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Old December 14th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im going to be upgrading my phone and thinking of doing at best buy so i can attempt to get a price match from amazon

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do i have to activate the phone right then and there in the store,need to know this cause if i go on a certain day or time of day i dont want to switch to a new phone on the spot i would want to do it on my own time

other questions what insurance kind of options does best buy offer and are there any differences between theres and verizons

online at there site i can only upgrade and take on a share everything plan since im losing my unlimited i figure in store i could choose just the regular tier data as my plan correct?

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anyone have any info on these questions?
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im going to be upgrading my phone and thinking of doing at best buy so i can attempt to get a price match from amazon

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do i have to activate the phone right then and there in the store,need to know this cause if i go on a certain day or time of day i dont want to switch to a new phone on the spot i would want to do it on my own time
No, you should be able to buy the phone and then activate it on your own. I am 99% sure of this.


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Best buy offer insurance and it is a little different than Verizon's


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online at there site i can only upgrade and take on a share everything plan since im losing my unlimited i figure in store i could choose just the regular tier data as my plan correct?
This depends on if your on a family plan or not. If you are the primary on a family plan or a single line than share everything is your only option. If you are the secondary on a family share then you will have an option to chose a data plan.
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thank you im on a family plan not primary

another related question is i want to attempt to get the phone price matched at best buy how do i do that do i just speak to any sales associate or do i have to go to a special area
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Took this from best buy's site.

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Best Buy will match the price if you find a lower price on an identical available product at a local retail competitor's store, a local Best Buy retail store or BestBuy.com. Simply let us know when you are making your purchase or during the return and exchange period.

The Guarantee does not apply to: Our competitors' website prices, offers that include financing, bundling of items, free items, pricing errors, mail-in offers, competitors' service prices, items that are advertised as limited-quantity, out of stock, open-box, clearance, refurbished/used items, Deal of the Day items, BestBuy.com Midnight Sale and special hour sale events, BestBuy.com Clearance & More and Marketplace items, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving.
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When making a purchase, or during the return and exchange period after your purchase from a Best Buy retail store, please talk to a Customer Specialist or go to the Customer Service desk for help with your Price Match request. Please bring proof of the lower price that is still in effect that you want the Best Buy retail store to price match.
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Correct...it is FAR worse. Google "Best buy black tie protection" and you'll see what I'm talking about.
You can get Asurion coverage even if you buy the phone from Best Buy. You can also get insurance from Square Trade or potentially through your insurance carrier (which is probably the best goal).

Although to be honest, unless you're getting it from your insurer and they offer a good price as a benefit to their customers, you have to be very careless with your phones to make insurance worth it.
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But I thought best buy among other retailers were price matching online retailers such as amazon wireless. I've read a post on s4gru.com (a sprint based site) to that affect.
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Check newegg.com and that other website that sells electronics on the cheap.
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I upgraded my daughter's phone at best buy and had to activate it on the spot. It was a Christmas gift and a surprise so I wasn't that pleased. They activated it momentarily and then switched her line back to her old phone. Ironically, she was on the phone talking to a friend when they did it so she knew something was up.
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