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[Best Buy] Koodo Samsung J3 2016 - $0 on Small Tab ($240) with $300 Best Buy GC

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[Best Buy] Koodo Samsung J3 2016 - $0 on Small Tab ($240) with $300 Best Buy GC

Sure, this isn't an iPhone 6, Moto G Plus or any mid range phone, but Best Buy is selling the Samsung J3 2016 for $0 on a small Koodo Tab ($10 x 24 = $240) with a $300 GC.

If you don't care about a credit hit, you can basically get this phone for Free plus a bit of extra BB credit.

$240 + $15 SIM x 5% GST with an Alberta number = $267.75
You get back a $300 GC, so you are ahead by about $30 after cancelling.

There is no longer a 90 day clawback period on GC as per the other threads, so feel free to cancel right away.

New activations only.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/sa ... 52866.aspx?
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They pay you to take the J3.
Have too many phones... This is how I limit my monthly phone payment.
1x 7-11 Speakout, 2x Koodo $28 plan, $0 FPL home phone
2x Zoomer $36 plan, 1x Zoomer family plan for 3 numbers $94.50($72+$22.5)
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Dec 21, 2016
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They would price match this at The Mobile Shop too, so you could get $300 worth of PC Points too. All you need to do is bring in the advertised bonus!
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YesImDoug wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 1:09 pm
They would price match this at The Mobile Shop too, so you could get $300 worth of PC Points too. All you need to do is bring in the advertised bonus!
Good idea.. I have no use for Best Buy GC.
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Very low spec phone. I wouldn't bother with it, but thanks OP.
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Good deal if someone needs a phone.
But some people are selling BB GC for 90% of the value. Hope they are legit
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goflamesgo wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 12:54 pm

If you don't care about a credit hit, you can basically get this phone for Free plus a bit of extra BB credit.
This reduces your credit rating? or this is just a credit score check?

Wouldn't be worth if it reduced your credit score
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kashish948 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 1:27 pm
This reduces your credit rating? or this is just a credit score check?

Wouldn't be worth if it reduced your credit score
It will be a hard check so it will impact your credit score.
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I wouldn't buy a phone for the gift cards unless I was happy with the phone. Sure you get $300 which is a lot. But you are still stuck with a phone you wish you didn't buy long after you forgot what you wasted the gift cards on.
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dogdayafter12 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 2:31 pm
I wouldn't buy a phone for the gift cards unless I was happy with the phone. Sure you get $300 which is a lot. But you are still stuck with a phone you wish you didn't buy long after you forgot what you wasted the gift cards on.
You can always sell the phone for at least $100? OR better yet use it for next year as a $100 trade in with Wow Mobile Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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If you already have Koodo, just open a new line.
I love RFD! :)

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dogdayafter12 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 2:31 pm
I wouldn't buy a phone for the gift cards unless I was happy with the phone. Sure you get $300 which is a lot. But you are still stuck with a phone you wish you didn't buy long after you forgot what you wasted the gift cards on.
sell the phone for $150-$170 and take a ~$100 hit to get a $300 GC.
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Can you cancel online the next day or you have to call in?
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kenvin100 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 2:32 pm
use it for next year as a $100 trade in with Wow Mobile Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
Obsolescence level 99. :twisted:

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