EVO 3D - Be a 3D Star

Sprint dropped us a nice little present in their EVO email this morning, announcing the giveaway of 32 HTC EVO 3D phones, starting June 13.  Clicking on the link brings you to the Be a 3D Star Sweepstakes page.  Following the links brings you to an entry form available only to Sprint Premier customers in which 10 EVO 3Ds are up for grabs along with "a bag of sweet EVO swag."  Sweet!

Giveaway of 32 EVO 3Ds

However, if you're at all proficient at math, you know 32 ≠ 10.  So what does that mean for the other 22 phones?  Or is it possible these 10 phones are exclusive to the Premier community and precursors to the 32 phones that Sprint is giving away to everyone starting on June 13?  At this point, we're not sure but we've reached out to Sprint for clarification in the matter and we'll update you when we get all the facts.

Once June 13 hits, everyone will be able to enter the sweepstakes and also become part of a unique 3D movie experience known as Present Tense.  It appears from the preview that uploading your photo will place you in this 3D movie, displaying your picture throughout a few scenes.  We'll be able to play around with it a week from now and make our own movies.

For now, all you Sprint Premier customers get to entering (one entry per phone number, per day) as it seems you have a head start on the rest of the pack and be sure to check out the Present Tense 3D teaser after the break!

Source: Sprint Be a 3D Star Sweepstakes

 

 

 

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Sprint giving away 10 EVO 3Ds in "Be a 3D Star Sweepstakes"

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a sweepstakes only for Sprint customers..?

Aren't sweepstakes required to be open to everyone (under FTC law)? "No purchase necessary" includes no requirements of being a sprint customer.

So where's the entry form for non-sprint customers?

Thats coming on 6/13. You enter once a day. All sprint is doing is making the odds better for Sprint Premiere customers by letting them enter more days.

pretty cool!

"8. PRIZES: Ten (10) Prize winners will each receive one (1) HTC EVO 3D 4G phone and Swag bag of Sprint accessories. Prize does not include a wireless service plan. All activation and wireless service plan fees are the winners’ sole responsibility. The prize Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") is $614.98. Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of all prizes is $6,149.90. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prizes are not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Prizes may be reported as income to a winner and the winner will be responsible for all taxes associated with the receipt of a prize."

Source: http://now.sprint.com/bea3dstar/rules.php?id12=MA:LP:20110606:E3D:PTM:lp...

"The prize Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") is $614.98. Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of all prizes is $6,149.90."

wow =o lol

So, assuming you're in the 25% tax bracket, your new EVO 3D will cost you $154. If they included slightly less swag, bringing the total value to under $600, they wouldn't have to report it as income.

BTW Sprint's Buyback Program is currently pricing EVO 4G trade-ins at $150, that's $50 more than Radio Shack's offer... Sprint will also give you a $75 credit with a 2-year contract renewal, even if you don't qualify for Premier Gold (which would just give you a full discount on the phone every 12 months as if you were signing a new contract)...

So that's $500 - $150 - $75 = $275 for current EVO 4G users, not too shabby, not as great as the old Premier program but not bad at all. I'm surprised they're still buying it back for that much, could've swore it was $125 a few months ago. Site also says that if you generate a quote online, the price is locked in for 45 days.

If you're one of the people that whined to customer support and got your Premier upgrade restored for this year then I guess you could still take advantage of it and buy the EVO 3D for $50... :p I sure plan to! (and I bought my 4G for only $125 thru a student discount! $175 for two years of top-notch phones, heh)

Oh and the trade in-credit is instantaneous if done in-store, might take up to three billing cycles if done by mail... I'd like to go the in-store route this time ('specially since I might not buy it the day it comes out unless it's been well reviewed and manhandled beforehand), it looks like that'd be less of a hassle overall, particularly if you pre-order.

I just did a cursory search on Ebay and it doesn't seem like USED EVO 4G's are selling for much more than $200... Seems a flood of new in-box sales have lowered the price for used units over the last few months. I saw a couple hovering between $200 and $250 but they had a few days left and few bids (so they've probably been bid up artificially), the few used EVOs that had just a few hours left were all hovering right at $200.

Makes Sprint's trade-in offer look pretty good imo (and Radio Shack's pretty soft).

Sprint always makes you mail in to get your rebate radioshack takes it off and has 100 off for trade in so radioshacks offer is better