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MacRumors
Dec 30, 2011, 12:31 PM
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(http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat12090&type=page&ref=126&loc=159)
In a replay (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/12/24/best-buy-offering-buy-one-get-one-free-offer-on-32gb-iphone-4-today/) of their Christmas Eve offer, BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/) is again 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 32GB models must remain from previous inventory. The 32GB iPhone 4 costs $199 with a 2 year contract. Both phones need to be signed up for the two year contract, but this still represents a $199 savings if you are in the market for a new iPhone 4.

The offer is for in-store purchases only this Friday and Saturday.

Article Link: Best Buy Again Offering Buy One, Get One Free 32GB iPhone 4 This Weekend (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/12/30/best-buy-again-offering-buy-one-get-one-free-32gb-iphone-4-this-weekend/)



iDuel
Dec 30, 2011, 01:18 PM
They must really have a surplus stock of 32GB iPhone4s. :eek:

parapup
Dec 30, 2011, 01:23 PM
I thought BOGO was only for 'cheap' Android phones? :confused:

Anyhoo this will help iOS maintain its market share for the umpteenth time next quarter so it's all good :p

Invincibilizer
Dec 30, 2011, 01:59 PM
16GB is more than enough for 80% of people. Not surprised that 32GBs are in this deal.

cvaldes
Dec 30, 2011, 02:25 PM
They must really have a surplus stock of 32GB iPhone4s. :eek:
Maybe, maybe not.

Best Buy has about 1,100 stores in the U.S. If twenty people took advantage of this offer (two phones apiece) at each location, we'd be talking about 44,000 units. Apple sold about 20 million iPhones last quarter, so in the grand scheme of things, 44K handsets is a drop in the bucket.

From a logistical standpoint, it may be more expedient for Best Buy to clear out inventory this way. They are probably getting a silent nod of approval from Apple. Apple has likely set the wholesale buyback price of the discounted 32GB iPhone 4 model very low. With the logistics headache and expense of recovering the discontinued handsets from the various retail stores, Best Buy probably decided to take hit on the margins.

shartypants
Dec 30, 2011, 02:26 PM
Best Buy is trying to make up for screwing over a bunch of customers at Christmas for not delivering their gifts on time. Maybe they should send those customers a free iPhone :)

trajen
Dec 30, 2011, 02:31 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

I wonder what OS those phones have installed.

Irishman
Dec 30, 2011, 02:50 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

I wonder what OS those phones have installed.

Doesn't really matter, it's upgradeable to iOS 5 if it's an iPhone 4.

cvaldes
Dec 30, 2011, 02:53 PM
I wonder what OS those phones have installed.
Probably iOS 4.x.

The 32GB ones listed on the web store specifically state iOS 4. Per the article, these units are likely back inventory stock from before the iPhone 4S release (and thus iOS 5).

OriginalMacRat
Dec 30, 2011, 03:12 PM
There's nothing "free" about having to sign up for Verizon/AT&T 2yr contracts.

iDuel
Dec 30, 2011, 03:52 PM
There's nothing "free" about having to sign up for Verizon/AT&T 2yr contracts.

It still saves the extra $200 that you have to pay upfront.

subcritical71
Dec 30, 2011, 08:47 PM
But are there any work arounds... Or is the Best Buy price not an upgrade price? I have a need for 2 iPhone 4 (or 4S) and this would be a great deal for the 4. The problem is, one phone is not eligible for an upgrade until Jan 29, 2012. Does Best Buy have any ability to 'gain a customer'? The phone that is not eligible is a cheap with no data plan, this would net AT&T with one more customer with a data plan.

JAT
Dec 31, 2011, 08:46 AM
Doesn't really matter, it's upgradeable to iOS 5 if it's an iPhone 4.
But, you'd have to use a computer to do it.

Crawn2003
Dec 31, 2011, 10:30 PM
Picked up two of them today. I pretty much got the last ones in Northern California. Santa Rosa, San Rafael, and Vallejo didn't have anymore. Got mine from a Best Buy mobile kiosk in Santa Rosa's mall.

Irishman
Jan 1, 2012, 07:55 AM
But, you'd have to use a computer to do it.

Yeah? For most iOS updates that's been the way it's been, but from the first point release after iOS 5, you can do over the air updates.

For most people accustomed to iphones, it's not news.

bad03xtreme
Jan 1, 2012, 07:27 PM
I couldn't find any within 100 miles of me. They must have had about 2 at each store... :mad:

mrallgood
Jan 3, 2012, 05:01 AM
Best Buy is trying to make up for screwing over a bunch of customers at Christmas for not delivering their gifts on time. Maybe they should send those customers a free iPhone :)

NO KIDDING!!!! That's the least they could do.

JAT
Jan 3, 2012, 12:15 PM
My parents went to get this deal, but BB couldn't alter their Verizon business account. So they walked away.

PantherJeep
Jan 6, 2012, 12:27 PM
I couldn't find any within 100 miles of me. They must have had about 2 at each store... :mad:

Yeah, same here - unavailable at any Best Buy from Los Angeles to the Mexican border. :mad:

PColbert123
Jan 8, 2012, 02:16 PM
sad I missed this