11-07-2012 08:13 PM
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  1. smooches680's Avatar
    I don't know if other retailers that have announced an official date. I pre ordered my phone early last week, anxiously awaiting the email I am supposed to receive when it comes in. I will go there on Saturday night and make sure they will have it Sunday.

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    Well I called the best buy corporate store and they said they are shooting for the November 11th for store release but it could be November 16th. And they stated something should be stated on there best buy website in a few days.

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    11-05-2012 05:58 PM
  2. MannyZ28's Avatar
    This uncertainty stuff is driving me up the wall and back! It's so unBestBuylike! Grrrr!

    I am going to call them right now to see what kind of an answer I get...
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    11-05-2012 06:44 PM
  3. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Ok so the last guy was about as ambiguous as they come. He said he heard many dates but they are not giving release dates yet because they haven't heard official word from Samsung when the stuff will be in stock. He said he heard of the Nov 11 and 16th dates, he's also heard earlier and later dates....omg...what does that mean!

    Blaaaaaaaaaah!
    11-05-2012 07:10 PM
  4. smooches680's Avatar
    Ok so the last guy was about as ambiguous as they come. He said he heard many dates but they are not giving release dates yet because they haven't heard official word from Samsung when the stuff will be in stock. He said he heard of the Nov 11 and 16th dates, he's also heard earlier and later dates....omg...what does that mean!

    Blaaaaaaaaaah!
    I am so upset with best buy with all this mess going on with not releasing the next big thing the Samsung galaxy note 2.

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    11-05-2012 07:17 PM
  5. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I had my friend call there right after I did...and they told her the same thing.....blowage!
    11-05-2012 07:26 PM
  6. Hector709's Avatar
    I was at bestbuy today, there was a live display model. I was playing with it and cant wait to get mine.
    11-05-2012 08:22 PM
  7. smooches680's Avatar
    I just spoke with one of the corporate best buy mobile department reps and he just said that the Samsung galaxy note 2 is still in pre-order status and there is still no date on release.

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    11-05-2012 08:33 PM
  8. dvdmon's Avatar
    I think from here on out I'm not going to believe anything unless I see it in writing on Best Buy's website - or in a news article from a reputable source, lol! I'll be hoping something comes out in the next few days. If I don't see anything, or see the phone at my local BB by Sunday, each day after that get's be about 10% closer to breaking down and buying it from Sprint. Not sure how I'll swing that financially. Maybe I'll just have to buy an SIII if I see a sale for one for $100 before the Note 2 is available from BB. All in all, this has been one of the most frustrating, messed up releases of any cell phone I've gotten.
    11-05-2012 09:43 PM
  9. smooches680's Avatar
    I think from here on out I'm not going to believe anything unless I see it in writing on Best Buy's website - or in a news article from a reputable source, lol! I'll be hoping something comes out in the next few days. If I don't see anything, or see the phone at my local BB by Sunday, each day after that get's be about 10% closer to breaking down and buying it from Sprint. Not sure how I'll swing that financially. Maybe I'll just have to buy an SIII if I see a sale for one for $100 before the Note 2 is available from BB. All in all, this has been one of the most frustrating, messed up releases of any cell phone I've gotten.
    So true I feel you on that

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    11-05-2012 09:47 PM
  10. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Totally agree with you guys. Last June 22 I was on of the first four people in my town to have the GS3 thanks to pre ordering it from Best Buy, but now...no such luck. The way the guy from the corporate office talked to me though was interesting, like he knew something but didn't want to say or wasn't allowed to say. One of the other things he said that stuck out was that he couldn't even take a pre order for the phone, making it sound like the stores have priority of any stock coming in. As an example he gave the new ipad and iPhone 5 saying that he couldn't sell any of those because all the stock went to the store first.

    We should really stop calling the corporate office and just try to stick to what the local stores have to say. I am still hopeful for Sunday, especially since a Best Buy employee here in the forum said that he saw that magical email from up above about when the launch date is.

    I am still pissed though.
    11-05-2012 10:59 PM
  11. HoldFastHope's Avatar
    Tonight I called 3 Best Buys in my area and all 3 Best Buys were certain about November 11th being their release date. Also, 2 of the 3 stores were not taking pre-orders, first come, first served and those 2 stores that are not doing pre-orders are NOT selling the Note 2 off contract for the first month of their release. But the one store that is doing pre-orders told me they were selling it off and on contract, I know where I am going. By the way, i'm in Orange County, Ca.
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    11-05-2012 11:01 PM
  12. smooches680's Avatar
    I live in Ga and I just called my local best buy store and they got some white Samsung galaxy note 2 in stock. I have to wait to see where my name is on the pre-order list. but at least they got some in so that is positive.

