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  1. dvdmon's Avatar
    Go to Best Buy.com they have a feature that will tell you how much you can get for your phone. I doubt they would buy back if you were not buying a phone from them.
    I'm not talking about Best Buy buying it back if I don't buy a phone from them, but rather Sprint. I'm still a customer of theirs and I know they have this "recycle" program to buy back old phones. They already offered me $61 for the Evo 3D, just wasn't sure if they would still do it if I bought a new phone from BB...
    11-09-2012 06:24 PM
  2. dvdmon's Avatar
    Yeah, looks like it's just about the same as Sprint for the Best Buy buyback...
    11-09-2012 06:30 PM
  3. MannyZ28's Avatar
    The email that I had been feverishly awaiting before I knew my phone is already in stock at best buy came today. I was in the middle of playing angry birds star wars when it came in. I had pre ordered my phone and now they are telling me it's ready for pick up tomorrow. Sort of anti climactic since I knew this already, but, I guess now it's official official. :-)

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    11-10-2012 08:22 AM
  4. htc evo 4g's Avatar
    I got my email as well but I wrote my name on one of the GN2s yesterday.

    sent from my Galaxy S3
    11-10-2012 08:26 AM
  5. dvdmon's Avatar
    I got my email as well but I wrote my name on one of the GN2s yesterday.

    sent from my Galaxy S3
    What does that mean exactly?
    11-10-2012 09:10 AM
  6. smooches680's Avatar
    Well I wonder why I didn't receive my email? Even though my phone came in on Tuesday. Still be picking up a white Samsung Galaxy Note 2 tomorrow.

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    11-10-2012 09:14 AM
  7. bill323's Avatar
    I will be heading to BB tomorrow to pick mine up. The only hangup I have right now is to make sure their exchange policy includes Black Friday deals. I went on the rewardzone page and I found another $5 certificate they gave me on 10/31 for some holiday promo. I also went onto Sprint chat and was able to get a $33 credit for crappy service that will cover my activation fee.
    My last concern is about the Best Buy insurance. I think it was $167 to cover the phone with zero deductible. It sounds like a great deal but insurance always has fine print that screws you when you need to use it most.
    11-10-2012 02:24 PM
  8. dvdmon's Avatar
    I will be heading to BB tomorrow to pick mine up. The only hangup I have right now is to make sure their exchange policy includes Black Friday deals. I went on the rewardzone page and I found another $5 certificate they gave me on 10/31 for some holiday promo. I also went onto Sprint chat and was able to get a $33 credit for crappy service that will cover my activation fee.
    My last concern is about the Best Buy insurance. I think it was $167 to cover the phone with zero deductible. It sounds like a great deal but insurance always has fine print that screws you when you need to use it most.
    I just got their insurance for my wife. I didn't research it as I should have, but $167 for two years of coverage saves a lot of money over Sprint's which is $11/month x 24 = $264! I've used Sprint's in the past, but not Best Buy's so I'm curious about how good it is...
    11-10-2012 02:33 PM
  9. dvdmon's Avatar
    One other question I had related to Best Buy - I'm planning on handing in my old phone (an Evo 3D) for $60 back. However, the phone has an extended battery with custom back. I can't seem to find my old one. Will that be an issue? Also, my phone is rooted with an alternate ROM (SOS M Version 2). Do I need to go put back my stock Sense ROM in order for them to buy it back, or do they not care at all?
    11-10-2012 02:36 PM
  10. bill323's Avatar
    I can get a few bucks for my Evo but I am going to hang onto it just in case my Note goes down I will have it as a backup. You may be best served to flash it back to stock if you can.
    11-10-2012 03:10 PM
  11. dvdmon's Avatar
    We have my wife's old Optimus S as a backup so 60 bucks will be a decent break - 20% actually.

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    11-10-2012 03:49 PM
  12. Melissa Kritzell's Avatar
    I am picking my note up at best buy tomorrow as well..they already have it activated. They bought back the Photon I had for $210 and than I also got a $50 gift card. So I only have to pay $50. Can't wait to pick it up tomorrow.
    11-10-2012 04:07 PM
  13. smooches680's Avatar
    I am picking my note up at best buy tomorrow as well..they already have it activated. They bought back the Photon I had for $210 and than I also got a $50 gift card. So I only have to pay $50. Can't wait to pick it up tomorrow.
    I hear you on that, I am trading in my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone for this beauty tomorrow. I am so excited.:thumbup:

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    11-10-2012 04:15 PM
  14. smooches680's Avatar
    I am picking my note up at best buy tomorrow as well..they already have it activated. They bought back the Photon I had for $210 and than I also got a $50 gift card. So I only have to pay $50. Can't wait to pick it up tomorrow.
    Hey there how did you get your phone activated already and it's still in the store?

