Today was the big day. Verizon Wireless **finally** released the Blackberry Storm into the wild and I wanted to check it out and, quite possibly buy one.
Which I did. But I don’t have it.
You see, it would appear that Verizon took a page out of the Apple playbook and only had 18 units delivered to my local store. They sold out by 8:00a. This is ok since I ended up getting a smokin’ deal!
The price for this new gadget is listed at $249 with a mail in rebate of $50. Since they were out of stock when I get there, they had an inconvenience fee of -$50, plus free overnight shipping. Plus, since they were out of stock and since I am what they call a VIP customer, I still get the rebate, but now it’s in store. No activation fee or anything else either.
This means that I ended up buying a new Blackberry Storm to have as my very own for only $149.00. Or, to put another way, the first 3 months of my data plan are covered. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all.
There is a chance I could get it on Saturday, but that is highly unlikely. Monday or Tuesday look like the day.
More when it arrives.
**Update**: Looks like I got in just in time.