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  1. ucsdsig's Avatar
    Which location if you don't mind? I'd like to call and check and figure out how I get my preorder in
    Sure, I ordered from this store:

    Store 1011
    740 S Sepulveda Blvd
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    Phone: 310-416-9937
    10-06-2014 04:31 PM
  2. mrhankey184's Avatar
    Sure, I ordered from this store:

    Store 1011
    740 S Sepulveda Blvd
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    Phone: 310-416-9937
    Thanks, man. I called them as long as well as the location in NYC. Both stores said they stopped taking preorders for all SGN4. The female mobile representative told me each store has a limit based on previous Samsung Note sells. So some stores had more than others. Both locations cannot preorder right now at all. It sounds like some may get lucky, walk into a store that hasn't hit its limit, and get one, but you would be extremely lucky.

    Think I'm done trying. I will wait until the weekend and see if I can order online and ship to store.
    10-06-2014 04:40 PM
  3. ucsdsig's Avatar
    Thanks, man. I called them as long as well as the location in NYC. Both stores said they stopped taking preorders for all SGN4. The female mobile representative told me each store has a limit based on previous Samsung Note sells. So some stores had more than others. Both locations cannot preorder right now at all. It sounds like some may get lucky, walk into a store that hasn't hit its limit, and get one, but you would be extremely lucky.

    Think I'm done trying. I will wait until the weekend and see if I can order online and ship to store.
    There's no way this store should be sold out. I think the reps are just assuming it's sold out based on this weekend's mess. Ask to speak with the Mobile manager, she's the one who took my order.

    I also called the Best Buy near my home and they also just confirmed that they could place a VZW Note 4 preorder.

    Store 764
    4500 Van Nuys Blvd
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    Phone: 818-501-0933
    10-06-2014 04:46 PM
  4. manjil's Avatar
    I just got back from the store at 23rd and 6th avenue in Chelsea (NYC). They were not offering pre orders yesterday at all, but I just walked in after reading all this, and they were able to do the pre order for the white N4 for Verizon so I ordered. Similarly, I called the BB Mobile in Times Square, and they said it was available for pre-order.

    That's the good news.. I pre-ordered, but they were _EXTREMELY_ unclear about the wording for the T&C. One employee said definite $200 gift card as long as smartphone is working. Another (and the manager) said _UP TO_ $200 (despite the wording on the main N4 Pre Order page) and directed me to the fine print that says "Not all phones are eligible for trade-in and trade-in value may vary.".. I'm trading in a HTC Thunderbolt that's worth about $10, so I'm a bit nervous about the $200 at this point..
    10-06-2014 05:54 PM
  5. Joefo's Avatar
    That's not correct. You can purchase it at BB, but *not* go for the gift card promotion. You would then trade in your trade and then submit the docs directly to Samsung.

    What you cannot do is get both the $200 gift card offer *plus* the $200-the trade in value. You can't double dip.

    Now, is it possible for the program rebate administrator to reject any phone purchased at Best Buy? Sure, but the exact T&Cs only say you can't double dip. It doesn't say you cannot buy at BB.
    I don't know if you are referring to BB T&C or Samsung's, but the 6 page official rules sheet (linked on the Samsung promo form on their site) includes the following statement: "NOTE: Participants who pre-order a Samsung Galaxy Note® 4 at BEST BUY are not eligible to participate in this Offer. " (page 3 Section 4).

    I assume you are referring to Samsung T&C since they won't care about BB T&C. You can try it, and if it gets rejected then you have the option to dispute with Samsung and send them supporting documentation showing the validity of the claim.
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    10-06-2014 05:56 PM
  6. m3lover1's Avatar
    Anyone here preordered with T-Mobile online? Where are you getting the receipts? Or are you just going to screenshot the order page?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    10-06-2014 06:06 PM
  7. steve0617's Avatar
    I don't know if you are referring to BB T&C or Samsung's, but the 6 page official rules sheet (linked on the Samsung promo form on their site) includes the following statement: "NOTE: Participants who pre-order a Samsung Galaxy Note® 4 at BEST BUY are not eligible to participate in this Offer. " (page 3 Section 4).

