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  1. droid747's Avatar
    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!
    Yes it says separately but it does not specifically state you can do a trade in at a different retailer then where you preordered so if they felt like not honoring it they could. The seperate receipt just means you can preorder now and trade in at a later date. Until they specifically say something on this I would rather play it safe.

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    10-07-2014 02:41 PM
  2. Honey_184's Avatar
    After being told at both of my local BB the VZW N4 wasn't available for pre-order, DH and I decided to pre-order directly at the VZW store. We were eligible for full upgrade discounts but I chose to do my pre-order on the Edge program and he did the reg upgrade. At first, I was going to do the upgrade and not chance being rejected over the Edge program but this Sammy direct promo is also open to T-Mobile customers, and they no longer offer contracts, so I figured I'd take the gamble. The only thing that's left is to go back for the trade-in, submit the paperwork to Samsung and wait. For anyone else thinking of pre-ordering more than one, remember the terms and conditions say "limit 1 offer per pre-order receipt," so make sure each one has it's own receipt :-)

    As a side "note," I was able to play with the N4 at BB and now I'm REALLY desperate to get my hands on it! I also happened to check my heart rate while messing with it, and it was WAY above normal! Is it possible I was THAT EXCITED to have my petite hands on it?! AbsoFreakingLutely!! Lol
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    10-07-2014 03:18 PM
  3. bullz7210's Avatar
    I am switching from Sprint to Tmobile. I've had Sprint for over 10 years, so no clue really how TMobile trade-in's work. I went yesterday to preorder my Note 4 and did a trade in where they quoted the most I would get is 40$ which is on my preorder reciept.

    I'm guessing Samsung doesn't care what the phone is actually worth? Because lets say you trade in a phone for 10$ through TMobile, which you then have to send your phone in and they give you 5$ trade in on your bill. I'm guessing Samsung doesnt actually follow up? They are just looking at what you are quoted in the store?
    10-07-2014 03:35 PM
  4. poena's Avatar
    what is the oldest phone you guys are trading in?
    10-07-2014 03:50 PM
  5. bullz7210's Avatar
    Can Samsung really be tracking this? I am new to TMobile, just signed up yesterday. Anyways, they put on my preorder that the phone I was trading in had a maximum trade in of 40 bucks. I assume after they inspect it, they will then come up with a price. If I traded in a 10 dollar phone and after I sent it in, they valued it at 5 bucks, is Samsung really going to follow up on all of this? Or are they just keeping track that you actually traded in a phone and got a quote when you preordered?
    10-07-2014 03:53 PM
  6. Shelacios's Avatar
    Can Samsung really be tracking this? I am new to TMobile, just signed up yesterday. Anyways, they put on my preorder that the phone I was trading in had a maximum trade in of 40 bucks. I assume after they inspect it, they will then come up with a price. If I traded in a 10 dollar phone and after I sent it in, they valued it at 5 bucks, is Samsung really going to follow up on all of this? Or are they just keeping track that you actually traded in a phone and got a quote when you preordered?
    As I read it, your "receipt" needs to show what the value of your trade-in was. For example, our S3s netted us a specifc trade-in value from Sprint. Our receipt for our trade-in needs to show that dollar value (I did each of my two pre-orders separately). I don't think that Samsung will "revalue" your trade-in--what you got for it is what you got. So best thing is to find a retailer that will value your trade-in on the receipt as $10 or more.
    10-07-2014 04:00 PM
  7. Beetlesauce's Avatar
    From Samsung promo page "You will receive a confirmation email once your information is submitted. Your rebate check will be mailed to you approximately 6 to 8 weeks after validation of your purchase and offer claim. Need assistance? Contact Us."

