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Sams Club Vip Pre-BF Sale (Invitation Only)

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Just got something in the mail today from Sams Club for a Pre-BF Sale.

I'm Advising all Sam Club members to keep a possible look out for the invitation.

Its a Vip pre Black Friday sale by invitation only. And its only from 8 to 10 pm.

Headlining on that list is the same 60 inch Vizio that Walmart has for bf.

Sams is $10.00 more at $698 for the 60 inch.

Model E601i-A3.

List of vip items ar at www.samsclub.com/vip

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#31
Just got back from Sam's Club. The results are in.

A. You most definitely HAVE to be a PLUS. They said that they were going to check the cards on the 18th to make sure that it said that. I mentioned that I had received one in the mail and tore it up by mistake...and wanted a new one...And when they took a look at my card, they said that lots of people with regular memberships had gotten one by mistake... So... Dontknow

B. It doesn't make a difference if you didn't get one in the mail. If you're a plus, just go to Sam's Club and ask for one of the invitations. They're handing them out freely.

C. If you're NOT a plus, DO NOT UPGRADE, create a NEW Plus membership. You'll get a FREE $20 gift card.

D. Once you're done with the 18th or 23rd, you can cancel the Plus membership completely and get the $100 refunded completely. Or downgrade to regular advantage and get $60 back.

E. Expect REALLY LONG LINES. I was told to come at 5pm!!! Especially since they're not going to have the same kind of quantity as on BF.
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#32
Is the VIP sale only for the items listed in the OP or will all the Black Friday deals be available? I'm looking for the XBox and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Maggie
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#33
Just wanted to add my own experience to the mix, in the hope of helping with consistency.
I realize some of this has been said and I am reiterating, but like I said, consistency is what I'm trying to offer.

Last night I drove to the local store and discussed the VIP invitation with the very nice and very informative customer service associate.

She explained the following:
1) I had to be a PLUS member to get in to the VIP event. They would check membership cards and invitations, and the Plus membership card was more important than the invitation itself.

2) Only the items on the invite were available for the BF prices. She said that they might have a few additional things (not necessarily items from the BF sale, just general products), but from what she had been told by the management, the rest of the BF deals were not available at the event.

3) If you purchase a Plus membership right now, you get a $20 giftcard valid at Sams or Walmart. (This sweetens the $100 you've gotta spend on the membership upfront, not to mention the ability to cancel it later)

4) If you upgrade your current membership to a Plus membership right now, you get a $10 giftcard (just in case you're already a member and don't want to drop another $100 for a new Plus membership).

After this very informative exchange, I purchased an Advantage Plus membership. Then I walked over to the cell phone desk to discuss the sale with the very kind and informative cell phone sales associate, who informed me that his managers had told him the following:

1) All the S3s are on sale, no matter the carrier. My particular Sams has AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint phones on sale, they do not carry T-Mobile.

2) The S3 sales price is valid on upgrades or new lines, as long as you are currently eligible for an upgrade on your line.

3) All the S3 colors are on sale. (Obviously, color selection is determined by your carrier, as Sams had the red S3 that AT&T sells, but not the brown that Verizon sells.)

4) They were going to be receiving a very large shipment of the S3 in preparation for the event.

5) They were going to be receiving another very large shipment of the S3 in preparation for the BF event.

6) You could only purchase one phone at a time per membership card.
(This seems to be a matter of debate, so I'll tag this YMMV, maybe if you purchase multiple new lines or have multiple upgrades available this will vary.)


Like I said, I don't know that any of this information is surprising or new, but I wanted to give my own experiences.
I'm not quite sure I'll be at my local Sams at 5pm as others are planning, but I am going to be there around 6:30/7pm. Based on the invitation/my opinion of the price deals, I can't see people being in line for anything but the TV (which they will have limited quantities of) and the S3, so while I am quite sure there will be a line, I don't know if I think a 5pm arrival is necessary...
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I may just get a plus member for the TV. The club closes at 6PM on sunday, When and where should I wait? Entry door or customer service desk? Never been to sams, always a costco member
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#35
At my local Sams, there is only one entry door (it does happen to be near the Customer Service Desk), so that is where I'll be waiting... This whole Sams thing is new to me, too, I've always been a BJ's member.
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#36
I wish this they had this listed,

HP Pavilion 15.6" Intel Core i7 Processor with Windows 8, Beats Audio, DVD Burner, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 USB 2.0 Port, HDMI out, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD - $599

I'm under cell phone contract for another month, does anyone anyone know if I can delay activating a new line on a family share plan a few weeks if I get a phone in the presale/BF sale?
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Quote from Sneke_Eyez View Post :
Just wanted to add my own experience to the mix, in the hope of helping with consistency.
I realize some of this has been said and I am reiterating, but like I said, consistency is what I'm trying to offer.

