View Poll Results: Did price deter you from buying?

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  • Yes

    12 57.14%
  • No

    9 42.86%
  1. estebancam's Avatar
    I was a bit wide-eyed at the pricing structure here. $750 for the regular and $850 for the plus is higher than we have seen most flagships. At T-Mobile, the plus is asking for a $130 down payment.

    Is anyone not purchasing due to the price? Did anyone here go to the G6 at $650 due to price?
    04-01-2017 05:20 PM
  2. t11rmh's Avatar
    No. Buying it on the Samsung Upgrade programme for about £29 per month. I can afford that.
    04-01-2017 05:22 PM
  3. Starr Almighty's Avatar
    I traded in my s7e with VZ and its $15 a month not bad at all
    04-01-2017 06:17 PM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Best Buy is offering $100 off which is why I went with the S8+

    Price is deterring me from getting the Note 8 because I have a feeling it would be $900+
    04-01-2017 06:20 PM
  5. hail2030's Avatar
    The S8+ is the same price the Note 7 was last year at T-Mobile. Some people were thinking this phone was going to be about $1000.
    04-01-2017 06:26 PM
  6. aokusman's Avatar
    Compared to my iPhone it's a bargain.
    04-01-2017 06:29 PM
  7. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    i only replace my phone every 3 years or so. i bought the note 7 last year with plans to keep it for several years. so i was ready for this one
    04-01-2017 06:36 PM
  8. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    These prices are on par with other flagships and those flagship don't compare to what Samsung is offering.
    04-01-2017 08:42 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Price isn't making me not want it -- it is more I feel as if it is an S7 with some minor hardware perks.
    04-02-2017 12:46 AM
  10. estebancam's Avatar
    These prices are on par with other flagships and those flagship don't compare to what Samsung is offering.
    Well, LG G6 is $650 And iPhone 7 is 650 as well. Samsung starts at 750. 850 for the Plus variant.

    Right now, you can get an LG V20 for $480 And a Galaxy S7 edge for $480 at T-Mobile.

    Is the s8 worth the extra near $400?
    04-02-2017 12:51 AM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    Too late, I already preordered so I guess the answer is no.
    04-02-2017 01:22 AM
  12. dagarwal6187's Avatar
    04-02-2017 02:13 AM
  13. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I buy my phones sim free and Factory unlocked.

    With this in mind I always put a set amount of cash away throughout the year in a bank account.

    That way the funds are in place.

    Sometimes selling my current phone too if I want to.
    04-02-2017 03:08 AM
  14. J solo's Avatar
    I'd probably purchase the S8 Plus unlocked if it's around the same price as the carriers are charging I will be heading down to a brick & morter / carrier to get a feel for the phone before I decide on making the purchase I'm also really interested in what all the reviewers have to say about the device before I think of making the purchase.
    04-02-2017 03:34 AM
  15. aokusman's Avatar
    Well, LG G6 is $650 And iPhone 7 is 650 as well. Samsung starts at 750. 850 for the Plus variant.

    Right now, you can get an LG V20 for $480 And a Galaxy S7 edge for $480 at T-Mobile.

    Is the s8 worth the extra near $400?
    The s8 offers more than the $650 iPhone 7 ( IP68, 64gb, Ram, Free gear VR, higher resolution screen, earphone jack, mobile payment without NFC. And the s8 starts at $720 and not $750.
    04-02-2017 05:25 AM
  16. SystemofaDan's Avatar
    Oh yeah. I've been buying Samsung since the e700 colour flip phone. Then the D600 Slider, to the Omnia HD, then galaxy series phones. I'm using s OnePlus now because I can't justify the raising prices of the main flagship phones.

    If a small Chinese start up can put out a flagship for such a low price, a major company like Samsung with all it's purchasing power clearly has a hefty profit margin on it's phone. The prices will only rise as long as people agree to pay it
    04-02-2017 06:14 AM
  17. djisia87's Avatar
    S8 is an investment for 2+ years. I am more concern about SW updates ( new Android and Security patches). the reason i will think twice
    04-02-2017 08:59 AM
  18. Zuri Castillo's Avatar
    I'm 15 w/o a job huhu
    04-02-2017 09:35 AM
  19. ChillFactorz's Avatar
    I'm with you I have the LG G4, (boot loop replacement), before that was the GALAXY S2. I'm OK with waiting for the right phone, but want to pull the trigger on something every year. 6.2" with VR does sound enticing, but close to a G, is crazy!
    04-02-2017 02:22 PM
  20. ChillFactorz's Avatar
    I told myself last time I bought a phone I was going to go Factory Unlocked, but didn't, and regret that. I bricked my S2, and waited a week, using my old Blackberry Bold, (Ugh!) and bought the G4 on the 2nd day it came out. Would have bought the 1st day, but I was next in line and watched the guy in front of me buy the last one. I was too impatient to wait for an unlocked version, the Balckberry's 2G-3G was killing me. especially the WAP browser rendering, everything was timing out. That phone was not meant for now day's web pages.
    04-02-2017 02:35 PM
  21. erinpac's Avatar
    The previous phones had so many deals (trade in or otherwise) that the price gap feels huge. The last few might have been expensive... but who paid anything close to the base price? Now even the carrier discounts are pretty negligible ... and you don't own the phone at the end of a lease that's barely less than the full price.
    The deals are mostly the VR junk that I've no interest in at all.
    04-03-2017 11:45 AM
  22. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Price isn't too bad as I thought. Flagship phones used to be around $549.99 - $649.99. I'm always going to go for the unlocked version, don't let the carrier's lure you in.
    04-03-2017 01:52 PM
  23. aokusman's Avatar
    Price isn't too bad as I thought. Flagship phones used to be around $549.99 - $649.99. I'm always going to go for the unlocked version, don't let the carrier's lure you in.
    I buy the Verizon version which is unlocked and use it on various prepaid offerings. Past two months I've used freedom pop at the cost of $4.
    04-03-2017 01:57 PM
  24. Aquila's Avatar
    The price is fine. The product is deterring me, but if I liked the product, pricetag is pretty close to where I think it should be.
    04-03-2017 04:20 PM

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