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  1. Yogi217's Avatar
    When I preordered mine a couple weeks ago I was told I could trade in an iPhone 3GS; however, after looking at posts I got skeptical. I called BB last week and spoke to another person and that person said no way to a 3GS...

    Who knows though...maybe we'll get lucky? In the meantime I have an iPhone 4 to trade in just in case.
    Yeah, I have the Nexus 4 that I will bring as well. If they don't take the iPhone they can have the Nexus. Taking the iPhone will just be icing on the cake.
    That's what I was told too when I preordered at BB. I took my Galaxy S1 with me and was told it was fine for the trade in. One thing's for sure, we're all soon to find out if what we were told is fact.
    10-13-2014 04:39 PM
  2. richard_rsp's Avatar
    They also told me that but it's not true lol.
    I am assuming you mean the statement: "Customer must be eligible for a new, two-year contract to receive gift card for this promotion". I saw that in their documentation and asked the associate - he said that as long as I had a line ELIGIBLE (as in not under current contract or under EDGE), then I was able to get it, it doesn't matter whether or not I sign up for EDGE or 2-year contract.

    Well, either way, if I get there on the 23rd and they refuse to do it without doing a 2-year contract, then I guess neither Samsung nor BestBuy will have me as a customer (as this is the only reason that I am getting this phone).
    10-13-2014 04:55 PM
  3. reesh11's Avatar
    I am assuming you mean the statement: "Customer must be eligible for a new, two-year contract to receive gift card for this promotion". I saw that in their documentation and asked the associate - he said that as long as I had a line ELIGIBLE (as in not under current contract or under EDGE), then I was able to get it, it doesn't matter whether or not I sign up for EDGE or 2-year contract.

    Well, either way, if I get there on the 23rd and they refuse to do it without doing a 2-year contract, then I guess neither Samsung nor BestBuy will have me as a customer (as this is the only reason that I am getting this phone).
    If that was the case then anyone is eligible. All You have to do is add a line with a two year contract. But i will see what their system says Friday and let you know.

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    10-13-2014 05:17 PM
  4. harryhayde's Avatar
    If that was the case then anyone is eligible. All You have to do is add a line with a two year contract. But i will see what their system says Friday and let you know.

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    This!

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    10-13-2014 05:26 PM
  5. ajbrad71's Avatar
    If you have a upgrade either thru 2 year agreement or any of the payment plans you can pre-order and get the promo. Only two year contracts can add the 200$ towards the phone. The rest just gets a 200$ gift card
    10-13-2014 05:34 PM
  6. ejcrossl's Avatar
    I just have to say - good job Samsung. I am NOT a Samsung fan (just never cared for design or their marketing), but I am very likely going to go and preorder the Verizon Note 4 tomorrow from BestBuy. Reason? I have been looking for a device with a larger screen and that is one heck of a deal. I have a super old Palm Pre sitting in my drawer that is practically worth nothing that I will trade in.

    So, its $50 down, $200 gift card towards, and the remaining $449 financed over EDGE... That's $22.50 a month... That's a heck of a lot cheaper than many of the phones I've considered (64gb iP6+ w/ $50 down would be $40 a month). Really don't think it would be worth the difference...

    And guess what? If I end up not liking it in a few months, it will be super close to the paying off the 60% needed to 'edge up'... Win win!

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    I wouldn't apply the $250 towards your edge plan unless you are for sure going to keep it for 20 months or for sure going to upgrade in 8 months . Otherwise you are losing value.
    10-13-2014 06:00 PM
  7. reesh11's Avatar
    If you have a upgrade either thru 2 year agreement or any of the payment plans you can pre-order and get the promo. Only two year contracts can add the 200$ towards the phone. The rest just gets a 200$ gift card
    The promo states you have to use the gift card towards the purchase. You can't do that if there's no money paid up front. But we will see on Friday.

