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  1. MRBULLRED's Avatar
    Hi all. Went to Samsclub today to preorder phone. FYI the store told me it must be done online (after a store member on saturday told me preorder in store started today - monday the 8th) So I come home and go for preorder and it says I've been waitlisted.... Is "waitlist" the same as preordering? Something tells me-no. Would appreciate any thoughts you may have on this matter.
    Also, as an existing Sprint guy with an available 2 yr contract available, and NOT wanting to buy the phone outright, are there any better options for preorder out there right now?

    BTW-- I'm coming from an Apple iPhone 6, back to the android fold...
    It told me the same thing. I hope that is what it says when you preorder...

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    08-08-2016 03:20 PM
  2. komobu's Avatar
    Hi all. Went to Samsclub today to preorder phone. FYI the store told me it must be done online (after a store member on saturday told me preorder in store started today - monday the 8th) So I come home and go for preorder and it says I've been waitlisted.... Is "waitlist" the same as preordering? Something tells me-no. Would appreciate any thoughts you may have on this matter.
    Also, as an existing Sprint guy with an available 2 yr contract available, and NOT wanting to buy the phone outright, are there any better options for preorder out there right now?

    BTW-- I'm coming from an Apple iPhone 6, back to the android fold...
    I reserved mine on the fourth. Here's the top part of the email I got from them,

    Your reservation was successful
    Hi Patrick,

    Congrats! Your VERIZON SAMSUNG NOTE 7 64GB - BLACK order is complete.

    You can pick up your new phone on August 19th, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the club listed below. Please be sure to pick up your order during this time or it will placed back in stock for purchase.
    08-08-2016 03:24 PM
  3. billykac's Avatar
    I got the same email notice.

    I called today to confirm the price of the N7 for those of us on 2-year contract. My local Sam's Club would not comment on price. So, I certainly hope it's the $299 on-contract price that I've heard informally on this forum. $299 is the same price as last year for the N5, so it makes sense.
    Here's hoping!
    08-08-2016 03:38 PM
  4. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I just signed up today. Wish I would have done it earlier because it looked like I've been wait listed. This is definitely the best option for me, but now I'm not sure if I'll be able to get one on the 19th.
    08-08-2016 04:27 PM
  5. MRBULLRED's Avatar
    Welp. Here's my email...

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    08-08-2016 05:10 PM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Welp. Here's my email...

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    That's exactly what I got too. I wonder if they're just sending those to everyone. I can't imagine there were that many in my little Southern Illinois town that pre-ordered.
    08-08-2016 05:25 PM
  7. jshah500's Avatar
    Anyone pre-order the Note 7 at Sam's Club? They have the best deal I have found: A $150 Sam's gift card plus the choice of the sd card or gear. In addition, no fee activation on the weekend it releases.

    Anyways, my question is, I pre-ordered it on the 4th and they sent me a confirmation email saying the following:

    "Thanks for pre-ordering the SPRINT SAMSUNG NOTE 7 64GB - SILVER. Due to limited availability, you're currently on the waitlist to receive your new phone.
    A Sam's Club associate will contact you should the SPRINT SAMSUNG NOTE 7 64GB - SILVER becomes availabile at the club listed below. Phones not picked up within 24 hours of being contacted will be placed back in stock for purchase.
    "

    I have yet to hear from "a sam's club associate" and am getting a little worried. Has anyone else pre-ordered it at a Sam's Club and heard back? Also, I hope I can do a 2-year contract (with sprint) since my upgrade becomes available on the 12th. I'm not into doing the monthly installment and essentially renting the phone.
    08-09-2016 03:41 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I've seen a few people that pre-ordered from Sam's for the 150 bucks card, but I haven't seen that message until now. Most likely it means that you won't get your phone in the first wave of pre-orders, so you might have to wait a week or two before actually getting it after it's been officially released. Or it may be a precaution on their systems and you will, in fact, get your phone on time... give them a call if they haven't called you.
    08-09-2016 03:47 PM
  9. jshah500's Avatar
    I've seen a few people that pre-ordered from Sam's for the 150 bucks card, but I haven't seen that message until now. Most likely it means that you won't get your phone in the first wave of pre-orders, so you might have to wait a week or two before actually getting it after it's been officially released. Or it may be a precaution on their systems and you will, in fact, get your phone on time... give them a call if they haven't called you.
    Screw it, I'm just going to go there on my lunch break and ask. I want it Day 1.
    08-09-2016 03:50 PM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Let us know how it goes, so maybe other users with the same 'issue' can benefit from the info.
    08-09-2016 03:55 PM
  11. Gearswinger's Avatar
    I ordered mine early on the 3rd and my email says that it is reserved and available on the 19th and will be put back in stock the morning of the 20th if I don't get it.

