Merchants Prepping for BIG Announcement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CanesDrew, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. CanesDrew macrumors regular

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    I just received this email from Best Buy. They're trying to stay ahead of the announcement of the 5S and presumed 5C on Tuesday. Smart move.

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  2. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    My goodness :eek:

    I can't believe they are offering the same deal they have offered 3 or 4 times this year already :eek::rolleyes:
     
  3. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    They also had an ad I saw that said you could get up to 50% off a new iPhone with a trade in. Really trying to push out stock. I work for best buy mobile and with this pending announcement its amazing how many people still want to buy a 4 or 4s and think it will run just fine two three years down the road and don't care that they are locked into a two year contract. And funny thing is for the same price or maybe cheaper then they are paying now in a month or less they could have a better phone. Its so frustrating to deal with customers sometimes. Had a customer with an iPhone 4 who wanted to use her upgrade for another iPhone 4 and her only reason was it was free. Fail fail fail lol.

    Or maybe I am just cynical lol.
     
  4. CanesDrew thread starter macrumors regular

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    No. You're right. And this is what corporate is banking on. Most consumers aren't savvy to latest trends and rumors. If everyone was, they wouldn't send out emails like the above.

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  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Retailers throughout the world do this for every product about to be "old". Why is this surprising?
     
  6. CanesDrew thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't believe anything in my OP said it was surprising or I was surprised. If anything, others might find it useful if they want to get an iPhone 5.

    ANYWAY, it is a smart move like the other guy said to move product ahead of another major launch from a tech giant. I'm sure Best Buy's sales of iPhone 4S and 5's will be huge over the next few days. :apple:
     
  7. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    And that's why I am trying to let all my customers know. Because at the end of the day I may work for Best Buy doesn't mean I all ways have to agree with them. But even still after telling them they still insist on an iPhone 4/4s. What gets me more is the fact that they think in two three years down the road the all ready two year old phone will run like the new phone. I don't care if a customer is tech savy or not but why ask my opinion then do the complete opposite. And I get the same old well I would never use apps or the internet all I want is texting and calling. Then why get a smart phone. Drives me crazy. Or the people who get made that the carries will require them to have a data plan. I say again fail fail fail.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Of course, the rumor mill has been strong with these two devices. Clearing inventory is crucial.
     
  9. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Why would you not expect a 4S to be functional two years from now? Im sure it will work just fine for some people's needs. People buy it because its cheap or free with the 2-year. And some people really don't have $200 to spend on a phone upgrade, or it isn't a $200 priority for them.
     
  10. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    I know what you mean. I am more getting at the people who will want it to run just as fast and efficient as the newer models. I had a 4 before my 5 and iOS 6 was not the greatest experience but I was ok with that knowing that in a month I was going to get an iPhone 5.
     
  11. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If the old one is having issues but the power the 4 gives you is still enough that isn't a bad idea. It's not like most US carriers give you a cheaper price on service if you don't use your upgrade.
     

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