expired Samsung Cashback 10% (was 2.8%) on Galaxy Note 9 ($1499) & Galaxy Tab S4 ($979) @ Cashrewards

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This is a huge cashback increase for the Samsung Note 9 (512GB, 8GB RAM) and Tab S4. I couldn't believe it and had to ask TA for confirmation.

The cost of the devices after cashback -
Samsung Note 9 - $1499 less 10% cashback = $1349.10 (saving $149.90)
Samsung Tab S4 - $979 less 10% cashback = $881.1

If you're intending to buy these devices outright, don't forget this cashback!

Special terms -
Cashback is not available on purchases made via the Samsung Education Store.
Follow the Shop Now button to visit Samsung and view the list of postcodes eligible for express shipping (next business day delivery if ordered before 2:00pm AEST).

Cashback Schedule
Notification: 1 to 7 Days
Estimated approval: Up to 75 days

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    So much better than jb hifi deal which 5% off via gift cards

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    Aargh! Was gonna wait to see if there were any better deals closer to release date for the note9. But atm, this cashback offer is too good to pass up!

    When do the CR funds clear after purchase is made?

  • +2 votes

    This may make me change my S6…

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    NOICE !!!

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    How do cash rewards make their profit I wonder.

    • +5 votes

      The response to pre-order for Note 9 may have been poor and hence the company may have resorted to promotionz through cash-rewards…..
      Cant reduce the advertised price but can offer cashrewards….

      • +4 votes

        For the last few years I've upgraded to every flagship the week it came out (including upgrading from edge to plus to note as they are released) but the Note 9 is so bloody uninspiring, this is probably the first time I will skip and keep my S9+ until a new phone with a material improvement in camera comes out. It's embarrassing that the most talked about feature is 'the fingerprint scanner positioning has been improved'. And who the hell ever thought 'I really wish I had a remote control for my phone'!

        • +1 vote

          It all does stink a bit. Reviewers raving about the Note 9 as though it is a must have upgrade over the Note 8.

          Remember pelican camera arrays from like 5 years ago? Who will be the first company to "invent" this technology and show us an actual improvement in smartphone camera technology?

        • +19 votes

          @Concerned:

          To be honest, I feel it's not true there aren't much compared to Note8.

          For a start, it is dual-sim (although it's actually Hybrid Sim meaning you cannot use your MicroSD if you use the second slot as another SIM). That alone I think is quite big.

          Using stylus to control shutter or presentation might be more useful than you think. You are no longer limited by the length of your arm when taking selfie or group picture. You could hook your phone to a soundbar and control the volume wirelessly (no remote). You could take picture in another room. Can you think of hooking it to a drone and take a picture from above controlled using the S-Pen? I can think of using it on a very long stick and hold it up to take a picture wirelessly of my garage roof to see any blockage.

          4000mAh is quite unprecedented but now I know why, it has a cooling system for gaming and obviously designed for hardwork. I can't wait to see how it fares on Asphalt 8.

          But the dark horse I think is DeX integration. I can hook it on any modern TV while overseas or out and about. My pictures or video I have taken at say Disneysea, I can immediately work on it as I can hook it TV and it becomes a virtual desktop. How clunky it will be, we shall see but I hope it's not. Its a mini laptop on the go. And also remember, while you're doing the DeXing, you can still use the phone as normal.

          Potential storage of 1Tb is quite unprecedented. Even 512gb itself for possibly $1,200 (TRS and this deal) is not a bad proposition.

          Put it simply, this device I think will take productivity to a brand new level - both entertainment wise and ease-of-life point of view.

        • +1 vote

          This is my favourite comment.

        • +1 vote

          @burningrage:

          Sorry I couldn't resist xD. None of what you mentioned is factually incorrect… but

          • you are still limited by your arm length when taking a selfie. The remote gives an improvement of about 5 cm because you don't have to position your thumb near the shutter button. You are also restricted to hiding your clicking hand unless you want all your selfies to have an idiotic pen in your hand. Alternatively if you are using a stick there has always been… the timer option
          • Hooking your phone to a drone. C'mon this is taking the piss. Any drone capable of safely and reliably taking that load will have sufficient camera. Are you really going to sticky tape your $1,000 phone to a $50 drone from Alibaba?
          • Using the stylus as a remote for your soundbar system, again, what is the usecase here? Don't think there will be many circumstances where you deliberately leave your phone, which would be a fully functional soundbar remote with access to all settings… and instead choose to carry around an SPen around the house…
          • Taking a photo when the camera is in another room - again… there's a timer feature in the camera, and when doing this remotely you don't have the benefit of seeing the photo preview on screen, so not sure the situations where this would be useful
          • Battery life - couldn't find any actual stats on battery life. it is 500 mAh more than S9+, but it needs to power a larger screen…

          Still a good pricing deal, but I won't be upgrading from an S9+ even though it costs only $190

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          @nietzsche bargain:

          Some of your points are addressed in this review

          https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/samsung-galaxy-note-9-re...

