Can you buy a iPhone 6+ full price from Target?

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  1. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious if anyone has had success buying one full price
     
  2. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I went there 2 weeks ago, and they had a 16G SG 6+, they would only sell it under contract.
     
  3. Dmaynard83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    This practice is so bizarre.
     
  5. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a

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    Are they even allowed to do that? I would have followed up with a Manager.
     
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think it's because people like Target make ZERO profit on the phone. They get paid by selling contracts..
     
  7. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Adding a line then canceling it is often cheaper than paying full retail price.
     
  8. Josh125 macrumors 6502

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    Not in my area either. I've gotten multiple alerts today for Apple stores, though. Unfortunately I'm not in town.
     
  9. epphllps macrumors 6502

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    So I add a line with Verizon and then cancel it, I will pay for phone at contract price and then the $350 ETF fee? Wonder if there is any other fees in there? Has anyone on here done this before?
     
  10. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Yes I've done it. You purchase at contract price. Keep service for 14 days, then pay ETF. Overall it saved me about $75.
     
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  12. a82320 macrumors newbie

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    they don't even offer ATT NEXT program...I walked in, and they said only upgrade, yes, upgrade ONLY. not even ATT NEXT, I walk home and getting nothing.
     
  13. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    They get paid by selling 2 year contracts.
     
  14. ChrisStunner macrumors member

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    Just did it but am not planning on paying the ETF fee. T-Mobile is gonna pay my ETF since I'm switching to them right after signing a two year contract for Verizon. That's right, I just got an iPhone 6 plus 128gb for $499 :D

    Haven't got the bill yet, so not sure how much it will be. I still have to pay for one day of service and the activation fee.
     
  15. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Why give up the 6+? That'd a requirement to give up the device isn't it?
     
  16. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    Adding a line and paying $299 + Tax (California) 8% = $58.92 plus cancellation fee of $350 = 708.92 you save $100..:rolleyes:
     
  17. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Can't cancel till after 14 days or else you have to return the device. Then if it's a new line of service, you have to pay an activation fee of $30 followed by an upgrade fee of $35. I'll let you do the math since you're so good at it. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Dmaynard83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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