Does Best Buy honor AT&T's -$200 discount?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Johnny Steps, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

    Johnny Steps

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    I have a -$200 discount on buying an iPhone, so I'll wait for the iPhone 5 to come out and apply it on that.

    The reason I want to do it with Best Buy is because I can sell my 4S for a $300 giftcard and use it on buying the iPhone 5.

    Does anyone know this?
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If the discount is through your carrier, then yes, Best Buy should honor it.

    When you buy an iPhone, and you're signing a contract, whoever you're buying from has to look your account up on your carrier. The carrier then tells whoever's selling you the phone how much to charge you.

    In other words, Best Buy doesn't determine the price you pay, when you buy from them. AT&T does.
     
  3. al0513 macrumors 6502

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  4. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

    Johnny Steps

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    Not sure. But when I select the iPhone 4S, instead of $649, it shows $449, so I assume I can do the same with the iPhone 5.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Early upgrade discount?
     
  6. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    That's your early upgrade discount. If you have a 4S you have to pay the early upgrade price of $199 + $250 (16GB) to get the iphone 5. You will be able to get that price anywhere you buy the phone.
     

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