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  1. Joefo's Avatar
    I was going to pre-order from amazon too.
    Did you do your pre-order and trade-in in two different transactions?
    If so, how would samsung know which note 4 you traded in for? Or we only need to send in the trade-in along with the pre-order transactions to receive the rebate?
    I traded in one phone and I pre-ordered one phone. It was two separate Amazon transactions for me. I was going to send in the trade in receipt (once they approve it and issue gift card value) and pre-order receipt. But the phone order still says not yet shipped so I will probably wait until it ships and showed I paid. Since we need to submit IMEI and wifi Mac address of new phone I need to wait until phone ships anyway before submitting.

    This promo seems like a cluster and I am not 100% confident of anything related to it.
    09-30-2014 06:52 PM
  2. Joefo's Avatar
    I emailed BB about buying off contract and phone trade in. I mentioned buying off contract for the $799 price when I pre-ordered. I didn't ask about price but the rep mentioned it. Here is their response:
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    "You are welcome to purchase the item without a contract however the price is much higher unfortunately. You will qualify for the trade in promotion as long as you're purchasing the Note 4 and trading in a working smart phone that we accept through our program. "
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    So it sounds like off contract is ok as others mentioned. I am not sure what the rep means by 'price is much higher' but I assumed it meant $825 instead of $799 (but I wouldnt call that MUCH higher). I was referring to AT&T phone so I assume $799 is no longer valid. I also asked trade in requirements and the reply was "a working smart phone that we accept through our program". But of course the next question is 'what is accepted through {your} program'. I did not follow up because I had decided to forget about buying at Best Buy. Too many conflicting answers. So I will need to cancel my pre-order from BB.

    Samsung should have just given every buyer a $100 instant rebate and called it a day.
    09-30-2014 07:03 PM
  3. TechNut79's Avatar
    They may mean much higher outright as compared to on contract.

    Note 2 via Android Central App
    09-30-2014 07:12 PM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    Not entirely sure who is trolling who here...
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    09-30-2014 07:44 PM
  5. 67srbell's Avatar
    I emailed BB about buying off contract and phone trade in. I mentioned buying off contract for the $799 price when I pre-ordered. I didn't ask about price but the rep mentioned it. Here is their response:
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    "You are welcome to purchase the item without a contract however the price is much higher unfortunately. You will qualify for the trade in promotion as long as you're purchasing the Note 4 and trading in a working smart phone that we accept through our program. "
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    So it sounds like off contract is ok as others mentioned. I am not sure what the rep means by 'price is much higher' but I assumed it meant $825 instead of $799 (but I wouldnt call that MUCH higher). I was referring to AT&T phone so I assume $799 is no longer valid. I also asked trade in requirements and the reply was "a working smart phone that we accept through our program". But of course the next question is 'what is accepted through {your} program'. I did not follow up because I had decided to forget about buying at Best Buy. Too many conflicting answers. So I will need to cancel my pre-order from BB.

    Samsung should have just given every buyer a $100 instant rebate and called it a day.
    Again, I was told in Best Buy that the Note 4 must be bought via activation (ie contract, installment plan) in order to receive the $200 gift card and ANY (even go phones) would be accepted.

    This is such a fiasco.
    09-30-2014 09:20 PM
  6. reesh11's Avatar
    I'm thinking I will just give up on this whole promotion business. I don't have an older smartphone and buying one to resell seems more of a hassle. I am wondering however if the prices are so high because of the promo? Samsung is just throwing ~$200 at us...how else are they gonna make that up? By raising the prices for us poor off contract buyers. Idk about you guys but I don't think I've ever seen a Samsung phone this expensive.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-30-2014 09:30 PM
  7. sqa4life's Avatar
    I emailed BB about buying off contract and phone trade in. I mentioned buying off contract for the $799 price when I pre-ordered. I didn't ask about price but the rep mentioned it. Here is their response:
    ----------
    "You are welcome to purchase the item without a contract however the price is much higher unfortunately. You will qualify for the trade in promotion as long as you're purchasing the Note 4 and trading in a working smart phone that we accept through our program. "
    ----------

    So it sounds like off contract is ok as others mentioned. I am not sure what the rep means by 'price is much higher' but I assumed it meant $825 instead of $799 (but I wouldnt call that MUCH higher). I was referring to AT&T phone so I assume $799 is no longer valid. I also asked trade in requirements and the reply was "a working smart phone that we accept through our program". But of course the next question is 'what is accepted through {your} program'. I did not follow up because I had decided to forget about buying at Best Buy. Too many conflicting answers. So I will need to cancel my pre-order from BB.

