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Oh Canada! Future Shop and Best Buy Canada halt Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders

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Oh Canada! Future Shop and Best Buy Canada halt Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders
Sometimes you can be too successful. Take Canadian retailers Future Shop and Best Buy. The duo had announced that they will fulfill pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 20th. Those who reserved a unit were asked to plunk down $50 for a $20 gift card. But both retailers have been so swamped by the response for the model, that they have had to each stop accepting pre-orders both online and in the stores. Additionally, Future Shop and Best Buy Canada have each pulled the device from their respective websites, saying that the Samsung Galaxy S III is "Coming Soon."

With only 9 days left until the Samsung Galaxy S III launches up north, you can still pre-order the device from Canadian carriers TELUS, Bell, Virgin, Rogers, SaskTel, WIND, Mobilicity and Videotron. Don't forget that Canadian mobile operators usually lock up their customers for three years instead of the two years that U.S. subscribers are used to.
"Canadians clearly want their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S III – response to Future Shop’s preorders have been tremendous since day one. We recently ended preorders for this device to allow time to organize accurate shipments to our stores."-Statement from Future Shop
source: FutureShop, BestBuyCanada via MobileSyrup

Best Buy Canada is no longer accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Best Buy Canada is no longer accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III





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posted on 11 Jun 2012, 23:26 8

2. joey18 (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


My phone is on the way

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 01:52 1

8. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Poor you.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:21 7

12. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I was wondering when you'd show up today.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 23:26 9

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Apple better release the iPhone 5 before Sammy sucks the oxygen out of the market with the GSIII!

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 00:10 11

4. hateftotti (Posts: 128; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Actually iphone 5 will be GSII rival but not GSIII.
GSII with ICS>iphone 5.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 00:59 4

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Not for the iFans. :-)

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 01:52 2

7. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


What have you been smoking?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:20

11. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


he've been smoking weed lol

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:19 2

10. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


lol fandroid

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 01:51 4

6. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The GS3 is just the next shiny device for Android fans that will soon be forgotten just like the GS2 was.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:18 11

9. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


The iphone 5 or the new iphone is just the next shiny device for sheeps(ehem like you) that will soon be forgotten and buried in a mud just like iphone 4 & 4s was. Lol

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:24 5

13. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


You've been bashing trolling hatred against android and samsung for a long time now but why is it you called or use the word shiny for GS3 & GS2?! I bet you like it also but just too shy to admit even sometimes your comments shows some jealousy.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:26

14. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


yeah, true true.. it is laggy anyway

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:39 2

16. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


iPhone 4s is laggy too.. open 5 apps, and switch between those apps and you can definitely see the lag..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:31 7

15. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The Galaxy S II? You mean the phone that customers are still coming in and buying in great quantities for AT&T and Sprint? That Galaxy S II?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:07

17. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 257; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Windows 7 users have probably all but forgotten about Windows XP. iPhone 4 users probably don't give much thought to the iPhone 3. With my Galaxy Nexus in hand, I never stop to think about my old Nexus One. Technology is always moving forward, and we along with it.

That said... What exactly is your point?

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