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[Bestbuy] Bestbuy - Koodo for LG and Samsung

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Feb 19, 2005
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Bestbuy - Koodo for LG and Samsung

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January 16, 2019
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I am new to this. Looks like a decent deal from bestbuy with gift cards
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Nov 6, 2018
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Those phones are old and worth pennies.
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Gtaphotog wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 5:37 pm
Those phones are old and worth pennies.
The G6 is a fantastic phone. Is you're willing to sell it to me for 'pennies' I've got a bunch around here somewhere.

Stop with the hyperbole. The G6 is hovering around $250 on ebay. It's nowhere near 'pennies'.

All that said, this deal is ICE cold. Buying and cancelling with Koodo means: $480+tax - $150 = $330 + tax

Not a deal at all.
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Jan 11, 2019
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Although I agree that this isn't too good a deal, I think we all really appreciate you for posting! :)
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Newbie
Dec 4, 2018
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Currently using the g6 and its great. I previously had an iphone 8 but decided to sell it because Koodo had a decent signup deal ($200 walmart GC). $150 at Best Buy isnt bad, but it definitely gets better.
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repatch wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 5:52 pm
The G6 is a fantastic phone. Is you're willing to sell it to me for 'pennies' I've got a bunch around here somewhere.

Stop with the hyperbole. The G6 is hovering around $250 on ebay. It's nowhere near 'pennies'.

All that said, this deal is ICE cold. Buying and cancelling with Koodo means: $480+tax - $150 = $330 + tax

Not a deal at all.
Furthermore, Walmart had the G6 on the small tab with a $250 gift card during the holidays up until early this week.

They also had the A8 on the small tab with a $225, which is what I purchased. The A5 had a $300 gift card!

It is ridiculous to call anything like the G6 an old phone, that comment must have been made by someone addicted to the latest crap whether it is worth buying or not.
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Dec 13, 2005
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G6 is decent, plays Fortnite and pubg at okay (but not amazing) frame rates. With 200 or higher gift card and $50 trade in it is basically free.
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adavidso wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 9:35 pm
G6 is decent, plays Fortnite and pubg at okay (but not amazing) frame rates. With 200 or higher gift card and $50 trade in it is basically free.
With the price you pay for the in market plan you need to take this 'deal' you're paying WAY more then you should be. There are alot better deals out there.
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Nov 23, 2008
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The Koodo website still has the G6 going for $240. With SIM card cost, 1 day of service, and tax, that is still less than $300. With Best Buy, you still have to pay an activation fee, and are obligated to stay with Koodo for 90 days if you intend to take advantage of Best Buy's gift card.
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Oct 27, 2018
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bridonca wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 1:28 am
The Koodo website still has the G6 going for $240. With SIM card cost, 1 day of service, and tax, that is still less than $300. With Best Buy, you still have to pay an activation fee, and are obligated to stay with Koodo for 90 days if you intend to take advantage of Best Buy's gift card.
No you don't, you can cancel (or port out) right away if you want. You're not obligated. This only ensures that best buy receives their commission. The GC is yours once the activation is done.
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Apr 3, 2006
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The problem with buying these phones is that when you buy them they’re already out of date in terms of their android version. For example if you buy a G7 it will have an old version of android out of the box. Personally I love these phones in the hardware but I really don’t feel that they are worth it in terms of software updates. That’s why I personally I’d stick with an iPhone or a Google phone. While the hardware is great with LG and Samsung their software updates On their mid range phones especially is left to be desired
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Mar 5, 2006
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LG G6 is great.
Got it just before BF for under $100.
I would have gotten it even if it was $150.
Latest Android version hasn't offered me anything significant other than the fact that it's "newer". So getting last gen phone isn't a big problem, I mean 80% of the apps I use were apps that I've been using for the last several years. Having a newer OS under there isn't doing much. And it's not like it's that far behind that the latest versions of the apps stop working with the older OS.
I'd rather pay $150 every year, than $5-600 every other year.
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LuxErus wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 8:03 pm
Furthermore, Walmart had the G6 on the small tab with a $250 gift card during the holidays up until early this week.

They also had the A8 on the small tab with a $225, which is what I purchased. The A5 had a $300 gift card!

It is ridiculous to call anything like the G6 an old phone, that comment must have been made by someone addicted to the latest crap whether it is worth buying or not.
In Android terms, it's an old phone. Mine is barely 6 months old and it can't make it a day on a charge. Old tech like Snapdragon 821 quad core chip when everyone is on 8 Core chips now... in my experience the mid-range 630 chipsets seem faster. It has a nice screen, waterproof, but that's it. I can't recommend it in 2019. Lucky if I can get $150 for my used one when I sell it. It runs Kijiji nice and choppy, too.

If you don't care what you daily drive and got that big gift card... then I guess it's acceptable. Some of us know there are much better choices for a budget phone in 2019.

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