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What is up with Best Buy's AW pricing?!

jenjen80

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Mar 28, 2016
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I have an aluminum AW but I've been eyeing SS for a good year. Early last fall I stumbled on a 38mm SS w/leather band on the bb site for around $250 new. Stupid me didn't buy it and here I am almost 9 months later still looking. Stopped into BB today and they have an open box one in that configuration for $551.49! What the heck?! They had a S2 42mm SS with sport band for $1 more, lol! Is anyone familiar with BB's pricing strategies? Wondering if the price will go (way) back down or if there's suddenly a demand for S0 SS?!
 

shardey

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Jan 28, 2010
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The Series 0 isn't made anymore and an open box price can be set to their liking.

When something is discontinued, the prices usually get wonky.
 
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CobraPA

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Best Buy seems to bump prices up and down. Also, if you watch their deals sections (refurb and open box), it seems like once in a while they mis-price Series 2 as Gen 0 watches. I swear a couple weeks ago they had some of the Nike+ on sale for ~$269. I didn't grab one and now they are up to $300 and up again.

They also just ended a $75 dollar off sale on a lot of the Apple Watch models. Just have to keep watching and see what they do next.
 
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