Galaxy Note 8

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by Mitlov, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Too big for me, the Galaxy S8 is the largest size for a phone that I'd like to own.
     
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    alaskajoel Notebook Deity

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    I had a Note 7, went back to using my Note 5. I am entirely too attached to my pen to use anything else.

    I preordered the Note 8 using the $425 trade-in. Picked up an iPhone 5 on Craigslist for $75 I will send in because I want to keep the Note 5 just in case. Ebates is also running another promotion that took another $90 off the price. I'll probably sell the freebies after receiving them too.

    All in all, I'm super excited. Paying a lot less for this new phone than I expected to.
     
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    kojack Notebook Deity

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    Good deal alaskajoel. I hope to get a fair trade in for my iPhone 6s when the new ip8 comes out too. Telus gives a fair deal and you don't to mess around trying to sell it then. Just trade it in and go!
     
  4. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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  5. Mitlov

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    Have you actally confirmed that you'll get the $425 credit for an iPhone 5? My email said "up to $425," so I figured you'd only get the full $425 if you were trading in an S7 or iPhone 7 that had been purchased new when the Note 7 was recalled.
     
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    I asked customer service that specific question before ordering. They said any of those devices will earn the full $425. When checking out they gave the $425 discount and I just had to select the category of phone I would be sending back (in my case it was the list of iPhones)

    I'm still super skeptical, but their order terms say they will make a second credit card charge if the device doesn't meet their trade-in criteria. If they try to pull the "up to $425" line after receiving my old iPhone, you better believe I will charge it back with my credit card and submit the customer service interaction as evidence.
     
  7. Mitlov

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    Well if you pull it off, more power to you, but you're definitely gaming the system by getting $425 for a phone you paid $75 for. It's a real windfall to you compared to your typical Note 7 owner (like me) who replaced it with an S7 Edge or iPhone 7 and is getting a $425 trade-in for a phone that originally cost $750.

    I wonder why they say "up to $425" if literally every eligible phone will be worth exactly $425. If it's as simple as you say, why include the "up to" language at all?
     
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    alaskajoel Notebook Deity

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    Don't get me wrong, I completely agree with you that it doesn't make a lot of sense.The up to language is really ambiguous in some of their own materials.

    There is a big thread on XDA about this too. I didn't just happen to get a crazy CS rep...lots of people are hearing the same thing right from Samsung representatives The "up to $425" is only regarding condition, not the device from what many of us have been told.

    Like I said, I'm going with it and have evidence to back it up. There will be dozens of upset people if Samsung tries to back pedal and I trust my AMEX to back me up if it comes to that.[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
     
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    Sid Roy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is Galaxy Note 8 really worth to purchase?
     
  10. Mitlov

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    If the stylus is a killer feature for you, yes.

    If not, then no. The Galaxy S8+ has nearly identical specs, a bigger battery, and has a street price $200-$300 less.
     
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