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Old May 14th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #151 (permalink)
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How do you price match with Best Buy? I want to price match with Sam's price but Im not sure what to have/do when I go to Best Buy?...

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You need to bring in a print ad showing the advertised price. It can't say "guaranteed lowest price," it has to be an actual number.
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I printed an ad from Sams club and took it in. The sales Dood told me he could price match that offer, but I'd loose the gift card.

We'll see what kind of shenanigans I can pull off on Friday!
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I printed an ad from Sams club and took it in. The sales Dood told me he could price match that offer, but I'd loose the gift card.

We'll see what kind of shenanigans I can pull off on Friday!

I can't find the damn ad from Sams or find any type of ad from Sprint.

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Does it show off contract price?

If the gift card can't be applied towards purchase, then this would ne the way to go. If you can still get the pre order gift card after the price match, even better.
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I had pretty much narrowed my options down to Sprint(whom I purchased all my previous phones from since becoming a Sprint customer) and Best Buy. After looking them both over pretty good I think it's a no brainier to stick with Sprint based on the math.

Considering that the one accessory I want/need the most to pair with(literally & figuratively) my LTEvo is a new Bluetooth headset I did the following math:

Best Buy
LTEvo: +199.00
Jawbone Era: +129.00
Activ. Fee: +36.00
Sales Tax: +54.25
Total: 418.25

50$ gift card -50.00
OGEVO turn in: -50.00

Grand Total: 318.25

Sprint
LTEvo: +199.00
Jawbone Era: +103.20 (20% off)
Activ. Fee: +36.00
Sales Tax: +42.62
Total: 380.82

OGEVO turn in: -70.00

Grand Total: 310.82 (Drops to 274.82 if I can get the Act fee dropped)

Of course my math/reasoning won't work for everyone because not everyone wants the same accessories.

Feel free to point out any flaws in my math.
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I'm going with BB. I used them for the first time with the evo 2 years ago.
With all their discounts/promotions I'll be paying roughly $50 for it and cant beat that. $50 evo trade, $50 off bonus, $50 off Phone Freedom promotion. Some chase rewards BB gift cards i have about $40 worth, its actually now dang near free.
Here is hoping they have some nice throw in like 2 years ago with the EVO, bluetooth and case.
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Best Buy
LTEvo: +199.00
Jawbone Era: +129.00
Activ. Fee: +36.00
Sales Tax: +54.25
Total: 418.25

50$ gift card -50.00
OGEVO turn in: -50.00

Grand Total: 318.25

Sprint
LTEvo: +199.00
Jawbone Era: +103.20 (20% off)
Activ. Fee: +36.00
Sales Tax: +42.62
Total: 380.82

OGEVO turn in: -70.00

Grand Total: 310.82 (Drops to 274.82 if I can get the Act fee dropped)

Of course my math/reasoning won't work for everyone because not everyone wants the same accessories.

Feel free to point out any flaws in my math.

At Best Buy, you get the $50 gift card for pre order. There is no down payments required or accepted.

When you trade in your OG EVO, you get $50 off new Sprint phone, and another $50 gift card. See the BB email I posted on page 2.

Take it you didn't sign up for BB Phone Freedom, which you can no longer do?
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Best Buy
LTEvo: +199.00
Jawbone Era: +129.00
Activ. Fee: +36.00
Sales Tax: +54.25
Total: 418.25

50$ gift card -50.00
OGEVO turn in: -50.00
OGEVO giftcard: -50.00

Grand Total: 268.25
Like EasyEEE said, you left out one gift card. Corrected
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FYI My line wasn't due to upgrade until JUN 30 2013 - I just called and paid $115 to early upgrade. (Doing this vice buying off-contract at $550 to $700 and hoping for gift cards/credits. This is much easier and cheaper! Glad people had mentioned it on other threads - shew!) - And CONFIRMED - I am NOW eligible for upgrade!! WOOT WOOT!

Also, Sprint is waiving my activation fees. I will need to call after they appear on me bill to get them to reverse it.

So, for me it's...

