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Old May 17th, 2013, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've always gotten my phones directly from Verizon and this is my 1st from Best Buy. My question is how long after official release does Best Buy usually get them in stock? Only reason I'm going through Best Buy is for their protection plan so I can dump Verizon insurance. Plus a $150 dollar gift card I got for my birthday. I preordered from Best Buy on the 1st day they started taking orders.

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They should have theirs either the day of or a day or two before Verizon stores. At least it was that way for the RAZR and S3. I cancelled my S4 at BB due to no 32GB model. Bummer.
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They should have theirs either the day of or a day or two before Verizon stores. At least it was that way for the RAZR and S3. I cancelled my S4 at BB due to no 32GB model. Bummer.
Thanks rushmore! I was beginning to think nobody has done a Best Buy release
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my local bestbuy got it in the same day as the att store, so it should be similar for most other carriers
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How much is Best Buys protection plan these days anyways? I ended up going with Square Trade myself. Less then $7 a month and covers accidental.
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How much is Best Buys protection plan these days anyways? I ended up going with Square Trade myself. Less then $7 a month and covers accidental.
I want to say it was $99.00 a year or slightly higher if you paid monthly. I was thinking about Square trade but I don't think they cover theft, I suppose I should check Best Buy for that as well.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I want to say it was $99.00 a year or slightly higher if you paid monthly. I was thinking about Square trade but I don't think they cover theft, I suppose I should check Best Buy for that as well.
BestBuy warranty is $10 a month. I was going to buy my phone from BestBuy just because of their warranty, and how much better it is than at&t, but SquareTrade is running a deal right now with their warranty. It's $100 for 2 years, which is what I got, or $6 a month I believe. I couldn't pass that up
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How is it better to buy from best buy rather then Verizon them selves?
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No deductible.
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No deductible towards what? If your paying full price, is there a better deal?
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You pay a deductible with Verizon, but none with BB. Catch is BB does not cover for lost or stolen.
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You got the best and now u can get insurance from outside the carrier and just pay the 100.00 for i think a year or 2 . But u got the best the only thing with best buy they have the geek squad and remember they can run test on the phone so if you root or anything , I would be extra careful caution . No one knows what the squad has under its sleeves.
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I work for best buy.... We had the AT&T and sprint s4s three days before it came out, we are expected to have Verizon on time as well.... I work for one of the speciality stores in the mall which is less likely for us to have in stock but we did...... I would Pre order it because all Pre orders go out first to those who did so your more likely to get one saved for you... Also get the protection plan same price as Verizon and UNLIMITED claims and it's FREE every time you need a replacement!
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How much a month is geek plan at best buy? Also how much is out right phone cost at best buy?I'll be paying full price.
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9.99 per month or 169.99 outright for the 2 years which saves you 70 bucks
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9.99 per month or 169.99 outright for the 2 years which saves you 70 bucks
Ok great thanks about geek squad plan. I pay that much right now on VZW. I'm checking for price on the full phone with no contract price.
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I work for best buy.... We had the AT&T and sprint s4s three days before it came out, we are expected to have Verizon on time as well.... I work for one of the speciality stores in the mall which is less likely for us to have in stock but we did...... I would Pre order it because all Pre orders go out first to those who did so your more likely to get one saved for you... Also get the protection plan same price as Verizon and UNLIMITED claims and it's FREE every time you need a replacement!
Did you deliver pre orders when you received them or wait until the announced release date. In another thread, Verizon has shipped pre orders, and delivery is showing as Tuesday
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Did you deliver pre orders when you received them or wait until the announced release date. In another thread, Verizon has shipped pre orders, and delivery is showing as Tuesday
I preordered mine through BBY and I get it on Thursday. One of my friends works in the mobile department and he said they will most likely only get enough phones to satisfy the preorders for the first few days. I would go and preorder it if I were you.
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I'm still asking the price for best buy though? but it sounds like 750 is gonna be it for buy out price...
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BB price matches with Verizon, so if VZW is $650, they will charge the same- If you ask.
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The Best Buy price is 649.00 and they price match according to the sales rep. Rushmore beat me to it
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I never knew about price match . Might be worth looking into then when I go there Monday to pre order possible. Chances they might sell out faster if I don't.
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I do not think it will sell out, since more people than normal seem to be holding out for a 32gb model for this device. That could be enough people to result in stock always at stores. Key word being "could".
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I preordered mine through BBY and I get it on Thursday. One of my friends works in the mobile department and he said they will most likely only get enough phones to satisfy the preorders for the first few days. I would go and preorder it if I were you.
I was the first at the Daytona Beach Best Buy to preorder. Stopped in today, and was told I could pick it up Wednesday if it comes in on the Tuesday truck if not,not till Friday.
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My local best buy is selling them $100 more than Verizon and will not price match full retail pricing. I would rather buy from them but not for that much more.
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My local best buy is selling them $100 more than Verizon and will not price match full retail pricing. I would rather buy from them but not for that much more.
I would try a different store. I specifically asked if they would price match it and was told "of course we will".
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Seriously people are holdin out for the 32gb . Why the hold out? Just go buy a micro sd card and be good. ..
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So if I don't care about insurance, is there any advantage to BB over the VZW store?
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That does not help for apps, but I will presume you are joking
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So if I don't care about insurance, is there any advantage to BB over the VZW store?
Reward zone if you're buying full retail. Other than that I don't see a reason to buy at Best Buy.
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Reward zone if you're buying full retail. Other than that I don't see a reason to buy at Best Buy.
OK, Rewardzone was the only reason I could think of, and that seemed rather silly
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I also was wondering how buying at best buy works.

