08-19-2015 01:37 AM
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  1. radicchio's Avatar
    I have been an admirer of the Note line for a long time (back to Note 2, shortly before Note 3 was released). I've been wanting to buy one for a long time and think I'll finally do so. Obviously, I can delay gratification since I've waited this long. So what is the upside of pre-ordering? The downside? DH is due to replace his phone in about 6 weeks, so that would be a good time for us both to go in and do so. I think I'm inclined to wait a while and hear some of the first reviews and learn more about the phone before purchase. It would also give me time to get a case and screen protector before purchase.

    I am definitely leaning toward waiting, but I'm interested in hearing the pros and cons. Typically, if a person doesn't pre-order, does Samsung usually get the phones back in stock quickly so I won't be waiting three months for AT&T to get them back?

    Also---I plan to buy the phone outright. Is there any advantage in ordering from Samsung directly, versus AT&T?
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    08-13-2015 11:49 AM
  2. bullz7210's Avatar
    I pre-ordered the Note 4 last year from T-Mobile and got it a few days before it came out, so that was nice. Also last year Samsung had a rebate if you pre-ordered and traded in a phone, you got $200 off.

    This year, unless you just really really want the Note 5, I'd wait till after the iPhone comes out in Sept. The Note 5 looks like a steaming pile compared to the Note 4, so you could either get a big discount on the Note 4 which is a great phone, or probably get a discount on the new one, once the iPhone comes out.
    radicchio and Syrdiman like this.
    08-13-2015 11:52 AM
  3. jacko147's Avatar
    Sprint and Verizon are both offering $200 for trade in right now if you purchase the n5 or gs6+

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    08-15-2015 02:10 PM
  4. Davenurse's Avatar
    So is Best Buy and you also get free wireless charger

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    08-15-2015 02:19 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    So is Best Buy and you also get free wireless charger

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    I had such a bad experience preordering with Best Buy for my Galaxy S6....I will never again
    08-15-2015 02:54 PM
  6. Davenurse's Avatar
    I had such a bad experience preordering with Best Buy for my Galaxy S6....I will never again
    What kind of issues did you have?

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    08-15-2015 02:56 PM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    What kind of issues did you have?

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    When I pre-ordered the Black S6, I went to pick it up at the store, and they told me they ran out of them, but they offered my white. I was like no!
    I was like If I preorder, you are supposed to hold it for me. They had to call different Best Buy stores to see if they had any available. Luckily one had one, so I had to drive all the way to another one to get it. It was pretty frustrating
    08-15-2015 02:59 PM
  8. Davenurse's Avatar
    When I pre-ordered the Black S6, I went to pick it up at the store, and they told me they ran out of them, but they offered my white. I was like no!
    I was like If I preorder, you are supposed to hold it for me. They had to call different Best Buy stores to see if they had any available. Luckily one had one, so I had to drive all the way to another one to get it. It was pretty frustrating
    Wow that's not acceptable now you got me worried that's where I pre ordered my Note 5

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    08-15-2015 03:03 PM
  9. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Wow that's not acceptable now you got me worried that's where I pre ordered my Note 5

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    Hopefully you have a better experience than I do
    08-15-2015 03:23 PM
  10. pgood4's Avatar
    If you pre-order from Best Buy does anyone know when the phones will be available. Will it be as soon as the store opens on the 21st?
    08-15-2015 03:57 PM
  11. htran35's Avatar
    If you pre-order from Best Buy does anyone know when the phones will be available. Will it be as soon as the store opens on the 21st?
    I actually work at Best Buy and I also preordered the Note 5 this morning. We usually get new shipments of items on Mondays or Tuesdays for everything that we sell in the store. So, we should be able to sell it when the store opens on the 21st. My Best Buy put in a special order to receive a big shipment of Note 5 and Edge Plus this morning. So, hopefully the store that you preordered from did the same as my store. My manager said that she rather order too many than not enough for the store. So, I guess it really just depends on what store you preordered from.
    08-15-2015 04:31 PM
  12. pgood4's Avatar
    Thanks, I ordered from a pretty large store that does a good volume of mobile business so hopefully it will be there first thing on Friday.
    08-15-2015 06:38 PM
  13. Delirious D's Avatar
    I want to preorder from bestbuy im a huge bestbuy fan but never purchased a phone there. The wireless charger + $200 gift card have sold.

    Ive tried from 2 diff pcs to preorder and when it asked me to choose a bestbuy location i get an error msg on their site something about we experience a glitch try again. But no luck..

    Any one else have that issue.

