Wait why are Best Buy's full price on phones more than AT&T?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Johnny Steps, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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    AT&T had the iPhone 4S full price at $649 and right now, even with the iPhone 5 coming out, the full price at Best Buy for the 16GB model is $699??

    I wanted to get my iPhone 5 through Best Buy... Heck I have this whole plan set up, but are they going to charge more than AT&T?? If so why? Can't I just tell them that AT&T charges this.. Etc.?
     
  2. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. vbtwo31984 macrumors regular

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    Because Best Buy wants to make more money. They can charge as much as they want. I can bet you it will be selling on eBay for even more than that.
     
  4. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? I thought they were simply an extension from the carriers?
     
  5. kramjam macrumors 6502

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    You can ask them to price match, they usually meet a competitor's price on full retail pricing.
     
  6. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome then!
     
  7. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Apple has the 4s factory unlocked for $549!
     
  8. Fissure macrumors 6502

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    I noticed the $50 difference as well online. Guess I won't be buying from them this year. Kinda sad though, they probably won't last another year, they aren't doing too good financially.
     
  9. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    Best Buy is only a "Best Buy" when you price match for purchase convenience. Everything in there is over priced.
     
  10. Fissure macrumors 6502

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    Their 18 month zero percent financing can be nice though and typically I'll pay a tad more on higher end stuff as a result.

    But I won't do $50 more for an iPhone.
     

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