1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General I wonder if Sam's Club ...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by messenger13, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    3,133
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    will match the Costco deal? Anyone know, or have experience buying a phone at Sam's Club?
     

    Advertisement

  2. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    133
    Posts:
    929
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011

    Jun 17, 2011
    929
    385
    133
    Student
    127.0.0.1
    Doubt it. Sams isn't one to do things like this.

    Costco FTW?
     
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
    Rank:
     #51
    Points:
    453
    Posts:
    9,443
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009

    Oct 28, 2009
    9,443
    1,942
    453
    Male
    Graduate Research Assitant | That part time IT guy
    3rd Rock
    Someone posted earlier that Wal-Mart has a price matching deal, and then someone else mentioned Sam's, and then someone else said that since the two are under the same umbrella is goes by logic that Sam's should too....

    I think that those posts were merged into the (now) huge CostCo thread

    BTW, I'm loving watching this forum explode just like the original DROID forum did just before launch....
     
    joebone likes this.
  4. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    5,364
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    5,364
    1,055
    333
    NYU Student & Real Estate Agent
    Manhattan, NY
    What!?!? You haven't been here since the original... *looks to your username*... well aren't you an oldie. lol

    I was actually here when the original Droid was released but never joined until all the Droid Incredible commotion that brought a ton of new users, along with the EVO 4G.

    I'm not too sure if Sam's Club would have the same deal going on since it's not just a price match kind of thing. They would have to include all the accessories as well. I don't really know how phones work at Sam's Club, so I'm not very sure.
     
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    3,133
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    Currently, I'm not a member at either Sam's or Costco, so I thought I'd ask. The reason for the thread is that Sam's is a little more convenient for me and I would probably use the membership more throughout the year than I will a CostCo's Club membership. But whatever. I'll get it sorted out BEFORE Thursday. :)

    @johnlgalt, I hear ya man. This place hasn't been THIS exciting (to me) since back when we started rooting the OG DROID. Good times! :cool:
     
  6. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
    Rank:
     #51
    Points:
    453
    Posts:
    9,443
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009

    Oct 28, 2009
    9,443
    1,942
    453
    Male
    Graduate Research Assitant | That part time IT guy
    3rd Rock
    I joined about 8 days before drop day, but I lurked for about 2 weeks before that.

    Well, this forum anyway. I never venture into the other phone forums, so....

    I'm going to break down and get the CostCo membership and drive up there Thursday morning right after my Chiropractor's appt. I'm hoping they won't sell out in an hour or so, I'll probably be arriving at 11 AM....

    Sam's club is a lot closer to me, but I don't want to take the chance that they will or will not honor the deal, and / or not have the accessories in, and / or not even have the phone in....
     
  7. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    523
    Posts:
    4,024
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010

    Dec 7, 2010
    4,024
    2,149
    523
    Retired Lineman
    Tampa, FL
    I called Sam's yesterday and they WON"T match Cosco's offer.
     
    johnlgalt and messenger13 like this.
  8. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    3,133
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    Thanks for posting. Just call me, "Joe Costco". Lol
    Or maybe "Costco Joe" has a better ring to it?
     
  9. rocket97

    rocket97 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010

    Jun 9, 2010
    43
    19
    18
    Systems Engineer
    Madison, AL

    You are better off with a Costco membership anyway, they carry higher quality products and have much friendlier employees (at least in my experience).
     
    tehsusenoh likes this.
  10. HotDawg

    HotDawg Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    338
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009

    Nov 24, 2009
    338
    33
    63
    data analyst
    As far as I know there's only on Costco in the Houston area, I'm a member but it's quite a drive. SAMs is just around the corner. :(

    And it's interesting that you can tell approximately why/ when everyone joined from the date! Lol. I'm another who joined for the OGD. Still going (sorta) strong.
     
  11. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    3,133
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    So is my OG Droid (running the latest CM7 nightly w/ a 1GHz kernel). My wife's really looking forward to getting it once I get the Bionic. She won't have 3G, but she can use WiFi ... so it'll be smarter than her current dumb phone.
     
  12. jroc

    jroc Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    363
    Posts:
    2,614
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010

    Apr 10, 2010
    2,614
    358
    363
    I like them better than Sams just for the cakes...lol. But there are more Sams in my area than Costco's.
     
  13. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    2,170
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009

    Oct 25, 2009
    2,170
    516
    213
    Male
    Wireless Sales Manager
    That's because Sam's is Walmart, and you can ask their employees their view of the company. Costco pays their employees well, has great benefits, and paid leave. While I don't work for Costco, I do enjoy coming to work. Not only because of our crew, but the Costco guys are great to interact with and helpful.

    Just one small example that I appreciated: Costco is closed today for Labor Day. They put out lil signs saying "We'll be closed for Labor Day so that our employees can have a day off to spend with their families." Just a small gesture, but it goes a long way in how you feel about a company.
     
    johnlgalt likes this.
  14. banueloscesar

    banueloscesar Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011

    Sep 7, 2011
    1
    0
    5
    hey guys if you dont know by now, Staples carries cellphones and one of the carriers is Verizon Wireless.....they will have the bionic at 299.99 but they do PRICE MATCH ANY STORE......THAT INCLUDES COSTCO AND SAMS CLUB.....they will be carrying the Bionic tomorrow!
     
  15. ant0n

    ant0n Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010

    Jan 29, 2010
    43
    3
    16
    Interesting...
     
  16. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    2,170
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009

    Oct 25, 2009
    2,170
    516
    213
    Male
    Wireless Sales Manager
    BTW, Staples is also Wireless Advocates. :cool: While both there guys and myself work for the same company, the policies and inventory belong to the partner who houses us, so there are differences.
     

Share This Page

Loading...