          YMMV indeed but you know what, it's up to you to make the most of it. I am just simply pointing out I think it does have relatively big difference vs Note8 but perhaps not in the sense you may expect it to be (ie: less feature vs substantial useability or ease of use I termed it)

        • +1 vote

          @nietzsche bargain:
          Sorry but I couldn't resist xD. Some of what you mentioned is factually correct… but

          • you are still limited by your arm length when taking a selfie. The remote gives an improvement of about 5 cm because you don't have to position your thumb near the shutter button. You are also restricted to hiding your clicking hand unless you want all your selfies to have an idiotic pen in your hand. Alternatively if you are using a stick there has always been… the timer option

          Do you want to look like a fob with a selfie stick, or use a discreet S-pen.

          • Are you really going to sticky tape your $1,000 phone to a $50 drone from Alibaba?

          What if it was an expensive drone that has an inbuilt phone holder?

          • Using the stylus as a remote for your soundbar system, again, what is the usecase here? Don't think there will be many circumstances where you deliberately leave your phone, which would be a fully functional soundbar remote with access to all settings… and instead choose to carry around an SPen around the house…

          Presentations, more useful when I was in highschool and university than work. (Engineer)

          • Battery life - couldn't find any actual stats on battery life. it is 500 mAh more than S9+, but it needs to power a larger screen…

          It may be a 0.2inch larger screen, but has the same amount of pixels, being 1440p screen, we have a less dense screen. Meaning 500mAh will definitely last longer.

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          @nietzsche bargain:
          There has also been blue tooth remotes, though I think the pen having a built in remote sounds better.

          I think the pen as a remote will be more as a gadget that looks cool, which can have it's uses. eg in a business presentation, who looks better, the guy with the fat cheap looking little bluetooth remote, or the one holding the stylized pen?

          As to using the remote for the camera in another room, I think my MiP3 watch is supposed to bluetooth link to the camera to show a really low res view of what the camera can see, and control the camera, but … I haven't played with that feature yet.

          I agree giving the upgrade from 128GB to 512GB internal storage, plus being able to use a 512GB SD card, may allow use of the phone in place of notebooks, for more people.

      • +1 vote

        I believe when they had Note8, they increased the cash rewards too.

        Either way, its good for us.

    • +1 vote

      There's more margin in this then 10% most certainly. Also a lot of people probably leave the funds for some time (or are under the minimum withdrawal) so they get the interest from those funds just sitting there. There are probably other sources as well like tailing commissions and advertising or front page promotion on their website.

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      By selling your data

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    How does the cashback work for a preorder? Do I have to pay in full now or when the phone gets released on the 24th?
    What if the cashback rate drops back to 2.8% before the phone is released?

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    Does the cashback work with staff discounts?

    What if i get the phone plus a case/cover? Is that 10% cashback on phone and normal cashback on case/cover?

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      2nd this. Does cashback apply to covers?

      • +2 votes

        Hi db87. 10% cashback applies to all products on the Samsung site, not just the two SKUs in this post.

        https://www.cashrewards.com.au/samsung

        • +1 vote

          Ahhhhh dagnammit!!! Take my money!!! Haha

          Thanks for the confirmation, tightarse! 👍

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          @db87: No worries. Please ensure your last click is from CR and that you complete your purchase without leaving Samsung. Also, go back and click out from CR to Samsung again with each new transaction.

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          @tightarse:

          Will do. Can we not just put both items in cart? I haven't looked at the structure of their online orders but I'll take your word for it if it means tracking easier.

        • +1 vote

          @db87: Yes, this will be fine. I was referring to subsequent purchases. As an example, if you’ve already purchased the phone and then decided you also want a cover, click through again from CR for the cover.

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          @tightarse:

          Bought! Will keep an eye on my account for tracking. 👍

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          Hi TA, Can I buy 2 phones with my account? Or one per account?

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          Can you please confirm if the 10% Cash Back is applied on the final purchase price, if we trade up our old phone?

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          @interstellar: I asked the same question. He has emailed Samsung today but has yet to hear back. Given there are still 8 days to go, there's no harm in waiting. Plus the reviews should be out soon.

