Question UK Pre orders

craftycarper1

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What have you gone for? Contract? Direct purchase from Samsung?

Been looking for a few days for a decent contract offer and ended up ordering from CPW, S21 Ultra 256gb £43/month 100gb data with the usual buds pro and smart tag offer, S10 trade in to cover upfront payment (most of it)

Any upgrade offers from Voda were garbage in comparison to the new contract deal so will be doing the PAC shuffle in a couple of months to get my years old Voda number on to my new Voda contract.
 

Batfink33

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Samsung direct with student discount and trade in old phone, I can get Ultra 256 for £790. Just hovering over the "purchase" button.
 

orbital247

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Samsung UK Direct and they force you to pick a delivery slot via DPD on the 29th Jan. Interestingly though Three UK show delivery as 26th Jan and indicators from people in the US are that people have tracking info already and are expecting delivery 26/27th Jan. Will be super miffed if Samsung Direct ship after Three UK!
 

craftycarper1

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I noticed on my order it says delivery BY 29th Jan, confirmation email states "current expected delivery date 29th", and follow up email states "Once stock has arrived at warehouse, orders will be dispatched asap"
 

orbital247

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I noticed on my order it says delivery BY 29th Jan, confirmation email states "current expected delivery date 29th", and follow up email states "Once stock has arrived at warehouse, orders will be dispatched asap"
Yeah it says BY the 29th on Samsung, but then proceeds to make you chose the 29th as your actual delivery date with DPD. So even if it is available on the 26th, my delivery slot is the 29th.... maybe I'm missing something!
 

CorvusFox

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Ordered directly from Samsung as soon as the upgrade link became available, and it's saying 4 to 5 weeks because I chose the brown one rather than black or white. I'm guessing it'll still ship for the 29th however. At least, I hope so
 

lawtq

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Well... My order just changed to dispatched. S21 ultra silver. From Samsung UK.

Anyone else? Be so nice if it came tomorrow. I have another one, s21 standard, for the gf that states its preparing to dispatch. 🤷🏾‍♂️
 
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orbital247

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Well... My order just changed to dispatched. S21 ultra silver. From Samsung UK.

Anyone else? Be so nice if it came tomorrow. I have another one, s21 standard, for the gf that states its preparing to dispatch. 🤷🏾‍♂️
Wow that would be amazing, no change for mine this morning, same S21 Ultra Silver Samsung UK. When you ordered did it make you pick the 29th on the delivery section (DPD slot)?.
 

lawtq

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It did make me pick 29th. And this morning there is no active delivery. Strange one.

Are dpd gonna hold onto it till the 29th? It's deffo getting lost then
 

tim2london

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amazon - and wont ship till 30th...those buying from samsung direct might get a few days earlier - the lucky ones - but with everything going on atm in the world - who knows
 

CorvusFox

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It did make me pick 29th. And this morning there is no active delivery. Strange one.

Are dpd gonna hold onto it till the 29th? It's deffo getting lost then
Nah, DPD are good at not losing things thankfully. They're about the only courier I trust as they've never let me down.
 

jayjay2244

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Ordered my 256gb Ultra with Three during lunch. Staying with unlimited data ect for £79 a month (first 6 half price) Contract wasn't up for renewal till April but they only charged £90 for the early cancellation so see that as a result. Currently a £170 extra trade in deal right now too so, selling the buds on top not bad to say the least.

Read people are having Klarna/finance declined so saves that hassle of going through Samsung direct.

They told me it would arrive by Tuesday at the latest.
 

mtm1401

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Samsung direct with student discount and trade in old phone, I can get Ultra 256 for £790. Just hovering over the "purchase" button.
Worth checking the non-student price - you get a better trade in value (£350 Vs £210 for an S10+) so it was actually slightly cheaper for me
 

Darbar1701

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Ordered my 256gb Ultra with Three during lunch. Staying with unlimited data ect for £79 a month (first 6 half price) Contract wasn't up for renewal till April but they only charged £90 for the early cancellation so see that as a result. Currently a £170 extra trade in deal right now too so, selling the buds on top not bad to say the least.

Read people are having Klarna/finance declined so saves that hassle of going through Samsung direct.

They told me it would arrive by Tuesday at the latest.
This Tuesday coming?? That would be sweet
 

Batfink33

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Worth checking the non-student price - you get a better trade in value (£350 Vs £210 for an S10+) so it was actually slightly cheaper for me
Yeah, I checked. They gave me a better price for the 8pro but it was still £10 more expensive. Maybe there's a bottom limit they'll sell it for.
 
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Frostfree

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Ordered mine from Samsung for delivery on the 29th. The status is on 'Preparing Dispatch'. Samsung have always been reliable in the past.

FF
 

JonSlater

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Silver 512Gb from Amazon, delivery stated as due on the 30th. Had over £900 in Amazon vouchers, or would have gone direct from Samsung for huge trade-in on aging but serviceable 256Gb S9+. Instead that's probably going on eBay, with loads of extras.