$115 Early Upgrade Buy-Up (For 1 line, other 3 are upgrade eligble)
$200 EVO LTE #1
$200 EVO LTE #2
$200 EVO LTE #3
$200 EVO LTE #4
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$915.00
- 50.00 BB Pre-Order Gift Card #1 (Can be used towards purchase of phone)
- 50.00 BB Pre-Order Gift Card #2 (Can be used towards purchase of phone)
- 50.00 BB Pre-Order Gift Card #3 (Can be used towards purchase of phone)
- 50.00 BB Pre-Order Gift Card #4 (Can be used towards purchase of phone)
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$715.00
- 50.00 BB Discount For Trade-in #1 (Discount applied to purchase of phone)
- 50.00 BB Discount For Trade-in #2 (Discount applied to purchase of phone)
- 50.00 BB Discount For Trade-in #3 (Discount applied to purchase of phone)
- 50.00 BB Discount For Trade-in #4 (Discount applied to purchase of phone)
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$515.00
- 50.00 BB Gift-Card for Trade-in #1
- 50.00 BB Gift-Card for Trade-in #2
- 50.00 BB Gift-Card for Trade-in #3
- 50.00 BB Gift-Card for Trade-in #4
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$315.00
- 50.00 Best Buy Phone Freedom #1 (Can be used towards purchase of phone)
- 50.00 Best Buy Phone Freedom #2 (Can be used towards purchase of phone)
- 50.00 Best Buy Phone Freedom #3 (Can be used towards purchase of phone)
- 50.00 Best Buy Phone Freedom #4 (Can be used towards purchase of phone)
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$115.00
- 0.00 Acitvation Fees x4 (will show on bill, but will call to have them reversed)
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$115.00 Bottom Line for me

I'll take that deal.

If I can't use ALL gift cards towards purchase, I will buy and activate one phone at a time and use it's gift card towards the next. My math is, for worse case, pay $50 for first phone, then apply gift cards towards next, then, what's left over - which should be $50 in gift cards, OTTER Cases.

Now - if I can get all the gift cards and get them to price match Sams haha worth the effort when I go in I suppose.

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Bottom line, and not eligble to all:

GIVEN a $50.00 Phone Freedom Gift Card The Can Be Used Towards Purchase.
GIVEN a $50.00 Pre-Order Gift Card Can Be Used Towards Purchase.
GIVEN a $50.00 discount if trading in EVO 4G for a Sprint Phone.
GIVEN a $50.00 gift-card for trading in EVO 4G.

At a minimum, $150 in discounts are possible to be applied towards purchase of EVO 4G, leaving possibly a $50 gift card. (If not all being possible to apply towards purchase)

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Sources Recap:

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Best Buy Sprint HTC 4G LTE FAQ

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Phone Freedom

Phone Freedom FAQ


How will I receive my $50 Best Buy gift card?
In store: You will receive your gift card following activation of your new mobile phone during checkout.

How do I redeem my gift card? In store: Redeem in any U.S. Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile retail locations for merchandise or services including Magnolia Home Theater and Geek Squad. You may use it toward your mobile phone purchase or for future purchases. Please note that if you use your gift card toward your mobile phone purchase and then return the mobile phone, the gift card will be forfeited; however, if you wish to exchange the mobile phone, the gift card will be applied toward the mobile phone purchase.

From Phone Freedom Confirmation Email:

TO GET YOUR $50 BEST BUY GIFT CARD
To receive your gift card, simply purchase and activate a Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile mobile phone with a 2-year agreement for your registered phone number at Best Buy by December 31, 2012ยน. For complete details, see the offer Terms & Conditions.

PURCHASING YOUR PHONE IN STORE
If you purchase and activate your mobile phone at Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile stores using your registered phone number, you will receive a $50 gift card instantly that may be used toward your mobile phone purchase or any other future purchase in store or online with no expiration date.


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Pre-Order Gift Card

Pre-Order Press Release


From Press Release
Today, Best Buy launched a pre-sale for the new HTC EVO 4G LTE from Sprint and announced a special offer - customers will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card when they purchase the device at any Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile standalone store or online at BestBuy.com. The offer runs through July 7, 2012.

From the Best Buy Email on Page two of this forum:
..."Customer will not be required to purchase a $50 gift card as part of the process. Instead, when the customer returns to purchase the HTC EVO 4G LTE device, they will GET a $50 gift card to use towards the purchase! Employees will need to bypass the ... entry screen of the pre-order process. This promotion is fulfilled through the BEAST promo function, however it is important that the employee follows the correct process to execute this offcer, in adddition to the other qualifying offers."


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HTC EVO TRADE-IN


Best Buy HTC EVO Trade-In Press-Release

From Press Release:
HTC EVO 4G Trade-In: Save $50 towards any new Sprint device when you trade in your gently used EVO 4G, plus score a $50 Best Buy gift card. This offer runs through June 2.