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          Regarding cases, Spigen made a transparent case, for back and sides, with a kick stand, for about $20 for the Note 8. Shows off your phone, gives some protection and includes standing for a nice, low price.

          This might be a better option for some people, assuming Spigen makes a case for the Note 9 too.

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        I can confirm that it does work with covers

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    I was thinking of trading in my aging iPad Air 4G 128gb and it will push the price further down to 1.1k. Selling my S9+ to "fund" the upgrade to Note 9… I like the hybrid sim and the built in 512gb… decisions!

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    Tempted to get this, but just want to do some maths; can anyone remember how much the Note 8 was at launch and 6months ago roughly?

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      You can use the ozbargain search function…
      It's good to see its price going down even months before the 9's announcement.

    • +2 votes

      JB hifi had a deal at the end of November selling note8 at $999

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      $1499 at launch and started falling fast within a month.

      However the pre launch special on that was a wireless charger (can buy compatibles for $29) and not a bonus 384GB built in (for the Note 9).

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    The 128GB Note 9 must not feel any love! LOL

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    I'll wait 6 months after release, and take my min 20% off..

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    I wonder if this can be stacked with Qantas points? assume not.
    https://onlinemall.qantaspoints.com/info/81336/16499/samsung...

    • +2 votes

      Definitely not. Both Qantas and Cashrewards are in Samsung's affiliate network that will use a cookie to track your purchase and attribute the commission to whoever had the last click.

      So if CR is your last click then you will get cashback from CR. If your last click is Qantas then you will get points from Qantas.

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    If I can suggest, sometimes there is a deal with AMEX (I took it last time) for Samsung where they can give 10% statement credit.

    Maybe just wait a little bit.

    Something like this. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/325816

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    Damn you OZB… Was planning to wait for S10+.
    $1499, off $150, trading in Note8 I got for $948 for $575… Plus I can claim the phone and GST on tax.
    I caved. Cashrewards just tracked the purchase. Now to wait for Note9 version of Magcase.

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      How much gst u can claim back ? Full or u plan to claim 90% etc …. how u ll compute it ?

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      Hi all,

      How do I trade in my S8 plus for this deal while buying through CR? Or I have to trade in my phone separately on Samsung website or in store?

      Thanks,

    • +1 vote

      I noticed $125 of the trade in of note 8 doesn't go towards the phone, I think that's only towards accessories if I read it correctly

      Edit. Just noticed that the $125 is discounted instantly on checkout and the remainder is refunded to your bank account

  • +1 vote

    I find using CR and SB to be very scary. It doesn't track then they give you a canned list of rejection reasons none of which applied to you, and if they say they couldn't confirm it with the merchant, that is that. Your cashback is rejected. You're out of luck.

    I'll use it as a bonus on something I was going to buy anyway. But I'll never let a cashback be the reason to buy something I wasn't already going to buy.

    • +4 votes

      Then you'll continue to miss out on great deals and cashbacks. You gotta be in it to win it. I've had issues sometimes with both Cash Rewards and ShopBack, but the reps have always gone the extra mile to sort it out.

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        They haven't for me. So I'm not risking it.

        I made a $4000 purchase on ebay with CR using a 20% off code. They repeatedly kept asking me what code I used even though I provided it when I made the first missing cashback claim. I kept giving it again but in the end they said it was not an approved code. However, that's a lie and I got them to double check it. This process kept dragging on for a while, and then it crossed 60 days, and they said there is no way to track it beyond this date and that is that. The only reason it crossed 60 days is because they took that long trying to chase it down, and the process was held up by them requesting info I already provided multiple times.

        This was all their fault. Now when I make purchases through them it would be for sites like ebay that I would have still got even without CB. I don't have expectations on receiving the CB but if I do i treat it as a bonus.

        It's just too risky for me to take up offers like this or Amaysim/Vodafone cashbacks. Too many gotchas. If I wasn't willing to buy the phone at $1500, I won't do it, because from my history dealing with them, I can't count on receiving that 10% CB.

        • +6 votes

          It appears the issue is at your end. Here’s a recent comment from you for a sizeable untracked amount via a competitor. You also started this forum which quite possibly explains why cashback doesn’t work for you.

        • +5 votes

          Stop blaming CR for your issues, because from your last comments on this issue, it's a problem at your end, not theirs.
          I use a dedicated browser for CR transactions, all cookies enabled and no add-ons/extensions installed. It works a treat.
          Also CR isn't the one that declines transactions, it's the merchant. And the merchant has obviously found a reason to decline it.
          Please stop spreading this false information about CR, especially when you're the one causing the problems to occur.

