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    Default Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Anywhere I can buy it for less than $179 I see on Amazon?
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Wal-Mart has them for $148. I bought one Friday. All the local stores had white only so they may not carry blue or red (on ATT at least - they had Sprint phones in both colors but not on sale). Also, if you're interested, the One X was just $99.

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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Yes, Walmart $148.00. I just pick mind up also. Every where I see them for 199.00
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    I got mine at a staple store for 150.00

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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Amazon.com *had* a deal for a couple days that were for $99. Unfortunately, the day a friend wanted to get one, the deal was gone and the price was back up to $179.
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    Try radio shack they usually have the better mobile deals or best buy mobile and WHO DAT AND GEAUX TIGERS LOVE FOR MY FELLOW FOOT BALL FANS SHA

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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Got mine for $150 at Best Buy
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    I got mine for $50.00, directly from AT&T phone customer service, when my "New Every 2" contract expired. I got 2 handsets, as Wifey also wanted one.

    I couldn't get the Titanium Grey one; BUT, Powder Blue seems fine to me; especially since I already have a custom made titanium / aluminum cover for my handset that will protect it from a 20 foot drop onto concrete. The cover covers the front and the back of the handset. My GS3's should be here on September 19th, via FedEx.
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    If you're an ATT customer already and have been for a while, you should call ATT customer service (Option #7) and negotiate with them. I have been with ATT over 12 years and they waived the upgrade activation fee and gave me a credit for the full amount of the CA sales tax to my service plan AND sold me the sexy garnet red phone for $50 for my single line account.

    If you tell them Amazon will negotiate a similar deal they'll do something for you (though Amazon cannot waive the activation fee). And also remember that when buying a phone from a third party if you want your existing plan grandfathered (I had unlimited data and 200/text msg plan), there's no guarantees it will happen right away. When you buy from ATT it's grandfathered over instantly.

    Also when you buy a phone from them when you call, there is no restocking fee if you return the phone, which you can't get when buying the phone in a corp ATT store. As you may know already, Amazon has an additional Early Termination Fee if you cancel your service contract within the first 6 months on top of ATT's ETF. Buyer beware
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Does Amazon charge tax for the entire unsubsidized price of the phone, because the taxes came to $46 when I added the phone to cart plus the $179 for the upgrade. Frick CA taxes.

    Like jontalk said, I will give AT&T customer service a call tomorrow and maybe try sweet talking them into giving me a better deal.
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    As of Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, Amazon charges CA tax on the full price of the phone -- as well as everything else.

    So yes, screw the broke-*** state of CA.
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Quote Originally Posted by jontalk View Post
    If you're an ATT customer already and have been for a while, you should call ATT customer service (Option #7) and negotiate with them. I have been with ATT over 12 years and they waived the upgrade activation fee and gave me a credit for the full amount of the CA sales tax to my service plan AND sold me the sexy garnet red phone for $50 for my single line account.

    If you tell them Amazon will negotiate a similar deal they'll do something for you (though Amazon cannot waive the activation fee). And also remember that when buying a phone from a third party if you want your existing plan grandfathered (I had unlimited data and 200/text msg plan), there's no guarantees it will happen right away. When you buy from ATT it's grandfathered over instantly.

    Also when you buy a phone from them when you call, there is no restocking fee if you return the phone, which you can't get when buying the phone in a corp ATT store. As you may know already, Amazon has an additional Early Termination Fee if you cancel your service contract within the first 6 months on top of ATT's ETF. Buyer beware
    Thanks to jontalk, I was able to get a great deal on the GS3 by talking to AT&T directly. Here is what I got - GS3 $129.99 + $46 taxes (could not be waived). They waived the $36 upgrade fee. So I am getting the GS3 for $176 total with 2 day shipping. Not as good a deal as jon's, but I will take it. Thanks again jontalk!
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    Glad to hear it saintforlife.. It would appear that ATT is aware that Amazon is now charging CA sales tax which they weren't a month ago, hence they won't give you the sales tax credit. It never hurts to ask for it though. Actually I had originally negotiated a $100 price and within a couple of days of placing my order, I called back and told them a friend got the phone for $50, so they gave me another $50 credit to my service account on top of the $44 credit for the sales tax. I think you got a good deal though since Amazon's price is higher for upgrade.. Did you get the red phone or? I love mine
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    I got the Pebble Blue. Can't wait to play with it.
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    Really want a Galaxy S3, but I can't afford the $200 for a phone- if I can get it for $100, I would totally do that. Any tips for what you should say on the phone to get them to lower the price for you? Our whole family plan is up for new phones, 5 lines. 3 smart phones, 2 dumb phones.
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    Default Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Update. The original order never went through and its status never showed an update. I called AT&T and even they couldn't find the order. They said the person that did the first order may have messed it up or something. I was pretty upset and told them that I wanted to speak to their supervisor. I told the supervisor calmly that I have been with AT&T for 8 years and the contracts on both lines in our family is up and that if they don't fix this quickly, I will take my business elsewhere.

    End result: I am getting a new GS3 for FREE. $36 upgrade fee waived. I only have to pay the $46 CA taxes. Awesome! I was mighty impressed with AT&T taking care of me like that. Great customer service.
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    I was wondering what was taking so long for you to receive your phone. I guess it really is worth to wait in your case.
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    I just called Customer Support and they told me they had to sell them for the listed price ($199), or $99 for the refurb. She also said they weren't authorized to waive the upgrade fee. I even told her I knew of multiple people who had gotten it for under $100 and that the difference was credited back to their account. Still no dice. Any suggestions on how to get this deal?
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    gootimes50.. They WILL negotiate a deal with you IF you're a long time customer since they want to keep your business. Look at the deal saintforlife got after I recommended he negotiate directly with them. But if you're NOT an ATT customer, they're probably not going to do anything. And ATT stores will not negotiate even with existing customers.
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    Default Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Quote Originally Posted by jontalk View Post
    gootimes50.. They WILL negotiate a deal with you IF you're a long time customer since they want to keep your business. Look at the deal saintforlife got after I recommended he negotiate directly with them. But if you're NOT an ATT customer, they're probably not going to do anything. And ATT stores will not negotiate even with existing customers.
    I've been a customer for over 7 years and the woman I spoke with wouldn't budge.
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Call back and talk to someone else. This often works with large bureaucracies.
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    I would imagine they will stop charging the fee with subscriptions soon. They already do up here in Canada....I got my 16GB a month ago and didn't pay a cent, aside from renewing my 3 year contract.
    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Quote Originally Posted by BBrefugee View Post
    Call back and talk to someone else. This often works with large bureaucracies.
    That was basically my plan. If I still have no luck after a few tries I was going to ask to speak to a supervisor since SOMEONE obviously has the authority to do these deals...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sledge007 View Post
    I would imagine they will stop charging the fee with subscriptions soon. They already do up here in Canada....I got my 16GB a month ago and didn't pay a cent, aside from renewing my 3 year contract.
    3 years?!! Yikes!
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    That's a standard contract here, across all carriers. You want a phone for "free", you sign a contract.....or pay $600 out of your own pocket. My monthly bill is about $70...I can deal with that.
    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel
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    Default Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy an AT&T GS3?

    Just called again. This time the guy transferred me to their "CLM" department (whatever that is) to see what price they could get me. They said the best they could do was the price on the website even after I told them I was aware of multiple people who got it for under $100. He said he had no idea how they were able to get it for that price. Oh well, guess I'll just keep trying...
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