For those of you in the US wanting to get hands-on with the HTC Hero, you can either go directly through Sprint or via Best Buy retail stores. Pre-orders are set to start on September 13th at Best Buy stores with a $50 deposit. The advantage of going through Best Buy is that they are selling the Hero for $180 with no mail-in rebate needed. Sprint’s HTC Hero will launch on October 11th. Check out the promo poster after the jump.