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Sprint shutting down June 5th Pre pre-sales?

by Derek Kessler Fri, 29 May 2009 2:03 pm EDT

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If Boy Genius Report is to be believed (they’re running about half-and-half with Palm Pre rumors thus far), Sprint corporate has decided to put the kibosh on the handful of stores that decided that they were going to sell the Pre on the Friday before the June 6th launch.

While the ten Sprint Premier parties will still have Pre phones on hand for night before sales (and many lucky folks in our forums are going), those other rogue stores have been roped in and told to hold their Pre stock until Saturday morning.  We're still hearing reports of people being told that they can buy the Pre on the 5th, however, so as is sadly typical with Sprint launches, the exact situation isn't 100% clear.

In any case, it's clear that Sprint and Palm are worried about the number of Pre phones they’ll have on hand, so holding all available units for the 8 AM Saturday launch will let them keep it all in check.

Thanks to Reminiz in our forums for the tip!