03-17-2013 12:32 PM
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  1. N2myN2's Avatar
    Anybody seen any discounts for buying a N2 full price without a wireless plan? I'd like to get a spare if the price would come down.
    Rob
    02-23-2013 10:25 AM
  2. kris.richards's Avatar
    Not brand new, and there won't be for quite some time. The gs3 is still full blown retail price and it came out in July. If you wanna save a few then get one off of eBay, craigslist, swappa or the marketplace here.

    Sent ala my Note Dos on Big Red
    02-23-2013 10:55 AM
  3. radgatt's Avatar
    Exactly, I bought mine outright 2 days ago and it still cost me around $747 after tax.

    VZW Note 2
    02-23-2013 11:03 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    The note 2 price won't drop anytime soon. Cheapest way to get it new is to start a new line of service at best buy, pm to dell at $130, and get the $50 gc, if you signed up for it before. Then pay etf right away of $350, then you are at $430 for an out of contract note2.

    Imo, this is better than paying $700, though requires a little more work. Still, I think that it is well worth the substantial savings.
    02-23-2013 12:03 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Not brand new, and there won't be for quite some time. The gs3 is still full blown retail price and it came out in July. If you wanna save a few then get one off of eBay, craigslist, swappa or the marketplace here.

    Sent ala my Note Dos on Big Red
    You can get a new one for $430 using the method I described above, or perhaps slightly more. IMO, better option than buying used as used doesn't legally carry warranty for second users. Verizon may still warranty it if you bought it second hand,but me personally, I wouldn't risk it,especially since I don't see the savings in this case.
    02-23-2013 12:07 PM
  6. snookasnoo's Avatar
    I've seen the GS 3 for well below retail. New Egg has it for $540 and I've seen it lower at other places for awhile now. I'm probably going to just buy the Note 2 for full price at Verizon so I can keep unlimited. Oddly enough Verizon is the cheapest place I have seen to buy it full price at $699.
    02-26-2013 11:42 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    I've seen the GS 3 for well below retail. New Egg has it for $540 and I've seen it lower at other places for awhile now. I'm probably going to just buy the Note 2 for full price at Verizon so I can keep unlimited. Oddly enough Verizon is the cheapest place I have seen to buy it full price at $699.
    Is the Verizon version of the gs3 $540?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    02-26-2013 11:33 PM
  8. MrVeda's Avatar
    Sounds like a good idea but don't you still get a bill with pro rated fees a month later? What do you mean by canceling right away? You mean like a day later with Verizon once you buy at BestBuy? Thanks for the tip!
    02-27-2013 08:04 PM
  9. Wobblin30's Avatar
    Is the Verizon version of the gs3 $540?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    $599 for the 16gb S3. Verizon discounts nothing, the Rezound is 650 outright on their site.
    02-28-2013 04:07 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    $599 for the 16gb S3. Verizon discounts nothing, the Rezound is 650 outright on their site.
    It takes a long time to drop in retail price. The charge dropped to $500 ish a year or so after release. Some devices may never drop.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    02-28-2013 11:25 AM
  11. 1812dave's Avatar
    i bought my note 2 using the "get an additional line" deal but it only saved about $100 (I did the ETF after about a week, when I found out that taxes on a $10 line were $7.12 /month). the next Note 2 I bought outright for my wife as it wasn't worth the hassle to me, to deal with a temporary extra line. money isn't that tight for us that I would opt for annoyance, hassle, or time, over a bit extra outlay.
    02-28-2013 02:31 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    i bought my note 2 using the "get an additional line" deal but it only saved about $100 (I did the ETF after about a week, when I found out that taxes on a $10 line were $7.12 /month). the next Note 2 I bought outright for my wife as it wasn't worth the hassle to me, to deal with a temporary extra line. money isn't that tight for us that I would opt for annoyance, hassle, or time, over a bit extra outlay.
    Buy it for $100 at best buy pm to. Sams club. Then pay etf of $350.total would be $450. Retail price for the Note 2 from Verizon is $700,so $250 is substantial savings, to me at least. If you signed up for the $50 gc, you may qualify for that too.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    02-28-2013 06:16 PM
  13. MrVeda's Avatar
    Buy it for $100 at best buy pm to. Sams club. Then pay etf of $350.total would be $450. Retail price for the Note 2 from Verizon is $700,so $250 is substantial savings, to me at least. If you signed up for the $50 gc, you may qualify for that too.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    So you buy today from BestBuy and then cancel the line with Verizon the next day? No other charges or pro rations?
    02-28-2013 06:23 PM
  14. iLLusive's Avatar
    Where are you seeing this $100 Price tag I called and checked online - Upgrade - New Line - are all showing roughly 248.99 + tax at Samsclub? and the Grey shows it is ONLINE only price.
    02-28-2013 07:45 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    So you buy today from BestBuy and then cancel the line with Verizon the next day? No other charges or pro rations?
    You need to cancel within 3 days to get a refund on the activation fee,if charged. You may be prorated for 1 day of usage, for example if you are adding a line to a family share plan, it would be $10 line charge +$30 data charge, for $40 total monthly fee. Prorated to one day, it would be $1.33. If you cancel the next day, you may be charged 2 days, or $2.66.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    MrVeda likes this.
    03-01-2013 07:38 AM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    Where are you seeing this $100 Price tag I called and checked online - Upgrade - New Line - are all showing roughly 248.99 + tax at Samsclub? and the Grey shows it is ONLINE only price.
    The $100 price is in store only at sams club. It was still good as of earlier this week, i bought another note 2 at Best Buy pm to sams club on Tuesday at $100.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-01-2013 07:41 AM
  17. DEman19901's Avatar
    I had thought about this. Now with it being illegal to unlock your phone, how do you get around to using the phone. I am pretty sure AT&T or T-mobile won't unock your phone if you pay the ETF fee right away.
    The note 2 price won't drop anytime soon. Cheapest way to get it new is to start a new line of service at best buy, pm to dell at $130, and get the $50 gc, if you signed up for it before. Then pay etf right away of $350, then you are at $430 for an out of contract note2.

