First world problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

KillerQ

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Hey, All,

So, not a new story here, but I have options, and I'm unsure and impatient.

I went to Best Buy and pre-ordered the Unlocked 512GB Blue Note 9 on August 14th. I'll be getting the free headphones Promo as well as the unlocked trade in promo of an additional $200 when I trade in my Pixel 2 XL 128GB (I get $250 regular, and the promo takes it to $450 total trade in value).

I have $750 in best buy gift cards. That means If I wait for the Blue to come in, I'll have $1,200 to put toward the phone, and I'll just pay the additional $50 and own the phone outright.

However, not knowing when it will be here is KILLING ME!

Also, I pre-ordered the hardware only and have not put any money down and it is not putting a hold on my Verizon account - so, I can cancel at any time.

Now, my local best buy says that the PURPLE unlocked 512GB is in stock and would be delivered to the store on September 6th if I ordered it. (you can even check the website and it shows that). (*Update* - I just checked and there is an unlocked purple 512GB an hour away in stock)

I would lose the headphone promo (not really a deal breaker), but I would also lose the $200 bonus trade in value.

So, if I went the purple route, I'd have it in-hand this coming Thursday, and I would be left paying $250 out of pocket. I would simply spread that remainder out over 24 months on my Verizon bill - so, about $10 a month.

I'm torn... I don't wanna take a chance of not having the Blue one for another 2 months..... Ughh....

Thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

unless you make a 6 figure income for$250 I would wait....
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

Wait. I did and got the unlocked 512 at BB ($450 for S8 amd the AKG cans). My preorder Verizon blue 512 is MIA.

The purple 512 is now the color of preorder defiance ;)
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

Purple isn't a deal breaker if you use a case. I wouldn't mind a purple (Thanos-colored) Note 9. In fact, I prefer the purple S Pen to that ugly yellow color on my ocean blue Note 9.
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

That Purple Note 9 is starting look better and better to me each passing day. I especially like the Purple Spigen case on it too. Thanks to Flossy for opening my eyes during his Spigen cases review. It's a GO...
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

put my purple Note 9 in a black case and bought a black replacement S Pen. half the time I don't even remember the phone is purple
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

Get the purple one, because purple.
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

dbrand skins can help too. ;)

I ended up buying the Black Note 9 with 512Gb of storage.
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

Be patient!! Don’t give in!
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

If purple was the only option I would not have the Note 9 right now. Blue I can live with purple not.

I wanted black.
 

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Re: First work problems - please help me decide. Wait for Unlocked 512GB Blue, or get Purple now?

I think the purple colour looks really great
 

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