HTC Inspire x2
Iphone 4 Samsung Galaxy Note II X 3 and a Galaxy Note III owner
Motorola Xoom Tablet
Samsung Flip Phone-SGH-X427 (used as an Alarm only, Not to mention I bought it(x2) new lol)
For some reason, it does not transfer all free apps. There will be a small number you'll probably have to install yourself. I use MyBackup Pro (Titanium is also good) to backup because it can save and restore app settings, data, etc., which is highly useful for me.
We had an issue with Google play as well. All of my apps I had on my GNex immediately loaded onto my Note 3. But my girlfriends note 3 did not. I checked her GNex went to Google play it shows all of her apps that were downloaded at one point and installed. But here note 3 is not syncing her apps for some reason. And she has created her Google account not sure why it wouldn't sync like mine did?
I don't know what the rep at Best Buy did differently than the manager at the Verizon store but when I got my Note8 at Best Buy everything, including freebies that is on my Galaxy Tab transferred to the Note8 while I was in the store. The Verizon experience when I got the Note2 was nothing installed, paid or free.