09-26-2013 06:19 PM
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  1. Raptor007's Avatar
    Um, ok but I don't think so. Its a much better update than what the iphone is offering. Processor, storage, display, wireless charging (optional), etc. Its a worthy upgrade and the only place you may see discounts is from online 3rd party sellers who get you if you change anything for 6 months.
    09-13-2013 09:32 PM
  2. kinster02's Avatar
    I will wait not only for a price drop but for bugs and hardware issues if any to be taken care of. Got my Note 2 for Xmax and I sold my old phone too pay for it like I do for all my new phones. I will never be an early adopter who has to pay the early adopter tax to be the first kid on the block with the new toy..
    almath and Weaser999 like this.
    09-14-2013 05:25 PM
  3. delkhouri's Avatar
    Does Verizon even do discounts. I was in the store the other day to check out the G2 and the Note 2 was still $249 on contract. It is $199 at best buy, $179 at amazon, and $179 at Newegg. All those prices are for contract renewal. So $299 on the day it comes out doesn't seem like a bad deal to me. I would pre-order it but I have a need to hold/touch things before I buy them.
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    09-14-2013 08:02 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I would pre-order it but I have a need to hold/touch things before I buy them.
    I hear that. I'd want to see the phone in real life before putt'n down the funds on...especially that new back side.

    The Order Odonata. There can be only one.
    09-14-2013 08:47 PM
  5. Simon_y7's Avatar
    Does Verizon even do discounts. I was in the store the other day to check out the G2 and the Note 2 was still $249 on contract. It is $199 at best buy, $179 at amazon, and $179 at Newegg. All those prices are for contract renewal. So $299 on the day it comes out doesn't seem like a bad deal to me. I would pre-order it but I have a need to hold/touch things before I buy them.
    While it's true that prices tend to drop gradually over time, some drops are deep, sudden, and temporary. The trick is to catch the latter kind. People in this forum are awesome in this regard, as nobody can monitor the entire landscape of potential sellers singlehandedly.
    09-14-2013 09:55 PM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'm thinking about picking it up full price. Just not sure about the size coming from the S4. Note 3 or Moto X? What to do?! What to do?!
    09-14-2013 10:34 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I'm thinking about picking it up full price. Just not sure about the size coming from the S4. Note 3 or Moto X? What to do?! What to do?!
    S4 or Note 3.

    The Order Odonata. There can be only one.
    09-14-2013 10:48 PM
  8. Wildo6882's Avatar
    S4 or Note 3.

    The Order Odonata. There can be only one.
    Haha! Why no X?

    The only thing I don't like about the Note is size. Not sure how to pocket that thing sometimes.
    09-14-2013 10:50 PM
  9. Simon_y7's Avatar
    Just as an example, HTC One today at Verizon, after about a month since it's first appearance, still $199.99, at BB - $49.99.
    09-15-2013 12:14 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Does Verizon even do discounts. I was in the store the other day to check out the G2 and the Note 2 was still $249 on contract. It is $199 at best buy, $179 at amazon, and $179 at Newegg. All those prices are for contract renewal. So $299 on the day it comes out doesn't seem like a bad deal to me. I would pre-order it but I have a need to hold/touch things before I buy them.
    Verizon offered the note 2 for $200 a while back, but they adjust the price from time to time. I got mine for $37 back in February from BestBuy. Verizon did sell the dna for free back in May. But true, third party typically have better deals.

    My original intent of the thread was to ask if you will buy on release or wait for a sale, from any source not just Verizon

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II via Tapatalk 4
    09-15-2013 12:45 PM
  11. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I kinda wanna see what if any bugs there and let those get worked before I get it.


    Note 8.0
    09-15-2013 01:21 PM
  12. Simon_y7's Avatar
    Verizon offered the note 2 for $200 a while back, but they adjust the price from time to time. I got mine for $37 back in February from BestBuy. Verizon did sell the dna for free back in May. But true, third party typically have better deals.
    What exactly are the questions one should ask so not to get burned on the secondary fee? Is it important or necessary to be vague/circumspect about the plan to eventually transfer the phone to the unlimited line?
    09-15-2013 05:58 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    What exactly are the questions one should ask so not to get burned on the secondary fee? Is it important or necessary to be vague/circumspect about the plan to eventually transfer the phone to the unlimited line?
    I know best buy and Costco do not have a secondary etf.


    Amazon, Wirefly, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Dell, Target, Overstock, Frys, Newegg, Sears, Sam's Club, circuitcity.com, TigerDirect.com, hhgregg, and Microsoft have secondary etf.

    As for your question, just ask if there would be any charge if you buy a smartphone on a basic line, and say next month wanted to transfer it to another line and put the basic phone back on the line. But honestly, some salesmen may give you inaccurate information (whether intentional or accidental). I would advise that you do your research beforehand. I was given numerous inaccurate information by salesmen before, even multiple inaccurate information from the same salesman.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II via Tapatalk 4
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    09-15-2013 08:16 PM
  14. Simon_y7's Avatar
    I know best buy and Costco do not have a secondary etf.


    Amazon, Wirefly, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Dell, Target, Overstock, Frys, Newegg, Sears, Sam's Club, circuitcity.com, TigerDirect.com, hhgregg, and Microsoft have secondary etf.