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    11-06-2012 11:45 AM
  13. dvdmon's Avatar
    I live in Ga and I just called my local best buy store and they got some white Samsung galaxy note 2 in stock. I have to wait to see where my name is on the pre-order list. but at least they got some in so that is positive.

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    Cool! So have they said that they might be able to get your phone to you before November 11??? Keep us informed!
    11-06-2012 11:54 AM
  14. smooches680's Avatar
    Cool! So have they said that they might be able to get your phone to you before November 11??? Keep us informed!
    No he didn't say, he just stated that they got some white ones in and will call me and let me know when they get to my name on the pre-order list. So I doubt if I hear from them today.

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    11-06-2012 12:09 PM
  15. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Awesome news for you! Hopefully you will get one today!

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    11-06-2012 12:27 PM
  16. smooches680's Avatar
    Awesome news for you! Hopefully you will get one today!

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    Yes I hope so, will let you'll know.

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    11-06-2012 12:31 PM
  17. deltatko's Avatar
    One of the stores in North Kansas City has white in stock right now, and has no idea when/if they will get the grey.

    So the dilemma is, do I pull the trigger and get white or wait hoping that the grey (which is my first choice) comes in the next few days?

    My wife says get the white instead of risking it.


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    11-06-2012 12:50 PM
  18. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Good to see them finally getting stock!

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    11-06-2012 12:58 PM
  19. rcubed3r's Avatar
    Has anyone tried to order a titanium one?
    11-06-2012 01:45 PM
  20. dvdmon's Avatar
    They have 3 - they are checking to see if there are any pre orders. If not I may be walking out with one!

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    11-06-2012 01:52 PM
  21. dvdmon's Avatar
    No pre orders. So I'm getting it! Two left (both white) after I get mine - Reston, VA

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    11-06-2012 01:55 PM
  22. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    I like the white one best, so I got it. The gray one looked odd on the back case to me.
    11-06-2012 02:21 PM
  23. smooches680's Avatar
    I just called best buy and my Samsung galaxy note 2 that I pre-ordered came in and I ordered white. Going to pick up in a few hours.

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    11-06-2012 02:33 PM
  24. bill323's Avatar
    Just called my local Best Buy. The guy put me on hold and then picked up and asked if I wanted White or Grey. I said white and he put me on hold again. He picked back up and said the system said there are 4 in stock and then put me on hold again to check to make sure they were there. Picked back up and said they are there and available. Now I just have to see if I want to pull the trigger or wait for the multiscreen update or black friday deals.
    11-06-2012 03:26 PM
  25. dvdmon's Avatar
    Ok, guys just got home and wow what a nightmare! Basically, we had to call Sprint 3 times before we got a rep who would let me upgrade my phone there. Apparently there's some policy that if you are on a discounted plan (we are on some Family+ plan that is slightly less per month than the normal one), you have to upgrade through a Sprint corporate store. Only problem with that policy is that I've never had to do that! I've upgraded at a Best buy at least a couple of times, one being just two weeks ago for my wife's phone - got her an SIII. We FINALLY got someone who would let us do it, went through activating the phone, then when they went to go process the purchase, Best Buy's system wouldn't let them.

    The mobile manager and a higher-level manager came over and there were like 5 or 6 BB employees going through all their systems, and they were all scratching their heads. They said that normally if a phone is already being sold by a carrier, than it is fair game for them to sell it (when they get it in stock). If, as it occasionally happens, there is some kind of exclusivity for the carrier, they will note it down in the system so that reps know not to sell it. So they had to undo the upgrade and reactivate my old phone. I spent over two hours there and had to walk out empty handed. At least they said they were holding the phone for me and that I should be able to pick it up on Sunday, and they said they'd email me if they were suddenly able to do the purchase ealier than that. I'm just envisioning another nightmare with trying to get Sprint to upgrade it again! They were very nice about it and said I could get a free case for my hassle, although when I asked them if they had any for the Note 2 they said not yet. So, I feel defeated, but at least now I THINK I'll be able to get it latest by Sunday, maybe even earlier if I'm lucky.

    Mostly I'm just exhausted, but also really pissed at Sprint for having this stupid policy. Best Buy was great, very patient, at least as far as the reps went. I'm not sure whether it's more Sprint's doing or Best Buy corporate, or maybe both share the blame in having this exclusivity deal without telling the customer - or even their own reps. All in all, this is the worst upgrade experience I've ever had with Sprint and it really makes me wonder why I continue to use them. Yes, they have unlimited data, and yes, they are less costly than the other carriers, but if you add on all these additional hassles onto the already slow network, it becomes really hard to justify the savings for such more customer care...
    11-06-2012 04:23 PM
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