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    Exclamation I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Price Slashed To $99 On Amazon For Sprint, Verizon Variants

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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Don't sweat it. You've had the newest phone for six weeks. Isn't that what you wanted?

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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    Samsung Galaxy S5 Price Slashed To $99 On Amazon For Sprint, Verizon Variants

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Price Slashed To $99 On Amazon For Sprint, Verizon Variants : Technology : Design & Trend
    Yea, it happens!

    But don't worry too much, it has happened to thousands of people, including me and many others here in the forums at some point.

    That's the way with technology.

    If you like to get it while is fresh, you pay the "regular" price.
    If you wait longer, you'll be able to find some pretty good deals.

    Sent From The Pegassus Galaxy With My GS4
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    I was very lucky. I tried to buy mine through best buy online for $199 but backed out because I wasn't sure what insurance to go with. Two days later I placed my order again and it was down to $99. This was two or three weeks ago. The price only stayed at $99 for a few days. Like I said I was very lucky with my timing.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Price dropping is expected after over a month. I'll take the lost if it means I can have it on day one.

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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    I saw this deal yesterday too. I bought mine from Best Buy though during a promo and only ended up paying $32 cash for mine after I used my $100 gift card, so I don't feel too bad about the price drop.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Ya gotta pay to play! Early adopters always pay the most.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    I got mine 3 weeks ago today. I knew it was the phone I wanted but was a month away from being eligible for an upgrade and I wasn't about to spend $200 for a cell phone. I told my husband I was going to wait till it was $100. I thought that would be months! Then a few days later I see an ad on-line for for the S5 for $99.99. Didn't know how long it would last so I called Verizon thinking they'd let me upgrade early (they used to). Was informed they don't do that any longer. So I asked to be escalated to a supervisor and he let me upgrade. We got the same deal for my husband last Sunday but his contract isn't up till July. They also waved the $30 upgrade fees.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    I didn't do so bad with my S5 purchase either.

    Got the $30 upgrade fee waived, told them I was going to ditch Verizon if they insisted on that and since I had 5 phones on my share plan, that didn't take more than about 1 minute to get done.

    Then they gave me an $85 credit for being a loyal customer of 20 something years, and then Best Buy gave me a credit for a few bucks. All in all, I did okay and I don't regret getting my S5 on day 1 at all.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    Yea, it happens!

    But don't worry too much, it has happened to thousands of people, including me and many others here in the forums at some point.

    That's the way with technology.

    If you like to get it while is fresh, you pay the "regular" price.
    If you wait longer, you'll be able to find some pretty good deals.

    Sent From The Pegassus Galaxy With My GS4
    the quality of phones bought at regular price may be better because the seller may want to get rid of repackaged phones during sale period.

    delivered by a USPS postman
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    I bought two S5's at 600. ea and a S3 mini for my grandson 250. I'm on Verizon no contract. I have to go with Verizon because I have a vacation home in Colorado and Verizon is the only carrier that has signal at my home.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Bell still has it at $229.99 so I guess I'm happy.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    OP, maybe only a week or two early as they have been $99 bucks before.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    i don't see how $99 is any better than before, because you still have to sign up for a plan. using at&t for example ($150 on amazon now), a family plan of four S5's will cost $600 out of pocket and $260 each month for a 10gb plan. i signed up last month and got the same plan, $400 in rebates, and only had to pay tax out of pocket.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    i don't understand out of ALL carriers, why does T-mobile's s5 cost $710???
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    i don't understand out of ALL carriers, why does T-mobile's s5 cost $710???
    Yeah I paid 680 for mine thru t-mo

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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    This always happens... Just think of yourself as a pioneer!

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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    At least you weren't one of those silly people who spend 700$ on an iphone! weirddd
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Quote Originally Posted by novasquid View Post
    i don't see how $99 is any better than before, because you still have to sign up for a plan. using at&t for example ($150 on amazon now), a family plan of four S5's will cost $600 out of pocket and $260 each month for a 10gb plan. i signed up last month and got the same plan, $400 in rebates, and only had to pay tax out of pocket.
    Sprint wasn't bad with my Flex or the couple S5s my clients got. It was $0 out the door, no activation, everybody is getting those darn free tablets and switching them to the $5 placeholder plan...Four phones part of a group of eight, 1GB data on two and unlimited on the other two, four 'free' tablets with $5 placeholders, 0 interest upgrade-anytime-by-paying-off on the phones. A little under 200 a month separating out the phone installments, since your example was also for buying phone at full price. People hardly ever pay a penny leaving the shops around here, but they seem to be selling enough Otterboxes and other $60-100 garbage accessories to make quota. :/

    The only problem is that Sprint is terrible in large regions of the country, so don't get baited by their promos until you know what service you would be getting.

    Amazon...well the carrier shops are okay, but some folks have gotten burned by fake Note 3s and similar nonsense. Be careful about phones sold as unlocked, some are international and lack USA or European LTE bands....and some are just counterfeits.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Yup,

    Sprint is not too good for my co-worker buddy. He gets a lot of dead spots while my Verizon keeps chugging along.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    My girlfriend bought hers yesterday and Verizon just did this sale today. The lady at the Verizon store called her while we were at dinner tonight just to let her know this and let her know she credited her card.

    Awesome!

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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    what's a $5 placeholder"?
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Quote Originally Posted by monicakm View Post
    what's a $5 placeholder"?
    Usually before a release you pay the store a little extra to guarantee they will keep a device to sell to you on release (usually for 24 hours).

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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Unfortunately no price reduction on my corporate website. No lg3 and lg2 is still lisesd at $99. Most probably i am going to keep this phone.
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    Default Re: I bought my S5 about six weeks too early. $99 bucks now at Amazon

    Quote Originally Posted by rustum View Post
    Unfortunately no price reduction on my corporate website. No lg3 and lg2 is still lisesd at $99. Most probably i am going to keep this phone.
    Maybe they'll show it (the G3) after release? .

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