Originally Posted by Sappy404
Desire HD is €30 more in-store than I was quoted over the phone but it is impossible to source unless you get lucky by finding one in a brick-and-mortar Meteor outlet. Does anybody have any experience getting the in-store staff to discount the handsets to online/phone prices, or would I be wasting my time in trying?
Well, I think the answer is maybe (or maybe hell yes?)
Last week I decided to switch from O2. After all the investigations I decided Meteor was the best value, especially if purchased on line.
Problem being they don't do the Desire HD on line - only the desire.
So, I bought a Desire for €169 on the Connect 30 plan (€25 online vs €30 in store).
After hearing the various problems with getting a contract from them once you sign up on line, I went into the Square and bought a phone there instead (will not sign contract when it is eventually sent out).
So, in the shop, bought a Desire for €99 vs the €169 online. The only difference is I could not get the €25/month deal as this was an online special. The full price was €30 which I had to pay. 18 month contract.
Now, the nice bit - she said there was a Desire HD out back if I wanted that (I was buying two phones). I took it.
Price was €179, reduced from €229 because I was switching(?) and €30 a month.
So, not too sure. Can't get the HD on Meteor online.
EMobile do have it for €169 but to get the Data plan, you have to go for Select 30 which is €39 a month (5 quid off if your with Eircon).
The main problem with Meteor shops is that they are all franchises and have almost nothing to do with Meteor the company. All act independently (which limits what they can do in terms of plans).
Honestly though - why would they discount the HD when there is a severe shortage of them.