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  1. reesh11's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. My HTC EVO 4G LTE is worth exactly $10 to AT&T. Is it even possible to pre-order considering I'm on Sprint and want to pre-order for AT&T? It seems I'd have to set up my new line of service at AT&T today to complete the pre-order.

    Update: So I spoke with an AT&T rep who said I cannot preorder without switching my service to AT&T today. Does anyone know a way that I can keep my line of service with Sprint until the Note 4 arrives but still preorder this phone through AT&T?
    Pre order on the 16th for in store pickup maybe. It will minimize time without service anyway.

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    09-29-2014 12:03 PM
  2. brentj's Avatar
    BTW, just thought I would mention that the small print in the BB pre-order paperwork says that the phone must be picked up within 48 hours of email notification that it is available, or the pre-order will be cancelled. If that happens, I imagine you would lose the $200 trade-in offer. I'm sure most people plan to pick theirs up ASAP, but this is an important reason not to delay.
    09-29-2014 12:09 PM
  3. ZDriver's Avatar
    So....does a cracked screen impact any chance of a $200 credit with Best Buy? Will Verizon take it? It is a Galaxy Note 2 and the LED display is fine but the Gorilla Glass is cracked?... so much confusion in this thread..

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    09-29-2014 02:11 PM
  4. sqa4life's Avatar
    So....does a cracked screen impact any chance of a $200 credit with Best Buy? Will Verizon take it? It is a Galaxy Note 2 and the LED display is fine but the Gorilla Glass is cracked?... so much confusion in this thread..

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    I have a cracked screen S3, best buy and att rejected it. I ended up bought a Droid X2 and Samsung focus off craigslist for 40 bucks each. Both phones have trade-in value @ $15.
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    09-29-2014 02:45 PM
  5. reesh11's Avatar
    I have a cracked screen S3, best buy and att rejected it. I ended up bought a Droid X2 and Samsung focus off craigslist for 40 bucks each. Both phones have trade-in value @ $15.
    That's probably what I'll do once I find out for sure if I can buy off contract and get the promo. I sure hope I can cuz this promo is clear as mud.

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    09-29-2014 02:55 PM
  6. TechNut79's Avatar
    The Samsung rep I just spoke with at my local BB said he checked with the Mobile Specialiats and they said you can't buy outright and get the $200.

    Note 2 via Android Central App
    09-29-2014 03:26 PM
  7. Jun Watanabe's Avatar
    this maybe a bit off-topic, but came across this deal over at slickdeals. there is an ebay coupon that will take $5 off $20. when i looked at spigen (i love their neo hybrid for the s4) they had a preorder for various cases for the N4. those preorders were on sale as well. i just purchased the neo hybrid for the N4 for $16.99 + tax in CA + fs.
    09-29-2014 03:50 PM
  8. ravenwhale's Avatar
    I spoke with the person at the Samsung booth at BB yesterday and he said the same thing. I went over to the mobile specialist and he knew nothing about the $200 promotion. I sat there while he researched it and asked several other reps who had heard of it, and finally said, yes, I could put my deposit down for $50 and get a gift card I could use for when I picked up my phone off contract if I would like, and that when my phone comes in I can come pick it up and turn over my phone to get the $200 discount when I picked up the phone. They do all the paperwork and no need for me to. The problem now, is reading a post above that says you need to pick up the phone within 48 hours! I will be out of town during the expected availability. Just when I thought I had this thing figured out. I have unlimited data with Verizon and this is why I am buying off contract at full price. But, at $499 it would not be too bad. Thanks. p.s. The iPhone seriously feels like a toy as the person standing next to me said while looking at it on my way to see the Note 4. Color wise, the metal around the phone that has the shiny strip on it would look better on the black one I believe. And the screen, playing the demo videos that come with the phone, is nothing short of amazing. I guess they were filmed in 4k not sure.
    09-29-2014 04:54 PM
  9. reesh11's Avatar
    This is the problem I have...I think done of the reps may be thinking that it is similar to other trade in promos that require contract. I wish there was a definitive answer now, but there isn't anything in the terms that say the phone has to be on contract. I WILL get that gift card one way or another. But what about at the carrier? Do they require you to buy on contract? Probably not. Because they are just taking whatever your phone is worth to them while Samsung sends the rest.

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    09-29-2014 05:03 PM
  10. jspring86's Avatar
    Just as another data point, I stopped in Best Buy today and asked if I could buy the phone for full price on Verizon and still get this $200, they said no. I guess I'll try to go to Verizon and trade in some cheap phone I get off Craigslist, but I'm a little concerned as to whether that will work either.
    09-29-2014 05:24 PM
  11. TechNut79's Avatar
    This is the problem I have...I think done of the reps may be thinking that it is similar to other trade in promos that require contract. I wish there was a definitive answer now, but there isn't anything in the terms that say the phone has to be on contract. I WILL get that gift card one way or another. But what about at the carrier? Do they require you to buy on contract? Probably not. Because they are just taking whatever your phone is worth to them while Samsung sends the rest.