    What's definition of a smartphone? I plan on trading in a virgin mobile Kyocera Kona. Verizon online says it has a trade-in value of $21. Does it have a HEX MEID number? Can Samsung even reject your rebate offer claim after you've traded in an old phone and sent in paperwork with Note 4 pre-order? Do they care what "smartphone" you've traded in as long as trade in is over $10?
    10-07-2014 04:03 PM
  8. isabel95's Avatar
    Went to Verizon today and pre-ordered - they really didn't know what the deal was and told me I had to notify Samsung about my pre-order and send the phone to them - that's not what I just read on Samsung's page. Guess I'm going to have to go to Verizon and figure out how to do this trade-in thing.

    HOWEVER...I did stop at Best Buy because they had a Note 4 phone to see - Verizon did not/

    The maximum brightness of the screen compared in this pic with the maximum brightness of my S3 astounded me.
    Note 4 - Samsung  0 trade in promotion-s3-note-4-max-brightness-comparison.jpg

    I also like the fact that there were numbers above the alphabet keyboard.
    10-07-2014 04:13 PM
  9. ATM2626's Avatar
    what is the oldest phone you guys are trading in?
    I was going to try to trade in my old iPhone 3GS...but after reading the T&C it doesn't look promising since it's under $10 in value...
    10-07-2014 05:22 PM
  10. Joefo's Avatar
    I was going to try to trade in my old iPhone 3GS...but after reading the T&C it doesn't look promising since it's under $10 in value...
    Where are you trying to pre-order? BB doesn't care if it is under $10. T-mobile is over $10 for the 3GS (or it was last week). Amazon is over $10 if in good condition (including charger & cable). If you can trade in one retailer and pre-order from another you could try to trade at T-mobile (I don't know if they buy outright without you buying something in return) or Amazon (mail in, but a risk it gets rejected and returned). Of course, it is still not clear if you can trade and pre-order from different retailers (it says separate receipts are ok, but no clear if separate receipts from separate retailers is ok).

    Some other people are buying new phones (for around $50) that have trades over $10.
    10-07-2014 05:58 PM
  11. mty msi's Avatar
    I pre-ordered today at BB for an AT&T N4. Got the $50 BB giftcard and I'll find out when the phone comes in if there are any issues just like everybody else. The BB employee waiting on me was discussing N4 inventory with another BB employee which lead me to believe depending on the carrier that may be an issue.
    10-07-2014 07:44 PM
  12. bsulla's Avatar
    The only email confirmation I got was a four line plain text email with my name, order number, date and time, and the amount I will get charged when it ships. Is that what you're talking about? The order status page has a lot more information, but it's not a receipt either and just says "Order Placed".
    That's one. It's all I have to send.
    10-07-2014 08:24 PM
  13. ATM2626's Avatar
    Where are you trying to pre-order? BB doesn't care if it is under $10. T-mobile is over $10 for the 3GS (or it was last week). Amazon is over $10 if in good condition (including charger & cable). If you can trade in one retailer and pre-order from another you could try to trade at T-mobile (I don't know if they buy outright without you buying something in return) or Amazon (mail in, but a risk it gets rejected and returned). Of course, it is still not clear if you can trade and pre-order from different retailers (it says separate receipts are ok, but no clear if separate receipts from separate retailers is ok).

    Some other people are buying new phones (for around $50) that have trades over $10.
    Ordered at BB. Also called them and they said no go. The thing is I have an iPhone 4s I can trade in instead, but I'll have to get the screen repaired...so I was going to bite the bullet and just get the screen fixed so I don't have to hassle with WorstBuy...
    10-07-2014 11:32 PM
  14. steveinil's Avatar
    what is the oldest phone you guys are trading in?
    well i have a droid pro only 8 bucks on vzw and a lg lucid 1 on vzw i may have those backwards dont remember for sure lol but i have a samsung captive that showes 10 on vzw lol so that will be the one not even my phone or vzw phone lol just one i had from somwhere lol
    10-08-2014 08:30 AM
  15. troshs's Avatar
    First Sprint store said phone could be ship to store and that he could do it. Since the store was 25 minutes from my house, I opted for closer store. Guy recommended another closer store. Went to other store, where it was packed. After waiting 10 minutes, I said DH would come back tomorrow with appointment.
    I confirmed that I could get N 4 pre-order. She was all-I thought you wanted to pre-order the i6! I'm like "How can someone pre-order a phone that's already been released?" Anyhow, the note 4 can be pre-ordered, but only on-line, according to this store. Of course, I just locked out my user name on-line. Whatevs. So as of now, still no pre-ordered n4 for Shel.
    I see a reverse in psychology of them trying to get you to buy that iPhone. I think they get kickbacks on how many they sell because they're always pushing em .

