Okay, so, here's what's going on:
So here's my question: is there any way to add a line, get some immediate savings on the purchase, then immediately cancel the line (maybe only taking a little bit of a hit, getting most of the cost reimbursed for not using it)? In other words, how can I get this phone as cheap as possible?
Thanks for your suggestions!
If you add a line as you suggest, that new line will come with a 2 year (24 month) contract for service that will have a $350 Early Termination Fee (ETF) if you cancel the line immediately like you indicated. There goes the thought of getting the Note II for the cheaper than the upgrade price.
I recommend going with the price match upgrade @ $169.99 at Best Buy. I can confirm they do the price match. I bought my last phone from Best Buy and they matched the Radio Shack price I brought them and I had a good experience.