Best Buy HTC EVO Trade-In Web Page

From Besst Buy HTC EVO Trade-In Web Page
Trade-in the Sprint HTC EVO 4G (SKUs 9895819 and 9955611) and get $50 Best Buy gift card AND up to $50 off instantly when you upgrade to a Sprint handset with two-year activation in store.

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Why is sales tax different between BB and Sprint in those estimates?
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Different area's and rates...Sprint may have a greater or lesser discount in whatever area!
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I was told there's no more loyalty credits and the promotion going on this month is waiving the activation fee. They said wait till it hits your bill then call back and that this is a promotion for everyone.

Now I want to know I did do the Phone Freedom and I am supposed to get a 50 dollar card when I pick up the phone to use towards the phone making it 149.00 not 199.99. Now I did put 50 down and have a 50 card right now so I just will owe a 100 more. But I am guessing they won't price match Sam's for 149 and then still give me the 50 dollar phone freedom card and let me use it towards the phone making it even cheaper? I doubt they will but I am good paying 149 and if I save 36 also I am happy.

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True. Either way, to get the gift cards, I will need to resign for another 2 years. So, if they get a kick back based on the contract, they score. Can't imagine they would lose money that way.. the bigger question will be, can I get those chuckleheads to do what I want. Lol

Waiting to hear back from Sprint in regards to me asking them to waive activation fees, and/or hit me up with a loyalty credit of some sort. May have to call if "Clarissa" tells me no.
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I was told there's no more loyalty credits and the promotion going on this month is waiving the activation fee. They said wait till it hits your bill then call back and that this is a promotion for everyone.

Now I want to know I did do the Phone Freedom and I am supposed to get a 50 dollar card when I pick up the phone to use towards the phone making it 149.00 not 199.99. Now I did put 50 down and have a 50 card right now so I just will owe a 100 more. But I am guessing they won't price match Sam's for 149 and then still give me the 50 dollar phone freedom card and let me use it towards the phone making it even cheaper? I doubt they will but I am good paying 149 and if I save 36 also I am happy.
See above - I edited my email - again - lol - just trying to help.

I doubt BB will Price match Sams at $149, and then give you the pre-order gift card.

I would think they will still do the Phone Freedom gift card and if you trade in OG EVO, would give you the $50 discount and another $50 gift card.


And yes, they took pre-orders a day before the official pre-order process was released. Most BB's were requiring $50 down.

According to my Phone Freedom emails and Phone Freedom FAQ (sourced above), you should GET a $50 gift card at purchase that can be used towards the purchase. Should be able to apply the $50 pre-order gift card towards purchase as well - see above. Thus leaving $100.. then, minus the $50 gift card they made you buy and the $50 gift card you already have.. thinking taxes, if any, is all you should have to pay.

Again, if confused, see above.

I pre-ordered, did NOT pay anything down.. nada zip zilch zero.. and I expect to get my phones for free - minus the $115 Early Upgrade Fee I just paid to Sprint.

And yes, I will call back after next bill and have them take off my activation fees.
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So trading in your OG EVO you get 50 bucks for phone plus an extra 50 dollar gift card to use towards phone or accessories? I have the 3D but I am selling it with my accessories for 250 so I should come out ok. But I'm good with the phone freedom and paying 149. I didn't have to put 50 down on pre order day but I had the money and did just so going in on Friday and only having to have a 100 bucks more sounded good to me. LOL!

But yes I'm confused and will read above post again. I don't get where you said 50 dollar card they made you buy and one you already have. I have one preorder giftcard and they didn't make me buy it that day said I could just pay on the 18th but I did get it on the 7th and they are giving me another 50 dollar one for phone freedom to use towards phone. So that's a 100 bucks.So if phone is 199.99 I owe a 100 more. I'm not trading in a phone though so that must be it. Phone 199 minus 50 dollar phone freedom 149 and I put down 50 so I will owe a 100 more.

So you can use 50 dollar phone freedom plus 50 for you EVO plus you get another 50 card and it can all be used towards the phone? They told me they had a couple different deals going on and that one was where a 50 dollar gift card had to be used towards accessories. I think that was for preordering online I am not sure. But phone Freedom they said I can use towards phone purchase.

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See above - I edited my email - again - lol - just trying to help.

I doubt BB will Price match Sams at $149, and then give you the pre-order gift card.

I would think they will still do the Phone Freedom gift card and if you trade in OG EVO, would give you the $50 discount and another $50 gift card.


