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Samsung S8 Active 64GB on Sprint, 50% off bill credits and $350 gift card - new line, Best Buy

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Best Buy has the phone I really want on Sprint for a great deal. Before everyone jumps on the down vote, it does include 18-month bill credits thus it is only good for people who plan to stay with Sprint for that long. It also requires a new line to be opened.

The S8 Active (rugged and giant battery) is 50% off for Sprint, bringing the price down to $17.71/month for 18 months via the Flex Lease, for a total of $318 in payments. This also comes with a $350 Best Buy e-gift card (instead of their normal $350 off Galaxy line of phones), thus in the end this phone should make you $32 for the duration of the 18 months at which point I am informed you will need to send the phone back to Sprint. Your net payments for the device over the 18 months should still be negative, but not really a money maker like I thought.

But again you will be stuck with Sprint for the duration of bill credits - 18 months, and it requires a new line. I am on Verizon, but really want this phone so am out of luck. If this had been available on my carrier, I would have pounced on it immediately.

Good luck. I obviously don't post much / at all, thus please feel free to correct me if I am missing something in this post.

Link: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=6162401 Then Click on the "$17.71 Flex Lease" option box. Here you will see the price of $17.71 / month and the Best Buy e-gift card shows up as included free.

Here is my math:

$17.71 x 18 = $318
-$350 bbuy gift card
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-$32 then you can return the phone to Samsung or buy it off for $187.50 for a net cost of $155. Plus the cost of your Sprint line as it is not eligible for free lines.

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Where is the info on $350 BB GC? Not seeing on product page. Intriguing deal.
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Don't see the 350 dollar gift card. Am I missing something? It says 350 dollars off but that's reflected in the price already.
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And don't call it a money maker if you're tied into bill credits, which I also don't see anywhere on the link you posted.
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Where is the info on $350 BB GC? Not seeing on product page. Intriguing deal.
Click on the Flex Lease option first. It will show up in the upper right hand corner, for me it says "Included Free: $350 Best Buy E-Gift Card"
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Last edited by astro_boy November 26, 2017 at 05:10 PM.
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Joking right, MM, Seriously????
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It's good deal ... thanks. But sprint just declined adding new line to my account. I have 6 lines but I was approved for 7 lines. Don't know why it was rejected. I will call them now. Repped
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Thumbnail attached of what I was seeing, unless I am missing something.
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Gift card shows when you select a new line for $17.71 with 18 payments option.
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Good deal...but this is a lease. Sprint expects the phone back after the lease ends. Is that not the case here ?
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Joking right, MM, Seriously????
Shouldn't call it a MM because of Bill Credits? Again, inexperienced, but overall seemed like a decent deal if one is on Sprint.
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I will never understand "leasing" of any sort. You are throwing money out the window. There are plenty of good deals on phones you can buy and use for a year or two and only lose a little bit of money once you sell it.

People who are wise with money do not "lease" anything. I don't care how much money you have to throw away. There are so many better options. (no hate for sprint here - just talking about leasing in general)
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you do realize after 18 payments you still owe money on the phone, right? So there is no way in hell this is considered a money maker by ANY stretch of the imagination...
and when you click on the terms of the gift card you get this!
Free $350 Best Buy Gift Card on the Samsung Galaxy Note8, GS8, GS8 Plus or GS8 Active with Sprint Flex Lease. Upgrade Only

Free $350 Best Buy Gift Card on the Samsung Galaxy Note8, GS8, GS8 Plus or GS8 Active with Sprint Flex Lease. Upgrade Only. Gift Card will be emailed within 48 Hours of device activation
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you do realize after 18 payments you still owe money on the phone, right? So there is no way in hell this is considered a money maker by ANY stretch of the imagination...
oops, did not realize this. I thought phone was yours or some nominal buyout after the lease is up. my bad, will try to change the title.
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