USB, mini-USB, and HDMI ports and full-sized SD card reader, user-replaceable prismatic lithium battery, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, e-Compass, GPS and Ambient Light, Screen Rotation Lock Switch

    so many specs the Xoom does not have all at an MSRP that is rumored to be less than the over-priced Xoom.. why the hell would you buy this Xoom??

    • Wachutalkinbout

      You failed to mention the one thing keeping me from samsung… UI skin.

      • droydhead

        roms?

    • Honeycomb_FTW

      I think your specs about that Samsung tab are wrong. I haven’t seen any Samsung tab with full size USB and the often use a proprietary port in place of the usb & hdmi.

      I think you are confused and thinking of the Toshiba tablet.

      • Thesaber2000

        Yeah I think he is thinking of the toshiba tablet. Which I’m waiting for. I don’t get how the xoom sd card slot doesn’t work and they are selling it that way? Unless I’m wrong and there is no sd slot at all

        • FortitudineVincimus

          plain and simple, that Xoom is one of the first big player Android tablets and so people are eating it up not realizing that it is already behind the times and costs to much. just watch the next few months. But either way, the Toshiba specs alone make it worth the wait.

          check it out http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-10-1-inch-Android-Tablet/dp/B004I43F9C/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

          so many nicer features and specs. heck, a user changeable battery alone is awesome. and imagine a full size USB to connect to your computer or SD full card reader to add content to the tablet easier and make it expandable. and if the rumored price is lower than the Xoom as I have read on the web, it makes buying the Xoom make little sense

          • Lakerzz

            Dang it!!! Will you please just let me enjoy my Xoom for the time being?? I just got it!!! Sheesh!!! Just kidding. I totally understand what you are saying, but I’m going to enjoy my Xoom for now. I’ll save my buyers remorse until these other tablets actually come out.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        sorry guys, yes, I meant the Toshiba

    • Anonymous

      Whts the rumored price? Might have to unload my grab on CL before I even get it.

    • Smilk327

      The thing that is questionable about it is will it have xda support? Unlocked bootloader? And get updates timely if at all? Toshiba has never been in this environment and unproven. Might be too risky for money. Look at samsunga update record with fascinate.

    • Anonymous

      And if you wait a bit more the 3d tablets will come out and then if you wait a bit more something else will come out… its called technology it contines to get better than the generation before, at some point your going to have to sack up and either get one or keep pretending like your going to get the next one.

  • Anonymous

    I would like a HTC 10″ honeycomb tablet. #kthanksbye

  • Mr. Joe

    What a pretty box

  • Anonymous

    my friend that works at Costco I got for $536 – sweet deal! (:

    • Wireless Fool

      How did they pull that off, they aren’t even on sale at Costco yet???

      • Anonymous

        he is the manager at one of the branches – I guess he can pulled it off…

        I like it its nice…. he actually send me a pic…how can I upload here..?

  • I got an email from staples stating mine would be delivered Monday the 28th!

  • vinnie

    I was lucky enough to get in on the coupon error at motorola… $600 for wifi/3g/4g(soon) goodness and no contract. WOOOOO

  • tbaybe

    if i woulda just waited 2 weeks, coulda saved some money

  • tbaybe

    if i woulda just waited 2 weeks, coulda saved some money

  • tbaybe

    if i woulda just waited 2 weeks, coulda saved some money

    • MFG

      Should have bought at Costco!

    • ThunderboltIsOverrated

      Classic comment……so eager to spend your hard-earned money on the newest electronic. Makes it sound as if you were waiting with outstretched hands holding your money, drooling, waiting…..oh, how these corporations have sucked people in. I admit, technology is cool and I love to read the forums and articles on Android and such, but it’s this “gotta have it now, can’t wait” mentality that shows why the telecom companies don’t give a crap about sending OTA updates, giving consumers what they demand, offer no product support, blah blah blah. It doesn’t matter to the big corporations; they tell you what you want and how much they say it’s worth, you say “OK,” and they keep making billions. Astonishing.

      • tbaybe

        someone needs some happy juice! My xoom was a bday gift, so i didnt not waste any of my own money…. k thx bye.

        • Anonymous

          then your original comment makes no sense.

          • tbaybe

            I SAID coulda saved money… didnt say whos money!

          • Anonymous

            WELL U LEARNED TO SAY WHO NEXT TIME HUH!!!!! hehe

        • Anonymous

          happy juice!! tell me someone else is seeing the topless girls commercial from Euro Trip in there head too.

  • viewthis66

    i want this now.

  • viewthis66

    i want this now.

  • viewthis66

    i want this now.