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[Costco] Galaxy S8 $288 on contract, receive $400-450 Costco Cash card

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Jul 26, 2008
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Has anyone done this? Tempted to pick up the phone for ~$600 as nothing else beats it for that price. But I am not positive on the fees on cancelling/sign-up or if the cash card would still be valid.
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JIB9022 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 11:50 am
yea, so no its not 400 for the phone, cuz u already had to pay 288 upfront
so its 400+288 = 688 for the phone
288 is not a discount
enhancer1 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 1:54 am
Where exactly are you seeing anything about the MSRP? Going by Rogers website it's $1035. $288 is the upfront payment you pay towards that.
Lol it was late and my math is shit. It's 288+(747-450)= around $600.
RFD is the reason I live in poverty.
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Feb 27, 2015
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Price Match @ The Mobile Shop?

Or no, since Costco is wholesale?
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Nov 22, 2009
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Cheapest Premium Smartphone Plus plan is $75 (unlimited calling) + $25 (1GB) = $100.00 for two years....and still need to pay $300 for phone, PLUS tax.

Total come out to $2700 + tax. - 400 Costco card = around $2200...

Public Mobile is $50 for 6 GB = $1200 for two years + $1000 for phone = $2200 + tax....
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Jun 2, 2008
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I'm calculating almost $800 for this phone based on the info so far

Looking at Costco and Rogers website for Ontario
Rogers showing $1035 for phone
Add tax it would be $1169.55
If you want to add incidentals like SIM card or a day or so of service, then its more closer to like $1200 after everything
Then less Costco $400 gift card in Ontario for Bell / Rogers
So looking at about just less than $800 you have to pay out of pocket for this phone after the gift card

Better than the inflated $1169 price but not sure if this is a very great deal for the S8 at $800
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Jan 19, 2003
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Someone please update if they have pulled this off and cancelled. What was the final price?
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dknyswtchdg wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 2:47 pm
I'm calculating almost $800 for this phone based on the info so far

Looking at Costco and Rogers website for Ontario
Rogers showing $1035 for phone
Add tax it would be $1169.55
If you want to add incidentals like SIM card or a day or so of service, then its more closer to like $1200 after everything
Then less Costco $400 gift card in Ontario for Bell / Rogers
So looking at about just less than $800 you have to pay out of pocket for this phone after the gift card

Better than the inflated $1169 price but not sure if this is a very great deal for the S8 at $800
Finally someone posts a proper breakdown after all the nonsense in this thread. Deal is warm at best.

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Old Koodo deal was better
I love RFD! :)

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Thanks
But i'm not even sure if Costco allows you to pay a Rogers / Bell Bill for the $286.xx upfront at Costco with a Costco gift card? (I doubt this but if someone can verify...but regardless, not awesome deal to me)

Because if they don't, then you are actually shelling around $1200 out of your own pocket total all within a month or two (paying the $286+ tax upfront, getting the remaining bill a few weeks after, paying by credit card, pay off credit card)

Meanwhile, you have a $400 Costco gift card dangling around separately for you to use at Costco
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Jun 8, 2008
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$287 + taxes

depends on plan say comparing to Public's $110 per month. However, Roger's lowest Premium+ tab (notice the plus sign, makes all the difference, basically higher cost)

*Assuming ON province for tax purposes and non-Native status:

Cash card value = $450

CF0=(287+110)*1.13=$448.61
CF1=110*1.13=$124.3
CF...(2years, so 2*12= 24 months), so till CF24.

Therefore, costs for purely plan / service is $2,983.2 with taxes. Also add in the costs of the phone, $324.31 + 2983.2= $3,307.51 and of course subtract the value of the Costco Giftcard 3307.51-450=$2,857.51.

Meanwhile a comparable comparison to Public Mobile's plan with outright purchase of Samsung S8, is... service = 40 * 1.13 = $45.20 * 24 = $1,084.80.

The difference between Roger's / Costco promotion is $2,857.51 - $1,084.80 = $1,772.71, mean while the cost of a S8 is $1,035 * 1.13 = $1,169.55, so the net difference is $603.16.

I used Roger's own site to value the Samsung S8 for outright purchase, could save another $100 ~ $150 easily by buying from a RFD brand new, people get phones on plans and want to trade so they give a slight discount.

I also recently saw a $1050 Note 8. So, that's the math... Instant gratification will cost $700 ~ $750 or wait and buy phone outright and pair with low cost Public Mobile, and be $700 ~ 750 richer. You're richer than you think! Scotiabank, sry couldn't help myself. ;)
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No one is talking about plans or tax-in costs. Many people have much better plans and no one is getting this for the plan. Also taxes are moot as you pay regardless, and not everyone pays your crazy PST/HST.

This is a deal for buying outright and cancelling. $600 for a S8 is a good deal.
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Jan 23, 2004
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If you can unlock and sell the phone after Dec (for free), then even if you can sell for $600, you are still pocketing the gift card + recoup the cost of the phone. That of course if you can keep your existing plan or ok with the plan they offer.
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Feb 14, 2016
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so Costco 400 is not clawed back??

did someone try it?
Newbie
Feb 23, 2017
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This is my current dilemma. My s5 is dying but I'm getting 5 gigs and unlimited calling with Virgin for $48. To upgrade is going to cost me 80/month ubless I buy outright.

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