And yes, they took pre-orders a day before the official pre-order process was released. Most BB's were requiring $50 down.

According to my Phone Freedom emails and Phone Freedom FAQ (sourced above), you should GET a $50 gift card at purchase that can be used towards the purchase. Should be able to apply the $50 pre-order gift card towards purchase as well - see above. Thus leaving $100.. then, minus the $50 gift card they made you buy and the $50 gift card you already have.. thinking taxes, if any, is all you should have to pay.

Again, if confused, see above.

I pre-ordered, did NOT pay anything down.. nada zip zilch zero.. and I expect to get my phones for free - minus the $115 Early Upgrade Fee I just paid to Sprint.

And yes, I will call back after next bill and have them take off my activation fees.
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Sorry, I got confused. I thought they made you BUY a gift card, and you had another from before, and counting on the one they were going to GIVE you.

Yes.. these are the POSSIBLE deals - and CAN be combined according to the email I posted on page 2 of this thread.

GIVEN a $50.00 Phone Freedom Gift Card The Can Be Used Towards Purchase.
GIVEN a $50.00 Pre-Order Gift Card Can Be Used Towards Purchase.
GIVEN a $50.00 discount if trading in EVO 4G for a Sprint Phone at BB.
GIVEN a $50.00 gift-card for trading in EVO 4G at BB.

The email states, "That's not the only thing that makes this a great deal! With the ongoing offers currently available, cusomers have the opportunity to get up to $150 in gift cards and $50 in savings when they purchase the HTC EVO 4G LTE."

I think most people simply don't believe it. But, I read the email that I posted right from the BB computer. I read a lot of the launch guide. It all seems very legit.. as I have posted the sources on here as well.

Basically, a free phone for me.. well, 4 free phones.

Make a call to Sprint, have them reverse activation fees.

If you need an early upgrade, call Sprint and see what you can do to pay for one.

Mine cost my $115.. so, 4 phones upgraded for $50 cash each.. and as I mentioned, if I can't use all gift cards towards immediate purchase, then I will buy one at a time and move the left over gift card to the next phone.

I am just excited it's all working out for me.. wasn't aware of the buy into early upgrade.. I was preparing to pay $550 off contract and pray I got all the gift cards. I didn't have to.. this was easier and cheaper.
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I think the most I can get out of this is the $50 pre order giftcard.
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Sorry I must of cofused you but yes I have one 50 dollar from preorder and the one I will be getting from Phone Freedom. And even if this guy ends up not buying my phone and accessories which he said he would this weekend but even if he didn't I would just let BB have it for 110 and still would end p with a free phone. My upgrade was due June 1st and is suppose to show up on my account 2 weeks early which is the 18th so I got lucky that the phone was coming out on the 18th. My friend now he had to pay 115 which is still a good deal and if there waiving the activation and he sells his phone and accessories he will come out good too. I can't wait till Friday. Like last year I'll get it and have to go straight to work.

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Sorry, I got confused. I thought they made you BUY a gift card, and you had another from before, and counting on the one they were going to GIVE you.

Yes.. these are the POSSIBLE deals - and CAN be combined according to the email I posted on page 2 of this thread.

GIVEN a $50.00 Phone Freedom Gift Card The Can Be Used Towards Purchase.
GIVEN a $50.00 Pre-Order Gift Card Can Be Used Towards Purchase.
GIVEN a $50.00 discount if trading in EVO 4G for a Sprint Phone at BB.
GIVEN a $50.00 gift-card for trading in EVO 4G at BB.

The email states, "That's not the only thing that makes this a great deal! With the ongoing offers currently available, cusomers have the opportunity to get up to $1500 in gift cards and $50 in savings when they purchase the HTC EVO 4G LTE."

I think most people simply don't believe it. But, I read the email that I posted right from the BB computer. I read a lot of the launch guide. It all seems very legit.. as I have posted the sources on here as well.

Basically, a free phone for me.. well, 4 free phones.

Make a call to Sprint, have them reverse activation fees.

If you need an early upgrade, call Sprint and see what you can do to pay for one.

Mine cost my $115.. so, 4 phones upgraded for $50 cash each.. and as I mentioned, if I can't use all gift cards towards immediate purchase, then I will buy one at a time and move the left over gift card to the next phone.

I am just excited it's all working out for me.. wasn't aware of the buy into early upgrade.. I was preparing to pay $550 off contract and pray I got all the gift cards. I didn't have to.. this was easier and cheaper.
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My understanding is the sales tax is based on the retail cost of the phone, not the sale price. BB has a higher retail cost for the LTEvo than Sprint does.

