So how does that make the microsoft store a better deal then.
Free buds + wireless charger + your trade-in incentives. If you worry about poor battery / music then sell off the buds to someone for $150 or even $100 if you value them so low.
With Note 9 trade in 512gb
BB: $697.8 + buds + wireless
Can't comment how they sound as I sold off my buds for cash when I bought my S10. Using them Sony 1kXM3 atm because I got them for close to 40% off because of openbox/demo.
I bought my Note from SES as well since BB wouldn't let me buy it outright for whatever reason. Cheapest place to get it by far for under $600.