Samsung Epic 4G now $99.99 at Amazon.com with new 2 year contract


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  1. Jude72

    Jude72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Price dropped this morning, disappeared for a while showing not in stock and now back up for $99.99 for a new 2 year contract only.

    Amazon.com: Samsung Epic 4G Android Phone (Sprint): Cell Phones & Accessories

    Also, until Midnight on Oct 18th they are offering free activation in the form of a credit for each line activated!

    Just ordered ours! :)

    *Edit - As of October 19th, the price is back up to $149 on Amazon.com*
     

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  2. kristv

    kristv Well-Known Member

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    Two words: Cannot wait! :D
     
  3. luis685

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    WTF i just bought this phone on amazon yesterday
     
  4. AndroidSPCS

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    Good for new lines / new customers. Sucks existing upgrade customers can't get the same deal.
     
  5. princealyy

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    Cancel the order and re order.... Amazon has a horrible track record of price matching itself, so they will not allow you to get a discount on the order already in the system.

    But maybe you will get lucky just calling them up?
     
  6. jerbeck24

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    Are there any drawbacks from ordering through Amazon? Can you still go to Sprint stores for replacements if there is anything wrong with the phone? Or do you need to return it through Amazon? Also, do you order the phone from Amazon and than get it activated through Sprint? Just curious how the process would work if I ordered the phone through Amazon.
     
  7. Jude72

    Jude72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I had our order in the cart the night before thinking they wouldn't drop below $149 but didn't order because our rep at our local Sprint store wanted to see if he could work with us on the price. Thing is, that guy keeps promising us he'll work with us but every other Sprint store we've been in says no way!

    I logged into Amazon yesterday and it said the Epic wasn't available. No price or anything. I checked my cart and it said $99 for all 3 phones I'd put in there (2x Epics and 1x Transform) but the total still said $399.99. It wouldn't let me check out.

    Later I was on slickdeals.net (an AWESOME site) and saw someone post that Amazon had them back in stock at $99.99 for a new contract so I jumped on the deal. Even if the guy at the Sprint store could work with us on the price, I couldn't imagine in a million years we'd walk out of the store only paying $299.97 for 3 phones with no mail in rebate.
     
  8. Jude72

    Jude72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Within the first 30 days, you must deal with the place you got your phone from. So within that period, no, you can't go in to Sprint for replacements. (This was confirmed to us by a rep in the Sprint Store in the Mall of America on Saturday).

    After the 30 days, yes, you can go to a Sprint store if you have an issue with the phone that is covered by Sprints warranty.

    Not sure about what happens with the activation....obviously we haven't received ours yet. We will need Sprint to port our numbers over as Amazon.com don't do this for Sprint currently.

    The activation fee is placed on the bill by Amazon as a credit so presumably it shows up on there initially. Not sure when they take that off.

    I've dealt with Amazon's customer service before when returning an LCD TV that had a blown pixel. I was just 1 pixel and they sent UPS to pick it up the day after I reported it. I had a new TV within a few days. That also had a blown pixel and they again picked it up and refunded me before UPS even got the TV back to them (but I think they're supposed to wait so not sure why I got my refund so quickly).

    With us buying 2x Epics and 1x Transform, for us to walk out of Sprint with them right now it would cost us $950. Yes we'd get $300 back in a mail in rebate....probably after Christmas. This time of year just doesn't allow us to spend out that kind of money....hence us jumping all over the Amazon deal and walking away only spending $299.97. I guess I can deal with having to return the phone to them for the sake of saving that much money right now.
     
  9. taylormah

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    I just received my Epic from Amazon this week. I checked the build date of the phone and it was built in July. All the sprint stores are giving out phones from september or maybe even october build dates. I believe amazon is offering such a low price because they seem to be trying to empty out their stock they couldn't sell or something. This is just my own opinion. My phone is having the slight bit of oreo effect and firmware is stuck on DG17 and it cant find any update to newer firmwares. Working with Sprint to fix it. If it didn't get updated, I am returning my phone to Amazon and see if they would ship me something slightly newer.
     
  10. shook187

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    More pickyness. boy or boy
     
  11. Clocks

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    Has anyone ever figured out if you can use this to add a line to an existing contract?

    *edit* I called Amazon, they only do new contracts or full price. No upgrades and no added lines for Sprint.
     
  12. joethepilot

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    So what do we take away from this? If we are sprint customers waiting on upgrade wait for xmas to get closer to get a better price?
     
  13. OutdoorOBW

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    Just ordered me an Epic and a the "better-half" a Intercept for the grand total of $100.00. Most of the phones have free 2-Day shipping. We are porting from Verizon and Sprint is offering $100 for each line ported from another carrier until 12/31. So after 61 days I will have a $200 credit on my bill making the Epic FREE and a free month of service.
     
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    This really SUCKS for those of us who waited a bit and got it for $199 from wirefly and other places. I never imagined it would drop this much this fast. Feels like I whizzed away 200 bucks now that its essentially free from amazon/sprint.
     
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    I know no one is a mindreader. But, does anyone have an idea when the Samsung Epic might drop to $99 for current upgrading customers.
     
  16. OutdoorOBW

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    I don't see Sprint dropping the price below $199 anytime soon. The EVO is still $199 and it came out almost 3 months before the EPIC.
     
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    I am not referring to Sprint. I am referring to Wirefly, Best Buy, Radio Shack and the rest. Not directly Sprint.
     
  18. OutdoorOBW

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    I always forget about the other places to buy phones. I would bet around Christmas is when you would start seeing the prices drop.
     
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    yeah, no love for existing sprint customers. actually, they don't make much money from existing customers so that's why new contract always get much better deals.
     
  20. OutdoorOBW

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    I was wondering the same thing, but I just got an e-mail from Amazon telling me what the numbers will be for the phones. When I get the phones (Oct. 20) I am going to take them to the local Sprint store before I activate them and see if they can port my numbers over.

    Edit: I just got off the phone with Sprint, and this is what they told me:

    When I receive the phones to just call Customer Service and they will port the number to the phone.
     
  21. Jude72

    Jude72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Awesome! I didn't know about the $100 credit per line when porting from another carrier. We porting 3 lines across from AT&T. Where did you see that? Don't suppose you have a link?

    Just did a quick google search and found it here but it says *Service credit is available only to eligible corporate-liable accounts
    Get a $100 Service Credit
     
  22. OutdoorOBW

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    My lines are "corporate-liable" per say. :D
     
  23. OutdoorOBW

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    Went to Amazon to see what the price was for the Epic for a friend of mine and its back up to $149.99. Still $100 cheaper than Sprint. Now I just need to find a place that does upgrades for Sprint so I can get my cousin an early x-mas present.
     
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    Can you show me where sprint is giving you 100$ for each line ported?
     
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