08-22-2016 07:22 PM
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  1. bhop42's Avatar
    I preordered as well. I called the Target where I did the preorder and they didn't have it in stock and still don't as of this post. Luckily a friend of mine preordered 2 of them at another location and I was able to use 1 of his reservations. I bought a used AT&T LG G3 for $50 and traded it in, got the $200 gift card toward the new phone, and a $100 gift card after activation on a new 2 year Verizon contract. The guy had trouble finding the AT&T model number on his computer but I was able to find it on the Target trade in website. Very slow process but it was definitely worth it. Don't forget your receipt you need for the Samsung promotion. You have to upload a picture of it on the promo website.
    08-20-2016 09:32 AM
  2. Shepx13's Avatar
    Target just called me and my phone is in. Unfortunately I won't be able to pick it up until Monday 😑
    08-20-2016 11:26 AM
  3. race4life's Avatar
    My target just called too. Black att phone is ready for pickup. Wonder how long there will hold it.
    08-20-2016 12:34 PM
  4. Shepx13's Avatar
    My target just called too. Black att phone is ready for pickup. Wonder how long there will hold it.
    They said 48 hours.
    08-20-2016 12:36 PM
  5. Droid Husker's Avatar
    Brief update on my saga. Went back to Target today, and they actually had gotten a few more phones in, including a Black AT&T Note 7 (they also had at least one from another carrier, saw the different box, but not sure what it was for). I was all set to do my upgrade, and get my new phone, and suddenly I'm told I can't use my phone as a trade in, despite being told just last night that I would be able to do it.

    Now I'm trying to figure out who at Target to call and complain to to see if I can get the gift card that I was told I could get just last night. The phone is listed on the trade-in website and everything, so I'm not sure why they are denying it. If I can't get it figured out soon, I'll probably just end up taking the Sam's Club deal, which I had done a pre-order for before I heard about the Target deal, and got a phone call earlier today saying that my phone was in.
    08-20-2016 01:17 PM
  6. MisterEd's Avatar
    ^^^^^

    That sucks. Your phone is still on the list. Make a screen print showing the screen clock with the date and time.

    The Samsung phone I was going to trade was removed from their trade-in website as of sometime overnight. They also ADDED a bunch of other Sammy's. I guess they are doing some updating. The whole trade-in deal was flaky to begin with because it was kind of misleading (other than the fine print). You have a legit gripe though because your device is still listed.

    So much for that deal. I'm going to stick with Sam's preorder (if it ever comes in). $150 GC + another $50 GC + waived activation fee is a better deal then ONLY $100 from Target. Since the phone is no longer on their site I can't really complain despite the fact it was there when I preordered and up till last night. I also have an iPhone 5S but I'll still do better at SAM's and selling the iPhone privately on Swappa.
    08-20-2016 01:56 PM
  7. Droid Husker's Avatar
    ^^^^^

    That sucks. Your phone is still on the list. Make a screen print showing the screen clock with the date and time.

    The Samsung phone I was going to trade was removed from their trade-in website as of sometime overnight. They also ADDED a bunch of other Sammy's. I guess they are doing some updating. The whole trade-in deal was flaky to begin with because it was kind of misleading (other than the fine print). You have a legit gripe though because your device is still listed.

