How to avoid spending the full $299 upgrade rate at Verizon on Day 1

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by OriginalDroid, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. ænyoc

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    If I can get them to put a note on my account about the $100 4G discount, will it work at Costco? If not, will the $100 be worth it since I have to pay Commiefornia tax and won't get the bundled accessories Costco is including?
     
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    I bought my D1 in Jan/Feb and it came w/ a 16g card.
     
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    Live free or die = no tax.

    (my girlfriend offered to buy it for me if I shut up and stopped talking about it... So basically I annoyed my way into a free phone lol)

    Sent from a POS I hate because I've waited a year for the NEXUS.
     
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    But she will count it as your Christmas present! lol
     
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    I hope so, I have to buy from Best Buy because of gift cards, but when I got my Bionic I was able to get it for $199 because of the price match with radioshack. Hoping Radioshack has the same deal for the Nexus.
     
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    Got mine in March'10 and it came with the 16GB SD card. I had my NE2, plus they were doing the B1G1 for any smartphone, so I ended up paying $100 for two OG Droids, total!
     
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    Same here! dancedroid But I also had to pay Commiefornia tax, so it was $200 ($100 for one, one phone free, $50 tax on each)
     
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    Let me make sure I understand this. Even though the cost of the phone is $299.00 you have to pay the tax on the full retail price?
     
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    I got an email for $50 off when I upgrade my current phone, and another email for a $50 loyalty discount already.
    It would be nice if I received one of those mailers too, I could live with only paying $99 for the GNX :)
     
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    The Nexus will be my first smart phone. Is there any way to take over someone's contract that has unlimited gig's and use it to buy or upgrade to the Nexus? I imagine it would be difficult to find that someone but who knows?
     
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    I'm with this guy, are we understanding this correctly? There is no way I pay taxes on a higher amount than what I actually paid. Do you pay taxes on your pretax money that you set aside out of your check? I hope not!

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums
     
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    This is true. In California, if you buy your phone at a VZW store, you pay sales tax on the full (unsubsidized) retail price of the phone, regardless if you are paying the subsidized or unsubsidized price. I'm not sure if this applies to Best Buy, Costco, Radio Shack or any other reatilers as I've only ever bought my phones at a VZW store. (Can someone else confirm for the other locations?)
     
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