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    10-13-2014 06:03 PM
  8. ajbrad71's Avatar
    I wouldn't apply the $250 towards your edge plan unless you are for sure going to keep it for 20 months or for sure going to upgrade in 8 months . Otherwise you are losing value.
    You can't apply to edge program because you are paying thru Verizon not best buy. Best buy is for best buy purchases
    10-13-2014 06:03 PM
  9. steve0617's Avatar
    If that was the case then anyone is eligible. All You have to do is add a line with a two year contract. But i will see what their system says Friday and let you know.

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    That was what I was told too. I have three lines on my More Everything plan. One line is currently eligible for an upgrade. However, I was told by two different BBs that as long as you either upgrade/renew your eligible line OR create a new line/agreement even starting with an Edge plan, then you can get the BB $200 gift card promo.

    The BB promo is not only for existing lines that are now eligible for an upgrade.

    EDIT: However, I do wonder how you can sign up for Edge on a new or upgrade eligible line, then apply the $200 BB gift card. Will they allow the $200 to applied to the value of the phone, thus reducing your payment you'll make each month to VZW? Has anybody ever done an Edge plan and put money down towards it to reduce the monthly payment?

    EDIT #2: Just googled it and found it in the VZW FAQ. You can pay down the device cost via a downpayment when you enter into an Edge agreement. I wonder if BB will (can?) apply the $200 promo to the value of the phone?

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=K6-W8zoM

    Can I make a down payment when I buy a new device with Verizon Edge?

    Yes, you can make a down payment to reduce your monthly Edge payment. However, the total down payment can’t exceed 60% of the full retail price of the device.

    Note: To participate in the Verizon Edge program, some customers may be required to make a down payment based on credit criteria.
    10-13-2014 06:05 PM
  10. reesh11's Avatar
    That was what I was told too. I have three lines on my More Everything plan. One line is currently eligible for an upgrade. However, I was told by two different BBs that as long as you either upgrade/renew your eligible line OR create a new line/agreement even starting with an Edge plan, then you can get the BB $200 gift card promo.

    The BB promo is not only for existing lines that are now eligible for an upgrade.
    I want saying you have to have a line eligible. I was saying anyone is eligible because you can just add a line. BB employees will tell you all kinds of stuff. The same guy that told me I could buy off contract two weeks later told me it had to be contract. Most of them don't even know about the promo trust me. I don't want to take any chances so I'm prepared to add a line etc to get the promo.

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    10-13-2014 06:10 PM
  11. richard_rsp's Avatar
    Only two year contracts can add the 200$ towards the phone.
    I don't know if the Gift Card can be used towards this, but you can make payments towards the phone on EDGE as long as its not over 60% of the value of the phone. In fact, some customers have to put a downpayment. Verizon Edge FAQs | Verizon Wireless Question 12
    10-13-2014 06:12 PM
  12. steve0617's Avatar
    Seemingly, whatever the BB rep you're standing in front of come the 17th or 23rd is what the actual BB rules are.
    10-13-2014 06:15 PM
  13. delta7's Avatar
    Okay I'm on sprint, here is what I heard from calling telesales at 888-882-4030

    I buy the phone for 299 up front, trade in my phone with their buy back program (I have a M7 so I don't know how much that's worth) afterwards I upload my receipts to samsung and they send me the DIFFERENCE from what sprint gave me for my phone for a total of 200 off the phone so it's 99 after all is said and done.

    I don't know if Sprint hands back a check or credit towards your bill.

    It's not a bad deal just time consuming to get the little bit of money back. I went to see the NOTE and it made me re-evualute my smartphone life, I"m looking at all these other android phones as the same thing in a sense lol.
    10-13-2014 06:19 PM
  14. tartrate's Avatar
    Just wanted to say I preordered the Note 4 this weekend from my local BestBuy without any problems. I called 2 places ahead that were were out so I just went to the next closest one after calling to confirm availability. I live in one of the major coastal cities as well. Both the person on the phone and the person in store were aware of the trade-in promotion.
    10-13-2014 06:23 PM
  15. Soreloser's Avatar
    The Samsung Rep at the Best Buy that I went to said specifically that you cannot get the $200 towards the Note using either Edge or Next, only with a two year contract. He said it was because you are not putting any money up front with Edge or Next.
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    10-13-2014 06:55 PM
  16. buffdaddy72's Avatar
    Just preordered mine this weekend at Best Buy. They're offering the $200 gift card with a trade in and activation of the GN4 (it's in this weeks flyer).

