I’m planning to pre-order a Samsung Galaxy S10 cell phone. I’m preordering to get the free ear buds, because why not.
What I’m wondering is where the best place to buy from is. My phone service is Verizon, but I’d ideally like to purchase an unlocked one for potential future sale value, and to reduce bloatware to only one company’s (Samsung) useless software. I plan on purchasing it as an “upgrade” where Verizon will charge the price of the phone over 24 months. Is there any way to maximize cash back here, is there a particular retailer that’s better, etc.? If I preorder with Best Buy for instance, can I get cash back on the full phone price even though the up-front charges will only be tax?
To head off potential objections, yes I realize there are cheaper phone service providers, and there may be cheaper phones available that some consider better. I also realize there may be better opportunities to finance the purchase with someone other than Verizon. Feel free to mention those for others, but because of the way my company reimburses, that is a much worse option for me, so I’d appreciate keeping those to a relative minimum.