    So much for that deal. I'm going to stick with Sam's preorder (if it ever comes in). $150 GC + another $50 GC + waived activation fee is a better deal then ONLY $100 from Target. Since the phone is no longer on their site I can't really complain despite the fact it was there when I preordered and up till last night. I also have an iPhone 5S but I'll still do better at SAM's and selling the iPhone privately on Swappa.
    What's the extra $50 gift card from Sam's? I've done some calling and got someone from Target Corporate customer service to tell me to wait until Monday, since it's a business day (seemed to think that might make a difference for some reason). I tried calling just regular customer service at the store I went to, and got Guest Services, and the person seemed to want to help, but can't do anything with electronics, so told me to call electronics, who I've already talked to. I might try calling the Target Mobile at the other store close to me, see if I can get someone with more knowledge on the subject. If I'm able to get $200 in gift cards from Sam's, plus the waived activation, I may just do that though.
    08-20-2016 02:02 PM
  8. Droid Husker's Avatar
    What's the extra $50 gift card from Sam's? I've done some calling and got someone from Target Corporate customer service to tell me to wait until Monday, since it's a business day (seemed to think that might make a difference for some reason). I tried calling just regular customer service at the store I went to, and got Guest Services, and the person seemed to want to help, but can't do anything with electronics, so told me to call electronics, who I've already talked to. I might try calling the Target Mobile at the other store close to me, see if I can get someone with more knowledge on the subject. If I'm able to get $200 in gift cards from Sam's, plus the waived activation, I may just do that though.
    Nevermind, I looked at the Sam's Club thread and figured it out. I strangely never got that e-mail, about the extra $50 gift card, even though I didn't get notification of my pre-order until today.
    08-20-2016 02:13 PM
  9. MisterEd's Avatar
    Nevermind, I looked at the Sam's Club thread and figured it out. I strangely never got that e-mail, about the extra $50 gift card, even though I didn't get notification of my pre-order until today.
    Maybe you will still get the $50GC. They said it will be sent in a week. Did you check your SPAM? Are you a SAM's member? NO ONE has called me yet. Not 2 X Targets or SAM's. This whole thing is a cluster-fart. I could walk into any AT&T or T-Mo and walk out with one.
    08-20-2016 02:21 PM
  10. Droid Husker's Avatar
    Maybe you will still get the $50GC. They said it will be sent in a week. Did you check your SPAM? Are you a SAM's member? NO ONE has called me yet. Not 2 X Targets or SAM's. This whole thing is a cluster-fart. I could walk into any AT&T or T-Mo and walk out with one.
    I am a Sam's member, although the membership is under my wife's name, not mine, so I guess that could be the problem. Despite them actually having at least one Black AT&T Note 7 in stock at the Target I pre-ordered at, I still haven't gotten a phone call or anything. I got a call about 11:30 today that my phone was in at Sam's Club, I was a little surprised since I hadn't gotten anything since getting my waitlist e-mail.

    I have made a little progress on Target. I called the other store in my area, and told the Target Mobile person there the issue, and she looked it up and said that I should be able to use it. Then, after putting in the IMEI, noticed that it wasn't giving her the option to do the $200 gift card either, and wasn't sure why. She is going to call the company that actually does the phone exchange and try to figure out what the deal is. So, I'm not sure what's going to happen with that, but at least I can feel like I've been given a final answer. I think whoever the person I talked to last called and was told that I could use that phone needs to step in and just give me the $200 gift card regardless, but I guess I'll wait and see what happens.

    As far as general stock of the phone in my area, there seems to be a decent amount. I went to Best Buy today to look at the demo devices again, to see if I would be okay with the Silver if the Black didn't end up coming in, and they had some in stock there(saw a guy leaving the store with a non-AT&T model, in the standard black box), as well as in the Best Buy Mobile store in the mall near me. Haven't checked any carrier stores, but I know Target at least has a few as does apparently Sam's, so for whatever reason stock doesn't seem to be a huge problem around me.
    08-20-2016 02:41 PM
  11. Droid Husker's Avatar
    Just got my e-mail from Target that my pre-order is in, even though I pretty much already knew that. Still trying to figure out the trade-in deal.
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    08-20-2016 03:27 PM
  12. mozman's Avatar
    Called my not so local target for my black colored AT&T pre-order. They only have the silver in now. Rep said they get orders in everyday and they will notify me when they are in.... Hope it's soon I'm going away Wed.
    08-20-2016 03:33 PM
  13. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Just got my email from target too.

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    08-20-2016 04:04 PM
  14. Pippinsky's Avatar
    Called Target just now, did manage to confirm that I AM on the preorder list. They got a total of two ATT phones today. I am Sprint. Probably won't get any on Sunday. Did remind me I had 48 hours to pick it up once notified.
    08-20-2016 04:19 PM
  15. race4life's Avatar
    Came by to pick up my phone and this is there. It's 6:06 current time. So I have to wait 45 mins. Really???

    Picture didn't upload. There is a sign that says will return at 6:52.
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    08-20-2016 06:07 PM
  16. MisterEd's Avatar
    Came by to pick up my phone and this is there. It's 6:06 current time. So I have to wait 45 mins. Really???