        • +2 votes

          @tightarse:

          It appears the issue is at your end. Here’s a recent comment from you for a sizeable untracked amount via a competitor.

          Dude. I never claimed the problem was exclusive to CR. It applies to your competitors as well.

          You also started this forum which quite possibly explains why cashback doesn’t work for you.

          No, it does not at all. That's only proof I use ad blockers. It's not proof I use them 100% of the time, including when making purchases. It would never hold up in court.

          As for ad blocking, yes I use ad blockers. But never for cashrewards. I'm well aware they don't play well together, which is why I use an IE browser (with no ad blockers or addons of any sort) when making purchases with cashbacks. That is the only time I use IE. You have to be really dumb to continue using ad blockers when your cashbacks continuously go untracked, especially when they make it very clear that ad blockers cause problems with tracking. I made that mnistake the very first time and chalked it down to my own fault, but after that I never used ad blockers again when making purchases.

          If you read comments that you link to from other people, it's clear I'm not the only one having these problems.

          What can't be brushed aside is the incompetence of your reps asking for information I already privided in the initial request to look into the matter. I was told (from you iirc) that transactions can't be tracked beyond 90 days. When it dragged past 60, the rep told me they could no longer track it. They were taking a long time, but I thought, it's fine, we still have 30 days. But that was that. I'm not too worried because it was a purchase I would have made anyway, but if it was something with a huge cashback % like them amaysim/vodafone deals, I wouldn't risk it anymore. Maybe it will work, and if it does, awesome, but I can't be confident that it will and therefore won't take my chances.

          It appears the issue is at your end.

          Maybe, maybe not. Whatever the cause is, I know it's not related to any of the canned rejection reasons offered. I make sure to check off all of those when purchasing.

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          @MathNerd:

          Stop blaming CR for your issues, because from your last comments on this issue, it's a problem at your end, not theirs.

          No it isn't.

          I use a dedicated browser for CR transactions, all cookies enabled and no add-ons/extensions installed. It works a treat.

          I do exactly the same.

          Also CR isn't the one that declines transactions, it's the merchant. And the merchant has obviously found a reason to decline it.

          When I say I have issues getting CB from CR, it extends to the entire process, including the merchants. I'm using them as an umbrella for the entire process.

          Please stop spreading this false information about CR, especially when you're the one causing the problems to occur.

          I am not. Now you're the one spreading false information. Because I could actually verify my claims in court if asked to do so. I take screenshots of everrything I do. You're only slandering me.

        • +6 votes

          @lostn: Hi lostn. If you have ongoing tracking concerns across various platforms/competitors, I suggest the issue is something at your end. Those that voice their concerns on these forums are by far in the minority compared to the many thousands of successful transactions we process every day. Also, I take offence to having my team called incompetent, as I know first hand just how competent and hard working they are. I would love you to PM me your ticket number for me to investigate what was said exactly. The offer of help to weed out your issues is always on the table, as I've said across numerous posts. Take care.

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          @lostn:

          Because I could actually verify my claims in court if asked to do so. I take screenshots of everrything I do. You're only slandering me.

          I think for this to hold up in court, you'd need to submit your entire computer, screenshots can be modified

          My high value purchases have tracked successfully

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          @cwongtech:

          And I'd be willing to do so.

          What can't be verified with my computer being submitted is what I'm being accused of doing, which is using ad blockers, and the rest of the stated reasons.

        • -2 votes

          @tightarse:

          If you have ongoing tracking concerns across various platforms/competitors, I suggest the issue is something at your end.

          That's an assumption on your part. Most of my transactions still go through, so clearly I'm not doing something wrong on my end. Some merchants though cause problems, and I'm not saying it's you and not them. What I'm denying is that it's me. The conditions of what you must and must not do to qualify are pretty simple, and I always make sure I'm compliant. I'm certainly not new to the process. My account is 4 years old.

          Those that voice their concerns on these forums are by far in the minority compared to the many thousands of successful transactions we process every day.

          I don't deny that. I myself have had many successful transactions. Some that go untracked get resolved successfully when chased up on. That ones that don't tend to be high value (as a percentage of purchase price).

          Also, I take offence to having my team called incompetent, as I know first hand just how competent and hard working they are.

          I can see why you would take offense at such a word, but incompetence is defined as lacking the ability or authority to do what is required. If you provide a code already and they ask you to provide it again 3 more times, or if the code is an approved code but they claim it is unapproved (this is a verifiable claim by either me or you), I don't think my use of the word is harsh. It's not a polite thing to say, but it has a specific definition.

