Cingular offering $150 discount on iPhone

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  1. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502

    buymeaniphone

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    Looks like Cingular might be marking down the price of the iPhone after all. This "glitch" showed up on this guys receipt when he traded in his Sprint BlackBerry 8703e for a Cingular BlackBerry Pearl. It's either a good fake or a pleasant surprise. check out the whole story here
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  2. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Fake, the math doesn't work. That receipt says he only paid $200 after savings. A $150 savings would then mean that the total cost was $350, which is way lower than what has been officially said by Apple.
     
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    It looks like some sort of advert. Showing if and when you bought an iPhone you would be able to save $150 on a certain part of the deal. Because he bought a Blackberry they think he is most likely to want an iPhone when it comes out and so are trying to entice him.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    And no matter how cheap it is, it's still not worth it. Everything could be free and I still wouldn't switch because Cingular is that bad
     
  6. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Off topic. I'm sure you could raise the money for your iPhone quicker by some other means in less time than it took you to set up your site, paypal, etc.

    P.S. I didn't donate.

    Do yourself a favor, spend your iPhone money on your wife and/or kids instead.
     
  7. buymeaniphone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm open to suggestions.
    I'm not as hard core as you think, this is just a fun experiment more than anything.:p
     
  8. Tourist macrumors member

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    Savings vs Discount

    If it is legit, I would caution with the use of the word "Discount", firms like to use savings when they are comparing to something they wouldn't have sold you anyway,

    The way I read it, the "savings" will be on the cingular (ATT) service, $150/24 months = $6.25 a month off whatever plan they intend to offer the iPhone on.
     
  9. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Fake or not...I hope they have some kind of a discout and I'm sure they will. Whether on the iPhone or the service plan itself, it doesn't matter to me.
     
  10. glassx macrumors member

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    the reciept is real, i just received a phone for my birthday from my mom and the reciept has the $150 iphone discount listed
     
  11. Stadsport macrumors regular

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    Uh, read the post. He didn't buy an iPhone, he bought a Blackberry, and the $150 iPhone discount appeared on his receipt by mistake.
     
  12. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    And since when does math and logic apply when it comes to cell phones, carriers and the purchase price of the device? :p
     
  13. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Womm

    I just read an article in EGM about Word Of Mouth Marketing.

    That's what's happening here...

    It's an ad for the iPhone from Cingular. Then, it ends up being discussed all over the internet.

    Free advertising for Apple and Cingular...
     
  14. alec macrumors regular

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    If you really want one, you should just go down to the corner and offer 10 dollar tug jobs.
     

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