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#1 maderemark  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 24, 2012 - 5:18 am

Have stores like Wal Mart and Best Buy run deals on smart phones on Black Friday in the past?

What kind of deals have they offered?

I'm particularly interested in buying a higher end Galaxy (SII or SIII) with prepaid minutes to limit my monthly cost.

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Posted Oct 24, 2012 - 5:57 am

I remember smart phones in the Walmart saturday sales but not sure if they had prepaid options or BF sales as such.

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Posted Oct 24, 2012 - 6:11 am

I get deals texted to me. Last year that is how I found out about a 10inch tablet that was for sale cheaper than the 7inch version at BB where I was camping out to shop. I really don't remember phone deals sorry...

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Posted Oct 24, 2012 - 6:15 am

I got a .99ยข galaxy for my daughter at Sam's last Black friday

Edited by kranky, Nov 13, 2012 - 3:13 pm.

Bring on the ads !  :yelclap: 


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Posted Oct 24, 2012 - 6:16 am

Sams not sans!

Bring on the ads !  :yelclap: 


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Posted Oct 24, 2012 - 8:25 am

Yes all companies have sales and often special pricing for their service on Black Friday. In the past, one of the things they did was Verizon had double your data, etc. on BF.

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Posted Oct 24, 2012 - 11:48 am

This is the only thing I am looking for. I would love to get the Galaxy s3. My iphone 4 hasn't worked right for 6 months :(

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Posted Oct 25, 2012 - 6:48 am

Sprint will have the GS3 for $50 on BF. I plan on getting two. :)

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Posted Oct 25, 2012 - 8:03 am

i am on att...i hope they have a special too.

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Posted Oct 25, 2012 - 5:49 pm

i am on att...i hope they have a special too.


I think I just saw a commercial that the GS3 was buy one get one free on AT&T. Doesn't help you if you only want one though. Lol

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Posted Oct 26, 2012 - 7:19 pm

I've been buying phones on black Friday for a few years. Best Buy, Target, Radio Shack and Walmart all have deals which range from about 10-50 percent off.

One word of advice, if it's a prepaid phone, order over the internet when the BF deals become available and then activate at home. In stores, people are trying to ACTIVATE along with buy cell phones, so the wait is horrible.

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Posted Oct 29, 2012 - 7:49 am

really?! hmm....i will check on that. I think my dh would like it but he loves his motorola tundra. My coworker told me to upgrade all of my (3) phone lines to the iphone 5 and then sell them..lol.. Thanks. Jenn

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Posted Oct 29, 2012 - 10:22 am

really?! hmm....i will check on that. I think my dh would like it but he loves his motorola tundra. My coworker told me to upgrade all of my (3) phone lines to the iphone 5 and then sell them..lol..
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If you can deal with the phones you have for another 2 years then its defiantly worth it cuz you can sell your iPhone 5s for like $500-600 each on eBay. That could fund most of our BFs. Lol ;)

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Posted Nov 3, 2012 - 9:50 pm

We bought the upgrade before this past one at Radio Shack on Black Friday. They had special pricing, whooped the pants off of AT&T corporate store pricing. We actually bought later in the day, they weren't the hot ticket on BF.

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Posted Nov 4, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Sprint will have the GS3 for $50 on BF. I plan on getting two. :)


Is that for new contracts or upgrades?

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Posted Nov 4, 2012 - 8:11 pm


Is that for new contracts or upgrades?


It doesn't say. Just say $49.99 Black Friday 11/23/12 only.

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Posted Nov 5, 2012 - 4:52 am

I'm looking to upgrade to the G SIII and the lady at the sprint store yesterday said that I would be able to get it bf when i renewed my contract. Now to see if I can hold out that long lol

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Posted Nov 5, 2012 - 7:02 am

U gotta hold out, its an awesome deal for 50 bucks but u might wanna check amazon periodically, there deals are just as good sometimes

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Posted Nov 5, 2012 - 7:49 am

I'm looking to upgrade to the G SIII and the lady at the sprint store yesterday said that I would be able to get it bf when i renewed my contract. Now to see if I can hold out that long lol


That's what I though. I have an iPhone 4S but for $50 why not right?! Lol. I just saw the Radio Shack BF ad and they have the GSIII for $50 but its for new activations only. Does anyone know if its in Sprint stores only or can I order online?

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Posted Nov 5, 2012 - 8:59 am

U gotta hold out, its an awesome deal for 50 bucks but u might wanna check amazon periodically, there deals are just as good sometimes



I'm trying but anyone who knows me knows that patience IS NOT one of my virtues lol

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Posted Nov 5, 2012 - 9:00 am

That's what I though. I have an iPhone 4S but for $50 why not right?! Lol. I just saw the Radio Shack BF ad and they have the GSIII for $50 but its for new activations only. Does anyone know if its in Sprint stores only or can I order online?

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I knew there was something I forgot to ask yesterday.. don't know if I'll be able to be there first thing :(

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Posted Nov 5, 2012 - 9:15 am


I'm trying but anyone who knows me knows that patience IS NOT one of my virtues lol


I've had my upgrade since Sept 1st! I've had my iPhone for over a year now! For anyone that knows me that is an accomplishment. Lol ;)

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Posted Nov 6, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Looks like SAMs has the GSIII for $.97 on BF. Can't make out in the ad what carrier it's for or if its new activations or not. Looks like the blue or white one and I know Sprint has those colors. Does say in store only. Sent from my iPhone using GottaDeal

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Posted Nov 6, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Looks like SAMs has the GSIII for $.97 on BF. Can't make out in the ad what carrier it's for or if its new activations or not. Looks like the blue or white one and I know Sprint has those colors. Does say in store only.

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I was there today looking at them...before I saw the ad...and they have the S3 for Sprint and ATT. I am getting it...finally!!

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Posted Nov 6, 2012 - 5:43 pm

I was there today looking at them...before I saw the ad...and they have the S3 for Sprint and ATT. I am getting it...finally!!


It says for qualifying 2-year service agreement so I guess that upgrades too? I was happy with $50 but really happy with $.96! If its for Sprint I will be getting a blue one and a white one. :)

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Posted Nov 7, 2012 - 6:36 am

I think Sams has the Galaxy S III for .49 cents...or did I not read the ad correctly?

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Posted Nov 7, 2012 - 6:41 am

I think Sams has the Galaxy S III for .49 cents...or did I not read the ad correctly?


First page, $.96 like I said.

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Posted Nov 7, 2012 - 6:51 am

Not for Verizon? :(

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Posted Nov 7, 2012 - 7:13 am

Not for Verizon? :(


I honestly have no idea. I can't tell if it says anything about carriers in the ad.

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Posted Nov 7, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Ad says "Carriers and phone selection may vary by club'
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