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What's the best deal on a Note 8 preorder? Best Buy vs Sam's Club, Costco and Target

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As you might have already sensed with your wallet, this year's phones in the midtier to high-end segment are more expensive than their predecessors, on account of their design overhauls, as was already exemplified by the S8, G6, OnePlus 5, or with the rumored $1000 starting tag for the OLED iPhone 8. The latest comer to the flagship party, however, Galaxy Note 8, beats them all right now, as it is already at the starting price of nearly a grand, a Benjamin more than its unfortunate predecessor, the Note 7. Still, Samsung and the carriers, as well as the nationwide retailers, are throwing in enough freebies and enticements to make the price a bit more palatable.

The Note 8 will be available in carrier shops and websites at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as the likes of C Spire, Cricket Wireless, Straight Talk Wireless, U.S. Cellular, and Xfinity Mobile, but also retailers like BestBuy, Walmart, Costco or Target. The phone ranges at $930-$960, but you do get perks with early ordering like a free Gear 360 or convertible charging pad, yet these are coming from Samsung, so you can get them everywhere, while retailers like Best Buy or Sam's Club are offering much better deals than the carriers, so we've ranked them in order of appeal, and are waiting on Walmart, which is yet to post its Note 8 bonuses.

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