04-14-2015 05:50 PM
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  1. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    No unfortunately you have to be at the store and they have to upgrade and activate the phone so get to the store early.
    Yikes. The only other time I pre-ordered a phone, I had it shipped to my house so it was no issue. The thought of standing in line at best buy on release day gives me the shivers. I waited longer than I would have liked just to pre-order and that required almost no checks and account changes.

    I may be tempted to cancel and preorder through Verizon if it means they'll ship it to my house on release day. The free wireless charger would be great but not worth hours wasted of my life when I can get 3rd party ones for $20.
    03-30-2015 06:38 AM
  2. kcguy76's Avatar
    Yikes. The only other time I pre-ordered a phone, I had it shipped to my house so it was no issue. The thought of standing in line at best buy on release day gives me the shivers. I waited longer than I would have liked just to pre-order and that required almost no checks and account changes.

    I may be tempted to cancel and preorder through Verizon if it means they'll ship it to my house on release day. The free wireless charger would be great but not worth hours wasted of my life when I can get 3rd party ones for $20.
    The other thing I was thinking about is the 50% off deal you usually get after registering a device with Samsung. The coupon code they email you is good for accessories up to $50. The Wireless Charger is currently listed at $49.99, and would count towards the 50% off deal, and you can buy up to 6 accessories. So you'd end up paying $24.99. Granted you wouldn't get the wireless charger on release day, but it might be easier than dealing with Best Buy. I'm going to think about it more since I already have my pre-order placed with Best Buy....
    03-30-2015 06:55 AM
  3. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    The other thing I was thinking about is the 50% off deal you usually get after registering a device with Samsung. The coupon code they email you is good for accessories up to $50. The Wireless Charger is currently listed at $49.99, and would count towards the 50% off deal, and you can buy up to 6 accessories. So you'd end up paying $24.99. Granted you wouldn't get the wireless charger on release day, but it might be easier than dealing with Best Buy. I'm going to think about it more since I already have my pre-order placed with Best Buy....
    I'm still not even sure I'd want to do that. The Samsung charger is so clunky. It's like a hockey puck. I'd much rather have this for $27: Amazon.com: CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger 3-Coils Wide Charging Area Wireless Charging Pad for Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge,Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z3V, Nexus 5 /7(2013) / 4, Nokia Lumia 1020/ 920/928, MOTO Droid Maxx/Droid Mini, HTC Droid DNA, HTC Rz

    I'll take the Samsung for free, but I can't see myself paying for it. I'm leaning towards paying the "$27 extra" to not wait in a line. Plus, I have this most likely arriving today: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...cUvbUpU4315731

    I'll give it a try with my S3 to see how it works tonight, but if it's decent I may go ahead and order a couple more. If anybody else is interested and doesn't care about the S3 functionality, you can save about another $1 by going with this one: Amazon.com: Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Power System for iPhone 4/4s - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
    03-30-2015 07:14 AM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    You guys act like it's pulling teeth to take 10 minutes to activate and another 5 minutes to pay the remaining balance. Before you make changes, review the conditions of the pre-order.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-30-2015 11:07 AM
  5. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    You guys act like it's pulling teeth to take 10 minutes to activate and another 5 minutes to pay the remaining balance. Before you make changes, review the conditions of the pre-order.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Yes, this is if you have your own private Best Buy that nobody else knows about.

    When I was preordering at 430pm on a Friday, there were about 4 or 5 people ahead of me and some were preordering and some were ordering other phones. The person would pick out a phone then start signing up for a plan, then they'd say they want a case, so they get up and go look at cases. All this while everyone else is waiting in line behind them. It took me about 45 minutes just to place a preorder which just consisted of me swiping my credit card and them giving me a gift card. Now imagine all the people that placed the preorder trying to pick up on the same day? Those same people will be porting over numbers, picking plans, picking out cases, etc.
    03-30-2015 01:41 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    Yes, this is if you have your own private Best Buy that nobody else knows about.

    When I was preordering at 430pm on a Friday, there were about 4 or 5 people ahead of me and some were preordering and some were ordering other phones. The person would pick out a phone then start signing up for a plan, then they'd say they want a case, so they get up and go look at cases. All this while everyone else is waiting in line behind them. It took me about 45 minutes just to place a preorder which just consisted of me swiping my credit card and them giving me a gift card. Now imagine all the people that placed the preorder trying to pick up on the same day? Those same people will be porting over numbers, picking plans, picking out cases, etc.
    Go at an off peak hour. You have three days to pick it up. Don't tell me you can't ask a spouse or significant other to hold your spot and you go kill time in the home theater section. Go first thing Saturday or take an early or late lunch.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-30-2015 02:21 PM
  7. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Go at an off peak hour. You have three days to pick it up. Don't tell me you can't ask a spouse or significant other to hold your spot and you go kill time in the home theater section. Go first thing Saturday or take an early or late lunch.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Unfortunately there isn't an off peak hour at any place where I live.
    03-30-2015 02:53 PM
  8. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Best Buy told me that they are not taking pre orders for the 128GB version on any carrier.

    Has anyone been able to actually pre order the 128GB model at Best Buy?
    03-30-2015 03:42 PM
  9. speed13's Avatar
    Would they ship or deliver on 10th from best buy pre-order's? Did anyone have some info?
    03-30-2015 03:44 PM
  10. TENYKS's Avatar
    Best Buy told me that they are not taking pre orders for the 128GB version on any carrier.

