Get $800 off the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 without a trade-in today - here's how

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Best Buy has just launched an awesome promotion on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 today, offering activation rebates of up to $800 and a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2 for those who pick up a device on an eligible carrier.

Yep, that's correct - no trade-ins are needed here with these Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals at Best Buy - just an activation on an eligible carrier. This is easily the biggest saving yet on this device if you're one of the unlucky few out there who doesn't have that valuable old phone ready to hand over. 

Interestingly, Best Buy doesn't specify what carriers are actually 'eligible' in the promotional fine print. It does, however, generally only stock carrier devices on the big three - AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile - so we assume those are your choices here. Be aware, it does say in the fine print that savings may differ from carrier to carrier though, so your mileage may vary here.

If you're not interested in Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals then we've got another nice bonus piece of news today - the unlocked version of this device is also on sale at Amazon for just $1,349.99 right now. That's the cheapest price yet and a discount that beats the previous record of $1,499 from Cyber Monday. It is, of course, more expensive than the Best Buy option but it's a great choice if you don't want to commit to a lengthy postpaid plan.

Outside the US? Check out the best prices on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in your region just below.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3:$1,799$999.99 at Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: $1,799 $999.99 at Best Buy
Save up to $800 on a Galaxy Z Fold 3 at Best Buy today and score yourself a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2 on the side. To be eligible for this saving, you'll need to be activating the device on an eligible carrier - most likely a postpaid plan at AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile - and bear in mind that savings might vary from carrier to carrier. On the plus side, no trade-ins are needed here to get your saving! Just a simple activation rebate. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: $1,799$1,349.99 at Amazon
Save $450 -

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: $1,799 $1,349.99 at Amazon
Save $450 -
If you're not down to activate your device on a carrier then you can also find a significant discount on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at Amazon today. This price is the lowest we've ever seen for an unlocked device and an absolute steal overall. It's even lower than this device's cost over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, for context.

  • Best Buy - check out all of today's cell phone deals at this retailer
  • Amazon - also offering great prices on unlocked Android devices today

Interested in what the carrier's themselves are offering? We'd recommend checking out our main Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals page. Alternatively, head on over to our best cell phone deals page to see options on other devices. 

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.