Last year the Samsung S8 shipments were all of the sudden really consistent. When the release date neared suddenly everyone had Fed-Ex overnight tracking numbers for the phone. Yeah, sure some carriers may have shipped early, but Samsung direct was awesome. Some countries get the phone sooner due to logistics. It's not really a matter of fair or unfair. Furthermore, some countries get an Exynos chip instead of a Qualcomm 835/845. The best reason to pre-order from Samsung is to get the phone at home or the office instead of going to the cell dealer. The next best reason is to get the phone direct from Samsung is factory unlocked. The next best reason is 24-36 months interest free payments, and easy to pay off early if you want to upgrade to the next phone or go to another carrier. Don't worry so much about shipping dates and delivery days. It's really not worth the energy.
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