          I would love you to PM me your ticket number for me to investigate what was said exactly. The offer of help to weed out your issues is always on the table, as I've said across numerous posts. Take care.

          There's no point. As the reps have already said, it's untrackable beyond a certain period and we're well past that now. A $4000 transaction would equate to about $40 which is sizeable but I was still going to make that transaction regardless, so that case I have written off, but it's served as a valuable lesson to treat cashbacks as a bonus and not an incentive.

          Is cashrewards a bricks and mortar place of employ or do you all work from home?

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          @lostn: Bricks and mortar, 60+ employees, based in Chatswood NSW.

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          @cwongtech:

          are you trying to boost sonys share price!?!?! :)

        • +8 votes

          @lostn:

          There's no point.

          TA offers to investigate for you and you say there is no point. I guess there is no point in complaining about it any further in future since you don't want any help.

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          @cwongtech: So you take screenshots of webpages that anyone can alter prior to taking the screenshot. Good for you!

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      Looks like the purchasing are getting tracked(as mentioned above).
      Have you had any issue after the purchase was tracked??

      • -3 votes

        I didn't buy this. But past transactions didn't track. They blame the usual suspects: ad blockers, transaction was canceled/refunded, used unapproved code, closed window before submitting order, etc. None of it is true, but that's the canned list you will get when being rejected once they look into it.

        • +4 votes

          You clearly used adblock, turn it off or whitelist cashrewards, not hard. Thousands of people have used the service fine, interesting only you are having problems. If I don't turn off my adblock then my purchases don't get tracked either, and I am using ublocker and AdGuard on top.

          Turn off adblock refresh page, done.

        • +1 vote

          @azukay: Along with this, ensure you're using the latest version of chrome or firefox, and ensure you also have Cash Rewards and ShopBack whitelisted/marked as Trusted in any privacy blockers like Ghostery (or better yet just disable the extension before you start the shopping process).

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          @azukay:

          You clearly used adblock, turn it off or whitelist cashrewards, not hard.

          No I didn't. That would imply extreme stupidity to continue using adblock when it's known to cause issues.

          I have a dedicated browser with no adblock that I only use when making purchases through CR.

          What they're telling me is that I canceled the transactions, or refunded, or didn't activate the sims or used an unapproved code. All of these are verifiable on their end as false.

          interesting only you are having problems.

          I am not the 'only' person having problems which is pretty obvious when you read all of the comments and not just mine.

          I should also clear up that not every transaction ends in failure. Most of the ebay transactions do go through. I have more than a 50% success rate, but occasions occur where I've done nothing different but it either doesn't track or it's rejected.

          To compare CR with SB. Tracking has a higher chance with CR than SB, but when they go untracked and I have to manually chase it up, SB has a better shot at resolving it than CR.

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          @Trishool:

          Along with this, ensure you're using the latest version of chrome or firefox, and ensure you also have Cash Rewards and ShopBack whitelisted/marked as Trusted in any privacy blockers like Ghostery (or better yet just disable the extension before you start the shopping process).

          I use either IE or Edge for making purchases. Neither browser ever gets used in any other scenario. And thus I don't have addons for either browser because it isn't necessary. Also, I'm aware Edge has its own built in ad blocker which I disabled.

    • +3 votes

      I purchased a Sony oled TV on sale for $5099 with 15% cashback from Sony equating to $764 and it cleared successfully. The final amount for the tv came to 4335 and the lowest deal posted here on ozb for the same TV was $4590. Thats a $250 discount with CR.

      No way I would have purchased the tv if not for the cashback! It's still a reasonable discount.

      There have been two or three purchases declined for cr in 3 yrs mainly bcoz i used codes not listed on the website. But that's my issue and not CRs problem.

      And if you still have issues, I recommend msgn the reps here. I find them to go the extra mile to help.

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        How do u compare sony oled with lg oled ?

        • +1 vote

          Tried to Pm you, but it looks like you haven't turned it on.

          I have seen both in person and done a fair bit of reading over the last yr. If you prefer a faster UI and TV for watching sdr content, go with LG. I prefer Sony mainly for Android TV, excellent processing and up scaling for movies as all my content is from my NAS or YouTube or Netflix. Android TV is a bit slow, but there is a new release expected

        • +1 vote

          @aspirepranesh:
          Thanks for detailed response and notifying abt pm issue. Ticked the box nw ;)

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    Looking to purchase 3 within the family. Is there a limit on the units you can buy and get cash back on?

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    @tightarse will the 10% cashback work with tradeup as well ?

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