Iphone Best Buy

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  1. itsm3cmg macrumors member

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    So tommorow Best Buy will start selling iPhones. What do all of you think about this good, bad, who cares?

    I myself would not really like to have some 16 year old kid or something holding my brand new iPhone.
     
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  4. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    Geez its a phone, not your manhood. Does it matter who sells is as long as you get what you want from the phone. Somebody has to hold it right?
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Really an non issue......buy it where ever you like.
     
  6. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    So you would prefer them be early 20s? Because if you buy at apple or at&t then you are gonna have a 20 something holding your new iphone. whats the difference?
     
  7. joshuaaaron macrumors member

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    TOMORROW? but tomorrow's sunday! zomg! **grabs tent**
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why camp out if you can gt it at an att store easily these days?
     
  9. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    you my friend didn't get the sarcasm! Have you not seen a line outside of best buy before??
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    haha my bad. yea ive seen many a line outside of best buy!
     
  11. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    yah they are for the stupidist things I'm sure somewhere there's a line oustside of best buy for the iPhone
     
  12. dizzy13 macrumors 6502

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    at&t and apple aren't selling contract free phones yet are they? I know they said they would eventually, but my buddy found today that best buy is advertising them as "regular" price as well as the normal contract prices.

    He posted the images on our blog
    http://whenwillapple.com/saywhy/2008/09/07/iphones-available-at-best-buy-without-contract/

    $599 and $699... ouch! :eek:
    I better not drop my phone and have to buy a new one out of contract. Maybe I'll have to rethink my whole I don't want a case because it looks so pretty mantra
     
  13. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was $399 and $499?????

    so if I break my 16g, I'll be paying 700 bucks? wtfisthisshit?
     
  14. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    It is really funny for both Best Buys that are in my area. They are in the mall area, and if you just walk a few more feet, you are at an actual Apple store. Why wouldn't you just go to the Apple store and buy it?
     
  15. fandsw macrumors regular

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    Because there are a lot of areas in the US without an Apple store. Also, other people may have some Best Buy giftcards as well thay have been waiting to use......

    Not everyone may be as lucky as you having an Apple store next to a Best Buy.
     
  16. dizzy13 macrumors 6502

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    Best Buy point card
     
  17. Inukami macrumors 6502

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    399-499 is for the locked-on contract iPhone. If you lose it/break it and it doesn't cover and you want a new one, it i'll cost 399-499.


    If you buy one from best buy without a contact at 600-700 and lose it/break ti and it doesn't cover and you want a new one, it i'll cost 600-700.
     
  18. dizzy13 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so you still get a discount if you are under contract? I've never heard of that on any other phone, but I guess it makes sense.
     
  19. Inukami macrumors 6502

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    kinda..
    The locked iPhone cost 300-400 but when you sign the 2 year contract they give you that discount. The 300-400 price is only available after buying a first iphone.

    The 600-700 is unlocked without a contract. It's just like any other regular product. If you break it you buy another at full price.
     
  20. dizzy13 macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I was under the assumption that it is still locked to at&t you just don't have to sign a contract. Plus, at least in the US I think tmobile is the only other carrier that works with the same 3g technology that is built into the iPhone anyway.
     
  21. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    I don't like fact that the people at bestbuy can be very misleading if you dont know what you are talking about. Other than that they are just another place to buy.
     
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  24. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    The phone is not unlocked, it will still only work on AT&T. The $599/$699 pricing is the no-commitment price simply meaning no contract. It does not mean unlocked.
     
  25. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    oh ok..so there are 3 different prices for iphone

    1) first time buy (with att) 199-299
    2) second time buy (with an existing att contract) 399-499
    3) no contract/commitment price 599-699

    got it....
    thanks
     

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