    Also signed up for their phone freedom promo they had at the beginning of the year so that's another $50 off as well.
    10-13-2014 08:51 PM
  17. tartrate's Avatar
    Can we still sign up for the phone freedom promo?
    10-13-2014 09:02 PM
  18. canonBoy's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been hashed and rehashed, i went through the last couple pages of this post and couldn't see anyone commenting on my question, so here it goes... I pre ordered the verizon note 4 last week off contract. When I was looking at samsungs rebate site, it says that getting the $200 rebate (less the value of your tradein) from can't be done if you preorder from best buy. But to get the $200 trade in value directly from best buy, you have to renew a contract. I'm not eligible for an upgrade though, so is it impossible to preorder the note 4 through best buy off contract and get the kickback from Samsung?

    *For some reason my screen shot that I've attached I think is preventing me from being able to post, but it's at the bottom of the mentioned link in the fine print that states best buy customers can't get a rebate from Samsung. *
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 - Samsung  0 trade in promotion-2014-10-13-21-51-58.jpg  
    10-13-2014 09:04 PM
  19. delta7's Avatar
    Is sprint buyback and sprint trade in the SAME THING? I have to order from telesales and do the trade in.

    anyone have sprint wanna chime in? I want to get this.
    10-13-2014 09:06 PM
  20. reesh11's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been hashed and rehashed, i went through the last couple pages of this post and couldn't see anyone commenting on my question, so here it goes... I pre ordered the verizon note 4 last week off contract. When I was looking at samsungs rebate site, it says that getting the $200 rebate (less the value of your tradein) from can't be done if you preorder from best buy. But to get the $200 trade in value directly from best buy, you have to renew a contract. I'm not eligible for an upgrade though, so is it impossible to preorder the note 4 through best buy off contract and get the kickback from Samsung?

    *For some reason my screen shot that I've attached I think is preventing me from being able to post, but it's at the bottom of the mentioned link in the fine print that states best buy customers can't get a rebate from Samsung. *
    Some people are going to try to trade in at BB and order from the carrier. I for one fell they will kick it out on a technicality but I could be wrong.

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    10-13-2014 09:13 PM
  21. canonBoy's Avatar
    Some people are going to try to trade in at BB and order from the carrier. I for one fell they will kick it out on a technicality but I could be wrong.

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    So... preorder at best buy and preorder at a carrier? I don't think I followed your post, sorry.
    10-13-2014 09:23 PM
  22. reesh11's Avatar
    So... preorder at best buy and preorder at a carrier? I don't think I followed your post, sorry.
    No pre order at carrier but trade in at BB.

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    10-13-2014 09:57 PM
  23. rushmore's Avatar
    There is nothing on the best buy description of the discount the limits the discount to only contract phones. It does however state that some stores may have additional limitations. So yeah until I see in writing from BEST BUY not samsung that off contract phones are excluded they cannot say that I am not eligible for the discount.

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    Best Buy clearly states in their terms now the offer is for contract purchases only. This was updated almost two weeks ago.
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    10-13-2014 10:44 PM
  24. harryhayde's Avatar
    Best Buy clearly states in their terms the offer is for contract purchases only. This was updated almost two weeks ago.
    Okay, show me some Best Buy literature that says that off contract phones are excluded from the promo

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    10-13-2014 10:45 PM
  25. reesh11's Avatar
    Okay, show me some Best Buy literature that says that off contract phones are excluded from the promo

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    This is why I keep saying that the BB and Samsung promo are the same just executed differently.

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    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 - Samsung  0 trade in promotion-22412.jpg  
    10-13-2014 11:00 PM
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