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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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AT&T store throwing in accessories with iPhone 5?

Hi everyone. I'm coming back to iOS after a brief time with android. I went into a local AT&T corporate store just to check stock of 32g iPhone 5, I would have to pay the 250$ early upgrade fee to get one.
The rep offered me a pair of Bluetooth Beats headphones (280$ value) thrown in if I upgraded. Actually I would pay 582$ instead of 550$ (the price of early upgrade 32g) and get the headphones. He said so it wouldn't feel like I was just throwing the early upgrade fee away! Sounding too good to be true, I took his card and asked him if the deal would still be good if I got back to him, he said yes.
Has anyone ever heard of this??? I'm just afraid of getting a bill for the headphones at some point, you know what they say about "if it sounds too good"
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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Eh, I'd go for it.

You still have the guys card and the store location if it goes south later on.

FWIW, I'd sell the headphones to defray the cost of the iPhone.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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Sounds to good to be true to me. But I guess it's worth a shot.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Eh, I'd go for it.

You still have the guys card and the store location if it goes south later on.

FWIW, I'd sell the headphones to defray the cost of the iPhone.
He suggested selling them on Craigslist to offset the cost. I was thinking of a Xmas gift. Still sketchy to me though
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He suggested selling them on Craigslist to offset the cost. I was thinking of a Xmas gift. Still sketchy to me though
It was an official ATT store right?

I'd go for it if you want it.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:09 AM   #6
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It was an official ATT store right?

I'd go for it if you want it.
Yes it is.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 02:49 PM   #7
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Just read a couple reviews about these headphones, getting an understanding of why they're free.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:41 AM   #8
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It's probably because he will get a commision on the accessories he sells and an upgrade commission as well and in the end he will get 30 extra dollars out of the transaction and just waive the upgrade fee. It's a win win situation if you want the iPhone right now, because like you said its not a complete wasted 250 dollars since you get something for your money.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:59 PM   #9
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It's probably because he will get a commision on the accessories he sells and an upgrade commission as well and in the end he will get 30 extra dollars out of the transaction and just waive the upgrade fee. It's a win win situation if you want the iPhone right now, because like you said its not a complete wasted 250 dollars since you get something for your money.
Cool, I think I'll go back this week. Thanks
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When buying a phone at the AT&T store, they wanted to throw $72 in upgrade fees so I complained and they threw in some free cases and chargers.
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ehh beats bluetooth wireless sucks anyway... no noise cancellation
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When buying a phone at the AT&T store, they wanted to throw $72 in upgrade fees so I complained and they threw in some free cases and chargers.
I'd give customer service a call or chat with them online to see if they can credit you $72. There's a long thread on here about getting the activation fee waived/credited back.
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I'd give customer service a call or chat with them online to see if they can credit you $72. There's a long thread on here about getting the activation fee waived/credited back.
Haha yeah, I also called them just to see what they could do and they gave me back $72. So I got some free accessories basically.

I always thought going to the store was a hassle and a PITA but it s not too terrible.
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