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MacRumors
Dec 24, 2011, 01:09 PM
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In another last minute Christmas Eve offer, BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/) is offering the 32GB iPhone 4 in a Buy One, Get One Free Offer.

Apple doesn't officially offer the 32GB iPhone 4 anymore. After the introduction of the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 4 is being officially sold now as an 8GB model only, but stock of the 32GB models must remain. The 32GB iPhone 4 costs $199 plus 2 year contract. If you buy two from Best Buy today (in store only), you get the 2nd one free. Both need to sign up for two year contracts, but it's still a nice savings -- if you're in the market for two new iPhone 4 devices.

Article Link: Best Buy Offering Buy One, Get One Free Offer on 32GB iPhone 4 Today (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/12/24/best-buy-offering-buy-one-get-one-free-offer-on-32gb-iphone-4-today/)



RedTomato
Dec 24, 2011, 02:10 PM
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Hmm. I just bought an iPhone 4 32gb second hand. Oh well I don't suppose this offer is available in the UK. And I really don't want a contract either.

WiiDSmoker
Dec 24, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Hopefully this will stop the fanboys who claim Android is ahead because theyre free.

yodaxl7
Dec 24, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Hopefully this will stop the fanboys who claim Android is ahead because theyre free.

Not exactly! Plus this is an older model.

hjdttt
Dec 24, 2011, 02:49 PM
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BestBuy and Woot deals (like the free 3Gs under AT&T contract) strongly indicate Apple is not leaving any money on the table anymore. They're going to be a lot more aggressive about the penny pinchers than in the past. This is going to be one heck of an earnings report next month.

Kaibelf
Dec 24, 2011, 02:56 PM
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Hopefully this will stop the fanboys who claim Android is ahead because theyre free.

Seriously? A Christmas Eve fire sale is supposed to compare to year-round BOGO? Okay then.

DocNYz
Dec 24, 2011, 03:28 PM
The subject line for this email was very misleading, it simply said, "TODAY ONLY: Free Apple iPhone 4 with 2-year activation" so I sent it to a few of my clamshell and/or droid friends without realizing it was BOGO, and not just completely free with the contract ...

trajen
Dec 24, 2011, 04:39 PM
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BestBuy and Woot deals (like the free 3Gs under AT&T contract) strongly indicate Apple is not leaving any money on the table anymore. They're going to be a lot more aggressive about the penny pinchers than in the past. This is going to be one heck of an earnings report next month.

What do you mean?

wordoflife
Dec 24, 2011, 05:32 PM
Just paid $300 for my 32GB 4S two days ago. Would have seriously considered this.

Avalontor
Dec 24, 2011, 05:35 PM
Seriously? A Christmas Eve fire sale is supposed to compare to year-round BOGO? Okay then.

you realize the iPhone is bogo year round in other countries right?

rmwebs
Dec 24, 2011, 05:45 PM
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Hmm. I just bought an iPhone 4 32gb second hand. Oh well I don't suppose this offer is available in the UK. And I really don't want a contract either.

Given that BestBuy UK went bust and are closing all shops in January, no - not available here ;)

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The subject line for this email was very misleading, it simply said, "TODAY ONLY: Free Apple iPhone 4 with 2-year activation" so I sent it to a few of my clamshell and/or droid friends without realizing it was BOGO, and not just completely free with the contract ...

Karma ;)

OllyW
Dec 24, 2011, 05:49 PM
Given that BestBuy UK went bust and are closing all shops in January, no - not available here ;)

Not quite true, they haven't gone bust. Carphone Warehouse are closing the shops down because they were not profitable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15616445

SandynJosh
Dec 24, 2011, 05:50 PM
Relax folks, this is a Best Buy ad... they retain the right to cancel your oder before delivery. In the meantime you get a good feeling about saving money.

Only 360 shopping-minutes left for all you last-minute shoppers.

mgipe
Dec 24, 2011, 05:55 PM
Nice deal, but I don't need two.

rmwebs
Dec 24, 2011, 05:56 PM
Not quite true, they haven't gone bust. Carphone Warehouse are closing the shops down because they were not profitable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15616445

No need to be pedantic. The fact is that Best Buy UK will no longer exist. They spent over 100 million setting the business up only to find they dont make any profit. The choices were stay open and have both Best Buy (US) and Carphone Warehouse having to fund a failed business, or shut up shop and move on.

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2011/11/07/best_buy_closes_megastores/

To be 35 mil in debt is not a good thing...

