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  1. Harlemknight's Avatar
    Can I use an HTC Thunderbolt?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2015 06:32 AM
  2. moto139's Avatar
    It says, any working smartphone! Curious as well?
    Update: I used a Galaxy S2, which was worth $11 in their system.
    I put the $200 gift card toward the phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2015 07:29 AM
  3. purpleclad's Avatar
    I'm going to try the iPhone 3GS.
    08-21-2015 08:20 AM
  4. rsohne's Avatar
    I traded a T-Mobile LG Optimus L90

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2015 08:26 AM
  5. Davenurse's Avatar
    IPhone 4s for me

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-21-2015 08:35 AM
  6. Dukins's Avatar
    LG Lucid 2
    08-21-2015 08:36 AM
  7. racrgrl's Avatar
    If I go and buy a cheap prepaid smart phone, can I use it for trade

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2015 09:24 AM
  8. buzzy3970's Avatar
    If I go and buy a cheap prepaid smart phone, can I use it for trade

    Posted via the Android Central App
    They said you can't but if your successful let me know because I can't find any cheap post paid phones lol. On another note someone said they used an L90 which is a pre-paid phone.
    08-21-2015 09:53 AM
  9. rsohne's Avatar
    My l90 was postpaid. It wasn't a contract phone at the time.
    I am waiting in BestBuy as I am writing this. I will let everyone know.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
    08-21-2015 10:02 AM
  10. purpleclad's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the phone being traded in has to have a value associated to it on the Best Buy Trade In calculator, or can it really be any postpaid, working phone?
    08-21-2015 10:03 AM
  11. racrgrl's Avatar
    Well I'm att and was told the credit wax for only 2 yr contract so a big no for me

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2015 10:07 AM
  12. mavrrick's Avatar
    Went to pick up my pre-order at BB. They refused to take my perfectly working Gen 1 note. Basically 8t had a chip in the glass in the bezel.

    On top of that be aware it is the old wireless charger is what is being handed out.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2015 10:32 AM
  13. tjdionson's Avatar
    BB had this promo for the note 4 and I bought a cheap iPhone 3gs on eBay and used it as a trade in. They accepted it with no problems.

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    08-21-2015 10:57 AM
  14. radyoactive's Avatar
    They said you can't but if your successful let me know because I can't find any cheap post paid phones lol. On another note someone said they used an L90 which is a pre-paid phone.
    I tried with a basically brand new Moto E I keep as a backup and the model number didn't come up in their system. The fine print states "no contract" phones are excluded.

    Luckily my sister had an old razr maxx that I will trade trade in about an hour. They checked it when I did the pre order and said it was acceptable.
    08-21-2015 11:17 AM
  15. purpleclad's Avatar
    For those that have done the trade in, can you choose to have the $200 applied to the cost of the phone, or does $200 have to be used on products in the store?
    08-21-2015 11:34 AM
  16. eclectic11's Avatar
    So I'm pretty pissed right now. Just left Best Buy after waiting to pick up my Note 5. I was going to be making an outright purchase with a trade in just like last year for the Note 4. They told me that they changed the policy from last year and if you are buying outright you will not qualify for $200 promotion. Full price it has to be. Guess they got wise after last year. With full ATT price +tax it's 900+ so no note for me today. And I'm stuck with a $50 BB gift card I don't need.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2015 12:00 PM
  17. rsohne's Avatar
    Well just left Best Buy and if it wasn't for the $200 gift cars I would have gone to the carrier. Systems were all screwed up and I h ave to go back to trade in the phone. I did get the charger and phone which I have to say is quite stunning. Its fast and the screen is about as clean as it can get. As for the battery nothing scientific here but I messed with the phone some and took a call for 30 minutes and have used 5% battery. The device has been online for 3 hours. I think Samsung might have a winner here.
    08-21-2015 12:58 PM
  18. sega_102's Avatar
    So I'm pretty pissed right now. Just left Best Buy after waiting to pick up my Note 5. I was going to be making an outright purchase with a trade in just like last year for the Note 4. They told me that they changed the policy from last year and if you are buying outright you will not qualify for $200 promotion. Full price it has to be. Guess they got wise after last year. With full ATT price +tax it's 900+ so no note for me today. And I'm stuck with a $50 BB gift card I don't need.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Same problem with me. I'm very mad right now.

    I asked twice if I could do the trade in promo before reserving the phone. Was told yes both times....

    I took off work today. I spent over 2 hours at Best Buy waiting and still was unable to get the phone.

    I'll never attempt to buy a phone at Best Buy again. Lesson learned.

    Edit

    I just sent an email to the manager. He won't be back for a couple days, but it's worth seeing what he says.
    08-21-2015 02:32 PM
  19. kodos's Avatar
    Yesterday I decided to pull the trigger on a new Note5. I had an S6 Edge. My first Android phone. I liked it well enough, except I wanted a larger screen (I came from a Lumia 1520, so the smaller screen on the S6 was a step back in some ways), and I also wanted the stylus for when I didn't have my Surface Pro 3 and had to jot down some quick notes or sign documents. The battery life was borderline on the S6. Sometimes I could barely make it through a day - which included keeping it charged when I was driving to and from work. So, I decided to pay off the phone and to get an Note 5.

