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  1. mrhankey184's Avatar
    I'll assume I'm "the other guy" lol - Okay this is the deal-- the entire reason why I wanted to go through BB and get my preorder done (and luckily I did it yesterday @ 6pm EST) Best Buy will take any working smartphone (regardless of value and no cracked screen) they also prefer it to be IOS, Android, or Windows OS. I am buying a old used Samsung Galaxy for like $10.00 and trading it in to Best Buy for $200 instant rebate (gift card) and apply it to my phone, then I'm taking the phone I'm currently using (GS4) and trading it in to best buy as a separate transaction for $155. This gives me a total of $355 of giftcards to buy a $299 phone (After it's price matched). You cannot get the direct samsung rebate unless your phone is valued at $10+. It seems like Best Buy is taking the hit on the $10 if the phone does not meet Samsung minimum requirements or they are also banking on the phones that are traded in that exceed that value. This is probably one of the reasons that BB is almost sold out of all its preorders. I highly suggest calling around and seeing who is still taking preorders - Make sure you call all the Best Buy Mobiles, and nobody will do it over the phone because you have to be present with photo ID.

    Hope this helps

    edit - If you are with Sprint you can call into Retention and get your upgrade pushed through if you're close 90-120 days. If you aren't close you can pay $100-150 to get an early upgrade.
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    10-07-2014 11:37 AM
  2. steveinil's Avatar
    nothing on weather the trade in can be at a diffent store though like order through vzw then trade in at bb or amazone or whereever...
    10-07-2014 11:42 AM
  3. ucsdsig's Avatar
    Because VZW will only give me 8 bucks for it dude... If they'd give me 10 I would do exactly what you are saying, I am not stupid ;-P lol.... I have to do it this way... I also spoke to a customer service mgr from samsung and they said I would be golden for the promo through samsung if I pre order from VZW and seperately sell my phone to worst buy... i know they all dont know what theyre talking about, but that, combined with all the fine print tells me I will be fine...

    Still holding out hope to get this done with worst buy today... I mean UCS and that other dude got their orders in yesterday morning... why can't i get mine in today?? It is not impossible!
    Good luck. Best Buy & Samsung definitely get a F for the way they've handled this pre-order process.

    Can't believe how much smoother the iPhone launch was, even with the significantly higher number of pre-orders. I was able to pre-order my wife's 6 plus and get a $200 trade-in rebate very easily.
    10-07-2014 11:43 AM
  4. steve0617's Avatar
    For those that are considering using Amazon for the trade, note that they require the battery, charger and USB cable to be included in order to qualify for the 'good' rating.
    10-07-2014 11:44 AM
  5. trmiv's Avatar
    For those that are considering using Amazon for the trade, note that they require the battery, charger and USB cable to be included in order to qualify for the 'good' rating.
    Yea I noticed that. For some phones it doesn't matter as much. My wife's Droid Razr they are offering $45 for "good" but $17 I believe (can't remember) for acceptable. Either way, more than $10 so I'm good. For another old phone I scrounged up without a charger they are offering like $50 with the charger and $1 without it. Oops. Back to the drawing board on that one.
    10-07-2014 11:49 AM
  6. reesh11's Avatar
    Ok so I may have found a work around for those buying off contract. Activate a new line at BB trade in phone blah blah...then pay the phone off. AT&T ETF is $325 plus $99 = a lot less than $825! I know, I'm devious 😛

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    10-07-2014 12:01 PM
  7. sidthekid28's Avatar
    Good luck. Best Buy & Samsung definitely get a F for the way they've handled this pre-order process.