    I assume you are referring to Samsung T&C since they won't care about BB T&C. You can try it, and if it gets rejected then you have the option to dispute with Samsung and send them supporting documentation showing the validity of the claim.
    You're right. My mistake. I apologize.
    10-06-2014 06:08 PM
  8. mrhankey184's Avatar
    MAJOR UPDATE -

    My thoughts on this issue were accurate. Each store (not district) have a specific amount of pre-order quanities they can process. Once they reach their limit, they're essentially done with all pre-orders. I called many Best Buy Stores and asked them to open up the page and check to see if they can or cannot pre-order the phone. I found one in Indianapolis, IN (Castleton Mall) that could. I asked her to leave the webpage up for me as I was only a 15 minute drive and was able to pre-order the phone. Once I arrived she had the page opened and completed my pre-order transaction. My buddy also got one while her pre-order limit hadn't been reached yet.

    I suggest you call as many stores as you're willing to drive to, because this promotion is amazing ($200 for any working smart phone).

    Good luck. I have proof if you need, but trust me on this one. I got it (Sprint White Note 4) not even 30 minutes ago.
    10-06-2014 06:15 PM
  9. Joefo's Avatar
    No need to apologize. I am so frustrated by this whole promotion and the variety of answers I received from BB, I still do not know what the correct terms are. I cancelled my BB pre-order. I will either work though Amazon (if they are eligible - varying answers on that) or I may just get the 6+. Yes, I am that frustrated.
    10-06-2014 06:19 PM
  10. ucsdsig's Avatar
    MAJOR UPDATE -

    My thoughts on this issue were accurate. Each store (not district) have a specific amount of pre-order quanities they can process. Once they reach their limit, they're essentially done with all pre-orders. I called many Best Buy Stores and asked them to open up the page and check to see if they can or cannot pre-order the phone. I found one in Indianapolis, IN (Castleton Mall) that could. I asked her to leave the webpage up for me as I was only a 15 minute drive and was able to pre-order the phone. Once I arrived she had the page opened and completed my pre-order transaction. My buddy also got one while her pre-order limit hadn't been reached yet.

    I suggest you call as many stores as you're willing to drive to, because this promotion is amazing ($200 for any working smart phone).

    Good luck. I have proof if you need, but trust me on this one. I got it (Sprint White Note 4) not even 30 minutes ago.
    Glad you were able to successfully place an order!
    10-06-2014 06:20 PM
  11. steve0617's Avatar
    No need to apologize. I am so frustrated by this whole promotion and the variety of answers I received from BB, I still do not know what the correct terms are. I cancelled my BB pre-order. I will either work though Amazon (if they are eligible - varying answers on that) or I may just get the 6+. Yes, I am that frustrated.
    Believe me, the last thing I want to do is spread bad info, so I blew it by forgetting the part of the T&C that you pointed out saying you couldn't use BB at all for the purchase.

    I am starting to lean towards VZW directly for the purchase and trade as my trade has a value of $15 according to their website, so that's enough to be able to just avoid BB completely.
    10-06-2014 06:29 PM
  12. TechNut79's Avatar
    Believe me, the last thing I want to do is spread bad info, so I blew it by forgetting the part of the T&C that you pointed out saying you couldn't use BB at all for the purchase.

    I am starting to lean towards VZW directly for the purchase and trade as my trade has a value of $15 according to their website, so that's enough to be able to just avoid BB completely.
    That's how I'm doing it. Sounds easier.

    Note 2 via Android Central App
    10-06-2014 06:31 PM
  13. bsulla's Avatar
    I was also informed by T-Mo that you cannot order this phone (even at full price) if you are pre-paid. At this point I have ordered the phone via the website (which you have the option of paying in full for and I did) and selecting the least expensive plan on the site ($45) which I will not activate since I plan on popping my pre-paid SIM into the Note 4. The kicker is I did the trade-in via the new, non prepaid plan, but it say the trade in amount will be credited to my account. I'm hoping I can just cancel the account since it's not a contract and get the $75 reimbursed. I wish I could just trade the phone into an on-line site and get cash for it but I am not sure it abides by the Samsung "participating trade in retailers" requirement.
    10-06-2014 06:36 PM
  14. steve0617's Avatar
    That's how I'm doing it. Sounds easier.

