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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Best Buy Offering $50 Off of All iPhone 5 Models [Update: Now With $100 Gift Card for Rewards Zone Members]




Just two days after offering a $25 gift card when purchasing an iPhone 5 on a two-year contract, Best Buy has improved their deal on Apple's latest smartphone. They're now offering $50 off all iPhone 5 models from Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

16 GB iPhone 5s are now $149.99 with a two-year contract while 32 GB models are $249.99 on their online store. There were a round of discounts on iPhone 5 from various retailers, including Best Buy, just a couple days ago but this looks to be the largest discount the product has seen so far.

It doesn't appear to be possible to take advantage of the $50 discount while also receiving a $25 gift card and there's no indication how long this deal will last.

Update: Dealnews notes that Best Buy is now offering the $50 discount with 5,000 Reward Zone points (equivalent to a $100 Best Buy gift card) on the 16, 32, and 64GB iPhone 5 models. Free shipping, online orders only.

Article Link: Best Buy Offering $50 Off of All iPhone 5 Models [Update: Now With $100 Gift Card for Rewards Zone Members]
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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umm does it work for early upgrade? and i would like to keep my existing unlimited data plan too..
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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Any reason why their off-contract price is $50 ABOVE Apple's?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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Any reason why their off-contract price is $50 ABOVE Apple's?
Best Buy charges 99 more on almost ALL Apple products. It's one reason I don't buy them there.

Of course, $50 is very tempting.

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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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This turned out to be a sweet deal for me. I was registered for the Phone Freedom offer and bought my phone about a week or so ago.

Called them to price match this and they happily agreed. $100 off an iPhone, sweet!

Anyone else interested, you don't need to haggle or anything, just mention that it's their policy to match prices on retail stores which include Bestbuy.com

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Payment-...at204400050011

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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:35 PM   #6
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Anyone else interested, you don't need to haggle or anything, just mention that it's their policy to match prices on retail stores which include Bestbuy.com
If you have to remind them what their policy is than it's time to walk.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:09 AM   #7
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I used to work at a Best Buy and vowed to never shop there unless I actually have to. $50 off is tempting but I'd rather get everything I buy with an  on it directly from Apple.

Also, as an Apple fan, I like how Apple has an Apple station within Best Buy stores for exposure. However, it is saddening that these stations aren't manned by anyone who knows Apple products. Instead, they're manned by the same incompetent Best Buy employees who know little to nothing about the products and told simply to sell more accessories. Perhaps one or two Apple geniuses at these stations?

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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If you have to remind them what their policy is than it's time to walk.
Just mention that you would like a price match to BB.com. That's all I said and the person knew I what I was talking about. And for $50 I wouldn't mind linking him to the site either :P
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:30 AM   #9
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Best Buy charges 99 more on almost ALL Apple products. It's one reason I don't buy them there.

Of course, $50 is very tempting.
And everything at the Apple store is $1-50 more than BB. I saw a 32GB USB flash drive that BB was selling for $20, for $59 at Apple! I would never EVER buy anything none apple at an apple store. And not to that in general the average Apple store employee isn't brighter than the average BB employee but I have run into some fairly dim lit bulbs at both places.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:31 AM   #10
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[QUOTE=halhiker;16457026]Best Buy charges 99 more on almost ALL Apple products. It's one reason I don't buy them there.

Price match apple then. No biggy
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:39 AM   #11
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Just checked in at reward zone, and the price is back up to $199.

I went through the check out process, and was kinda shocked when the taxes came in at $67. I know taxes are high here in Cali, but anyone have any idea what the high tax is for?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:05 AM   #12
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Just checked in at reward zone, and the price is back up to $199.

I went through the check out process, and was kinda shocked when the taxes came in at $67. I know taxes are high here in Cali, but anyone have any idea what the high tax is for?
Cali residents pay the sales tax on the original price of the phone, not the subsidized or discounted price. 'Perk' of living in Cali ... jk
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:12 PM   #13
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Best Buy charges 99 more on almost ALL Apple products. It's one reason I don't buy them there.

Of course, $50 is very tempting.
Cause 99 cents is going to break the bank...

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I used to work at a Best Buy and vowed to never shop there unless I actually have to. $50 off is tempting but I'd rather get everything I buy with an  on it directly from Apple.

Also, as an Apple fan, I like how Apple has an Apple station within Best Buy stores for exposure. However, it is saddening that these stations aren't manned by anyone who knows Apple products. Instead, they're manned by the same incompetent Best Buy employees who know little to nothing about the products and told simply to sell more accessories. Perhaps one or two Apple geniuses at these stations?
I see an Apple Vendor at the Apple table of my Best Buy all the time. He is pretty knowledgable.

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Cali residents pay the sales tax on the original price of the phone, not the subsidized or discounted price. 'Perk' of living in Cali ... jk
Yeah I hate that BS. It's why I only upgrade in Illinois where my family lives. F-you California. I hear LA county just passed that you get ticketed if you park at a broken meter now too, as opposed to getting a freebie meter. Not sure when they will enforce it though.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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This is making the iPhone 5 even more enticing....
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:22 PM   #15
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Of note, they also have the iPhone 4S currently for $50 off ($49.99) as well.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:31 PM   #16
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I got my IP5 over a month ago at BBY and because i had the silver reward zone i called into night and they priced matched for me...FYI if you bought your phone in the past month i think its covered under their holiday return policy
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:37 PM   #17
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Very enticing. I wonder if the AT&T stores will get into the discount game...I don't have a Best Buy near me.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:53 PM   #18
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I hate worst buy.

I'd just sell the card
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:39 AM   #19
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Offer good through 1/5/13. Does this mean a new model or possibly the TMobile version is right around the corner?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:50 AM   #20
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Offer good through 1/5/13.
Where did you see that? I'm buying one for my boyfriend but I can't do it until Friday so I'm really hoping this deal is still good then.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:57 AM   #21
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I got my ipod touch at an Apple store and they price matched Best Buy. Maybe they will honor the phone price if you prefer to shop directly at the Apple store.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:21 AM   #22
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Ugh. Ordered mine through Verizon 2 weeks ago. Very happy with the phone. Very mad at seeing this now.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:23 AM   #23
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Valid through 1/5/13. Limit 2 per person.

I can vouch for the Jan 5, 2013 expiration date. Got this in my email:

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:26 AM   #24
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Nice deal. I wish they had the 64GB offering. I think I may need to jump to that from my 32GB. I am hovering at only 1 GB free on my 4. I imagine after 2 years or so I will have elapsed that...
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