    Sounds like your order is waiting for ones like mine to not be picked up.
    08-09-2016 04:10 PM
  12. ibcop's Avatar
    I'm thinking they only had a certain amount of devices available for pre-order and unfortunately you didn't make the cut. I'm basing this on your email and the email others have received.
    08-09-2016 04:24 PM
  13. jshah500's Avatar
    Yeah, going to the store did nothing. They weren't helpful in the slightest. They told me that they have no connection to the pre-orders and to call some 800 number. I did and got no where there either. But looking at everyone else's posts, it seems us that got "waitlisted" means we may not get it. But really, how many people in my town ordered a Silver Sprint model? I pre-ordered on the fourth, one day after the announcement. I find it hard to believe they "sold out" that fast.

    Now I'm contemplating pre-ordering it at Best Buy, guaranteeing it for me day 1 since you pay when you check out. But doing that, I'll lose out on the $150 gift card at Sam's Club. No idea what to do.
    08-09-2016 06:13 PM
  14. jshah500's Avatar
    I got the same email notice.

    I called today to confirm the price of the N7 for those of us on 2-year contract. My local Sam's Club would not comment on price. So, I certainly hope it's the $299 on-contract price that I've heard informally on this forum. $299 is the same price as last year for the N5, so it makes sense.
    Here's hoping!
    I checked out on Best Buy and quit where it asked for payment info, so I could get an idea of the contract price. Looks like it's going to be $350. And $400 at carriers with a $50 mail-in rebate. My buddy works at Sprint and that's what he told me. If this is all true, looks to me that there's 0 good reasons to buy from a carrier store.
    08-09-2016 06:16 PM
  15. jshah500's Avatar
    I just signed up today. Wish I would have done it earlier because it looked like I've been wait listed. This is definitely the best option for me, but now I'm not sure if I'll be able to get one on the 19th.
    I pre-ordered on the 4th and still got wait-listed. They must have an anticipated inventory of 1 model per carrier per color. Ridiculous.
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    08-09-2016 06:21 PM
  16. jshah500's Avatar
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    This is what they told me when I FB messaged them. Basically, no help. Same as the in-store associates and the folks I spoke to over the phone. No one over there at Sam's Club seems to have a clue how this works or what's going on.
    08-09-2016 06:24 PM
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    This is what they told me when I FB messaged them. Basically, no help. Same as the in-store associates and the folks I spoke to over the phone. No one over there at Sam's Club seems to have a clue how this works or what's going on.
    This is how these things work at non-carrier stores. I am going through a similar issue with Target. I can't see any way that they have reasonable access to the "waiting list" to tell you anything. If you want it on the 19th... consider something else. If you want it when they get more, then wait for it, and hope for the best.
    08-09-2016 11:12 PM
  18. billykac's Avatar
    I am hearing in other threads to expect $349 for on-contract, subsidized N7's. I guess if the "no-activation fee" is really a thing at Sam's, it could offset the higher price.

    Only time will tell.
    -bk
    08-10-2016 05:52 AM
  19. MRBULLRED's Avatar
    This is how these things work at non-carrier stores. I am going through a similar issue with Target. I can't see any way that they have reasonable access to the "waiting list" to tell you anything. If you want it on the 19th... consider something else. If you want it when they get more, then wait for it, and hope for the best.
    Not getting it release day sucks but what makes it worse is even if you get it a few days later you may lose out on the waived activation charges along with the gift card, and gifts maybe. I'm really thinking of pre ordering through verizon now.

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    08-10-2016 07:17 AM
  20. Pippinsky's Avatar
    I know, It's sad. Not sure what I'll do
    08-10-2016 07:28 AM
  21. boufa's Avatar
    Agreed.... I would go with the idea that you missed that promo, and start shopping for the next best one.
    08-10-2016 08:12 AM
  22. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Agreed.... I would go with the idea that you missed that promo, and start shopping for the next best one.
    That's actually what I'm looking at doing now. I imagine I missed out. And I'll be out of town on the 20th so I won't be able to hit them up then either.
    08-10-2016 08:16 AM
  23. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Just checked with my local Target too and they don't have any in any color that I can pre-order.
    08-10-2016 08:48 AM
  24. MRBULLRED's Avatar
    Agreed.... I would go with the idea that you missed that promo, and start shopping for the next best one.
    That's what I just did. I don't want the silver so target is out. I went ahead and ordered from Verizon so I at least won't have to pay the activation fees.

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    08-10-2016 09:14 AM
  25. Wildo6882's Avatar
    That's what I just did. I don't want the silver so target is out. I went ahead and ordered from Verizon so I at least won't have to pay the activation fees.

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    I'm thinking I may have to bite the bullet and pre-order from Best Buy or AT&T just to make sure I get one. I REALLY wanted that gift card to Sam's or Target because my family and I shop there all the time. But I'm guessing I missed out.
    08-10-2016 09:33 AM
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