Last night I drove to the local store and discussed the VIP invitation with the very nice and very informative customer service associate.

She explained the following:
1) I had to be a PLUS member to get in to the VIP event. They would check membership cards and invitations, and the Plus membership card was more important than the invitation itself.

2) Only the items on the invite were available for the BF prices. She said that they might have a few additional things (not necessarily items from the BF sale, just general products), but from what she had been told by the management, the rest of the BF deals were not available at the event.

3) If you purchase a Plus membership right now, you get a $20 giftcard valid at Sams or Walmart. (This sweetens the $100 you've gotta spend on the membership upfront, not to mention the ability to cancel it later)

4) If you upgrade your current membership to a Plus membership right now, you get a $10 giftcard (just in case you're already a member and don't want to drop another $100 for a new Plus membership).

After this very informative exchange, I purchased an Advantage Plus membership. Then I walked over to the cell phone desk to discuss the sale with the very kind and informative cell phone sales associate, who informed me that his managers had told him the following:

1) All the S3s are on sale, no matter the carrier. My particular Sams has AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint phones on sale, they do not carry T-Mobile.

2) All the S3 colors are on sale. (Obviously, color selection is determined by your carrier, as Sams had the red S3 that AT&T sells, but not the brown that Verizon sells.)

3) They were going to be receiving a very large shipment of the S3 in preparation for the event.

4) They were going to be receiving another very large shipment of the S3 in preparation for the BF event.

5) You could only purchase one phone at a time per membership card.


Like I said, I don't know that any of this information is surprising or new, but I wanted to give my own experiences.
I'm not quite sure I'll be at my local Sams at 5pm as others are planning, but I am going to be there around 6:30/7pm. Based on the invitation/my opinion of the price deals, I can't see people being in line for anything but the TV (which they will have limited quantities of) and the S3, so while I am quite sure there will be a line, I don't know if I think a 5pm arrival is necessary...
So if you want to get a family plan with two lines, they will not let you have the second S3 ?
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#38
and i guess the s3 deal is not for upgrades (i'm eligible for an upgrade under my current contract)?
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Quote from jsaradhi View Post :
and i guess the s3 deal is not for upgrades (i'm eligible for an upgrade under my current contract)?
I talked to the mobile rep at my store and she said that it is valid for upgrades provided you are eligible and if you are grandfathered in an unlimited data plan you would be able to keep it.

I'm now debating if it's worth it to me to upgrade to plus to get in early to get the phone. If I have to show up on Friday at Sam's I'm going to miss another doorbuster somewhere else.
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Quote from siddi24 View Post :
So if you want to get a family plan with two lines, they will not let you have the second S3 ?
The guy at the desk seemed to indicate that, perhaps they would make an exception if you were signing up for a family plan with two lines, etc.
I had already told him at this point that I wanted to upgrade my current plan, perhaps he meant only for upgrades.
Perhaps he was misinformed, but if I remember correctly, the fine print on the VIP invite confirms what he said (I don't have it in front of me currently).

Quote from jsaradhi View Post :
and i guess the s3 deal is not for upgrades (i'm eligible for an upgrade under my current contract)?
I didn't say that, as a matter of fact, I specifically asked if it was available for upgrades and he said that it was... which has been mentioned several times in the thread.
I will go back and edit the post to include that info, I didn't mean to confuse anyone.
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#41
Does anyone know if you can delay activation? I am under contract until dec 14 but would really like to grab this phone for $.96 for my next phone... I would be adding an additional line to a family plan...
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Quote from georgezig View Post :
I may just get a plus member for the TV. The club closes at 6PM on sunday, When and where should I wait? Entry door or customer service desk? Never been to sams, always a costco member

Hide in the bathroom, then when the coast is clear, James Bond it to the TV area with your cart and grab grab grab!!!!1!
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Quote from drsketch View Post :
Hide in the bathroom, then when the coast is clear, James Bond it to the TV area with your cart and grab grab grab!!!!1!

laugh out loud laugh out loud Cool
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#44
how much is the plus membership? 100?? thank you
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#45
anyone know is the S3 will be price competitively as out of contract pricing?
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