I've been with Verizon for a long time and recently upgraded my phone at a Verizon store to an I2 at the cost of $199.00 with a 2-year contract.
I now see other outlets are charging $0.00 with a 2-year contract.
Why do I feel screwed?
Those 'other outlets' have an add'l contracts you sign in addition to VZW. Which can cost you up to $400 an ETF fees, just from them if you make changes and you still have a VZW contract to complete. You may not be able to keep your current plan with the other outlet.
If your phone has an issue the 1st 30 days, you deal with the, 'Other Outlet' not VZW for replacements.
Nah, I will pay a bit more to be assured all is well.
Well that is a bit over the time limit, but heck call and ask. Worse they can say is no.
But phones are like laptops, TV's and such, the same thing can always be had at a lower price.......LATER!
They sure are.
But I would have been a whole lot happier if the salesman had informed of an impending price drop when I bought it.
However, VZW may be one of those companies that keep secrets from their own employees.
Budone is correct (thanks). You do have the option of purchasing a device directly through Verizon Wireless or through a third party retailer. Prices may differ, depending on where you choose to purchase your device from. As budone stated, third party retailers may have different terms and conditions in their agreement, such as their exchange and return policy. Where specifically did you purchase your device from? How long ago?