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I don't want to pay $649!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by estefana, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. estefana

    estefana Well-Known Member
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    After checking out Newegg, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and AT&T....I've found the only place that will ship the Captivate to Canada is a seller on Ebay. And he wants $649 for it. Is there anywhere else that I could buy from that wouldn't be that expensive? I REALLY want the Captivate, but $649 seems to be pretty damn high for a smart phone that's been selling for as low as $229 (special at Walmart, over now). Any ideas?
     

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  2. Croak

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    Can you not get across the border yourself?
     
  3. rajendra82

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    The $229 was a pricing error. Everybody's order got canceled. $499 is the right price, but some stores sold it at $350 due to glitches in how it rang up. Samsung is doing a launch of the Galaxy S in 110 countries. I am sure someone is Canada will carry it before the year ends.
     
  4. estefana

    estefana Well-Known Member
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    No, it would cost me a lot to get there, it would be much easier to do it online.

    I know that eventually someone in Canada will sell it, but I need it now :p

    And I don't know anyone with a US address that I could ship it to and then have them ship it to me....

    Basically I was hoping someone would know of an online store that would ship the Captivate to Canada.
     
  5. Croak

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    I wouldn't get in too much of a rush until we figure out if we can unlock it any time soon.
     
  6. Alah9586

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    Have you tried wirefly.com?
     
  7. SeriousBizznass

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    If you pay to ship it from my house to you also, you can send it to my house and I'll ship it to you.

    Phil
     
  8. nb_mitch

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    You might have to just wait a few weeks or find someone willing to adopt you :D

    Unfortunately the really cheap prices went away and since you aren't an At&t customer, not likely to get them to sell you a phone below the $499 price anytime soon.

    If I bought it for you, I would need a "handling fee", so after buying it for $499, and the $125 handling fee, I can get it to you for $624 :eek: :D
     
  9. mrcamp

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    Remember that this phone is NOT unlocked. So, you still need to figure out how to unlock it and add that to your cost. And since you are not with a US carrier, no chance to get it at a discount. The regular price of this phone, as already mentioned, is $499.

    My suggestion would be to see if someone on state side can get it at a discount on their account and may be sell it yo you at an ok price. Or just hold off for now
     
  10. estefana

    estefana Well-Known Member
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    Well, I've bought it off a different Ebay seller for $560 US and he is going to unlock it for me! My Captivate is on the way!!
     
  11. Croak

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    You just got ripped off. The phone is NOT unlockable yet, period.
     
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  12. estefana

    estefana Well-Known Member
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    Seriously? Wow I've had like 2 sellers offer to unlock it for me...I'll make sure to ask him about it...
     
  13. rajendra82

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    They probably mean rooting it. Carrier unlock has not been done yet on the Captivate. If you do get it and then cry to Samsung about being unable to use it, they might give you the unlock code. Then again, they might kick you over to AT&T, and then you are probably out of luck for a while.
     
  14. mrcamp

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    Please post back here if you are actually able to buy the unlock code. I think it's too new for the unlock code to be available to a 3rd party that quickly. You may just have a PDA/alarm clock for $560.
     
  15. estefana

    estefana Well-Known Member
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    Approx. how long will it be before the Samsung Captivate gets unlocked?
     
  16. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Well-Known Member
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    Estimates have ranged from a few days when AT&T gets their databases updated with the Captivate codes, to 10 months from release date, when AT&T will be actually willing to give them to somebody. Nobody knows.
     

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