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    08-15-2015 09:17 PM
  14. jneusch's Avatar
    I just completed my pre order with BB. I couldn't resist the free charger and $200 trade.
    08-15-2015 10:54 PM
  15. radyoactive's Avatar
    I just completed my pre order with BB. I couldn't resist the free charger and $200 trade.
    I went to best buy's site and didnt see what phones are eligible for the trade in, is there a list?

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    08-16-2015 12:02 AM
  16. htran35's Avatar
    Any smartphone that has at least a $10 trade-in value will be eligible for at least a $200 gift card. I ended up trading my old HTC Thunderbolt this morning for the gift card. I would not recommend trading in your current phone though because you will not be able to get the Note 5 until August 21. You can use this gift card to pay for the Note 5 if you want to.
    08-16-2015 12:40 AM
  17. radyoactive's Avatar
    Any smartphone that has at least a $10 trade-in value will be eligible for at least a $200 gift card. I ended up trading my old HTC Thunderbolt this morning for the gift card. I would not recommend trading in your current phone though because you will not be able to get the Note 5 until August 21. You can use this gift card to pay for the Note 5 if you want to.
    I have a Moto E, I'm hoping that will work since i need to pay full price to keep my UDP.

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    08-16-2015 12:56 AM
  18. htran35's Avatar
    I have a Moto E, I'm hoping that will work since i need to pay full price to keep my UDP.

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    I am trying to keep my UDP on Verizon. So, I understand the struggle. I would post the link to Best Buy trade-in value calculator but I cannot since I have only 5 posts at the moment. There is a trade-in calculator on Best Buy website if you want to see if your Moto E meets the criteria for the $200 gift card.
    08-16-2015 01:04 AM
  19. mcgeorge36's Avatar
    Any smartphone that has at least a $10 trade-in value will be eligible for at least a $200 gift card. I ended up trading my old HTC Thunderbolt this morning for the gift card. I would not recommend trading in your current phone though because you will not be able to get the Note 5 until August 21. You can use this gift card to pay for the Note 5 if you want to.
    Wow...the HTC Thunderbolt? I wanted that phone so bad, got it, and then found out big of a piece of crap it was. Battery sucked, kept rebooting randomly, etc......Please tell me that thing was buried in a drawer somewhere and you weren't using that daily?
    08-16-2015 02:42 AM
  20. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    So I'd be able to trade in my EVO 3D for this if I trade in at Best Buy or Sprint, for example? Everything I read about the Sprint offer is that it's "a" smartphone, not a specific type. It's in working condition, it's just super old.

    I'd prefer not trading in my M7 *current phone) just in case the Note 5 doesn't work out for me and I have to downgrade or need to use something while it's getting fixed or swapped or whatever else that could potentially occur.

    Also, would I be able to use the $200 on the phone at that time or is it a future use thing? This question pertains to Best Buy I guess since it's a card, as Sprint's seems to be a credit.
    08-16-2015 05:00 AM
  21. radyoactive's Avatar
    I found the trade in caluculator last night, it came up with a value of $12. I may go to best buy today and give it shot. It's a backup for my Nexus 6 and if i can get $200 off, I'm may skip the Moto X and get the S6+ Edge.

    And I had the Thunderbolt too, I didn't have many issue with mine other than the battery sucked but it was worth the trade off back then considering it was the first 4G LTE phone. Back then I could easily get over 50mbps, now i'm excited to see over 10mbps.

    I am trying to keep my UDP on Verizon. So, I understand the struggle. I would post the link to Best Buy trade-in value calculator but I cannot since I have only 5 posts at the moment. There is a trade-in calculator on Best Buy website if you want to see if your Moto E meets the criteria for the $200 gift card.
    08-16-2015 07:43 AM
  22. Delirious D's Avatar
    Pros and Cons of Pre-Ordering?-166.jpg

    This is what i get no matter where i try to preorder from. Its kinda annoying.

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    08-16-2015 08:27 AM
  23. radyoactive's Avatar
    No luck trying to trade my Moto E, not the same model loaded in the trade in system.
    08-16-2015 12:28 PM
  24. Bowhunter's Avatar
    What sucks is it has to be either on a lease or easy pay to get the $200 it cant even be a new line

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    08-16-2015 12:41 PM
  25. Delirious D's Avatar
    I just completed my pre order with BB. I couldn't resist the free charger and $200 trade.
    Did you have to pay a "deposit"
    I ended up having to go in store for the preorder and they said i had to buy a $50 giftcard as a "hold" then friday i can get my money back..

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    08-16-2015 01:07 PM
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