    Boom! From My S5
    10-08-2014 10:32 AM
  16. mrhankey184's Avatar
    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?
    Lol - what are you talking about? You know I can trade in my SG4 and receive a gift card regardless of me buying a phone. They have a buy-back program just like Amazon or Gazelle does. I'm giving them a working smart phone to receive my $200 gift card, but before that even happens I'm trading in my GS4 for $155.00 Once I buy the phone I will play both cards (3 technically with the preorder giftcard) to the purchase of the phone and accessories. I will not get looks lol. They are two separate transactions.
    10-08-2014 11:28 AM
  17. aparker2005's Avatar
    This may have already been mentioned. I have a note 2 in perfect condition with the only exception being I can't get the headphone jack to work anymore. No scratches, screen protector on and case. Have original box and power cord.

    Would it be better to do the $200 trade in or could I maybe get that much, quicker, through eBay or somewhere? It's verizon. Trying to weigh my options. Thanks!

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    10-09-2014 09:24 AM
  18. steve0617's Avatar
    This may have already been mentioned. I have a note 2 in perfect condition with the only exception being I can't get the headphone jack to work anymore. No scratches, screen protector on and case. Have original box and power cord.

    Would it be better to do the $200 trade in or could I maybe get that much, quicker, through eBay or somewhere? It's verizon. Trying to weigh my options. Thanks!

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    Swappa has them right around $200 after you pay fees: http://swappa.com/buy/samsung-galaxy...cUvbUpU3948867
    10-09-2014 09:47 AM
  19. Nitro211K's Avatar
    To anyone reading this that works at Best Buy. Sprint has now reduced the contract price on the N4 to $299 from $349 yet at BB the price for the Sprint phone is still $349. Will Best Buy reduce it also, or would they price match competitors with ad printout at time of pickup? (It is even $299 on Amazon).
    10-09-2014 09:49 AM
  20. aparker2005's Avatar
    I almost had rather sell on eBay or swappa just to get paid quicker to pay the phone off

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    10-09-2014 10:17 AM
  21. nlitenme's Avatar
    I almost had rather sell on eBay or swappa just to get paid quicker to pay the phone off

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    Why not do both?

    Sell the Note 2 AND find a cheap phone to trade in. Even if you pay $50 for a phone to trade in, you still come out $150 ahead when it's done.
    10-09-2014 10:24 AM
  22. aparker2005's Avatar
    My wife does have an old att Samsung Galaxy S2 in good shape. Wonder if that would work?

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    10-09-2014 10:43 AM
  23. aparker2005's Avatar
    Would verizon take in an AT&T phone or would I need to go to BB?

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    10-09-2014 10:44 AM
  24. mty msi's Avatar
    My wife does have an old att Samsung Galaxy S2 in good shape. Wonder if that would work?

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    I'm trading a Galaxy S1 (AT&T Captivate) to BB. I've already taken it in to be sure it qualifies. (Phone is in excellent condition.)
    10-09-2014 10:54 AM
  25. nlitenme's Avatar
    My wife does have an old att Samsung Galaxy S2 in good shape. Wonder if that would work?

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    Would verizon take in an AT&T phone or would I need to go to BB?

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    First, just to be clear, you have to pre-order the Note 4 to participate in the trade in promotion.

    If you go with Best Buy, use their trade in calculator to see the value. There have been a couple of reports on here from Best Buy employees saying that it just has to have at least a $1 value. But this has not been confirmed.

    If you go with Verizon or another 3rd party retailer, use their trade in calculator. It then needs to be at least a $10 value.
    10-09-2014 11:05 AM
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