Samsung Epic $199.99 at Amazon
Unfortunately for me it's for new customers (also $469.99 w/o contract which is the best price I've seen so far as well)
Amazon.com: Samsung Epic 4G Android Phone (Sprint): Cell Phones & Service
- 08-23-2010, 06:12 PM #2
- 08-23-2010, 06:35 PM #3
- 08-23-2010, 06:45 PM #4
- 08-23-2010, 06:55 PM #5
Ohh I forgot there's no activation fee at Student Rate. Maybe Student Rate's still the better route to go :\
Also egeorge1, this is $50 cheaper *and* you don't need to deal with a mail-in-rebate. Also, you usually don't have to pay sales tax with Amazon. Can someone verify if this is true with cell phones?
- 08-23-2010, 06:59 PM #6
This is rather ambiguous.. from my family plan checkout on Amazon:
Sprint 2-year Contract (One-time $36 activation fee applies to each line of service.)
(No Charge: Included with Sprint's Monthly Rate Plan)
So why even mention it if there's no charge?
What's even more annoying is I can't even see the final checkout review page without submitting the credit background check first. I just want to see if the activation and/or taxes show up on the final page, but I'm not going risk Amazon doing the credit check first.
- 08-23-2010, 07:05 PM #7
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- 08-23-2010, 07:13 PM #10
I just called Amazon up, and they do indeed run your credit check before you can see the final checkout page and submit the order. That seems awfully backwards to me.
I'll be sticking with my corporate site and the $50-off code. It's an invoice discount, so it'll still be $350 + tax - rebate - $50 credit, but then I don't have to deal with Amazon's screwy policies, shipping delay, adding a corp discount after the fact, and number porting. Sorry Amazon.
- 08-23-2010, 08:18 PM #11
- 08-23-2010, 11:10 PM #12It's saying that it's unavailable! What, doesn't it like us NorCal peeps?
Other than that, best price so far for this device even off contract
- 08-23-2010, 11:47 PM #13
- 08-24-2010, 12:11 AM #14
I avoided the studentrate site because I didn't want to lose my current discount. It was a huge hassle getting it done the first time, I don't want to go through it again, and I don't want to risk having any problems adding it.
I'll pick it up in person at BB. By far the easiest and most reliable way of going about it IMO.
- 08-24-2010, 12:32 AM #15
- 08-24-2010, 12:32 PM #16
Well, it's back up at Amazon and I can order it there now however, it looks like they charge the $36 activation fee... Still might be worth it since it's $50 cheaper and you don't have to pay tax or mess with rebates... Says ships within 9-10 days, though...
- 08-24-2010, 01:50 PM #18
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- 08-24-2010, 03:09 PM #22
- I assume it will be easier to return if I want to cancel
- When the heck will it actually ship?
- Will I be able to port my AT&T number later AFTER I decide to keep the phone.
Maybe I'll order them and then if I don't get any shipping info, I can still go in store and get it.
EDIT: OK I ordered them from Amazon. I selected the overnight delivery and since I have AMazon Prime it only cost an extra $8. For delivery it tells me: Estimated delivery September 3, 2010 - September 7, 2010
- 08-24-2010, 05:35 PM #23
- 08-24-2010, 05:45 PM #24
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- From what I read to return a cellphone purchased through Amazon, you would have to ship it back at your cost. After they receive it, you will get a confirmation email and it would typically take up to 2 weeks to credit to your account.
- You answered your own question.
- When you get your phone, call sprint to port your phone number over from AT&T. It probably wouldn't hurt to ask them to waive the activation fee too. Not sure if it would work, but it's worth a shot.
- 08-24-2010, 06:45 PM #25
Yeah, my plan is to activate the phones and get temp numbers and then if we decided to keep them, call Sprint back and THEN have them port our AT&T numbers over to the phones. I figured this would be easier if I purchased in store but I guess it doesn't really matter! I'd rather save the $180 (assuming I can get them to wave the activation fee and if they don't, I'll cancel just out of spite :-)