That's how it was explained in several other threads.
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My understanding is the sales tax is based on the retail cost of the phone, not the sale price. BB has a higher retail cost for the LTEvo than Sprint does.

That's how it was explained in several other threads.
I don't think that's in every state. I know for sure that's the case in California, but I don't know what other states have the same policy.

And from what I understand, that's also at the discretion of the store.
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I can't find the damn ad from Sams or find any type of ad from Sprint.

Have link?

Does it show off contract price?

If the gift card can't be applied towards purchase, then this would ne the way to go. If you can still get the pre order gift card after the price match, even better.

I second this... Can anyone help out with a link?
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Will Sprint match Costco or Radio shack at 149? I remember back when I got my Hero the store matched an online ad for 50 bucks off what the in-store price was.
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Will Sprint match Costco or Radio shack at 149? I remember back when I got my Hero the store matched an online ad for 50 bucks off what the in-store price was.
No! Sprint will not price match!
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The Best Buy deals (i.e. OGEVO trade in and discount) state that they may not be used with other offers. I'm expecting that if I go into BB and state that I'd like the $50 credit for purchasing the new EVO + $50 OG trade in + $50 bonus for OG trade in, they will tell me that I cannot use these all in conjuction. Am I correct?

The math above = $199 retail price -$50 new EVO/2yr offer -$50 OG trade in -$50 extra credit for OG trade in = $49 final price (plus activation, taxes, etc).

Someone was also claiming they'll waive activation as well? I find it hard to believe I'd be able to walk out of BB paying only $49 + sales tax.

See fine print on OG trade in: HTC EVO Trade-In ISO Offer
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The Best Buy deals (i.e. OGEVO trade in and discount) state that they may not be used with other offers. I'm expecting that if I go into BB and state that I'd like the $50 credit for purchasing the new EVO + $50 OG trade in + $50 bonus for OG trade in, they will tell me that I cannot use these all in conjuction. Am I correct?

The math above = $199 retail price -$50 new EVO/2yr offer -$50 OG trade in -$50 extra credit for OG trade in = $49 final price (plus activation, taxes, etc).

Someone was also claiming they'll waive activation as well? I find it hard to believe I'd be able to walk out of BB paying only $49 + sales tax.

See fine print on OG trade in: HTC EVO Trade-In ISO Offer

Did you read the Best Buy email I posted? I didn't make it up. I read it from their computer, asked to be printed out, scanned to share and for all to read.

If you did read it, what part of

"That's not the only thing that makes this a great deal! With the ongoing offers currently available, cutomers have the opportunity to get up to $150 in gift cards and $50 in savings when they purchase the HTC EVO 4G LTE."

Did you not understand?

I get it says can't be combined on the fine print.. but the big print in the Best Buy email says different.

And yes, as others on Xda and here have done, when I called Sprint to buy up my upgrade that wasn't due until next year for $115, I asked if he could waive my activation fees. He put a note in my file that when I call back after they appear on my bill, to credit me the amount of activation fees. I have been with Sprint PCS for 9 years, and had a Sprint land line before that.
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Did you read the Best Buy email I posted? I didn't make it up. I read it from their computer, asked to be printed out, scanned to share and for all to read.

If you did read it, what part of

"That's not the only thing that makes this a great deal! With the ongoing offers currently available, cutomers have the opportunity to get up to $150 in gift cards and $50 in savings when they purchase the HTC EVO 4G LTE."

Did you not understand?

I get it says can't be combined on the fine print.. but the big print in the Best Buy email says different.

And yes, as others on Xda and here have done, when I called Sprint to buy up my upgrade that wasn't due until next year for $115, I asked if he could waive my activation fees. He put a note in my file that when I call back after they appear on my bill, to credit me the amount of activation fees. I have been with Sprint PCS for 9 years, and had a Sprint land line before that.
Easy there chief...less coffee or 5 hr energy...no, I didn't read it. However, I will.

Update: just read it, good post. Is it too late to register for Phone Freedom? (I know the offer on the card runs through 12.31.12, but on the Phone Freedom site, it says it's too late to register.)
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yes the phone freedom deal expired in feb.
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Easy there chief...less coffee or 5 hr energy...no, I didn't read it. However, I will.

Update: just read it, good post. Is it too late to register for Phone Freedom? (I know the offer on the card runs through 12.31.12, but on the Phone Freedom site, it says it's too late to register.)

