ATT charged me $450 instead of $399?

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  1. Smtevo macrumors 6502

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    If you go to the apple store do they also charge you the extra $50 now for upgrades because of "the japan crisis"? Yes thats what the ATT worker told me at the store today. I was confused because it says I could buy the white phone for $399 on the apple site. If I went to apple would they also charge me $450?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That's crazy and it's also bull ****. Ask to speak with the manager.
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    What about taxes, activation fee, etc. or did they charge you $450 just for the iPhone. If they did, I would take it back immediately.
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    AT&T and Verizon price hiked the phones, while Apple still charges the original price.
    This is why I'd never buy from the provider's store.
     
  6. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T did increase their prices right after the Verizon iPhone was announced. When Verizon was known to be charging 649 and 749 for the iPhone full price, AT&T also increased their prices too. Apple still charges 399/499 for early upgrades and 599/699 for full price for both AT&T and Verizon.
     
  7. Smtevo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome thanks guys. I called his bluff when I bought the phone and he said if Apple will charge me 399 then I should call him and he will get it taken care of.
     
  8. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Looks like AT&T's monopoly ending increased the prices, dang econ. teacher lied to me! /Sarcasm
     
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    AT&T announced a while ago they were raising the prices of phones bought off contract

    Sells person was talking out their ass. AT&T announced the price increase good while before the earthquake.
     
  10. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought mine at Apple and I was not charged an extra $50.
     
  11. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    AT&T's new policy is the regular price of $199.99 plus $249 early upgrade fee. Apple online is still charging the $399 for early upgrades.
     
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Maybe it was because of the gas prices increase:)
     
  13. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Just maybe...maybe

    or just plain ol' bs :D
     
  14. lg2k7 macrumors newbie

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  15. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    I bought a white iPhone 4 from the ATT store today and it was 299 plus tax. That's it.
     
  16. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    That's for a regular upgrade though. The early upgrade pricing is the w/ a contract price plus an additional $250.
     
  17. Smtevo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it taken care of today, went to Apple to confirm price then went next door to tell ATT about Apple's price and they changed it for me.
     

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