20-10-2021 09:20 AM in
I received another email from the trade in team this morning confirming trade in dealt with, and my lock message has also gone! Sort of regretting super gluing myself to Scamsung HQ now, it was a cold night.
20-10-2021 09:28 AM in
Woke up to an unlocked phone today, finally! I will also be complaining as this is just not acceptable. I hope you all get things sorted out. I will update if I ever hear back from complaints.
21-10-2021 03:42 PM in
My locked in 24 hours message got removed over the weekend and I got my refund today. I can't be bothered dealing with them but part of me wants to vent about the stress they caused me on my holiday by nicking 300 quid from me and then threatening to brick my phone that had all my travel.covid documents on it.
let me tell you scrambling around Turkey, while skint and also looking for a place to transfer my important files or print them, is not a way I wanted to be spending my time away!
Is there any avenue I can contact without contacting Samsung directly i.e an ombudsman or FCA etc
23-10-2021 11:23 AM in
Thank you for your email on 15th October 2021 to the Citizens Advice consumer service. Your reference number is .
We understand from your email you purchased a Samsung Galaxy S21 from Samsung online on 18th September 2021. You traded in your old phone for a discount with a deadline of 22nd October 2021. You sent your phone on 8th October 2021 which you had an email confirmation stating the phone was received on 11th October 2021. You then also had confirmation that the trade was not received and will locking the phone in 24 hours. Samsung has stated they will looking into this.
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