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Best Buy to Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge pre-orders start March 27 (Update: Live now, with free wireless charger offer)
Update: As expected, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pre-orders have now begun at Best Buy. For those who pre-order from the retailer, you’ll get the bonus of a free wireless charging pad, as long as you pre-order between today and April 11th.
Pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge from Best Buy will come with a free wireless charging pad. The Best Buy deal will run from March 27 through April 11. While carriers are now selling the devices online, and most are already shipping orders as well, Best Buy’s inclusion of the wireless pad is a nice addition.
We have already taken an extensive look at wireless charging on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, so be sure to see why this $59 savings may be the deal for you. Head into your local Best Buy before April 11 if you want to snag a wireless charging pad with your purchase.
In Reddit we trust… For leaks that is. Over the weekend, a thread began that told of a trip to Best Buy wherein an employee disclosed a small-scale Samsung “secret”: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be making their way into stores this Friday (March 27th), the same day the yellow-colored retailer will open pre-orders for the AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint models. An additional product was also mentioned as a free “device” for those who pre-order, which could be a wireless charger. The phones would then begin shipping on April 10th.
Additional posts in the thread saw other users independently verifying the news from their respective stores, as was it also revealed that in-store demo models have been available for testing in Canada for some time now. It is unclear as to if the “free device” will be exclusive to reservations at brick and mortar stores, or if it will be provided to all advanced proceedings.
While none of this has been confirmed by either Best Buy or Samsung, given the mass-scale of interest in the devices, it would be prudent for Best Buy to open reservations as early as possible. Talk of the freebie in particular is interesting in that it follows suit along with what Samsung did in Japan last year: Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note Edge were sold with the device’s Flip Wallet case, and the Galaxy Tab S with the official Book Cover case.