If you've already made the decision to give someone your money for the Galaxy Note 3, Verizon is more than happy to take it. You can now put down $299.99 to pre-order the Note 3 on a two-year contract, a whopping $699.99 for an unsubsidized phone, or reserve a no-money-down phone on Verizon's Edge upgrade plan.

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Verizon will also be selling the Galaxy Gear smartwatch directly. You can reserve one along with your Galaxy Note 3 for $599.98 (the same price as a $300 Gear and an on-contract Note 3). There are no savings here and no real reason to buy the package deal unless you're convinced that the Galaxy Gear will be in short supply when it launches. The Gear has no mobile connection and probably won't have any Verizon-specific software or packaging. You can bundle a Galaxy Gear with a white or black Note 3, and order the Gear itself in black or orange colors, but the white watch is only available with the white phone. If you want the Note 3 unsubsidized and the Galaxy Gear, the bundle is a cringe-inducing $999.98. Hooray for technology!

Both the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear are marked with "will ship by 10/10," so you've got about a month to wait for the latest and greatest Samsung hardware on Verizon. At present Verizon is not offering the Galaxy Gear for separate purchase, but you should be able to find it at regular retailers when it launches.

Source: Verizon Galaxy Note 3, Note 3 Black with Galaxy Gear, Note 3 White with Galaxy Gear