I had some time on my hands on Feb 20th; so I wondered over to Best Buy to learn more about this Motorola Xoom pre-sale. I found some Xoom educated and enthusiastic sales associates. The most important info I found out was that the manufacturer was only going to ship units out to individual stores if they had pre-sales. My best advice is to go forward with the simple pre-sale process so that you are not left empty-handed on release day- or worse, for months after release if supply is short.
I was also able to pre-order two Motorola Xoom accessories: the portfolio case and the standard dock. I went ahead with the standard dock because I will only need the speaker dock at work to annoy my cubicle mates!
The odd part of the process was the fact I had to put $50.00 down, and was then given a $50.00 gift card. My first thought at the time was, “wow, just got fifty bucks off my Xoom!”. The sales associate quickly brought me back to reality as it was just their way of showing the manufacturer that cash was put towards the device.
Stay tuned for live coverage of the Motorola Xoom launch day!