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  1. awiz's Avatar
    Look carefully at the white phone, notice something about the home button.
    Awesome!
    12-04-2012 08:15 PM
  2. aventador779's Avatar
    I started it. I'll call my Costco tomorrow also, hecka excited.
    12-05-2012 01:17 AM
  3. awiz's Avatar
    I just called my local Costco Wireless and they finally have some information: "...after the 10th." "So maybe the 11th?" "Yes."

    So I guess I'll call again on the 10th or 11th to verify.
    12-05-2012 10:08 AM
  4. huey123's Avatar
    I just called my local Costco Wireless and they finally have some information: "...after the 10th." "So maybe the 11th?" "Yes."

    So I guess I'll call again on the 10th or 11th to verify.
    Do you think it'll actually be available in store/online for order at that time or straight to backorder like Amazon today?
    Also, did the guy sound like he had information "from corporate" or just one of the hunches like the sales reps stating it was gonna be available today?
    12-05-2012 10:29 PM
  5. aventador779's Avatar
    So I called two costcos, one said at the earliest is next Monday, but probably mid-next week. The other said mid-December.

    Just wondering, if Costco has the AT&T Note II and the upgrade price is a whopping $350, will Verizon's (upgrade, Costco) price also be $350? Because then what's the point of WAITING and ordering from them at a higher price? I even have a $50 credit available with Verizon, I am only planning to buy from Costco because they discount about $20-30 and charge taxes from the amount of the phone, not the original price like Verizon ($699) AND they have a 90 day exchange (return too) policy.
    12-05-2012 11:30 PM
  6. awiz's Avatar
    Also, did the guy sound like he had information "from corporate" or just one of the hunches like the sales reps stating it was gonna be available today?
    Well he's been telling me for a week that he doesn't know, and this time he finally got information from someone - not sure who.

    I don't think they'll sell it for more than Verizon's price - they wouldn't be able to sell it, I would think. Plus, they're Costco - they don't sell things for more than the retail you get elsewhere, or they wouldn't be in business.

    Costco doesn't refund upgrade charges, only activation charges on new lines. I think the benefit is the accessory package plus Costco warranty (and occasionally a phone discount, but not on this one any time soon, I would bet).
    12-06-2012 02:22 PM
  7. huey123's Avatar
    That definitely sounds a little more real. Hopefully it's true.
    My issue is, even if it's released next week, will it be immediately back-ordered ala Amazon or will we actually be able to get it in store that day? I'm not sure if there's a way to know that beforehand so I might just buy the model I want at a local Verizon store tomorrow and be done with it. Don't want to wait too long and have it run out at local Verizon stores and then not even get it delivered till right before Christmas.
    What do you guys think?

    Well he's been telling me for a week that he doesn't know, and this time he finally got information from someone - not sure who.

    I don't think they'll sell it for more than Verizon's price - they wouldn't be able to sell it, I would think. Plus, they're Costco - they don't sell things for more than the retail you get elsewhere, or they wouldn't be in business.

    Costco doesn't refund upgrade charges, only activation charges on new lines. I think the benefit is the accessory package plus Costco warranty (and occasionally a phone discount, but not on this one any time soon, I would bet).
    12-07-2012 11:44 PM
  8. aventador779's Avatar
    So I called my local Costco and they said they are getting the Note II TOMORROW (Monday).

    The price is going to be a WHOPPING $329! But for the average person that price will be about the same as with Verizon because you are paying tax from the $329, not the $699, but plus you're getting that accessory kit and other things like the SquareTrade insurance, but IMO the Best Buy Geeksquad insurance is much better. ($10/mo, no deductible, replace as many times as you want. SquareTrade is $99 for two years, which I most likely won't be with the phone for two years, and plus a $25 deductible, and you can only replace 4 times.)

    I have a $50 upgrade credit (which 3rd party retailers don't take) so I am going to buy from Verizon. Such a shame, I could already have had the Note II for half a month already.
    12-09-2012 11:05 PM
  9. NHBass39's Avatar
    So I called my local Costco and they said they are getting the Note II TOMORROW (Monday).

