Along with the USA, Taiwan is also getting a $ 95 credit from Samsung for exchanging their Note 7's for a Samsung device.
I guess our market really doesn't mean anything to Samsung. Timing is good. We were looking to replace our Samsung washer & dryer ( end of life ) and instead of looking at Samsung again, we went with LG. Not that Samsung will notice.
I just chatted with Samsung Canada Product Support, who confirmed that the same $100 credit will be applied to Canadian returns if you replace your Note7 with a S7 or S7 Edge. And that they will also process refunds for Note7-specific accessories, even if bought from Amazon (the only other retailer mentioned specifically). I'll be going to my local Rogers this evening, so we'll see. My plan at this point is to go for the S7 Edge.
I have a S7 Edge on hold as a replacement of one of my Note 7's. It'll be interesting to see how Rogers handle the replacement process - if they have a way to credit me for the $100 difference between the price of the Note 7 and S7 Edge. Additionally, wonder if they would add a credit of $100 that Samsung offers for getting a Samsung as a replacement phone.
Anyway, will find out as I plan to go in this morning for the exchange.