Pre-ordering iPhone 7/7+ through Best Buy?

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  1. benboy12 macrumors regular

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    I pre-ordered my iPhone 6 through Best Buy a couple of years ago because they were offering a gift card special for trading in an iPhone 5 or newer. However, I don't see any specials advertised on their site. In fact, they don't even list the time that pre-orders begin. I am a Verizon customer, and I don't see any pre-order specials on there either. It seems like only T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are offering any specials.

    Anyone else looking to pre-order through Best Buy?
     
  2. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    I was curious about this also. I think if I go through Best Buy. I may have to wait longer for the phone. But if they had a deal like get the phone there, and get a Best Buy gift card also. I would wait for the phone, just for the Best Buy gift card.
     
  3. benboy12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    When I got my iPhone 6, it was available on launch day when the store opened.
     
  4. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah but I was more curious of if there were any extra incentive for ordering and doing a device payment plan through them. They usually give you a gift card, or some other incentives to do it through them.
     
  5. benboy12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is what I was waiting on as well. When I got my 6, you were guaranteed at least a $200 gift card for your 5 (which was more than you could get when you completed a normal trade in at the time), plus a data bonus offered by Verizon at the time.
     
  6. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I just check the site. I don't see any deals going if you go through them. Other than trading your phone in. But I can get more selling mine than trading it in. So it looks like I will stick with the Apple Store.
     
  7. ciscomata Suspended

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    I work for Best Buy Mobile and I'm wondering the same thing..
     
  8. Kemonsterr macrumors 6502

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    In my 3 years working in Best Buy Mobile, their pre-orders ALWAYS get pushed back. Apple gets first dibs of the phones and usually we had people waiting 2-12 weeks for a phone that they pre-ordered. Occasionally Best Buy gets the phones in randomly. If they get any phones on launch day they're usually the least desirable ones. I learned my lesson working and witnessing that I should just order from Apple. To each their own and some people might have more luck than others!

    Good luck!!
     
  9. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

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    Last year for Black Friday target and Best Buy they offered 200 for new lines of service. Later they also offered for trade ins and even for new agreements. I don't think I can wait that long. My Touch ID hasn't worked in over a year and I'm ready to upgrade from the 6
     

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