    Samsung should have just given every buyer a $100 instant rebate and called it a day.
    That BB rep was totally wrong.

    I was at BB earlier today and spoke with Samsung rep there. I asked him to call around (included his manager) for over 30 minutes to get the answer. The store manager also called around and both came back with the same answers. off contract and the Next program won't get $200 credit. Only 2 yrs contract is acceptable and is quality for the $200 trade-in promo.

    BTW, 4 people were in line to check out the Note 4. Iphone 6 setup a few steps away from the note 4 and alone in the dark/cold, no one was checking it out
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    10-01-2014 12:56 AM
  8. 67srbell's Avatar
    That BB rep was totally wrong.

    I was at BB earlier today and spoke with Samsung rep there. I asked him to call around (included his manager) for over 30 minutes to get the answer. The store manager also called around and both came back with the same answers. off contract and the Next program won't get $200 credit. Only 2 yrs contract is acceptable and is quality for the $200 trade-in promo.

    BTW, 4 people were in line to check out the Note 4. Iphone 6 setup a few steps away from the note 4 and alone in the dark/cold, no one was checking it out
    That's not what i was told...

    They told me that the Next program would work...

    This is so utterly ridiculous and pathetic
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    10-01-2014 06:51 AM
  9. reesh11's Avatar
    I don't think anyone will get a straight answer until they go pick up their phones. I for one have ditched Best Buy and gone directly thru AT&T Next. Still haven't decided on the trade in issue but if nothing else I'll just use the BB goody card toward buying the Basis Peak next month.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-01-2014 07:24 AM
  10. Joefo's Avatar
    That BB rep was totally wrong.

    I was at BB earlier today and spoke with Samsung rep there. I asked him to call around (included his manager) for over 30 minutes to get the answer. The store manager also called around and both came back with the same answers. off contract and the Next program won't get $200 credit. Only 2 yrs contract is acceptable and is quality for the $200 trade-in promo.

    BTW, 4 people were in line to check out the Note 4. Iphone 6 setup a few steps away from the note 4 and alone in the dark/cold, no one was checking it out
    I believe you since I have been given various answers from BB. It appears BB is running two different promos with $200 gift cards.

    One is the samsung promo which doesn't mention any contract requirements: "Pre-Order Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Today. Experience the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in all Best Buy and select Best Buy Mobile locations. Check with your local store for details. Plus, get a $200 Best Buy gift card at time of purchase when you trade in any working smartphone. Valid on purchase of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint. "

    The other offer (not specific to samsung) does require a two year agreement and is for a gift card up to $200. From the BB trade in page, this other offer states: "Free Gift Card with Trade-In. Receive up to a $200 gift card with qualifying phone trade-in at a participating Best Buy store. Use it to buy a new phone with two-year agreement. Customer must be eligible for a new 2-year agreement to receive gift card for this promotion."

    Pick up day should be fun.
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    10-01-2014 07:47 AM
  11. OceanView's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Samsung will accept a Straight Talk phone like this?
    Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone: Prepaid Cell Phones : Walmart.com
    10-01-2014 01:00 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Samsung will accept a Straight Talk phone like this?
    Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone: Prepaid Cell Phones : Walmart.com
    They should, so long as you get $10 on trade in

    Sent from my LG G Pad 8.3
    10-01-2014 01:13 PM
  13. jlczl's Avatar
    That's not what i was told...

    They told me that the Next program would work...