Yeah, sadly it is too late to register.

And sorry if I came off hot headed. Wasn't my intent. . And really, does seem too good to be true. Still, if you have an EVO 4G, $50 bottom line isn't too bad either.. I was expecting to pay $800 for my phones. Free (or in my case $115 is good too).

Your mileage may very.
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Yeah, sadly it is too late to register.

And sorry if I came off hot headed. Wasn't my intent. . And really, does seem too good to be true. Still, if you have an EVO 4G, $50 bottom line isn't too bad either.. I was expecting to pay $800 for my phones. Free (or in my case $115 is good too).

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No worries man. Thanks for the advice...I was able to get down to BB and put in my pre-order. I was the next to last one they had available on their pre-order!
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No worries man. Thanks for the advice...I was able to get down to BB and put in my pre-order. I was the next to last one they had available on their pre-order!
Really? They had a certain amount set aside for that store, and you snagged the 2nd to last one? Nice.

Did you ask about the offers?

Were they able to confirm?

I've seen the email - just like a warm and fuzzy that other stores are reading it the same way - though, to me, it seems pretty clear what BB Corporate expects.

Just curious.
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If I order through wirefly (contract extension) and after receiving phone switch to a family plan will this be a violation of the terms?
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Really? They had a certain amount set aside for that store, and you snagged the 2nd to last one? Nice.

Did you ask about the offers?

Were they able to confirm?

I've seen the email - just like a warm and fuzzy that other stores are reading it the same way - though, to me, it seems pretty clear what BB Corporate expects.

Just curious.
Yeah, the dude at BB was cool and said that it was funny that the email was leaked. He said he can't ever tell if BB is pissed or happy about those leaks, but he did confirm that the deal was legit (up to $200 off with Phone Freedom, New Purchase, EVO exchange, and EVO exchange credit).

Nevertheless, looks like we're screwed anyway since the phone is now delayed. I'm pissed because I'm visiting my family in UT until the 29th and there's a BB nearby (where I preordered). After that I'm returning to northern California and I'm far from the nearest BB and it messes up my chances at pre-order. So unless this patent dispute gets settled quickly, I will be late to the game and maybe take another hard look at the GSIII.
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Thanks for the info.

I have this feeling they will still be in our grubby mits Friday.

Thought the comments here from last night not very reassuring.

http://insidesprintnow.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/sprint-htc-evo-4g-lte-launch-officially-delayed/

And one today...

http://insidesprintnow.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/update-htc-evo-4g-lte-delayed-launch-status/

Have bookmarked ... Bleh

Well, wish all best of luck.
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yes they cover anything and everything as long as you are able to bring the phone into the store (basically prove it's not stolen/lost)

they will do an exchange for the smallest thing too, if you just have a scratch on your screen that bugs you they will do a swap for that too

just checked, $10 a month is currently what i pay.
That's odd, I just checked again and I only pay $8/month for Sprint's phone insurance.
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That's odd, I just checked again and I only pay $8/month for Sprint's phone insurance.
Me too, I think it's part of the discount we get through the Wife's employer.
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The definitive answer to "Where to Purchase the HTC Evo 4G LTE":

TAIWAN.

*rim shot*
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The definitive answer to "Where to Purchase the HTC Evo 4G LTE":

TAIWAN.

*rim shot*
Good stuff.

Found this on BB forum this morning:

BBY - Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE FAQs - Best Buy: Unboxed

Basically same thing I have been spamming heh - MORE SPAM --- MORE SPAM!!! Maybe it's not to late to pre-order lol


Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE FAQs



05-11-2012 02:07 PM - last edited on 05-11-2012 02:13 PM
Featuring the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, this HTC EVO 4G LTE mobile phone makes it easy to stay connected on the go. HTC Sense 4.0 offers an enhanced user interface for easy use.




When will I be able to purchase the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE?
Pre-orders began on May 7th, 2012. The Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available for sale on May 18th, 2012.
What is the price of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE at Best Buy with a new 2-year activation or fully qualified upgrade?
$199.99

How do I find out if I am eligible for an upgrade?
Visit Upgrade Checker to find out if and when you are eligible for an upgrade.

Where can I purchase the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE?
The Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available for purchase in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores, online at BestBuy.com or via our Call Center (877-702-2211).

Does pre-ordering the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE at Best Buy guarantee me a phone on launch day, May 18th?
No. A pre-order guarantees a customer a phone, but we cannot guarantee the date. All pre-orders are fulfilled with the first available inventory on a first come, first served basis.