    Can't believe how much smoother the iPhone launch was, even with the significantly higher number of pre-orders. I was able to pre-order my wife's 6 plus and get a $200 trade-in rebate very easily.
    Failure...both stores I just hit, the system wouldn't allow them to take my pre order...I'm gonna wait till the weekend and try one more time Saturday, and then if still the same case I'll just pre order at VZW store... I'll 100% never shop at best buy ever again...
    10-07-2014 12:09 PM
  8. sidthekid28's Avatar
    nothing on weather the trade in can be at a diffent store though like order through vzw then trade in at bb or amazone or whereever...
    Yes you can absolutely do that...100% sure...Just have to make sure you have register receipts for BOTH the pre order AND the trade in to send in to Samsung...I'm going to end up pre ordering from VZW store and separately trading in my phone at BB.. which is fine...
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    10-07-2014 12:11 PM
  9. reesh11's Avatar
    I think we all need to read that FAQ page fully. Because I think Samsung is very adamant in trading in at BB and getting that gift card. I thought it said if you order from there you have to trade in there but idk about it working the opposite way.

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    10-07-2014 12:22 PM
  10. droid747's Avatar
    Yes you can absolutely do that...100% sure...Just have to make sure you have register receipts for BOTH the pre order AND the trade in to send in to Samsung...I'm going to end up pre ordering from VZW store and separately trading in my phone at BB.. which is fine...
    Unfortunately I don't trust Samsung enough to honor that as I could see them declining the rebate if you preorder and trade in at different locations. That is why I preordered at Amazon because I can get over 10 for my thunderbolt where as verizon would give me less.

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    10-07-2014 12:22 PM
  11. reesh11's Avatar
    See here

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    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 - Samsung  0 trade in promotion-22394.jpg  
    10-07-2014 12:24 PM
  12. droid747's Avatar
    Ok so I may have found a work around for those buying off contract. Activate a new line at BB trade in phone blah blah...then pay the phone off. AT&T ETF is $325 plus $99 = a lot less than $825! I know, I'm devious 😛

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    Nope., will cost you more then off contract price because when you buy on contract at bestbuy, they have their own separate etf so you would have to pay off the at&t etf and bestbuy etf.

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    10-07-2014 12:25 PM
  13. reesh11's Avatar
    Nope., will cost you more then off contract price because when you buy on contract at bestbuy, they have their own separate etf so you would have to pay off the at&t etf and bestbuy etf.

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    Say what?? Never heard of that well have to look into that.

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    10-07-2014 12:26 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes there is, but an indirect method:

    If you have a line with data that has an upgrade due, you can get the deal with that phone line and then Best Buy will switch the SIM card and line of your current phone to the Note 4. The key again is the line must have data and must be eligible for an upgrade.
    If I am understanding correctly, you are using the non unlimited line's upgrade. If so then yes it would work, since the upgrade is not from the unlimited line

    Sent from my LG G Pad 8.3
    10-07-2014 12:30 PM
  15. mty msi's Avatar
    I need to use a cross upgrade from a non-data plan phone to avoid BB's $200 early ETF on my unlimited data line. I'm 7 weeks away from a regular upgrade and AT&T would have charged a $105 ETF. I went to BB to preorder and was told they had no way to grandfather the unlimited data and suggested I call AT&T which I did. AT&T retention dept. told me they would switch the cross upgrade to the grandfathered unlimited data line after I received the N4. I can't order through AT&T because they value my trade in at $9. So at BB I will be signing a new AT&T Mobile Share plan to activate the N4 and if I want the grandfathered unlimited data I'll call AT&T. I may decide to keep the Mobile Share plan because it includes unlimited minutes, texts and a personal wifi spot for my laptop. I don't use much data, last 3 months was under 1 GB/mo and I think the unlimited minutes & texts and the personal wifi hotspot are more advantageous for me. I'm going to BB today to preorder and I'll post later today the outcome.
    10-07-2014 12:41 PM
  16. Shelacios's Avatar
    You do know that in order to be eligible for the sammy rebate that you need to pick up/trade in IN STORE right... i hope u mean u ordered online at sprint and chose in store pick up option.... also what do you mean that ur not gonna get the same exact amount for the rebate part???? no matter which path you go (BB or samsung) you're gonna get a total of $200 bucks no matter what.... BB is instant 200 bucks... sammy is ur trade in value PLUS the $200 minus the trade in value... either way you get $200 dollars towards the phone....
    I reviewed the T&C of the Samsung promotion and it didn't say anything about having to pick-up in store. It says you need the receipts for the trade and the order, which I have (or rather will have). At any rate, it wasn't an option--they only offered to ship.

