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    Talking Got my Galaxy S3 from best buy with no pre order!!

    So I was looking around Best Buy's site & decided to check to see if the had any AT&T GSIII in my area and they did. Went to the store and it wasn't a pre order it was just one the got in. So I jumped on it & now I'm a proud owner of a SGIII!!! Best Day ever. No more waiting on my reserver/pre order!!!!!!
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    I'm going to try to do the same in about an hour. Hopefully I have the same result as you.
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    Lucky! One of my local BB mobile stores can't answer if they have it but just keep saying that they can't sell it until Friday, so they obvious have it. Did you have to convince them or bribe them to sell it
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    Trust me I was excited. My job is down the street from BB and I took my break early to go get the phone!
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    On there website the bestbuy near me says they have it, I'm about to go down to see if I can get my hands on it now.
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    You have to pre-order it to get it from BB right now. This is a BB/AT&T policy. Unless you pre-ordered it there is no way for the sales person to ring you up. Their system will only accept pre-orders. I tried yesterday at a BB in Tampa. They had one in stock from an overage on pre-orders. They could not sell it to me so they did a pre-order. When the order went through the system checks stock in store and then attaches my order to the phone. I pick it up this afternoon. If you try this with Sprint @ BB they can sell it to you w/o pre-order. Not saying you are providing disinformation. Just saying the original posters comment is not accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanjenkins View Post
    You have to pre-order it to get it from BB right now. This is a BB/AT&T policy. Unless you pre-ordered it there is no way for the sales person to ring you up. Their system will only accept pre-orders. I tried yesterday at a BB in Tampa. They had one in stock from an overage on pre-orders. They could not sell it to me so they did a pre-order. When the order went through the system checks stock in store and then attaches my order to the phone. I pick it up this afternoon. If you try this with Sprint @ BB they can sell it to you w/o pre-order. Not saying you are providing disinformation. Just saying the original posters comment is not accurate.

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    Well Im living proof I just got mine today @ 11 am & the price matched AT&T price!!!! Ill try to post a screen shot!
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    Here's my phone... hope I did this right! Heres my home screen!!! PROOF HAHAHAHA!!!
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    Congrats. My local best buy are being hard butts. They have the ATT version but won't sell them. I even have it preordered online.
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    Ok I just went to Bestbuy and they have them in stock and are able to sell one to me. I told them I'll be back in a hour because I need to cancel my preorder from Att. I went to Att store to cancel my preorder and they said they couldn't because it was shipped out already and they should get the phone thursday
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    Do you happen to be in NYC? The Bestbuys I've been to said they couldn't sell the preorder. Another fool told me to go to the website and order one for store pickup which obviously isn't available.
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    Confirm trying Best Buy! Took my GNote back yesterday. I was chuffed when he sold me a surplus pre-order in Pebble Blue! ICS smokes!
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    One of my area Best Buys had the dummy phones out but wouldn't sell them.
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    No I live in South Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by icwhatudidthere View Post
    Do you happen to be in NYC? The Bestbuys I've been to said they couldn't sell the preorder. Another fool told me to go to the website and order one for store pickup which obviously isn't available.
    Same thing happened to me. Went to 2 Best Buy's in the city that had them "in stock" but when I get there they couldn't sell them. Then the guy at the Union Square's best buy told me to pre-order it for store pickup just like they told you which like you said isn't available -_-
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    I picked mine up from best buy today with no preorder.. I got it for $150 with contract, they matched radio shacks price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icwhatudidthere View Post
    Do you happen to be in NYC? The Bestbuys I've been to said they couldn't sell the preorder. Another fool told me to go to the website and order one for store pickup which obviously isn't available.
    Levittown, Longisland, NY if that helps
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    Monkey28rB: How did you get bestbuy to price match radioshack? was it easy to do?
    Please share the process. Many thanks.
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    I did learn one thing. The Bestbuy mobile by my office in the city said I get $25 off for working across the street. He said BBM is considered a mall store so across the street is part of the "mall" so I'll probably just wait till Thurs/fri at this point.

    Btw it was probably the same best buy union square guy lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonystyle21 View Post
    Monkey28rB: How did you get bestbuy to price match radioshack? was it easy to do?
    Please share the process. Many thanks.

    Radioshack had it online for 149 so i had them match it. I called the radio shack down the road and told them when best buy calls tell them they had it in stock for $149. The guy who worked over there agreed and pretty much lied to the best buy rep lol.
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    I got mine at BB yesterday as well. (Town Center Mall BB Mobile in Kennesaw, GA). I called, they guy told me that they had some, but I had to preorder. But it was more of a wink and a nod (pre order and we will push it thru the system). So, I stopped there, did the preorder thing and went and ran another errand. Two hours later, I had the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanjenkins View Post
    You have to pre-order it to get it from BB right now. This is a BB/AT&T policy. Unless you pre-ordered it there is no way for the sales person to ring you up. Their system will only accept pre-orders. I tried yesterday at a BB in Tampa. They had one in stock from an overage on pre-orders. They could not sell it to me so they did a pre-order. When the order went through the system checks stock in store and then attaches my order to the phone. I pick it up this afternoon. If you try this with Sprint @ BB they can sell it to you w/o pre-order. Not saying you are providing disinformation. Just saying the original posters comment is not accurate.

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    Evidently a lot more accurate than you surmised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanjenkins View Post
    You have to pre-order it to get it from BB right now. This is a BB/AT&T policy. Unless you pre-ordered it there is no way for the sales person to ring you up. Their system will only accept pre-orders. I tried yesterday at a BB in Tampa. They had one in stock from an overage on pre-orders. They could not sell it to me so they did a pre-order. When the order went through the system checks stock in store and then attaches my order to the phone. I pick it up this afternoon. If you try this with Sprint @ BB they can sell it to you w/o pre-order. Not saying you are providing disinformation. Just saying the original posters comment is not accurate.

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    That is not true I went o pick up my preorder on monday the 2nd and they had an extra one and I bought it outright.... I used my 2 SII on the by back program for the money and it went though just fine so don't be saying people are posting untrue things on here cause you have no idea what you are talking about!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.K400 View Post
    That is not true I went o pick up my preorder on monday the 2nd and they had an extra one and I bought it outright.... I used my 2 SII on the by back program for the money and it went though just fine so don't be saying people are posting untrue things on here cause you have no idea what you are talking about!!!
    Man, you guys/gals are so lucky, all three BB's in my area say no until Friday. Well enjoy and post some battery life experiences when you get the chance to.
    Smartphone curious but not smartphone smart..
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey28rb View Post
    Radioshack had it online for 149 so i had them match it. I called the radio shack down the road and told them when best buy calls tell them they had it in stock for $149. The guy who worked over there agreed and pretty much lied to the best buy rep lol.
    LOL! Thats awesome!
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