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    11-10-2012 04:16 PM
  15. Melissa Kritzell's Avatar
    They did it while I was there yesterday, they couldn't ring me out. But they helped me set my phone up. They aren't allowed to sell the note 2 until tomorrow. I was like SHOOT. They made a note and set it aside. All I have to do is pay for the phone and pick it up.
    11-10-2012 04:55 PM
  16. bill323's Avatar
    well wirefily.com has the sprint for $249. From my understanding Bestbuy will pricematch amazon.com so hopefully it pops up in my exchange so I can get price matched. Best buy has their Black Friday ad up and the GN2 is not there so that's one worry off my mind.
    11-10-2012 10:00 PM
  17. bill323's Avatar
    scratch that, radio shack has them for 249 as well. I am going to assume best buy will price match.
    11-10-2012 10:03 PM
  18. smooches680's Avatar
    scratch that, radio shack has them for 249 as well. I am going to assume best buy will price match.
    I just checked radio shack website and it shows the regular price of $299.99 where did you see $249.99?

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    11-10-2012 10:21 PM
  19. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    The reason they're not allowed to sell it now is because the street release date for them is on the 11th . If they sell before that date, they'll get in big trouble.

    sent from my Galaxy S3
    That didn't stop some of the stores from selling the VZW Nexus early last year.


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    11-10-2012 10:25 PM
  20. bill323's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy Note II for Sprint - RadioShack Wireless

    I can take a screenshot if you wish. maybe its a regional thing. put 60714 in the zip code
    11-10-2012 10:26 PM
  21. dvdmon's Avatar
    scratch that, radio shack has them for 249 as well. I am going to assume best buy will price match.
    You should never assume. Here's the pricematch page I found on Bestbuy's site:

    Best Buy Price Match Guarantee - Best Buy

    here's the pertinent section at the bottom:

    Best Buy will match the new, identical, immediately available current pre-tax appliance and electronics hardware products price for these designated major retailers: Amazon.com, Apple.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Buy.com, Circuitcity.com, CompUSA.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, hhgregg.com, hp.com, homedepot.com, lowes.com, newegg.com, officedepot.com, officemax.com, Sears.com, Staples.com, Target.com, Tigerdirect.com, and walmart.com. Appliance and electronics hardware products include audio hardware, video hardware, cameras, camcorders, desktop computers, notebook computers, e-Readers, tablets, TVs, MP3 players, small appliances, major appliances, gaming handheld devices and consoles. Best Buy will not price match accessories, during the return and exchange period or the online prices of third party vendors (Marketplace Vendors) on major retailer websites. Valid for purchases made between October 7, 2012 - November 17, 2012 and November 27, 2012 - December 24, 2012. Best Buy may amend these terms at any time. All other terms and conditions of the Best Buy Price Match Guarantee apply. See Store for details.
    I'm not seeing cell phones listed, nor am I seeing any mention of radioshack.com or wirefly.com. Wish I could get an extra $50 off this thing, but it's not looking good for tomorrow...
    11-10-2012 10:33 PM
  22. dvdmon's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy Note II for Sprint - RadioShack Wireless

    I can take a screenshot if you wish. maybe its a regional thing. put 60714 in the zip code
    I'm seeing the $250 price as well for Reston, VA. Problem is that this is online only - I went through the process of setting up an order for one without actually paying, and I see nothing about a store pickup, only that there is free 2nd day business shipping from Fedex. So it's not a local retailer deal, and it's not included in the list of online retailers that BB is pricematching now, unfortunately...
    11-10-2012 10:39 PM
  23. bill323's Avatar
    Ill call my local Radio Shack store and see if they have it for that price. Even if they don't ill take a stab at getting a price match. If that fails I will just walk as I am not willing to spend $50 for the honor of spending my money at Best Buy.
    11-10-2012 10:45 PM
  24. dvdmon's Avatar
    Ill call my local Radio Shack store and see if they have it for that price. Even if they don't ill take a stab at getting a price match. If that fails I will just walk as I am not willing to spend $50 for the honor of spending my money at Best Buy.
    So, I believe that the BB pricematch is good for the entire return period, which I think is 30 days. I'm guessing within the next 30 days, other retailers will have the phone and some will have it for that $250 price, maybe even less. From what I've been reading, it seems it needs to be available at a local retailer within 25 miles, and not in "limited quantities." I don't know how much of a stickler a given BB will be about all of this. I guess I will ask them tomorrow when I try to get the phone, but if they don't give it to me, I'll just clarify with them about the price match going forward. If it really is 30 days, then I'm sure someone will have it in stock for less than $300 in the next 30 days, especially if we're already seeing that price online right now...
    11-10-2012 11:26 PM
  25. bill323's Avatar
    I am a BB silver premier so I have an extended return/exchange period. I will ask what the deal is for cell phones. I have to imagine that Radio Shack will have the note 2 in stock.

    Ill update tomorrow
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    11-10-2012 11:36 PM
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