    Sprint's website claims the Samsung promotion is different, so I'm not sure what will fly--most likely Sprint's wording is just wrong. Sprint claims that the Samsung promotion "doubles" the value of your trade-in. So if your trade-in is valued at $50, you'll get $50 back from Samsung. However, the link Sprint provides does indeed take you to https://samsunggalaxypromotions.com/note4, so I really just think that the web or marketing folks at Sprint don't understand the Samsung promotion. But I'm just going by what Sprint wrote in its website at the moment.
    10-07-2014 12:54 PM
  17. gadget0530's Avatar
    ok hopefully, this will clarify best buy situation. This pic was taken from local best buy.

    Note 4 - Samsung  0 trade in promotion-filename-2.jpgNote 4 - Samsung  0 trade in promotion-filename-.jpg

    Additional FAQs for BESTBUY promo from Samsung website:

    Best Buy Program:
    To participate through Best Buy, you must pre-order the device from Best Buy and trade- in the device at Best Buy to instantly receive your $200 trade-in credit applied toward your new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
    The Best Buy Program is valid on purchase of Samsung Note® 4 on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon only. Carriers, coverage and products may vary by store. Available in New Jersey. Same price new and upgrade unless otherwise noted. Carrier requirements may include select plan subscriptions, additional data add-ons, credit approval, usage fees, taxes, surcharges and termination fees. 4G/4G LTE not available in all markets. See a Mobile Phone Specialist or BestBuy.com/mobile for details. Taxes and any applicable surcharges due at time of purchase and taxes are applied to price of phone prior to the gift card credit. Must use gift card toward the purchase of your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with activation. Not all products are eligible for trade-in. Not available in all locations and some stores may have additional limitations. Trade-in value, details and restrictions may vary by store. Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value. Customer must be eligible for a new two-year activation to receive gift card for this promotion. Device must power on to be considered working. Devices with cracked screens are not considered working devices for purposes of this offer. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Payment is by Best Buy gift card. You are responsible for removing any data from your product before providing the product for evaluation. You will be required to agree to the Terms & Conditions. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade in or limit quantities for any reason. See a Customer Specialist or BestBuy.com/TradeIn for details. No rain checks.
    10-07-2014 12:55 PM
  18. reesh11's Avatar
    Nope., will cost you more then off contract price because when you buy on contract at bestbuy, they have their own separate etf so you would have to pay off the at&t etf and bestbuy etf.

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    Ok I can't find anything on these ETF from BB. I also asked in store and was told they do not have ETF only the carrier. I will keep checking on this.

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    10-07-2014 01:18 PM
  19. gadget0530's Avatar
    Ok I can't find anything on these ETF from BB. I also asked in store and was told they do not have ETF only the carrier. I will keep checking on this.


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    Yes its only carrier ETF. What you said would be the best option $99+$325
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    10-07-2014 01:20 PM
  20. droid747's Avatar
    Ok I can't find anything on these ETF from BB. I also asked in store and was told they do not have ETF only the carrier. I will keep checking on this.

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    I could be wrong and they don't have an etf anymore but I know other third party retailers still have their own etf. I know amazon in the past had their own etf if you cancelled within the first 6 months of the contract.

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    10-07-2014 01:27 PM
  21. steve0617's Avatar
    I could be wrong and they don't have an etf anymore but I know other third party retailers still have their own etf. I know amazon in the past had their own etf if you cancelled within the first 6 months of the contract.

