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Old 05-14-2010, 05:13 AM   #1
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Buying Dr800SG in USA

I am going in Washington DC next month and I want to buy a DR800sg.
Where I can buy? I mean real shops, etc...

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Old 05-14-2010, 05:24 AM   #2
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I am going in Washington DC next month and I want to buy a DR800sg.
Where I can buy? I mean real shops, etc...

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internet. there is no shop. go to bestbuy.com and you can order one. be aware, you need an US address.
now, if this becomes a problem, you can always use others like USunlocked and so..
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internet. there is no shop. go to bestbuy.com and you can order one. be aware, you need an US address.
now, if this becomes a problem, you can always use others like USunlocked and so..
I stay for a one week, I could use the address of the hotel.
Do you think I could have problems (i.e. bestbuy do not send to hotels or the ebook takes more than a week to arrive, etcc..)?
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:28 PM   #4
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I stay for a one week, I could use the address of the hotel.
Do you think I could have problems (i.e. bestbuy do not send to hotels or the ebook takes more than a week to arrive, etcc..)?
Ewandeep -

I can't imagine why Best Buy wouldn't ship to your hotel.

I do know you can pay for express shipping ($24.99) and the odds are great it'll be there in that week. I've ordered it from Best Buy (to NY state) without express shipping and received it within 3 days...

Is there any way you can coordinate with the hotel so that you can order the item BEFORE you get there? They can then hold the package for you and you can pick it up when you get there. Just a thought...

Good luck.

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Old 05-14-2010, 09:33 PM   #5
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Be aware that your order may be delayed. I ordered one from BB a week ago, and I got the dreaded "Your item is backordered" email
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:30 AM   #6
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Be aware that your order may be delayed. I ordered one from BB a week ago, and I got the dreaded "Your item is backordered" email
thanks, I'll check before to order
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:09 PM   #7
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Hi Guys,

I intend to buy PRS-300 when I visit NYC in Aug for 6 weeks. Can I buy it from real shops or still via internet only? I read that it is available in real shops.. I just need confirmation on that since if it is only available on the net then I will purchase it before my arrival to avoid any delayed delivery complication. Then again, would it get delayed that long????
Still prefer to get a chance to check it out first.


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Old 05-17-2010, 04:34 PM   #8
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I intend to buy PRS-300 when I visit NYC in Aug for 6 weeks. Can I buy it from real shops or still via internet only? I read that it is available in real shops.. I just need confirmation on that since if it is only available on the net then I will purchase it before my arrival to avoid any delayed delivery complication. Then again, would it get delayed that long????
Still prefer to get a chance to check it out first.
Like Apple, Sony have dedicated retail stores. They might not stock all models in a range though. You should be able to find a store near you using the Sony website and contact the store to see which models they carry.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:35 PM   #9
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You can buy it lots of places. Any Borders or Best Buy. Datavision, J and R, and or course Sonystyle.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:10 AM   #11
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Be aware that your order may be delayed. I ordered one from BB a week ago, and I got the dreaded "Your item is backordered" email
I placed my order on 2010-05-15 (Saturday afternoon, local time), and received notice from BestBuy on 2010-05-17 (Monday afternoon) that my purchase had shipped. Indeed, it is now in the hands of UPS, and headed in my direction. So, BestBuy is in fact currently shipping the DR800SG.

However, the purchasing experience was a challenge, because BestBuy's shopping cart repeatedly refused to accept the shipping address I had provided. In fact, I have two possible addresses, and BestBuy claimed that neither of them was a valid shipping address. [Each was, in fact, correct and known to be acceptable to both USPS and UPS.]

It took better than 30 minutes of repeated attempts to arrive at a rewording of one of those two addresses that BestBuy finally accepted. [It wasn't my correct address, but UPS will be able to use it.] In that process, I was several times informed by the shopping cart that shipping was free! Ultimately, shipping was not free, but that cost was trivial compared to the sales tax.

I'd say BestBuy's shopping cart software would benefit from the kind of thorough beta testing that the V2 firmware is currently receiving. I wonder whether some of those "backordered" messages others have received were actually sent in error. And I also wonder whether iRex has done itself any favors by committing to an exclusive (in the U.S.) sales arrangement with BestBuy. I'd gladly have gone to some other vendor, just to be able to enter my correct shipping address, once, and be done with it.
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Does BestBuy have an "order online - pick up in store" option like Walmart?
If so, stuff could be ordered to the closest "Vacation-location" and be picked up there.

Just a thought...
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:52 PM   #13
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Does BestBuy have an "order online - pick up in store" option like Walmart?
If so, stuff could be ordered to the closest "Vacation-location" and be picked up there.

Just a thought...
They do have such an option, but it is disabled for the DR800SG. [At least, it is disabled on my machine ...]
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:19 PM   #14
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Yes, but generally not for "online only" items.
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I stay for a one week, I could use the address of the hotel.
Do you think I could have problems (i.e. bestbuy do not send to hotels or the ebook takes more than a week to arrive, etcc..)?
I'd be really nervous about doing that. Any delay, either a backorder or even in shipping, and you would miss the device. That would be difficult to deal with afterwards, especially since you wouldn't be in the country any longer. You would have already been charged for it, and somebody at the hotel would be in possession of your package.
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