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Avoid shipping charges for accessories at Sprint’s private EPRP online store

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Recently, I was in a bit of a dilemma: I really wanted to buy an official Sprint car dock for my HTC EVO 4G LTE, but all of my local stores were out of stock. I went online and discovered that Sprint wanted to charge an outrageous $6.50 for shipping. I called Sprint, and they refused to waive the shipping charge. What was I to do?

I decided to try the private Sprint EPRP online store.

Of course, this store is supposed to be by invitation only, but all you need to access the site is a Sprint employee’s email address, along with their employee ID. Google makes this really easy to find, or you could even search through some user comments here at Pocketables. In any case, it’s very easy for a savvy public to get access to a store that’s not so private, after all.

And the best part is that Sprint’s EPRP store waives the standard shipping charges on all orders – accessories included. There’s only one thing to watch out for: if your Sprint account doesn’t already include a special EPRP discount, do not select your account at the checkout screen. Simply proceed as if you’re a brand new customer, because you’ll get an error message otherwise.

This trick saved me $6.50 in shipping charges, along with a few cents in tax – for some reason, Sprint’s online tax rate was a little less than in my local store. This was probably a mistake, but I’m not going to complain!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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9 thoughts on “Avoid shipping charges for accessories at Sprint’s private EPRP online store

  • I personally would not do this because I would not want to get any employee in trouble. I am not saying they would mind you, I am just paranoid putting my CC and info paying on something that is linked to a stranger’s account, since I don’t actually know any employees. Also Sprint could see that an employee ordered with a different name on a CC and used a different address than their files show. Hence the getting them in trouble worry. It is just the way I am. If this is not meant to be used this way that maybe we shouldn’t, damn me and my ethics. :)

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    • Your order isn’t linked to an employee’s account – you just need that info to access the store, which employees refer to others.

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  • I’d rather buy it on ebay, same item for at least $5 less than the retail price at the sprint store or sometimes even cheaper including shipping. I got my otterbox case that was retailing at the sprint store for $49.99 I got from ebay same case brand new for $34.00 with free shipping.

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    • Usually that holds true, but they’re actually selling that car dock cheaper than most places tho… Specially if you happen to buy it along with something else and get the 20% discount for multiple accessories (I got it with the HTC wireless steaming thing, $28 & $72 respectively).

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  • Avatar of weirdroid

    That car dock is terrific. The cradle mounts to the same ball size as a popular Garmin series, so there’s a zilliion ways to adapt it. I have one in the car, one on a motorcycle, one on a microphone stand mounted to a night table, etc…

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    Oh and like Frank noted, buy two and get them for 20% off.

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  • You can also go into the store and have an employee order the accessory for you…. No shipping and ships to your house…

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  • Avatar of ChumbleSpuzz

    Is this site only for ordering accessories, or can I order my new phone through it?

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    • Avatar of ChumbleSpuzz

      NM, followed the link in the article’s text. Looks like I can.

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