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Why a main supplyer willnot offer a SamsungJ5 Sim free?

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I was very suprised when I visited a main supplyer of smart phones and asked for a Samsung J% Sim Free to be told that they are refused such items by Samsung.  Could someone please hazard a reason why this should be?

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Superuser I
Superuser I

I would think its Tesco making the business decisions here and not Samsung. 

 

Refurbished typically means it may have a new housing around it and has been fully checked before being sold and should come with a Manufacturing Warranty even if it's a limited version. 

 

I wouldn't say do not buy one as its personal preference. 

 

 

Current Phone ~ Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Duos 512Gb

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Superuser I
Superuser I

Situation can be different dependent on where a person resides. 

 

i.e. sometimes a colour of phone or storage capacity is only available in certain countries.

 

For example the black Note 9 wasn't available in the US until a few months after launch. 

 

Usually this is suggested as market trend and demand etc. 

 

It's in Samsungs best interests to sell phones so I couldn't see them not wanting to sell a phone. 

 

It's also sometimes the networks that decide not to supply a particular phone or one that unlocked to all networks ie sim free. 

 

I suppose they make more money on Pay Monthly Contracts. 

 

Are you able to try other outlets to buy one or one direct from Samsung  ?

 

 

Current Phone ~ Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Duos 512Gb

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

Explorer

The place I went to was Tesco and I suspect that it would be them that would benefit from the no Simcard twist but I've seen an add for a Refurbished for £109 or should refurbished be avoided?

Superuser I
Superuser I

I would think its Tesco making the business decisions here and not Samsung. 

 

Refurbished typically means it may have a new housing around it and has been fully checked before being sold and should come with a Manufacturing Warranty even if it's a limited version. 

 

I wouldn't say do not buy one as its personal preference. 

 

 

Current Phone ~ Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Duos 512Gb

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

Explorer

Many thanks for your information.

Superuser I
Superuser I

You're very welcome @BML

 

If you need any support when you've got your phone then please don't hesitate to pop back here even if just to let us all know what you think about the phone.   

Current Phone ~ Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Duos 512Gb

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

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