    Picture didn't upload. There is a sign that says will return at 6:52.
    Same thing happens for lunch and break. It's a 1 kid operation. I had to come back after about an hour for my wife's iPhone 6s 2 weeks ago. Obviously they still have the Radio Shack feel.
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    08-20-2016 07:51 PM
  17. TIE1138's Avatar
    Anyone have any suggestions for converting these target cards for cash or other gift cards? I tried to use them to purchase some prepaid Visa's but their systems wouldn't allow it. I do know of services like CardPool and CardCash, but I would prefer an as-close to interest free exchange as possible.
    08-20-2016 09:37 PM
  18. MisterEd's Avatar
    Anyone have any suggestions for converting these target cards for cash or other gift cards? I tried to use them to purchase some prepaid Visa's but their systems wouldn't allow it. I do know of services like CardPool and CardCash, but I would prefer an as-close to interest free exchange as possible.
    Good luck. I don't think any stores will take their own gift cards for visa (etc) cards any more due to money laundering regulations. At some stores you can buy other gift cards (restaurants cards, gasoline cards etc) but even that is pretty much done. Hardly anyone does that anymore either. I used to be able to buy VISA GC's at walmart.com with Walmart GC's I got from credit card bonuses but from what I have been reading even that has stopped. Maybe you have a friend or neighbor who would take them for a smaller discount than the online resellers give.
    08-20-2016 09:46 PM
  19. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Anyone have any suggestions for converting these target cards for cash or other gift cards? I tried to use them to purchase some prepaid Visa's but their systems wouldn't allow it. I do know of services like CardPool and CardCash, but I would prefer an as-close to interest free exchange as possible.
    Might as well use the card at target to buy stuff that you were going to buy anyway.

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    08-20-2016 10:08 PM
  20. TIE1138's Avatar
    Good luck. I don't think any stores will take their own gift cards for visa (etc) cards any more due to money laundering regulations. At some stores you can buy other gift cards (restaurants cards, gasoline cards etc) but even that is pretty much done. Hardly anyone does that anymore either. I used to be able to buy VISA GC's at walmart.com with Walmart GC's I got from credit card bonuses but from what I have been reading even that has stopped. Maybe you have a friend or neighbor who would take them for a smaller discount than the online resellers give.
    Yeah, I think that's my best bet. I'll see if I can get anyone interested.



    Might as well use the card at target to buy stuff that you were going to buy anyway.

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    That's true, and I would probably do that if this were a smaller giftcard for under $50, but with a $300 giftcard I would rather buy something I usually would have to save up for, like some photography equipment from Amazon. If I can't find anyone to buy the card, I'll probably just end up going to Cardpool.com and exchange it for an Amazon card at a 14% hit.
    08-21-2016 12:14 AM
  21. Pippinsky's Avatar
    I live in Florida and was checking the best buy stores and ALL of them have stock. My dilemma is I lose the ability to get $300 from Target, but potentially lose the Samsung gift. Or have my gratification and get the dang phone.
    I am ordered in silver at Target even though id prefer black which is at bestbuy
    08-21-2016 06:48 AM
  22. race4life's Avatar
    When I pick up my phone last night from Target the guy told me they only got in 3 ATT branded phones and 2 Sprint phones. Said I was number 1 on the list and there are 7 people waiting for their phones to come in. The guy also gave me an extra $5 gift card since I actually helped him through the activation process. It was actually very painless and one of the easiest phone activation I've done.
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    08-21-2016 08:02 AM
  23. Mario Espiritusanto's Avatar
    Does anyone know the list to trade smartphones?
    08-21-2016 08:57 AM
  24. MisterEd's Avatar
    Does anyone know the list to trade smartphones?
    https://targettrade-in.com/online/Ho...5agkAJZ6EcUw==

    The phones on the list change daily. The one I was about to trade was on the list from day one but as of yesterday was removed which REALLY pisses me off because I preordered based on the trade.
    08-21-2016 09:43 AM
  25. clerk's Avatar
    I live in Florida and was checking the best buy stores and ALL of them have stock. My dilemma is I lose the ability to get $300 from Target, but potentially lose the Samsung gift. Or have my gratification and get the dang phone.
    I am ordered in silver at Target even though id prefer black which is at bestbuy
    Why would you lose the samsung gift?
    08-21-2016 09:48 AM
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