    Imo, this is better than paying $700, though requires a little more work. Still, I think that it is well worth the substantial savings.
    03-01-2013 08:41 AM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    I had thought about this. Now with it being illegal to unlock your phone, how do you get around to using the phone. I am pretty sure AT&T or T-mobile won't unock your phone if you pay the ETF fee right away.
    This is a Verizon Galaxy Note II forum, and the Verizon galaxy Note II is factory sim unlocked, and works on all gsm carriers for voice and text. Verizon did lock the apn so you wouldn't get data, however, you can follow the procedure here if you plan to use the Verizon galaxy Note II on a gsm network

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2044449

    I don't frequent the other carriers note 2 forums, but it is my understanding that att and tmobile note 2 does come sim locked, so it would be illegal to unlock those phones yourself while under contract. But again, not applicable to the Verizon galaxy Note II, since it comes factory sim unlocked.


    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    03-01-2013 09:17 AM
  19. MrVeda's Avatar
    You need to cancel within 3 days to get a refund on the activation fee,if charged. You may be prorated for 1 day of usage, for example if you are adding a line to a family share plan, it would be $10 line charge +$30 data charge, for $40 total monthly fee. Prorated to one day, it would be $1.33. If you cancel the next day, you may be charged 2 days, or $2.66.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Cool thx. Sorry to labor on the point but are you canceling with BestBuy or directly on the phone to Verizon?
    03-01-2013 05:06 PM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    Cool thx. Sorry to labor on the point but are you canceling with BestBuy or directly on the phone to Verizon?
    I would just call Verizon directly. Your contract is with verizon.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    03-01-2013 06:22 PM
  21. androidluvr2's Avatar
    I would just call Verizon directly. Your contract is with verizon.
    Are there any downsides to adding a line and canceling it? For instance, do they prevent you from adding a line for a period of time after you cancel a line?
    03-03-2013 11:54 PM
  22. kgk1985's Avatar
    Off contact prices don't really ever budge. It might drop $50-100 when it's no longer a relevant device

    sent from Galaxy Note 2
    03-04-2013 10:28 AM
  23. androidluvr2's Avatar
    Off contact prices don't really ever budge. It might drop $50-100 when it's no longer a relevant device
    I agree. I wonder why that is.
    03-04-2013 10:33 AM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    Are there any downsides to adding a line and canceling it? For instance, do they prevent you from adding a line for a period of time after you cancel a line?
    There is no restriction, so long as you pay etf.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    androidluvr2 likes this.
    03-04-2013 12:57 PM
  25. BevHillsLexusMike's Avatar
    i didn't want to try getting the huge discount by getting another line and then cancelling and all that other stuff.. i just went straight to Best Buy store and since they "Price Match", the BestBuy rep went online for me and we saw it on Amazon.com for $649 instead $799 that they were charging.. then they gave me $100 for my HTC Thunderbolt that I traded in.. they would've given me more, but the top of the screen had a tiny scratch/crack..
    03-04-2013 10:13 PM
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