1) Like you said sales tax.
2) Don't want to wait for/ use a gift card.
3) I've dealt with both Amazon and Comcast customer service. (need I say more)
4) The comcast deal is good till the end of the year, so I still may go that way if I completely lose my patience.
By the way what was your activation fee through Comcast?
Has anyone ever been able to get Verizon to way this fee?
I'm upgrading 3 phones and that equals $90.00!