Samsung to begin selling Gear VR in some Best Buy stores on February 8th

samsung_gear_vrSamsung’s Gear VR headset was announced at the same time as the Galaxy Note 4, but getting your hands on one has been tricky. So far, Samsung has only been selling it online through Best Buy’s online store and in some European countries, so it’s hardly widely available. Fortunately it looks like that’ll change in February.

Starting February 8th, a select 100 Best Buy stores will begin stocking the Gear VR with a demo Note 4 for customers to test drive. The demo units will have four experiences to check out, including Milk Video for videos, TheBlu for gaming, Transformers for a virtual reality movie, and 360 Photos for viewing images. Those should cover most of the bases for someone that’s interested in buying a Gear VR.
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Samsung Gear VR now available through Best Buy

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Hot on the heels of their latest promo video, or perhaps in conjunction with the new video, Samsung has expanded availability of the Samsung Gear VR headset. Best Buy is now listing the device as available for order on their web site for a price of $199.99. That is the same price that you will find it for on the Samsung site or through AT&T. With free expedited shipping, buyers could have the device in their hands, or strapped to their head, by this weekend. That does assume they already own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, or plan to get one in the next couple days, since that is currently the only device that the Gear VR is compatible with.

The expansion to Best Buy is certainly going to put the Gear VR in front of a lot more consumers. That will be especially true if they get a few units to have available in the Samsung Experience areas of Best Buy retail locations.

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Best Buy offering 1 month of free Sprint Prepaid service when you buy certain phones

sprint-logoBest Buy is running a limited time promotion with Sprint to give customers a free one-month trial of Sprint’s prepaid network when they buy certain phones. This move should hopefully help Sprint boost their subscriber numbers after falling to second place to T-Mobile.

To qualify, all a customer has to do is purchase any eligible phone and have it activated at Best Buy. There are plenty of options, including Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 5, the LG Tribute and LG Volt, and the Sharp Crystal. After the trial month, users can pick between three different tiers of plans to move onto, starting at $35 per month for unlimited talk and text with 1 GB of data, and capping out at $55 per month for 6 GB of data.
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Best Buy offering LG G3 at $1 with 2 year contract

LG_G3_Main_01_TAHere’s another Cyber Monday deal for you, this time for one of the best Android smartphones on the market. Best Buy is offering the LG G3 at just $1.00 with a two year contract. The deal is available for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, for Metallic Black, Silk White, and Blue variants of the device.

As always with these deals, there’s no guarantee how long it will last, so if you’re interested, hop on quick. You can see the devices on Best Buy’s website via the source link below.

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[Deal] Best Buy hosting $100 trade-in program for the Nexus 9

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Looking to upgrade your tablet? Now would be an excellent time to do so. The Nexus 9 can be yours for $100 less when trading in any tablet that works. This deal is exclusively being held by Best Buy. The trade-in program rewards customers with a $50 Best Buy gift card and a $50 discount for the Nexus 9. And it literally covers any working tablet. The exclusions are tablets from Barnes & Noble and e-readers. Of course, the condition has to be in fairly good condition. Best Buy will not accept tablets with cracked screens or water damage.

This offer runs through Saturday, November 29.

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