If buying an S3 from Best Buy and you have a problem with the phone, can you bring it to any Verizon store and get a "new" (refurbished) one for $50 as usual?
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OK, Rewardzone was the only reason I could think of, and that seemed rather silly
I have $100 in reward zone point that are going towards the purchase plus get 649 points so to me it's worth it.
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So I went into best buy and pre order the s4! Got them to price match VZW price of 650! Plus with a 50 dollar gift card for pre ordering 600 bucks! Such a great deal.

@ orcsbane13 , I would defeanitly try a different best buy as I was able to get my local best buy to price match. It seemed like they would have no problem matching the price from VZW.

Can't wait for Thursday !

I'm sure some of you have the unlimited plan is buying the s4 outright. It's the only logical reason to. 4g at will !
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The BB.com website has the phones for pre-order for $249.99

I pre-ordered at the store on May 3rd "assuming" that the phone would be $199

I can get the $199 price at Amazon or Wal-Mart online. Will BB match or should I just cancel the pre-order?
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The BB.com website has the phones for pre-order for $249.99

I pre-ordered at the store on May 3rd "assuming" that the phone would be $199

I can get the $199 price at Amazon or Wal-Mart online. Will BB match or should I just cancel the pre-order?

Not sure, I'm doing full retail.
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The BB.com website has the phones for pre-order for $249.99

I pre-ordered at the store on May 3rd "assuming" that the phone would be $199

I can get the $199 price at Amazon or Wal-Mart online. Will BB match or should I just cancel the pre-order?
I would call or just drop on in BB if it close. But they should price match it..

My store price matched the full 650 price from vzw. So just try and see.
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The BB.com website has the phones for pre-order for $249.99

I pre-ordered at the store on May 3rd "assuming" that the phone would be $199

I can get the $199 price at Amazon or Wal-Mart online. Will BB match or should I just cancel the pre-order?
I don't understand BB listing the phone at 249. They have always been competitive with Verizon. I preordered assuming the $199, and will expect them to price match. I have a $50 credit for a program they ran a few months ago, where one signed up for a future purchase, plus my $50 preorder gift card. I fully expect the phone to cost $99 when I pick it up this week, or I will be one unhappy customer.
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I don't understand BB listing the phone at 249. They have always been competitive with Verizon. I preordered assuming the $199, and will expect them to price match. I have a $50 credit for a program they ran a few months ago, where one signed up for a future purchase, plus my $50 preorder gift card. I fully expect the phone to cost $99 when I pick it up this week, or I will be one unhappy customer.
I was hoping for the same thing.

I just remembered we still have to pay the damn Verizon upgrade fee.
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I am thinking about just dropping my BB pre-order and getting it from VZW on release day.

Also, thinking about buying full retail instead of upgrading.
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I am thinking about just dropping my BB pre-order and getting it from VZW on release day.

Also, thinking about buying full retail instead of upgrading.
Same price either location like I said before I'm just doing it for the warranty and reward zone.
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Same price either location like I said before I'm just doing it for the warranty and reward zone.
Good point...I will try to get them to price match it.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 10:24 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Just stay with BB if they ca price match the 650 from vzw . So much a better deal for there protection plan and service there IMO. I really like vzw 4g service and my unlimited plan.However, the protection plan suck balls. You still gotta pay them 100 bucks extra if your phone breaks and it has to happen by default meaning if you do something to it they won't fix it. BB will fix it more times then they will.

On buying it outright. That is what I am doing. So I can keep my unlimited and jump around the fees etc.
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I don't have unlimited anymore but I hate being on contract.
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If you buy from BBY, then VZW will never swap the phone out if there's a need for that (800 number, not the local store).

If you buy direct from VZW, and suspect a weird problem/bug, there's a "chance" that a manager can swap one out for you (again, 800 number, not local vzw stores). This saved me quite a few times in the past

If I buy from BBY, and say, "my bluetooth isn't working right", will they swap it out right then and there for another one without a fee?
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If you buy from BBY, then VZW will never swap the phone out if there's a need for that (800 number, not the local store).

If you buy direct from VZW, and suspect a weird problem/bug, there's a "chance" that a manager can swap one out for you (again, 800 number, not local vzw stores). This saved me quite a few times in the past

If I buy from BBY, and say, "my bluetooth isn't working right", will they swap it out right then and there for another one without a fee?
Most likely BB will replace it or give you a loaner phone until your phone is fixed if I understand there plan correctly. Plus there won't be a 100 fee like from VZW. I mean crap you pay for a plan and then you gotta pay an extra 100 bucks still. Such bull shit.
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What happens if I buy from BB, and a month later have some issue with the phone and go to VZW? Are they going to tell me to go pound sand?

Assume for the sake of argument that I don't have any extended warranty or insurance through BB.
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What happens if I buy from BB, and a month later have some issue with the phone and go to VZW? Are they going to tell me to go pound sand?

Assume for the sake of argument that I don't have any extended warranty or insurance through BB.
They might ask for a fee. But I basically believe so that will happen.
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Most likely BB will replace it or give you a loaner phone until your phone is fixed if I understand there plan correctly. Plus there won't be a 100 fee like from VZW. I mean crap you pay for a plan and then you gotta pay an extra 100 bucks still. Such bull shit.
I'm not talking about an add-on plan. This is straight up VZW (800 number) customer service, not asurion or whatever they are called.


@Nick, yes! Actually they will point you to the reseller since you didn't buy from a corp vzw store or their website.
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