Full price iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bcooln, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi, I just wondering is there anyway I can buy the full price iphone 5 at radio shack or bestbuy? I have t-mobile, so this is my only choice. thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can buy them at full price once they received some stocks (who knows when, keep calling them ahead before you go there).

    It's $50 cheaper at the Apple Store.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Here are two options I know of.

    1. Wait another month or two until Apple releases the full priced version.

    2. Buy it from Radio Shack or Best Buy.

    I bought mine from Radio Shack for $699+tax (Verizon version).
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    It's $649 at Apple and Verizon stores. Best Buy and Radioshack jacked up the price by $50.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    Some Radio Shacks I went to did not want to sell their iP5s w/o a contract. Call and have the rep on the phone confirm w/ their manager before going down to pick one up.

    I got shafted a couple times before I was able to nab one for 699+tax.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    hi, i call the local radio shack about me. they said 649$. but he said he has to check back with his manager about sell it to me. also, I have tmobile, i just want to know which version work better, att or verizon? thanks
     
  7. macrumors Nehalem

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    Go with the AT&T version.
    In the future that version might be able to access Tmobiles LTE network when it rolls out.
     
  8. macrumors demi-god

    markyr17

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    Bingo.

    You'll want the AT&T version and you'll want to get it unlocked. You can do it very quickly online for about $10

    Good luck!
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you very much
     
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    AppleFan91

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    I work for Best Buy. Yes, you can pirchase it outright. Our website shows $699 and it rings up at $699 however, we price match competitors including Apple, so it will be sold to you for $649 if you request it
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Im assuming that the full priced AT&T iphone 5 models are also unlocked when bought at Bestbuy correct?
    The ones at Apple or AT&T stores that are bought without contract are.
     
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    markyr17

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    Wasn't aware of that. Sweet!
     
  13. thread starter macrumors regular

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    but most of the best buy store right now are out of stock, only one that have in stock right now are radio shack, but they sell it for 699 not include tax yet. so i don't know should i wait for best buy for apple store to have it instock ?
     
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    AppleFan91

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    Honestly it's a crap shoot on who gets them. I'd assume that Radioshack also pricematches so if you can get ahold of one go for it
     
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    determined09

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    I just did some price checks at target today. Verizon iPhone 5 was 699.99 + tax
    Sprint iphone 5 was 649.99 + tax
    AT&T iphone 5 was 699.99 +tax
    If asked why was the Verizon and AT&T
    iPhone $50 dollar more. He said its more because of the SIM card.
     
  16. macrumors 68000

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    Target rep is an idiot. Sim cards don't cost $50. Sprint is just trying to get Target to push their network, and thus the cheaper price. The worst part is that the Sprint iPhone 5 is locked, whereas the same Verizon model A1429, is unlocked. A double whammy against Sprint.
     
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    determined09

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    Thanks for the info. When I was on sprint, I hated it. Happy to be back with Verizon.
     

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