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Best Buy Slashing $100 Off Samsung Galaxy S3 This Sunday

If you are headed into a Best Buy store this weekend to shop for a new smartphone, make sure you go on Sunday, October 14. Best Buy is planning to knock $100 off of the Samsung Galaxy S3 for one day only. The sale should be happening nationwide, and from what we can tell, includes variants from all carriers.

We reviewed the Galaxy S3 a couple of times now, and still consider it to be one of the best phones on the market today.

  • chicagogal

    ugh verizon isnt included in this deal at bestbut…

    • Gordo

      Yes they are. It’s just not on the sales page. Go find VZW phones first, then look at the S3. It will have the sale price.

      • chicagogal

        thank you!!!
        do you know if its better to just get it through verizon?

  • Going to Best Buy tomorrow to purchase this smartphone for the wife and I think I’m more excited about it than she is. It’s cool that she is ditching the ifail 4 for this!

  • blue ivy

    this is great but only on sunday.

  • mery

    is it going to be while supplies last? or an all day thing?

  • Katcop3333

    The manager at my local BB told me about the sale. He said they were already prepared by being additionaly staffed for that day so he is pretty sure it will happen Sunday. I will be there before they open. woo hoo!

  • brad

    Well now I am totally torn. How can I pass this phone up for $49!!! I wanted to see what the RAZR HD and upcoming new HTC Incredible X would be like….but how much of an upgrade would those really be…and for $150-$200 MORE…

    • JoshGroff

      DIX is supposed to be a quad core beast and I believe 2GB of RAM, but for the average person, the GS3 is more than good enough, and for $50, it’d be hard to beat.

  • Matt

    Walmart and Sams Club have always had the GSIII at 149. Which is a good deal too.

  • unclever_username

    Fwiw, I can confirm this.

  • TRook

    Heard it was going to be The Deal of the Day, from there web site was this disclaimer “The Deal of the Day prices are generally good for one day only. Prices and offers are subject to change. Deal of the Day items are not eligible for the Best Buy Price Match Guarantee”

    • iamevie

      But the website also says the Deal of the Day special is only available online.

  • Brad

    I called Best Buy to ask about this and the customer service rep I talked to knew nothing of the upcoming “deal”. I will still look on Sunday but am not holding my breath!

  • Chris

    Is there a source for this info? i can’t find anywhere else that is reporting this without linking back to this story

  • Snapple92

    How does this work with the phone companies/contracts? If I go in to Best Buy do they activate it for me? Then if I have a problem with it later can I take it to Sprint or do I take it to Best Buy?

    • kauthor47

      Yes they activate it for you. In that case you’d go back to Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, wherever you got it from.

      • Snapple92

        ok cool thanks!

  • json405

    If it’s also for off contract purchases, then it’ll be the same price as what verizon sells it for. At BB, they sell the SGS3 for $699.99 full retail so it would be $599.99. Since BB price matches anyways, that $100 discount would be worthless. I doubt they would knock another $100 after price matching it. Also, for the people asking about BB’s price guarantee, they will price match it within the return period which is within 30 days. Go get your discount if you can! =)

    • When have you gotten BB to price match on full retail of a phone? I have tried several times and different BBs and no luck.

  • majormudafuckinhun

    A friend of mine just bought one at BB for $150 less than 2 weeks ago. Do you think they would credit her the amount?

    • Gnorb

      BB has a 1 month return policy on phones. If she goes in and they don’t credit her the diff, she can always return her current phone and pick up another of the same. Therefore, there’s a good chance they’ll say OK. Plus, I think they have a price match within the first 30 days of purchase, so this would just be price matching themselves.

    • Yes. They’ll give her the $50 difference.

  • I love this phone I was one who preordered to keep my unlimited. I love this phone, but was worried at first when I thought it was totally locked down. It is certainly worth that price.

  • frosty_nerd

    Will this be advertised anywhere, or is this a “super secret” heads up?

  • tdeljr

    Will this be in store only or will it be online also?

  • tdeljr

    will this be only also.

    • will bartlett


      • EndiSky

        I believe he meant to say “will this be ONLINE also”

        • will bartlett

          yeah. i got that when he reposted it


    Sold…was at the mall looking at one today and almost pulled the trigger!!!

  • Mordecaidrake

    I wonder if it really is still worth it or just to wait for the Nexus/Razr HD

    • JoshGroff

      The RAZR HD has less RAM, and besides that, the specs are pretty much the same, but if you’re considering the Nexus, I’d wait. (actually, I might say get the S3, as there’s no guarantee VZW will get another Nexus.)

  • is that 100 off the 199 price? i just bought mine 2 weeks ago saturday for 149 .. can i get that discount ..

    • JoshGroff

      It’s likely off of their price, so $49.99. I’ll find out Sunday, just had two of my friends upgrade to an S3 this past week, now I told them about this awesome deal.

      • yeah i guess it cant hurt to go in and try.. i mean that is there policy at bestbuy.. match price..

        • JoshGroff

          Oh, right, so they can just get the price adjusted instead of a refund/rebill. Pro.

  • I wonder if this goes for off-contract phones as well

    • TCM_89

      Exactly what I’m wondering

    • will bartlett

      hell yeah!

    • Haha, I’m hoping not, because I don’t get paid until Monday..

    • Best Buy’s off-contract price is still more expensive. Ridiculously so. I went to a T-Mobile store and told them I wanted one GSIII badly off contract and he slashed it down to $459. I don’t know if other carriers do this. But it was awesome.

    • michael arazan

      If it applies for full retail, would be nice.

  • Oh my God, I’m so outraged! The resale on my gs3 is going to plummet! How could they have not told us they were lowering the price!? I demand they compensate me for my losses!

    • Michael_NM

      Shall we start a class action. 😉

    • r0lct

      While I agree people (like myself) with an N7 shouldn’t get too worked up over the 32GB model there is a difference between a single store running a promo and an official price drop. This won’t likely have any impact on resale.

    • JoshGroff

      Perfect time for me to get one off contract used. 🙂 Maybe.