    The price is going to be a WHOPPING $329! But for the average person that price will be about the same as with Verizon because you are paying tax from the $329, not the $699, but plus you're getting that accessory kit and other things like the SquareTrade insurance, but IMO the Best Buy Geeksquad insurance is much better. ($10/mo, no deductible, replace as many times as you want. SquareTrade is $99 for two years, which I most likely won't be with the phone for two years, and plus a $25 deductible, and you can only replace 4 times.)

    I have a $50 upgrade credit (which 3rd party retailers don't take) so I am going to buy from Verizon. Such a shame, I could already have had the Note II for half a month already.
    Paid 299.00. No tax and 20% off accessories in NH at Verizon.
    12-09-2012 11:17 PM
  10. huey123's Avatar
    Thanks for the info and agree if I end up going with Verizon it would've been nice having the phone for the past two weeks.
    Do you know if $329 is the basic 2 year or does that include the upgrade fee (it's not online yet)? I'm buying on a business account so we're supposed to get the upgrade fee reimbursed but who knows if they'll actually end up honoring it if I get it at a third-party as opposed to at Verizon. So I guess for most people the decision is whether the 90 days vs. 30 days (holiday 1/9 return date) is worth it to pay about $10 more at Costco. Don't think the accessory package makes up the price difference (I could be wrong depending on if anything in there is useful) so it's really the extra 60 days to return it (though they probably won't have anything else interesting worth getting at Costco.
    Anyone else have thoughts?

    So I called my local Costco and they said they are getting the Note II TOMORROW (Monday).

    The price is going to be a WHOPPING $329! But for the average person that price will be about the same as with Verizon because you are paying tax from the $329, not the $699, but plus you're getting that accessory kit and other things like the SquareTrade insurance, but IMO the Best Buy Geeksquad insurance is much better. ($10/mo, no deductible, replace as many times as you want. SquareTrade is $99 for two years, which I most likely won't be with the phone for two years, and plus a $25 deductible, and you can only replace 4 times.)

    I have a $50 upgrade credit (which 3rd party retailers don't take) so I am going to buy from Verizon. Such a shame, I could already have had the Note II for half a month already.
    12-09-2012 11:35 PM
  11. aventador779's Avatar
    Thanks for the info and agree if I end up going with Verizon it would've been nice having the phone for the past two weeks.
    Do you know if $329 is the basic 2 year or does that include the upgrade fee (it's not online yet)? I'm buying on a business account so we're supposed to get the upgrade fee reimbursed but who knows if they'll actually end up honoring it if I get it at a third-party as opposed to at Verizon. So I guess for most people the decision is whether the 90 days vs. 30 days (holiday 1/9 return date) is worth it to pay about $10 more at Costco. Don't think the accessory package makes up the price difference (I could be wrong depending on if anything in there is useful) so it's really the extra 60 days to return it (though they probably won't have anything else interesting worth getting at Costco.
    Anyone else have thoughts?
    I think it's the regular price considering they said the AT&T Note II is $349. And yeah I find the accessory pack worthless :-P
    12-10-2012 12:54 AM
  12. awiz's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. Since I have an upgrade credit, looks like I need to reconsider my shopping plans.

    I've heard it's possible to get discounts on accessories, so please post if you know of discounts because I do want accessories.
    12-10-2012 01:30 PM
  13. huey123's Avatar
    Are you guys referring to old new every 2 credits? I'm on a business account where the upgrade fee is retroactively credited to the account. Do you think it's fine to buy 3rd party and it will still be reimbursed? That'd be an extra $30 upgrade fee if not. Lot's of confusing info out there so not sure.

    Thanks for the info. Since I have an upgrade credit, looks like I need to reconsider my shopping plans.