    This is so utterly ridiculous and pathetic
    Same here.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-01-2014 01:15 PM
  14. tarpon6's Avatar
    All that matters is the trade in for the Note 4, not the other trade in program, which is separate. Pre-Order Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Today Get a $200 Best Buy gift card at time of purchase with trade in of any working smartphone. Seems simple and straight forward. I for one will hold them to it.
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    10-01-2014 01:37 PM
  15. Joefo's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Samsung will accept a Straight Talk phone like this?
    Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone: Prepaid Cell Phones : Walmart.com
    It might work at Best Buy since they claim any working smart phone. But it probably won't work at the carriers if the current trade in values listed on their sites don't change (all are below $10):

    T-mobile = $7
    AT&T = $0 recycle
    Verizon = $6
    Sprint = can't find on their site.

    You should probably check with them ahead of time to be sure. I don't know if they have leeway at the stores to adjust trade in values.
    10-01-2014 02:20 PM
  16. ejcrossl's Avatar
    I am going in to backup my preorder just in case BB jacks the price up. Only problem is VZ has my trade valued at $8. Anyone think I can squeeze $2 more out of them?
    I really don't want the gift cards, i would rather have the cash. Its hard to walk away from free $50 from BB, and VZ value on my trade is not high enough.
    10-01-2014 04:39 PM
  17. kingdruid's Avatar
    Sprint has a trade in form on their website. Do you think I can use that and preorder my note 4 at the store? I have a Note 2 with a broken screen and does not power on and they are offering 25 dollars.
    10-01-2014 05:13 PM
  18. sqa4life's Avatar
    Can you pre-order the note 4 from AT&T and trade-in your phone via Amazon? Amazon has higher trade-in value than anyone else.
    10-01-2014 06:11 PM
  19. Jun Watanabe's Avatar
    Can you pre-order the note 4 from AT&T and trade-in your phone via Amazon? Amazon has higher trade-in value than anyone else.
    it shouldn't matter if amazon is offering more... as long as att is giving you atleast $10 for the trade-in. at the end of the day, you will have $200 for trading the phone in, regardless of att or amazon.
    erinpac likes this.
    10-01-2014 06:48 PM
  20. mojock's Avatar
    I have an iphone 3g 16gb white to trade in but it is only worth more than 10 bucks on tmobile.

    It's worth 0 on ATT where I pre ordered my note and worth 8 on amazon.


    Does anyone know anywhere else I can try to check? Can I do a trade in at another retailer and claim the rebate?
    10-01-2014 06:59 PM
  21. troshs's Avatar
    Our BB rep said Next will be eligible. It might be different for each store. They wanted $50 down though to preorder the Note 4.

    Boom! From My S5
    10-01-2014 07:26 PM
  22. sqa4life's Avatar
    Our BB rep said Next will be eligible. It might be different for each store. They wanted $50 down though to preorder the Note 4.

    Boom! From My S5
    If the pre-order/plan is the Next, you'll more likely only get BB store credit. But they told me no Next.
    10-01-2014 08:27 PM
  23. kamiller42's Avatar
    One is the samsung promo which doesn't mention any contract requirements: "Pre-Order Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Today. Experience the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in all Best Buy and select Best Buy Mobile locations. Check with your local store for details. Plus, get a $200 Best Buy gift card at time of purchase when you trade in any working smartphone. Valid on purchase of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint. "
    But if you look at the fine print on the page that says all this, it says "See BestBuy.com/TradeIn for full details." And that page gives the details you quote second about requiring a 2 year agreement.

    Despite being reassured by BB employees myself that I can get the $200 buying off contract, I am doubting it will work. I feel these guys are saying whatever they need to say to get a sale. And when it comes to purchase day, they're going to pull out their fine print documents and not sell me the phone and apply the card to the purchase. This makes me angry because I pre-ordered based on what was initially on their web site, and it now looks like I'm going to be stuck with a $50 gift card, which is the bare minimum they wanted anyway.
    10-01-2014 11:45 PM
  24. jlczl's Avatar
    Our BB rep said Next will be eligible. It might be different for each store. They wanted $50 down though to preorder the Note 4.

    Boom! From My S5
    It's $50 down for all Note 4 preorders at BB not just on Next. They give you a $50 BB gift card.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-02-2014 08:33 AM
  25. sam3noteplz's Avatar
    So could someone buy there phone at BB and trade in two different phones and receive both offers?
    10-02-2014 01:42 PM
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