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[Best Buy] Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB G930A GSM Unlocked

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freakx2001 wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 8:59 am
Bought one from Koodo a few weeks ago for $240. Great phone. Battery is great on it.
How did you score this deal?
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freakx2001 wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 8:59 am
Bought one from Koodo a few weeks ago for $240. Great phone. Battery is great on it.
How did you score this deal?
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Tuberider wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 12:31 pm
Looks like it's a US phone (AT&T).
This.

Many places that sell cheap Galaxy phones (like a few eBay sellers often mentioned in RFD) are selling non-Canadian models. It is fine if the buyers are aware, and can work with it (e.g. know how to root and flash if needed). But the only indication for this Best Buy item is G930A, and the average non-tech consumer may not notice or understand. (It should at least say something like "it is an AT&T model", without that it is intentionally deceiving by omission IMHO.)

I got a Galaxy S6 that is a Verizon model. I knew it was a non-Canadian model when I bought it. What I didn't know at the time was that it is rooted, and doesn't get any OTA security (or version) updates. I haven't learned how to flash firmware etc.
Amerifriend threads need to include instructions on how to acquire an amerifriend. :confused:
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faisalsalik wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 12:41 pm
How did you score this deal?
SkimGuy wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 9:36 am
How did you get this deal?

It was a RFD from a few weeks ago. All retailers were doing it as it was from KOODO.. also could have recieved a $50 play with 4gb of data.
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ssiu wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 1:16 pm
This.

Many places that sell cheap Galaxy phones (like a few eBay sellers often mentioned in RFD) are selling non-Canadian models. It is fine if the buyers are aware, and can work with it (e.g. know how to root and flash if needed). But the only indication for this Best Buy item is G930A, and the average non-tech consumer may not notice or understand. (It should at least say something like "it is an AT&T model", without that it is intentionally deceiving by omission IMHO.)

I got a Galaxy S6 that is a Verizon model. I knew it was a non-Canadian model when I bought it. What I didn't know at the time was that it is rooted, and doesn't get any OTA security (or version) updates. I haven't learned how to flash firmware etc.
so is this deal for a phone that is no good? honest q.
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gates59 wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 8:41 am
You are protect with bestbuy from any purchases you make on there site.
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/what-is-ma ... vrd-hc8343

I don't see any protection here. You can just escalate to BB, after which the seller makes up some excuse about product not received and you're SOL.
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JimU wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 12:08 pm
after 2 years, my note 4 started F'n crashing left right and centre. thinkin this would be a decent replacement. Thanks for post

product webpage says sales end May 10th. ??
Yes, Note 4 is a bad product. There is a lawsuit about the failing mmc chip in the USA.
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frankky14 wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 8:16 am
How bad is it to buy a phone from a third party through Best Buy?
I've never seen good phones given with contracts cheaper than if you would just buy on your own. In fact, I try, if I can to buy my phones unbranded to assure there are no crapware installed. My previous Rogers and Fido phones were full of awful apps that I couldn't remove. Never again.
As long as there's warranty and price is cheaper, it is all that matters.
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freakx2001 wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 1:33 pm
It was a RFD from a few weeks ago. All retailers were doing it as it was from KOODO.. also could have recieved a $50 play with 4gb of data.
I snooped your post history and saw the thread. Looks like you had to sign up for a tab or something, either way the deal is dead. Not sure if this deal is good still...
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Just buy the new Nokia 6.1 instead of this :)
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ssiu wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 1:16 pm
This.

Many places that sell cheap Galaxy phones (like a few eBay sellers often mentioned in RFD) are selling non-Canadian models. It is fine if the buyers are aware, and can work with it (e.g. know how to root and flash if needed). But the only indication for this Best Buy item is G930A, and the average non-tech consumer may not notice or understand. (It should at least say something like "it is an AT&T model", without that it is intentionally deceiving by omission IMHO.)

I got a Galaxy S6 that is a Verizon model. I knew it was a non-Canadian model when I bought it. What I didn't know at the time was that it is rooted, and doesn't get any OTA security (or version) updates. I haven't learned how to flash firmware etc.
I disagree. I have a Verizon S8 and it is flawless, running on Fido. Receives all OTA updates here in Canada.

You are talking about a rooted device, would not apply to this type of device being sold on eBay.
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The AT&T version of the s7 uses a Qualcomm cpu rather than the Canadian and international versions that use Exynos.

The bootloader on all USA variants is locked so no custom ROMs.
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ssiu wrote:
May 3rd, 2018 1:16 pm
This.

Many places that sell cheap Galaxy phones (like a few eBay sellers often mentioned in RFD) are selling non-Canadian models. It is fine if the buyers are aware, and can work with it (e.g. know how to root and flash if needed). But the only indication for this Best Buy item is G930A, and the average non-tech consumer may not notice or understand. (It should at least say something like "it is an AT&T model", without that it is intentionally deceiving by omission IMHO.)

I got a Galaxy S6 that is a Verizon model. I knew it was a non-Canadian model when I bought it. What I didn't know at the time was that it is rooted, and doesn't get any OTA security (or version) updates. I haven't learned how to flash firmware etc.
I bought 2 verizon s7 phones from those guys on ebay with like 100 stars, both pieces of junk. Never again. Returned for a reason. Supposed to be new condition, one had a screen protector on it. I do think the at&t model matches up well for Canada.

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