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    This is how I'm going to do it. I'll do it online though as I want to activate it. They should send me a prepaid envelope to mail my Note 2 in as the trade in, right? Then Samsung does the rest.

    Note 2 via Android Central App
    09-29-2014 05:37 PM
  12. 67srbell's Avatar
    This has to be the worst executed promotion I've ever seen, btw
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    09-29-2014 05:47 PM
  13. jstunner56's Avatar
    Any updates on if one can trade in the phone at any retailer for example Amazon, having preordered the phone directly from Sprint?
    09-29-2014 05:53 PM
  14. 67srbell's Avatar
    Seriously (in regards to this $200 promotion thing).

    They have been running the promotion for over a week now and no one in North America can give a clear and definitive answer when it comes to the specifics of this promotion (contract vs buying device outright; which smartphones are acceptable for the trade in; and when you can use the $200 gift card [during purchase or only after on something other than the N4]).

    The Samsung rep at my local Best Buy instructed me to buy a $20 go phone in the store and then use that as the trade in on release day (the 17th) to get the $200 gift card, but another Best Buy employee said only certain smartphones will be accepted (ie no go phones?). Basically, no one has a clue and we are approximately two weeks out.

    The lack of details from Best Buy (and Samsung) is ridiculous.

    Just venting...
    09-29-2014 05:55 PM
  15. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    Seriously (in regards to this $200 promotion thing).

    They have been running the promotion for over a week now and no one in North America can give a clear and definitive answer when it comes to the specifics of this promotion (contract vs buying device outright; which smartphones are acceptable for the trade in; and when you can use the $200 gift card [during purchase or only after on something other than the N4]).

    The Samsung rep at my local Best Buy instructed me to buy a $20 go phone in the store and then use that as the trade in on release day (the 17th) to get the $200 gift card, but another Best Buy employee said only certain smartphones will be accepted (ie no go phones?). Basically, no one has a clue and we are approximately two weeks out.

    The lack of details from Best Buy (and Samsung) is ridiculous.

    Just venting...
    Okay well best buy sucks you're better off going through Amazon and doing it that way or go directly through the carrier...what I'm doing is trading in my LG g2 and my galaxy s4 and getting additional 70 off when applying for an Amazon credit card...I'll only pay 406 off contract...after it being it 840 after taxes... Not too shabby

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    09-29-2014 06:01 PM
  16. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    This is why I never purchase phones from Best Buy. I always order from the carrier.
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    09-29-2014 06:03 PM
  17. 67srbell's Avatar
    Okay well best buy sucks you're better off going through Amazon and doing it that way or go directly through the carrier...what I'm doing is trading in my LG g2 and my galaxy s4 and getting additional 70 off when applying for an Amazon credit card...I'll only pay 406 off contract...after it being it 840 after taxes... Not too shabby

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    How does one get the promotion via Amazon? When I try to pre order, it just says $799.99
    09-29-2014 06:09 PM
  18. reesh11's Avatar
    As soon as AT&T starts accepting PayPal or more than one method of payment I gladly will go there....

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-29-2014 07:13 PM
  19. anon8126715's Avatar
    Seriously (in regards to this $200 promotion thing).

    They have been running the promotion for over a week now and no one in North America can give a clear and definitive answer when it comes to the specifics of this promotion (contract vs buying device outright; which smartphones are acceptable for the trade in; and when you can use the $200 gift card [during purchase or only after on something other than the N4]).

    The Samsung rep at my local Best Buy instructed me to buy a $20 go phone in the store and then use that as the trade in on release day (the 17th) to get the $200 gift card, but another Best Buy employee said only certain smartphones will be accepted (ie no go phones?). Basically, no one has a clue and we are approximately two weeks out.

    The lack of details from Best Buy (and Samsung) is ridiculous.