    As for your question, just ask if there would be any charge if you buy a smartphone on a basic line, and say next month wanted to transfer it to another line and put the basic phone back on the line. But honestly, some salesmen may give you inaccurate information (whether intentional or accidental). I would advise that you do your research beforehand. I was given numerous inaccurate information by salesmen before, even multiple inaccurate information from the same salesman.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II via Tapatalk 4
    Have you, personally, ever seen anything in writing that clearly states the secondary ETF policy one way or another? Is that in some contract that a seller lets you see beforehand just for the asking?
    09-15-2013 09:24 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Have you, personally, ever seen anything in writing that clearly states the secondary ETF policy one way or another? Is that in some contract that a seller lets you see beforehand just for the asking?
    Yes, absolutely. All retailers who charge the secondary ETF, also referred to as "Instant Savings Discount" have to have it posted. For example, here is Wirefly. Note that it depends on the retailer, the terms can be a little different. Just be sure to read throughly before agreeing. I never buy from a retailer that charges a secondary etf, but if they did, then they would have to have you agree to the terms when you buy the phone.


    " INSTANT SAVINGS DISCOUNTS
    Wirefly promises you savings in the form of instant discounts with no rebates or gimmicks when you sign up for wireless carrier service on a 2 year agreement. We are able to offer these great discounts because we get paid by the wireless carrier for having helped them get (or retain) a good customer. Delivering on this promise means that you must agree to maintain your agreement for a minimum of 181 days after activation. If we are notified by the carrier that they are not going to pay us because your phone has been deactivated during this period, then this may lead to additional charges.
    To provide you with significant savings vs. buying in a retail store, the price you paid for your device includes an Instant Savings Discount from Wirefly.
    By accepting this Instant Savings Discount, you agree to repay $200 of this discount ($400 for smartphones, tablets, and netbooks) and authorize us to charge your credit card in repayment of this amount if, you signed up for a 2 year agreement and during the 181 days after your new equipment is activated, your wireless carrier notifies us that the services you purchased have been suspended, disconnected, or deactivated, or if you return your purchase outside of the return and exchange provisions of our Satisfaction Guarantee.
    Other than simply deactivating a line weve activated, your wireless carrier could notify us that you deactivated if:
    You fail to pay the carrier in accordance with their terms and conditions
    You transfer equipment we activate on one line to another carrier line, even within the same account
    You activate this equipment on a new line of service with your current carrier and use it to replace an existing line by deactivating the existing line."


    http://www.wirefly.com/about/purchas...&zipcode=48098


    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II via Tapatalk 4
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    09-15-2013 10:21 PM
  16. Simon_y7's Avatar
    I know I've already bitched about this, but, say -- following is a make believe scenario -- upon her request, if I upgraded my wife's dumb phone, but she found a smartphone requiring a second college degree to comprehend, wanted to go back to her old dumb phone, and handed that smartphone to me to do as I wish. While terribly disappointed with her decision and after much crying, I decided to move it to my line. So, the penalty for her cognitive shortcomings that didn't involve any sinister, malicious plans should be $200, dammit?
    09-16-2013 01:33 PM
  17. mty msi's Avatar
    Without question I'm waiting for a Black Friday type deal. My last 2 phones were a Galaxy from Radio Shack for free and a G3 from Costco for $29 both on Black Friday. I refuse to pay anymore than I paid for the G3 and I'll wait until that price becomes available. With Black Friday being as close as it is unless you've just absolutely got to have it now and don't care what the price is I don't know why anyone wouldn't wait until Black Friday.
    09-16-2013 02:33 PM
  18. ashley2180's Avatar
    My original plan was to purchase the GN3 on release day (October 2). But now, I may do as others have suggested and wait until Black Friday...maybe even right before Christmas. My main issue is paying Verizon over $100 in ETFs to switch to T-Mobile...and I just don't want to give them any more money than I already have to-I'm so mad at them already with their banishment of unlimited subsidized plans, lol! Plus my contract is so close to ending (on 12/20 this year).

    But who knows, I may come to the board on 10/2 with a shiny new GN3 from Verizon with that awful "edge/max" plan for former unlimited data subscribers. Ugh. At the risk of sounding like my toddler...I want it NOWWWWW!!!!!
    09-16-2013 03:41 PM
  19. Raptor007's Avatar
    I wish I could have waited but honestly using a dumbphone for the last several weeks has cause several mental impairment and I must get a GN3 now, waiting 3.5 more weeks is truly a tortuous situation.
    09-16-2013 05:41 PM
  20. kanundrum17's Avatar
    I have been going back and fourth on whether or not I should order now or wait until some coupon or some deal comes up most likely after october 10th/12th.

    In the end even if one did (I don't expect more than a $50 discount even with amazon or lets talk). I went ahead and ordered the phone, if a discount does manage to come I can cancel it at least and get the phone that is cheaper.

    Ordered online from vzw website under my family plan (I give everyone else phones off contract) and buy new ones for me
    09-17-2013 03:18 PM
  21. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I would wait. Suppose the phone is released and has some global issue. I know the excitement is mounting but I'd let it be out at least a week or two and make sure the coast is clear.


    Note 8.0
    09-17-2013 04:32 PM
  22. BoxerRumbleS's Avatar
    I am also waiting until the price drops. I will wait until Black Friday, and maybe a week or two after. If the price still hasn't dropped I'm going to go ahead and get it anyways. I am itching to get one but I will be patient. It'll be my first Android phone as I am coming from an iPhone 4, and before that an iPhone 3G. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good deal from AT&T service soon!
    09-25-2013 10:43 PM
  23. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    I'm Porting to AT&T on the7th of Oct so that's all the waiting I'm going to do for this baby. It will be my, first android device in a year, so I'm going BIG!


    Sent from my iPad
    09-26-2013 02:05 AM
  24. power5's Avatar
    2 years ago I got in on the ATT 1cent thanksgiving deal. Got a 1 month old HTC Titan for a penny. I am hoping they have another deal like that this year.
    09-26-2013 06:05 PM
  25. XChrisX's Avatar
    I'll be buying this beast at full retail. I know that's a lot for a phone, but I work all of the time and I can! Can't wait for October 1st!
    09-26-2013 06:19 PM
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