    Note 2 via Android Central App
    The $200 in hand before the transaction is completed is why I want the BB thing to work. I hate mail in 'are you worthy of our lengthy terms and conditions?' rebates.
    10-06-2014 06:38 PM
  15. rushmore's Avatar
    Respectfully, anybody that thinks they can get both offers have a serious case of entitlement syndrome. My guess is those folks will be the ones arguing the most on purchase day
    10-06-2014 06:39 PM
  16. bsulla's Avatar
    Anyone here preordered with T-Mobile online? Where are you getting the receipts? Or are you just going to screenshot the order page?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    I was going to print out the email confirmation from T-Mo.
    10-06-2014 06:43 PM
  17. sidthekid28's Avatar
    Just came back from a Best Buy in NYC and was able to pre-order the white note 4 for Verizon. Like what everyone else said, I paid $50 to reserve the phone and they also gave me a $50 gift card. The guy who took my order didn't have any info on the promo though when I asked.
    In light of your post, I'm going to wake up early tomorrow and stop at BB and try to pre order again...I was one of the ppl that had problems during the weekend...I am praying for different results tomorrow morning...
    10-06-2014 07:04 PM
  18. sidthekid28's Avatar
    Sure, I ordered from this store:


    Store 1011
    740 S Sepulveda Blvd
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    Phone: 310-416-9937
    UCS, you personally got your pre-order for a VZW note 4 today???? Please let me know, thanks!
    10-06-2014 07:07 PM
  19. Shelacios's Avatar
    At great personal expense...(in time anyway)...I'm going to another city right now (in traffic) to pre-order at a BB that says they can do it...I'll report back my findings.
    10-06-2014 07:31 PM
  20. ucsdsig's Avatar
    UCS, you personally got your pre-order for a VZW note 4 today???? Please let me know, thanks!
    Yes, was able to place a pre-order at Best Buy today. Used a Best Buy gift card I had laying around to pay for the $50 pre-order deposit.
    10-06-2014 08:01 PM
  21. m3lover1's Avatar
    I was going to print out the email confirmation from T-Mo.
    Shoot I don't even have an email confirmation

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    10-06-2014 08:12 PM
  22. bsulla's Avatar
    oh wow. this is a revelation! (also, hitting myself for not reading the terms and conditions) this means that as long as the authorized seller is willing to take the trade-in worth $10, we're good to go. there is no way for sammy to check to see if indeed it is a "smartphone". from this, it sounds like sammy is more concerned that $200 is given to only one N4, and no so much that a particular smartphone was traded in...

    my plan now. go preorder from t-mobile store. they will tell me that my prepaid account is not valid for trade-ins. i will get the smart choice $45 plan. trade-in my flip phone that is worth $21 on their site. get my N4 delivered, submit paperwork, get $179 check from sammy, then open another $30 walmart plan using a new sim, port over my number from $45 plan to walmart plan. this will cost me $15 (maybe 30) extra, but it might be the easiest way to take advantage of the promo. if anyone sees a hole in my plan, let me know
    Probably not a huge deal if you lose it but according to T-Mo, when you trade your phone in the credit goes to your account. My hope is that since the plan is no contract it can be canceled and any credits on the account will be refunded.
    10-06-2014 08:14 PM
  23. mrhankey184's Avatar
    At great personal expense...(in time anyway)...I'm going to another city right now (in traffic) to pre-order at a BB that says they can do it...I'll report back my findings.
    Hopefully you had them pull up the webpage to verify before you drove. That's what I did.
    10-06-2014 08:52 PM
  24. Shelacios's Avatar
    Hopefully you had them pull up the webpage to verify before you drove. That's what I did.
    Failure. He did two pre-orders today but by the time I got there is was kaput. He called several stores for me- no dice. I'm going to order via Sprint, and can't keep wasting time on this promotion.
    10-06-2014 08:59 PM
  25. sidthekid28's Avatar
    Failure. He did two pre-orders today but by the time I got theure is was kaput. He called several stores for me- no dice. I'm going to order via Sprint, and can't keep wasting time on this promotion.
    Crap...now I don't know what to do...contemplating whether or not I should wake up early and try on my way to work tomorrow... Why can't this be easy man????? The way this entire promotion is being rub is a catastrophic failure to say the least...
    10-06-2014 09:06 PM
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