The only remaining entity will be 'Geek Squad' which is offered in most, if not all Carphone Warehouse stores. Other than that BestBuy will no longer exist in the UK (not even as an online-only shop).

smellalot
Dec 24, 2011, 06:06 PM
What does BOGO stand for?

OllyW
Dec 24, 2011, 06:07 PM
What does BOGO stand for?

Buy One Get One (free).

charlituna
Dec 24, 2011, 11:06 PM
Relax folks, this is a Best Buy ad... they retain the right to cancel your oder before delivery. In the meantime you get a good feeling about saving money.


Nice try but this is in store with contract. So there's no ordering it.

It's a ploy to get rid of stock of the old models, nothing more or less. Probably aren't that many out there anyway so it won't be costing them that much. And while you are in the store . . .

ET iPhone Home
Dec 24, 2011, 11:16 PM
I saw the deal on the 8'oclock news on KCAL 9. Had I known about it, I would have upgraded my second line or I would have purchased one at full price to get the second one free.

Did anyone get that deal? What were the stipulations? It was just too good to be true. Today, the 24th, was the only day Best Buy offered this deal.

Abazigal
Dec 24, 2011, 11:16 PM
$199 is just the subsidised price, right? So it is not really a 1-for1 freebie, they can still recoup part of the costs of the 2nd iphone through the (usually inflated) monthly phone/data plans, right? :confused:

cyks
Dec 24, 2011, 11:17 PM
Didn't mean to post here... oops?

ET iPhone Home
Dec 24, 2011, 11:39 PM
Oh, it's for the 4, not he 4S. I guess it's still a good deal for those that want the 4.

hjdttt
Dec 24, 2011, 11:54 PM
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Apple does not typically run sales, except for the typical Black Friday discounts. Whereas other brands can be pretty aggressive with their discounting. So many analysts see Apple losing the business of people who cannot afford a lot of money upfront. The free 3Gs (with contract) from AT&T changed that. And now we see Apple selling other items at a discount. They are aggressively courting the bargain-seekers. They have owned the high end (certainly if you look solely at profit) and are now wooing the lower end.

MacFan23
Dec 25, 2011, 06:07 AM
you realize the iPhone is bogo year round in other countries right?

Really? Where?

GenesisST
Dec 25, 2011, 12:07 PM
What does BOGO stand for?

BOGO == Bing Or Google Onward!

The Mad Hatter
Dec 25, 2011, 03:51 PM
BOGO == Bing Or Google Onward!

I kinda like "Buy Or Get Out" ;)

damir00
Dec 25, 2011, 08:08 PM
Choice of locked carrier, eh?

BOGO on unlocked and I'd probably jump at it.

Kaibelf
Dec 26, 2011, 07:53 AM
Choice of locked carrier, eh?

BOGO on unlocked and I'd probably jump at it.

Yeah right. That's like saying "Give me BOGO on a new car and home!" These devices cost more than cheap shoes, sorry.

pat park
Dec 26, 2011, 03:21 PM
Choice of locked carrier, eh?

BOGO on unlocked and I'd probably jump at it.

You have no idea how subsidized phones work huh?

You get the special deal when a 2 year contract renewal is attached. Duh!!

samcraig
Dec 27, 2011, 08:04 AM
Oh noooo Apple must really be in dire straights if they are offering their phones for free.

/end sarcasm

That comment was directed towards a few people that insist when any android phone is sold for .01 or drastically reduced that it's the phone manufacturer (not the retail store) giving the deal and trying to push out phones.

It's also directed at the ones that insist that if phones are given away cheaply - they must suck.

/end pointing out obvious

nostresshere
Dec 28, 2011, 04:45 PM
The subject line for this email was very misleading, it simply said, "TODAY ONLY: Free Apple iPhone 4 with 2-year activation" so I sent it to a few of my clamshell and/or droid friends without realizing it was BOGO, and not just completely free with the contract ...

So, you are saying one should read the information and gather facts before jumping to conclusions?

PracticalMac
Dec 29, 2011, 04:21 PM
AWWW, ****!!

I paid $1 when I got the 2ed iPhone!

:rolleyes::p

I took advantage of the $1 offer for 2x 4's, and a 3GS too.
3 for $200, still not bad :D

miss.manson
Dec 31, 2011, 12:16 AM
Just paid $300 for my 32GB 4S two days ago. Would have seriously considered this.

I paid 699$ for an out of contract iphone 4s 64gb