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Buying a phone at Best Buy vs Verizon Store

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  1. ScarletBuckeye
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    I've been looking around and can't find any definite answers, is there much of a difference buying at BB vs a Vzn store? I don't have a smartphone now so I would have to change my plan, is there any problem with doing that at BB?

    I know there some differences like the price of the phone with rebates and stuff, but I'm wondering more with the contract.
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    Nope bestbuy can do everything they can do

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    BB can do pretty much everything VZW can. Except BB only has a 2 year contract I think. Can't do a 1 year.
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    I don't mind getting a 2 yr......

    so as I take it, going there is just like going into the vzn store?


    Im assuming the billing would be the same no matter if I get the phone at BB?
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    Yep it is.
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    thanks for the feedback guys...glad I found this forum, a lot of useful information I have found
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    Best buy also has a thing going on where they buy back your phone at the end of the 2 year contract for half of the off contract price of the phone. For example if you buy a dx right now on a 2 ye contract, at the end of the 2 years the phone is worth $300 off contract they will pay you $150 for it.
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    I think best buy does do 1 years contacts mate. I was going to get a galaxy on a 1 year.
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    No one year contracts is a killer for me.

    Other than that they're the same.
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    Sam's club is even cheaper if u have one close to u. I got my Droid x for 150 no rebates or anything

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    With Buy back you can sell it to bb at anytime 1-6 months is a% 6-12 months is a % etc. So contract really isn't a big deal. I heard buy back will be free of you purchase a new phone from 6feb-24feb.
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    VZW and BB will be the only ones selling the TB
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    BB has a better insurance plan vs VZW imo. 10 dollars a month, no deductible, BB will replace a water damaged phone or one with a cracked screen. You get a new phone vs refurb. Plus, you can cancel anytime and get your money back in a BB gft card. So say 6 months in I cancel, I get 60 back.

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    TB?

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    Don't laugh but check it walmart. I got my DX and 2 LGAlleys for 99 bucks!

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    Ya I saw that. I missed it by a week. They stopped that deal litterially 6 days before my upgrade. Coulda had a DX for 50 bucks :-(

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    thought BB insurance exclude water damaged?
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    The verizon store will be your best option. I haven't had any good experiences with bestbuy. http://amzn.to/fZ1nVI

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    in what ways?

    Normally I would get it at the vzn store, but if it's true it'll be at BB on the 14th and the store on the 24th, and I go to the store , I would have to wait til March 4th to get it (going on vacation the 23rd)
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    If you want to use your last New-Every-2, then Verizon is a must.
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