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    Amazon still has their own ETF if you cancel within the first 181 days.

    "Note: Should you cancel your service with the carrier within 181 days, you may also be subject to an additional fee per the Instant Discount Policy."
    10-07-2014 01:44 PM
  22. mrhankey184's Avatar
    People are really confused, and I understand why. There are like 5 promotions out there but they are all different (Samsung Direct, Best Buy Samsung Trade in, Sprint Samsung Trade in, Ect Carrier ect. You have the read the fine print of whichever one you choose to go with. Do not try to combine them or read all of them. Just pick the one you're going to do and read the terms and follow them closely. Best Buy has the best deal (instant rebate for any working phone) - I do not know of early termination fees - I am eligible for the 2 year upgrade because I called into Sprint and asked for it since I was within 120 days. I would think Verizon or ATT will allow you to upgrade early or you can pay for the early upgrade which would still be cheaper than buying outright at $700+
    10-07-2014 01:48 PM
  23. rushmore's Avatar
    I'll assume I'm "the other guy" lol - Okay this is the deal-- the entire reason why I wanted to go through BB and get my preorder done (and luckily I did it yesterday @ 6pm EST) Best Buy will take any working smartphone (regardless of value and no cracked screen) they also prefer it to be IOS, Android, or Windows OS. I am buying a old used Samsung Galaxy for like $10.00 and trading it in to Best Buy for $200 instant rebate (gift card) and apply it to my phone, then I'm taking the phone I'm currently using (GS4) and trading it in to best buy as a separate transaction for $155. This gives me a total of $355 of giftcards to buy a $299 phone (After it's price matched). You cannot get the direct samsung rebate unless your phone is valued at $10+. It seems like Best Buy is taking the hit on the $10 if the phone does not meet Samsung minimum requirements or they are also banking on the phones that are traded in that exceed that value. This is probably one of the reasons that BB is almost sold out of all its preorders. I highly suggest calling around and seeing who is still taking preorders - Make sure you call all the Best Buy Mobiles, and nobody will do it over the phone because you have to be present with photo ID.

    Hope this helps

    edit - If you are with Sprint you can call into Retention and get your upgrade pushed through if you're close 90-120 days. If you aren't close you can pay $100-150 to get an early upgrade.
    The deal is per line and can not be merged with two trades into one line. The trade is at the same time and a one to one relationship with a data line that is due an upgrade. The only way that could work is if Best Buy did not use their system for the purchase, which is obviously not happening.

    Good luck on your attempt and please do not be offended by the incredulous looks you will probably get expecting them to fall for it.

    .....Are you joking or serious?
    10-07-2014 03:22 PM
  24. sidthekid28's Avatar
    Unfortunately I don't trust Samsung enough to honor that as I could see them declining the rebate if you preorder and trade in at different locations. That is why I preordered at Amazon because I can get over 10 for my thunderbolt where as verizon would give me less.

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    Dude read the brand new FAQs link for the Samsung promotion that someone posted above. You can absolutely 100% do the two transactions separately... You're officially even more paranoid than I am...And that's saying SOMETHING!
    10-07-2014 03:37 PM
  25. sidthekid28's Avatar

    Samsung posted this: https://samsunggalaxypromotions.com/...ontent/Faq.pdf

    This is important for the Samsung check:

    5. If I have a trade in for less than $10.00 would I still be applicable for this promotion?

    No. To participate in this promotion, you need to trade in a working smartphone and receive a trade-in credit of at least $10 or more.
    The faq link is right here.... You can definitely pre order at VZW store and separately trade in your old phone to Worst buy as long as you get At Least $10 of credit for your trade in...stop being paranoid :-P

    I know it says separate receipts but I asked Samsung customer service about doing it in two different places and they said it's fine...some ppl have no choice, like me..my phone is ONLY worth more than 10$ at BB so I gotta do it this way...
    10-07-2014 03:41 PM
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