Where can I pre-order the new Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE?
You can pre-order in a Best Buy sore, a Best Buy Mobile store or online at BestBuy.com.

Is there a charge to pre-order the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE at Best Buy?
There is no fee or deposit needed for the pre-order itself.

If I pre-order the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE on BestBuy.com, when will I get it?
Orders will begin to ship in launch day, May 18th, 2012.

How do I get the free $50 gift card if I pre-ordered the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE at Best Buy?
The $50 gift card offer requires a 2-year agreement with Sprint and activation through Best Buy.
In store: You will receive the gift card upon activation. It can be used towards the purchase of your new Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE.
BestBuy.com, Call Center, and Instant Ship sales: The gift card code will be e-mailed within 1-2 business days of phone ship date.

If I recently purchased a mobile phone at Best Buy and want to exchange it for the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE, can I?
Yes, but only within the return and exchange period, which is 30 days. Check your carrier’s return and exchange policy as well, as this may vary from that of Best Buy. We will not be making exceptions outside of this policy even if the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE is not available within the 30 days.

How do I find the trade-in value of my current handset?
Visit Trade-In on BestBuy.com to find out the value or enter your state in the dropdown to find a Best Buy Trade-In store near you.
Trade-in the Sprint HTC EVO 4G (SKUs 9895819 and 9955611) and get a $50 Best Buy gift card AND up to $50 off instantly when you upgrade to a Sprint handset with two-year activation in store. One phone trade-in per Sprint phone purchased. You are responsible for removing any data from your device before providing the product for evaluation.

If I purchased Buy Back on my current phone, can I redeem it for the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE?
Yes, if you exceeded the 30 day Return and Exchange period. For more information, including the Buy Back price, visit BestBuy.com/buyback

Can I redeem my Buy Back online or via the Call Center?
No, you must visit the store to redeem your Buy Back. Bring the product back in good, working condition with all originally included accessories when you're ready for something new.

Can I combine the following promotions on the purchase of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE?

Yes, you can combine the following offers for up to $150 in gift cards. Please note that not all of the promotions are currently available anymore.
  • $50 Guaranteed Trade-In value for an EVO 4G.
  • $50 savings when you trade-in and purchase a Sprint phone with activation.
  • $50 gift card if you registered for our Choose Phone Freedom offer earlier this year and perform a qualified upgrade.
More information will be added or corrected as it becomes available. Information posted in this FAQ is subject to change without notice.
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I wish someone could help with price matching sam's club or walmart at Best Buy... The guy at BB said he probably can't match Sam's because its a "club membership" and not a regular retail business. Either way I can't find a hard copy of Sam's or Walmart's ad for this phone. Can someone please help in some way?
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To those that pre-ordered through Spring: Did you have them price match Amazon, Wirefly or any of the places selling this for $149?

I'm considered pre-ordering but am wondering if Sprint will fulfill all their pre-orders first before getting phones to the other distributors or if a pre-order through one of them will put a phone in my hands about the same time. I guess waiting a few days or even weeks isn't the end of the world since I do still like my non-LTE Evo quite a bit.
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To those that pre-ordered through Spring: Did you have them price match Amazon, Wirefly or any of the places selling this for $149?

I'm considered pre-ordering but am wondering if Sprint will fulfill all their pre-orders first before getting phones to the other distributors or if a pre-order through one of them will put a phone in my hands about the same time. I guess waiting a few days or even weeks isn't the end of the world since I do still like my non-LTE Evo quite a bit.
Radioshack is on the 149 bandwagon too that's where I preordered.... But they make you buy a 50 gift card which basically Is your golden ticket to preorder the phone.... Then you put that towards the 199... So your still paying 200 nomatter what.... Not sure how the other places are working it but I'm sure It's been mentioned in this thread
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Radioshack is on the 149 bandwagon too that's where I preordered.... But they make you buy a 50 gift card which basically Is your golden ticket to preorder the phone.... Then you put that towards the 199... So your still paying 200 nomatter what.... Not sure how the other places are working it but I'm sure It's been mentioned in this thread

Then that's not $150.

I still think Best Buy has best deal depending on your situation.

Check the Thoughts on where to purchase thread in this forum.
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Then that's not $150.

I still think Best Buy has best deal depending on your situation.

