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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by yahoowizard, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. yahoowizard

    yahoowizard Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Why is the Samsung Captivate with upgrade price on AT&T's site for 500 bucks with no rebate, while it's 350 bucks at Costco at retail price and 200 bucks if you buy it with a new contract or upgrade existing contract? No reason to buy off AT&T then, right?
     



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  2. kidsavior

    kidsavior Well-Known Member

    Must be a goof. I just checked the AT&T website and it they have the Captivate for $199-.
     
  3. NorCal Einstein

    NorCal Einstein Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, that can't be right. I swung by the ATT store on Friday and it's $200 with contract or renewal.
     
  4. AT&T:
    $199 Contract or renewal
    $293 Early upgrade ($199.99 + $75 + $18)
    $499 No contract
     
  5. NorCal Einstein

    NorCal Einstein Android Enthusiast

    There's also Premier pricing for those with Premier accounts considering upgrading. I was fully ready to pay $499 since I'm not eligible for early upgrade, but I logged into my account online and I'm able to save a little more than $100 which is nice.
     
  6. GalaxyS609

    GalaxyS609 Well-Known Member

    I got mine for $149.99 with renewal off of AT&Ts website the day after it was released.
     
  7. yahoowizard

    yahoowizard Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I think mine is early upgrade, but even for the iPhone, it's offering me 400 bucks. I only signed up with AT&T in September 2009 and that might be affecting something. It did say however that the iPhone, at least, will drop in price for me after March 2011. I mean, 500 bucks makes sense, but at Costco, it's around 340 dollars without any discount at all, so just questioning that. Oh well, I'm in India at the moment, going to be returning back to the US on the 20th so I should check up all the details with them then.
     
  8. rlb4

    rlb4 Android Enthusiast

    Costco will not sell you the phone without a contract or do early upgrades. I don't know why it says retail $330.
     
  9. Ogami Itto

    Ogami Itto Newbie

    Damn! It's $372.99 on the premier site no commitment and I paid the full $500 plus tax at an ATT store. Would the store price match?
     
  10. RedRyno

    RedRyno Well-Known Member

    $148.00 @ walmart new or re-up...
     
  11. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    I bought mine on launch day for $99 at best buy with the price match. Got my wife hers for 99 at att store. they looked up walmarts price and matched it.

    Both were purchased with contract renewals
     
  12. Sharkonwheels

    Sharkonwheels Android Enthusiast

    $349.99 + sales tax No-Commitment around here (SoFla).
    $199 new/renew

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  13. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    got mine at walmart. &148
     
  14. ScaGin

    ScaGin Newbie

    Got mine free from Let's Talk, July 19th.
     
  15. rlb4

    rlb4 Android Enthusiast

    I don't think so. I was just on there and it is $500 no commitment.
     
  16. artvandalay22222

    artvandalay22222 Android Enthusiast

  17. Ph8

    Ph8 Member


    It all depends on your FAN. Some FANs get a discount on the hardware and see a different no commitment price. ATT employess were seeing 199$ no commit price last week\the week before.

    As far as price matching goes, you can give it a shot, but if it doesnt work, return the phone and get it at the new price.
     
  18. Ph8

    Ph8 Member


    Well right now letstalk.com (which services Walmart) is offering 99$ upgrade price AND there is a selection to keep you unlimited data plan. It was $148, but it looks like they upped the dicount recently....If you go to a Walmart B&M you may get the 148 price though.
     
  19. artvandalay22222

    artvandalay22222 Android Enthusiast

    the letstalk deal includes "
    Failure to maintain the minimum qualifying service plan for 181 days may subject the purchaser to a $250 chargeback if such action results in the loss of carrier commissions by LetsTalk.com. "

    not a big fan of that
     
  20. ScaGin

    ScaGin Newbie

    I knew that, didn't care, I've been with AT&T for 10 years and the original plan needed updated anyway. I've received several phones through Lets Talk. My original plan was so old they don't have it anymore. I'm paying $2 a month more for the new plan.
     
  21. NorCal Einstein

    NorCal Einstein Android Enthusiast

    I'm willing to bet they won't. For the 8+ years I've been an AT&T customer with Premier account, the AT&T store has never honored Premier pricing in store for me. I've always been told to "call Premier". I'm glad I thought to check Premier though, I was totally ready to shell out $500 + tax in store.
     
  22. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Android Enthusiast

    Got mine with an early upgrade which means you renew your two year contract to that day and got me the phone for 199.99 + 75 + 18 which came to 293. The +18 being tax i believe, great deal if you ask me. Much better than waiting until December to upgrade for me or paying the full 499.99 price plus tax.
     
  23. GalaxyS609

    GalaxyS609 Well-Known Member

    what was the $75 for???
     
  24. c2k

    c2k Member

    For the early upgrade fee. I got a backflip 4 months ago and did the same thing, paid for a new 2 year contract plus early upgrade (75$), but they didnt charge me the activation fee. So around $300, and I plan to sell my backflip and make that a little less steep.

    And to the guy who paid $500, return it and buy it somewhere else for less. Tell them that it has gps problems and they wont charge you a restocking fee or anything.
     
  25. GalaxyS609

    GalaxyS609 Well-Known Member

    ahhh gotcha.

    for whatever reason, I was offered an additional $50 off when i ordered mine through AT&T's website. It was just listed as Extended Discount but im not sure why I got it. My local store wasn't even going to have them in for a week after they were released so free overnight shipping and no activation fee made ordering online a no brainer.
     

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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