EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Moves To Sell New Note 9 Direct $300 Discount Offered
In a blow to carriers, Samsung has moved quickly to take pre orders directly for their new $1,499 Note 9 and they are already discounting out the top model.
By 9am this morning Samsung smartphone owners in Australia were being made an offer to pre order with the cost of the $1,799 512GB version reduced in price by $300 to $1,499 the same price as 128GB model.
The Korean Company is also offering free delivery and 24 months interest free finance which some observers claim it is a better deal than buying direct from a carrier or retailer.
Customers who got the EDM are sent to this landing page.
Samsung said that the new device will be shipped by Startrack.
A spokesperson in the Samsung call centre said “Orders will ship on the 23rd of August for delivery to most metropolitan areas from the 24th of August 2018.
Samsung is also offering owners of a current Samsung smartphone a trade in on their current model the program is being operated for Samsung by Brightstar.
The instructions given to consumers are:
Select your new Samsung device and the eligible device you’d like to trade in.
Get a partial discount upfront on the price of your new eligible Samsung device.4 To complete your trade-in, follow the link on the order confirmation email to register your trade-in.
Return old device
Send your old device back in the supplied shipping satchel to complete the trade-in. The eligible post trade in amount5 will be paid into your nominated bank account.
4Price quoted is based on trading in a Samsung Galaxy Note8 in full working condition until 31 October 2018 and is inclusive of a $125 discount on the purchase price of the Galaxy Note9, Galaxy S9, S9+ or Galaxy Tab S4. Visit the Samsung Online Store for further details, T&Cs and a list of eligible devices. Eligible devices and pricing are subject to change. The Samsung Trade-Up Program is operated by Brightstar Logistics Pty Ltd.
5Post trade in amount is an estimate only and is subject to final assessment by Brightstar, the trade-in provider. If any amount is due to you, this will be directly deposited into your nominated bank account by Brightstar once the assessment has been finalised.