Check the Thoughts on where to purchase thread in this forum.
If you check advertisements they have it as 149.99... That's what I was trying to say... After your all said and done you've basically paid 200
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Radioshack is on the 149 bandwagon too that's where I preordered.... But they make you buy a 50 gift card which basically Is your golden ticket to preorder the phone.... Then you put that towards the 199... So your still paying 200 nomatter what.... Not sure how the other places are working it but I'm sure It's been mentioned in this thread
Uhm.. unless I'm reading what you said incorrectly this isn't $150 and is probably the worst of the deals I've listed. Why not go to Wirefly or Amazon and get it for $150 w/o any hoops to jump through?

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Then that's not $150.

I still think Best Buy has best deal depending on your situation.

Check the Thoughts on where to purchase thread in this forum.
How does Best Buy have the best deal? From what I've read it's the same $150 as Wirefly & Amazon but I have to beg for the $50 discount and put up with upgrade hard sells and on top of all of that I have to pay sales tax which is another $10 or so more than the other two. Amazon for instance is free shipping, no tax and $150 as is Wirefly. I also have zero respect for Best Buy as a company so there's that too.
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Uhm.. unless I'm reading what you said incorrectly this isn't $150 and is probably the worst of the deals I've listed. Why not go to Wirefly or Amazon and get it for $150 w/o any hoops to jump through?



How does Best Buy have the best deal? From what I've read it's the same $150 as Wirefly & Amazon but I have to beg for the $50 discount and put up with upgrade hard sells and on top of all of that I have to pay sales tax which is another $10 or so more than the other two. Amazon for instance is free shipping, no tax and $150 as is Wirefly. I also have zero respect for Best Buy as a company so there's that too.
Bc I know the manager there and while there not exactly the most informative I do know that as soon as it gets there he will text me and that will be that... I don't mind paying 200 that's what it was advertised as in the first place so I'm fine with that.... It's not like I payed more or Anything besides I have gone to the same store for years so I don't plan on going anywhere else
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How does Best Buy have the best deal?
Options/opinions on where to purchase the EVO 4G LTE

http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Mobile-Phones-Broadband/Sprint-HTC-EVO-4G-LTE-FAQs/td-p/513874

It's about perspective and eligibility.

Not everyone signed up for the free Best Buy Phone Freedom. Not everyone is trading in an EVO 4G. Yes, I will probably have to pay sales tax. Sprint is waiving my activation fees. So, for me, the phones will be essentially free.
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So, unless you signed up for some program in February with Best Buy (I didn't) is there currently any deal for an upgrade better than the $150 w/free shipping and no tax through places like Amazon or Wirefly?
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No! Sprint will not price match!
Is this some new policy? When we signed up for Sprint service just over a year ago we got three Evo 4G's. They were doing $125 per number to port and on top of that they price matched Amazon.com for us. At the time their price on an Evo 4G was $199 after a $100 mail in rebate ($299 up front) and Amazon.com had a price of $119 w/free shipping and no rebates. The local Sprint store was happy to price match on all three phones and waive all rebates in doing so. Have they changed their policy?
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Is this some new policy? When we signed up for Sprint service just over a year ago we got three Evo 4G's. They were doing $125 per number to port and on top of that they price matched Amazon.com for us. At the time their price on an Evo 4G was $199 after a $100 mail in rebate ($299 up front) and Amazon.com had a price of $119 w/free shipping and no rebates. The local Sprint store was happy to price match on all three phones and waive all rebates in doing so. Have they changed their policy?
if it is a corp sprint location.. they normally do not.
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So, unless you signed up for some program in February with Best Buy (I didn't) is there currently any deal for an upgrade better than the $150 w/free shipping and no tax through places like Amazon or Wirefly?
And I take it not trading in a phone?
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Happy Best Buy deals (how are you handling them)

okay, so I pre-ordered my LTEVO through Best Buy... the deals i will be using are :

1. phone freedom = -$50
2. pre order deal = -$50
3. EVO Trade in = = -$50 plus $50 gift card

here is what i am curious about. anyone else doing a pre-order at best buy, have you gotten any emails giving you a coupon for #2 above?

when i pre-ordered here is how it went down, the manager came over, waived the deposit. i paid zero dollars and was first on the list. i was then told to keep an eye on my email for a coupon to bring in, in order to get the 50 off for pre-ordering (this email has not come yet)

I am just curious if i am not getting emails that i should be or the manager was just mislead on how the deals would work.

is anyone else getting any emails that AREN'T the two we have received about the phone being delayed?

thanks! just trying to see if we are all on the same page here
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