- Jan 16, 2008
it is really amusing for me to read about people complaining about things as op does, I have always paid the full price for all my devices, looking for those trade in, or signing never ending contracts looks to me like a pain the ass, better, you pay for your phone, walk out of the store, and that's it
The price of the base 256gb storage phone with 8gb of ram is $1199. After the free storage upgrade is over the 512gb model is $1375. They are not selling the 256gb model it seems unless you go through a carrier. They show the price with the $500 trade in by default too.Alright, Samsung is really trying to get over on the consumer. How is it that carriers sell the cell phone for 1100 whether that's for the 256 or the 512 but Samsung directly is saying 1379 for both? Samsung is not even allowing users to get the 256 one so you can't see the actual price for the device. They say that the upgrade is free, but from the looks of it, it's NOT free, we're actually paying for it.
Am I crazy or is that what it sounds like?
Yup. Last time I upgraded from the Note20 Ultra to the S22U for like $300. This time, it's $699. Sorry, I'm skipping this cycle. I thought about doing the Verizon carrier-locked with the bigger trade-in, but their service has gotten so terrible I'm not sure I'm sticking with them much longer. What's even more annoying is I like to pay off my phones quickly. If you do that on Verizon, unlike T-Mo they stop giving you the credits you have left.Tired of hearing all the bs like: I got mine for $199, fake news. ... my final price is always $699 all the time
What never-ending contracts? This isn't about contracts, simply the phone itself. I'm specifically talking about buying an unlocked phone straight from Samsung, not tied to any carrier. That's basically the online version of "pay for your phone, walk out the store, and that's it" like you do. Use it with any carrier. I, for one, prefer to pay as little as possible for a phone, so if I can get a great trade-in discount like last year, I'm all in.it is really amusing for me to read about people complaining about things as op does, I have always paid the full price for all my devices, looking for those trade in, or signing never ending contracts looks to me like a pain the ass, better, you pay for your phone, walk out of the store, and that's it