Samsung includes a refurbished 3-year old Galaxy Note 3 in its list of Black Friday deals

By all accounts, 2016 was not a great year for Samsung. Oh, it started out quite well, thank you, with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. But the double recall on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which resulted in the device being pulled from Sammy's lineup, reportedly cost the company as much as $5 billion in costs and lost sales. And who knows how much the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will hurt them in the future...
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66 Comments

32. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

For the price you can get a used Note 5.......or a refurbished Note 4 Edge or something. It's not that the Note 3 wasn't a good phone.... it's that there are younger Notes that are more up-to-date. I'm not arguing semantics, I'm arguing rationale.

39. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Let me see the price of Samsung factory refurbished Note 4 64gb. Please!

42. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why? The Note 4 has an SD card slot.....

44. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Of course, but we are talking here about 64bg version, and the price. Right?

45. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You might get a note 5 for that because it has problems like scratches or maybe a crack screen or back. That is on ebay we're I would never buy and electronic product.

23. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

The cheapest brand new Note 3 on Ebay is an unlocked Verizon one for $211USD. So... you're wrong. :).

27. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

And only 32gb. Plus sending. This here is 64gb, though.

57. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly And if my grandson tells me he want a note for his birthday I would buy him this not 3 for his first note, not a $700 note 5, and for sure not a used note 5 off ebay.

62. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I'd actually buy a manufacturer refurbished Note 4 off Ebay for $270 :P.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Although I started with the Note 2, it was the, Note 3 that made me fall in love with the line. The Notes are by far and away, the baddest phones I've ever used. The only thing I hate about my Gear S3, is not having a Note 7 to rock with it. 2017, Note or S Pro 8 for me. Whatever they call it, I'm buying it.

30. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah, note 8 will bring it. As someone else always is saying, my money is ready. Hay don't know if you saw my post telling you I was sorry for taking that post the wrong way.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3099; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They want to compensate for the damages done by the note 7 recall by making a s**tty deal on a 3 year old refurbished device. What a joke.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I don't think it's specifically meant to compensate for the damages done by the Note7 recall - no company in their right mind would expect a 3-year old phone to compensate for the lost sales of a few months old flagship. I guess it's because there's still somehow a demand for the Note 3... nostalgia or something? But Samsung's price tag for the refurbished Note 3 is quite crazy. It should be $200 max.

25. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It should be $200 max, but 32gb version. For 64gb version is about right(compare the market). IMO

11. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Why? Isn't this well outside of getting any software support? There are tons better mid rangers form this year with great specs. Or even a last year phone like the moto X pure, only 250 right now at best buy. This really seems like a short sighted deal.

22. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

This is Note man! Real Note. Do you know what Note means? What 'moto X pure' BS are you talking about? It's not in the same category.

54. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

The overrated category?

58. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Overrated or not, this is category with only one model. Ppl, who want device of this category, have no other choice , but Note- Samsung. No other brand's replacement there. Did you get the point?

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The S5 won't even get Nougat so I doubt this will

24. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Oh, so it will not get muli-window? Right? LOL (the only worth feature Nougat has)

14. nscian2

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

And a galaxy s5 oh and the funniest is a galaxy note 5 with a micro SD card

15. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

lmfao. shamesung at its finest.

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Don't be surprised if some time in the future they sell refurbished unsold note 7 units that they apparently already "fixed"

33. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I would buy three Note7s, if this happen. And will gladly pay even $299 each. BTW it was on the news that this will happen in India and Vietnam. Hope not only there.

50. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Yeah I read that on my google now. If it ends up getting sold in those countries, it would be a bargain

51. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Yeah I read that on my google now. If it ends up getting sold in those countries, it would be a bargain

36. Ahmedmousa

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

I remember i bought my note 3 for 555$ back in 2013 and i used to call it my gf

37. Ahmedmousa

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

BTW none company can make phone like Note ! Maybe hatters will laugh but it's reality can u plz give me phone name no matter from which company to buy which give me Note experience !? No! Nobody can coz simply there it doesn't exist ! Plus Note was first "Big" phone out there and whem sam made note 1 evey.single company maked fun of sam specially apple ! but now wt Everyone is making big screen phone coping sam Hell i hate iPhone plus

55. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Your giving more credit to the note line than it deserves

40. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

what a rip off, way too expensive, and poorest built note in the line up
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