    For me, I liked the previous Notes except the materials felt so cheap I couldn't stand it. The edges bit into my skin as well - something that I hated about my Lumia 1520. Anyway, to cut a long story short - I decided to get the Note5 after seeing Youtube videos and early reviews. BestBuy has the $200 credit with an old Smartphone and I had an old iPhone 3G(!) sitting in my closet.

    I went there to pickup my White 64GB (AT&T) at 10am which is when they opened. The Samsung rep there was very nice and she got me a Samsung T-Shirt, and the Sales Person said that I would get $200 for the iPhone, and a $45 Activation Credit, which I could use towards the downpayment of the new phone! So that was $245 towards the new device. That was fantastic.

    I also got the Wireless Charging Station for preordering. That's going to sit on my workstation desk for when I set my phone down. After that it took a very long time to get the contract updated, and the phone activated, and the data transferred between the phones. Almost an hour total. That part I could have done without.

    But $245, a free t-shirt, and a free charging station was pretty good I think. Oh, and the phone? So far I'm liking it a lot! A lot snappier for some reason than my S6 Edge ever was. The Edge had lagginess from day one at times - but was inconsistent. Sometimes it would be buttery smooth, then it would lag.

    Since this is the same guts more or less, I am assuming it is Android 5.1.1 that is better. I transferred all of my apps over with the Samsung SmartSync tool, so I basically have the same environment as before. Just wanted to let you all know that I usually don't have great experience with BestBuy but this time it was pretty good.
    Katrina White1 and E Padilla like this.
    08-21-2015 03:40 PM
  20. E Padilla's Avatar
    Hey man sounds like my experience as well. But I traded a Lumia 925 which literally was only worth $11 dollars for the $200 credit.
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    08-21-2015 03:43 PM
  21. lightiv's Avatar
    My BestBuy gets a big fat fail for not having any of the pre-order phone in today. Kind of sad because I had planed on setting it up this afternoon after work.
    08-21-2015 04:00 PM
  22. OldTrader's Avatar
    I brought an iPhone 3gs to them yesterday hoping it would qualify, but learned after they took the case off that my 11 year old had broken the volume rocker, so no go. My only other option was to trade in a Lumia 1020, but those are still going for 200.00 or better on Ebay, so not the best phone for a 200.00 gift card. Desperate, I searched craigslist for another IPhone 3, but realized, it wouldn't happen in time. So finally, in a last ditch effort, I went to Walmart and bought a T-Mobile ZTE Zinger phone that was marked down from 40.00 to 20.00 and brought this with me to BestBuy. I'm not sure if it was on their approved list, but they took it, and I got my 200.00 gift card. YMMV
    08-21-2015 04:51 PM
  23. E Padilla's Avatar
    Hey kodos78, were you able to transfer your contacts properly from your Microsoft account to your Android Phone? I get like a lot of copies and random email addresses... but I mean I synced my contacts from my hotmail account and somehow that's what I get. Its a bit untidy but even when I try to delete it just resyncs them. On my Microsoft Phone its not at all like that.
    08-21-2015 05:25 PM
  24. buzzy3970's Avatar
    I brought an iPhone 3gs to them yesterday hoping it would qualify, but learned after they took the case off that my 11 year old had broken the volume rocker, so no go. My only other option was to trade in a Lumia 1020, but those are still going for 200.00 or better on Ebay, so not the best phone for a 200.00 gift card. Desperate, I searched craigslist for another IPhone 3, but realized, it wouldn't happen in time. So finally, in a last ditch effort, I went to Walmart and bought a T-Mobile ZTE Zinger phone that was marked down from 40.00 to 20.00 and brought this with me to BestBuy. I'm not sure if it was on their approved list, but they took it, and I got my 200.00 gift card. YMMV
    See that's the stuff that makes me
    mad. The bestbuy I pre-ordered of course says that no t-mobile which I know is a lie not to mention their trade in system is down. They are turning this into one stressful release for me.
    08-21-2015 05:34 PM
  25. L_E_O's Avatar
    So I'm pretty pissed right now. Just left Best Buy after waiting to pick up my Note 5. I was going to be making an outright purchase with a trade in just like last year for the Note 4. They told me that they changed the policy from last year and if you are buying outright you will not qualify for $200 promotion. Full price it has to be. Guess they got wise after last year. With full ATT price +tax it's 900+ so no note for me today. And I'm stuck with a $50 BB gift card I don't need.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yep... they told me the same thing, so I agreed to the AT&T Next plan with the 30% down payment, traded in a Verizon Moto E (bought for $30 about 3 months ago and never activated), and then used the $200 plus 2 other GCs to cover the down payment and get the 64GB. That got me the free wireless charger also. If you're flipping your old phone on your own, you can just walk into AT&T and pay off the balance of the phone at any time.

    This phone is an absolute beast BTW. The look, the screen, the camera... The design/performance boost across the board is immediately noticeable. Time will tell, but I don't think there will be any doubt that this is the best phone I've ever had.
    08-21-2015 05:55 PM
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