    Has anyone been able to actually pre order the 128GB model at Best Buy?
    If I buy the S6, I have no choice but to cough up an extra $200 (double the price of the S6 32gb) for the 128gb version.
    however, it is so idiotic, especially with the 200gb MicroSDXC card coming out next month from Sandisk.
    03-30-2015 03:47 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    Best Buy told me that they are not taking pre orders for the 128GB version on any carrier.

    Has anyone been able to actually pre order the 128GB model at Best Buy?
    When I pre-ordered, the SKU numbers were not in the system. Don't expect them before April 10th. Probably a few weeks after that.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-30-2015 05:51 PM
  12. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    If I buy the S6, I have no choice but to cough up an extra $200 (double the price of the S6 32gb) for the 128gb version.
    however, it is so idiotic, especially with the 200gb MicroSDXC card coming out next month from Sandisk.
    MicroSDXC 128gb is $100, so the 200gb MicroSDXC is probably going to be around $200 anyway.
    03-30-2015 06:09 PM
  13. briggy79's Avatar
    I preordered from BB online and selected ship to house. Why go to the store and wait in line?
    03-30-2015 06:54 PM
  14. kcguy76's Avatar
    I preordered from BB online and selected ship to house. Why go to the store and wait in line?
    Did it say when it ships? Does it ship on the 10th, or the 8th?

    For those that might be wondering, I also just called the Best Buy customer service number and spoke to an agent about the process of in-store pickup for devices. She said that BEFORE I come into the store Best Buy will contact your carrier (in my case AT&T) and get the phone setup with my plan. She indicated all I should have to do is pick up the phone at the customer service line. I'm really hoping that is the case.....
    03-30-2015 09:19 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    Did it say when it ships? Does it ship on the 10th, or the 8th?

    For those that might be wondering, I also just called the Best Buy customer service number and spoke to an agent about the process of in-store pickup for devices. She said that BEFORE I come into the store Best Buy will contact your carrier (in my case AT&T) and get the phone setup with my plan. She indicated all I should have to do is pick up the phone at the customer service line. I'm really hoping that is the case.....
    I could be mistaken but I read something about April 8th shipping date for,pre-orders but don't hold me to it. If the scenario plays out that way, I would still call AT&T and make sure everything is cool.
    03-30-2015 09:35 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    Counting down...do we have 10 days until preorders arrive? Or less? Either way the day is creeping ever so slowly closer.
    03-31-2015 06:04 AM
  17. jcthorne#AC's Avatar
    They had better not activate the device before I come to pick it up as they have no idea what phone number to assign it to. If they deactivate the wrong line I am gong to be pretty upset with them and they WILL be taking considerable time to make it right while I am there.
    03-31-2015 07:59 AM
  18. rsk2mc's Avatar
    They won't activate the device before you get there. They won't even take it out of the box. I also had the receipt issue. I called bestbuy corporate and they confirmed it should be on the receipt. I called my local bestbuy where I pre ordered and they added the charger to my pre order. I received an emailed saying the charger was added and the price said gift.
    03-31-2015 08:08 AM
  19. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    Has anyone heard anything about the pre-orders arriving early? I never got a chance to ask the guy before i left on Saturday when i pre-ordered it. I'm hoping early next week because that would be amazing.
    03-31-2015 08:29 AM
  20. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Has anyone heard anything about the pre-orders arriving early? I never got a chance to ask the guy before i left on Saturday when i pre-ordered it. I'm hoping early next week because that would be amazing.
    Take this with a huge grain of salt, but when I was ordering I asked the rep if it'd be here on the 10th, and he was like next Wednesday. Now I doubt they'll be here tomorrow, but it's possible he meant Wednesday the 8th. I don't know, that's just what he said. We all know how off reps can be.
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    03-31-2015 08:42 AM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    Has anyone heard anything about the pre-orders arriving early? I never got a chance to ask the guy before i left on Saturday when i pre-ordered it. I'm hoping early next week because that would be amazing.
    Read a rumor that shipping date is April 8th.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
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    03-31-2015 09:05 AM
  22. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    Read a rumor that shipping date is April 8th.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Take this with a huge grain of salt, but when I was ordering I asked the rep if it'd be here on the 10th, and he was like next Wednesday. Now I doubt they'll be here tomorrow, but it's possible he meant Wednesday the 8th. I don't know, that's just what he said. We all know how off reps can be.
    Well both of you seem to line up, so that will be nice even 2 days early if it is true!
    03-31-2015 09:19 AM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Well both of you seem to line up, so that will be nice even 2 days early if it is true!
    Two days makes it easier but TMO still got theirs way early.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-31-2015 09:22 AM
  24. yanks4life's Avatar
    Guys, I know there has been a lot of back and forth on this post, but I am getting ready to pre-order for Verizon S6 tomorrow from best buy online, and I really want to know will there be an option to ship to house instead of ship to store for it? I don't know why everyone is saying they had to pick up in store, why wouldn't you just choose ship to home?

    From people who have preordered online with best buy can you please respond is there a ship to home option?
    03-31-2015 11:27 AM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    Guys, I know there has been a lot of back and forth on this post, but I am getting ready to pre-order for Verizon S6 tomorrow from best buy online, and I really want to know will there be an option to ship to house instead of ship to store for it? I don't know why everyone is saying they had to pick up in store, why wouldn't you just choose ship to home?

    From people who have preordered online with best buy can you please respond is there a ship to home option?
    I believe that someone has already posted to that effect.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-31-2015 12:04 PM
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