    Just venting...
    So let me get this straight, you're saying Best Buy should be ASHAMED because they're not being specific if you can swindle them out of $180? Wow, Pot meet kettle.....
    09-29-2014 07:29 PM
  20. DAFFYDC's Avatar
    I pre-ordered from Best Buy on day 1 (before they came up with their own plan separate from Samsung). After I pre-ordered in the store, I mailed in my wife's old S3 for $45 credit (so I can get the difference from Samsung). THEN Best Buy decided to do the separate gift card deal, which doesn't help me because I'm planning on getting the Note 4 on the Edge Plan. I was able to contact Best Buy and they are shipping my wife's phone back to me. I plan on canceling the pre-order through Best Buy and dealing directly with Verizon. I'd rather have the $200 to use towards my phone bill vs a Best Buy gift card (I still have some BB gift cards I still need to use and plan on using those towards a Samsung Case and/or Zagg TP glass screen protector). Also, the whole pre-ordering ordeal at Best Buy was a pain.
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    09-29-2014 07:58 PM
  21. 67srbell's Avatar
    So let me get this straight, you're saying Best Buy should be ASHAMED because they're not being specific if you can swindle them out of $180? Wow, Pot meet kettle.....
    Swindle? It is their promotion and because of capitalism, we can go ANYWHERE to purchase the device, but I am planning to go through best buy just to avoid complications w submitting receipts online, waiting for a check (hopefully), etc.

    Since best buy has been so ambiguous about this promotion, I'd rather take the sure thing and go via AT&T and do the online thing.

    I cancelled my best buy pre-order today because we still can't get a definitive answer on how it works.

    Sorry
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    09-29-2014 08:09 PM
  22. afgmuscle's Avatar
    Guys i'm afraid I may have some bad news. So I called our support team, the lady looked into it and there's an email I believe where it says you must activate the phone with a service agreement in order to take advantage of the $200 trade in promo. From the previous 100 trade in promotions we've had, I know how this will play out. After you upgrade your phone in our activation portal, the sales consultant will then proceed to trade in your phone, it will then prompt to enter in the phone number that was just activated so the system can verify if it was in fact activated, then it will let the sales consultant continue with the $200 gift card. There is NO WAY to over ride this and force the system to give the $200 gift card for trade in if you didn't upgrade. This really sucks because I too pre-ordered and was going to buy the phone OFF-CONTRACT from my store, now I can't even get the phone from Best Buy and do Samsung's trade in because Samsung decided to change the rules out of nowhere suddenly. I wouldn't doubt it if things change again sometime in the next 2 weeks, (3 weeks for those of us who are on Verizon as we always get things late)

    I'll report back if anything changes. Now we need to figure out if we can do this through Amazon.
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    09-29-2014 08:34 PM
  23. fredwardnelson's Avatar
    The whole best buy thing is a damn mess.
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    09-29-2014 08:41 PM
  24. TechNut79's Avatar
    Guys i'm afraid I may have some bad news. So I called our support team, the lady looked into it and there's an email I believe where it says you must activate the phone with a service agreement in order to take advantage of the $200 trade in promo. From the previous 100 trade in promotions we've had, I know how this will play out. After you upgrade your phone in our activation portal, the sales consultant will then proceed to trade in your phone, it will then prompt to enter in the phone number that was just activated so the system can verify if it was in fact activated, then it will let the sales consultant continue with the $200 gift card. There is NO WAY to over ride this and force the system to give the $200 gift card for trade in if you didn't upgrade. This really sucks because I too pre-ordered and was going to buy the phone OFF-CONTRACT from my store, now I can't even get the phone from Best Buy and do Samsung's trade in because Samsung decided to change the rules out of nowhere suddenly. I wouldn't doubt it if things change again sometime in the next 2 weeks, (3 weeks for those of us who are on Verizon as we always get things late)

    I'll report back if anything changes. Now we need to figure out if we can do this through Amazon.
    So I can't buy directly from Verizon, trade in my Note 2, and get the rest of the rebate from Samsung?

    Note 2 via Android Central App
    09-29-2014 08:43 PM
  25. reesh11's Avatar
    Guys i'm afraid I may have some bad news. So I called our support team, the lady looked into it and there's an email I believe where it says you must activate the phone with a service agreement in order to take advantage of the $200 trade in promo. From the previous 100 trade in promotions we've had, I know how this will play out. After you upgrade your phone in our activation portal, the sales consultant will then proceed to trade in your phone, it will then prompt to enter in the phone number that was just activated so the system can verify if it was in fact activated, then it will let the sales consultant continue with the $200 gift card. There is NO WAY to over ride this and force the system to give the $200 gift card for trade in if you didn't upgrade. This really sucks because I too pre-ordered and was going to buy the phone OFF-CONTRACT from my store, now I can't even get the phone from Best Buy and do Samsung's trade in because Samsung decided to change the rules out of nowhere suddenly. I wouldn't doubt it if things change again sometime in the next 2 weeks, (3 weeks for those of us who are on Verizon as we always get things late)

    I'll report back if anything changes. Now we need to figure out if we can do this through Amazon.
    I figured as much. It's all good it's a good thing I have good credit I may just buy an old phone anyway in case this changes if nothing else I'll just get the trade in value off my purchase.

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    09-29-2014 08:53 PM
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