    I've heard it's possible to get discounts on accessories, so please post if you know of discounts because I do want accessories.
    12-10-2012 02:26 PM
  14. awiz's Avatar
    Went to Verizon. Turned I out to be a good choice since I had accidentally changed my account from unlimited data to one of the new ones 17 days previous when I was researching plans. Rep was able to get my old plan back and do the deal. (See "keeping unlimited data" threads. ) $351 including case (20% off)and subtracting $30 upgrade credit.
    12-11-2012 10:27 AM
  15. mansouan's Avatar
    Went to Verizon. Turned I out to be a good choice since I had accidentally changed my account from unlimited data to one of the new ones 17 days previous when I was researching plans. Rep was able to get my old plan back and do the deal. (See "keeping unlimited data" threads. ) $351 including case (20% off)and subtracting $30 upgrade credit.
    awiz,

    Can you please provide some more details? How did you get the rep to do this? Also, where are these "keeping unlimited data" threads of which you speak, here on androidforums?

    Thanks in advance
    12-11-2012 12:23 PM
  16. huey123's Avatar
    Bad news, fyi. Called around all my local places and seems like there's another delay. Got quoted a wide range from "call back Friday" (12/14) all the way till 12/23. Yikes!
    I'm debating about giving them till Friday but this seems to be a bad track record. I wanted to get it before I left for winter break next Friday so the delay plus the fact you don't even get to get it in store (home-delivery only) means I'd end up getting it after New Years. No discount for a 3-month old phone? No thanks.
    And good luck thinking there'll be a new Verizon phone you can exchange within 3 months of getting this one. Seems like Costco will be perpetually delayed due to Verizon.
    12-11-2012 05:14 PM
  17. mlbfreaks2765's Avatar
    Went to Costco today and they had the Note II for t-mobile in stock and the VZW one is in the system so any day. Could be tomorrow. Could be January. Who knows.
    12-11-2012 09:57 PM
  18. awiz's Avatar
    One reason to buy at Costco: the case i got when I tried the Note1 with AT&T had a magnetic feature to keep it closed. This one doesn't and will probably open and allow the phone to break more easily if dropped.
    awiz,

    Can you please provide some more details? How did you get the rep to do this? Also, where are these "keeping unlimited data" threads of which you speak, here on androidforums?

    Thanks in advance
    Search on "keep unlimited" in the general search box - not just this forum
    mansouan likes this.
    12-12-2012 09:44 AM
  19. Joejdsn's Avatar
    I just called Costco at King of Prussia and was quoted "not until the 19th."
    12-12-2012 06:44 PM
  20. huey123's Avatar
    O man. I'll call again locally Friday just to see what they say. Verizon just extended their return till January 15th so we can still get a month if we get it this weekend.
    On a happier note, smart advertising by Verizon/Samsung tonight having all the celeb phonebankers sporting Note 2s while raising money for Sandy relief.
    12-12-2012 10:39 PM
  21. mlbfreaks2765's Avatar
    Called Costco today and they said they'll have it on the 19th. (Sweet, on my birthday) God, I hope it's true.
    12-14-2012 09:45 PM
  22. huey123's Avatar
    I've been hearing that the 19th won't happen. Anyone else have updates?

    Called Costco today and they said they'll have it on the 19th. (Sweet, on my birthday) God, I hope it's true.
    12-18-2012 02:40 PM
  23. huey123's Avatar
    Seems like tomorrow (the 19th) won't be happening. Anyone have any updates?

    Called Costco today and they said they'll have it on the 19th. (Sweet, on my birthday) God, I hope it's true.
    12-18-2012 02:41 PM
  24. Joejdsn's Avatar
    I just called back my costco at King of Prussia and he says it's still on for tomorrow. He told me to call tomorrow to confirm.
    12-18-2012 05:21 PM
  25. snowboarder_15's Avatar
    Just called my costco. He said they have 95 note 2s, but they are web order only. He said they expect to get some physically in stock in Costco by christmas, so ill be checking back later this week.
    12-18-2012 07:59 PM
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