Why Best Buy charges $100 more for iPhone 8+?

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  1. kevjen888 macrumors 6502a

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    when paid in full that is. I have $300 worth of Beat Buy GC and reward money that I can use toward an 8+, But they charge $100 more for whatever reason.
     
  2. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Deters use of trade in credit, gift cards, and rewards.
     
  3. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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  4. TedJustAdmitit macrumors 6502

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    They always match though, but it stinks that you have to ask.
     
  5. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Exactly. Just let them know (even though they already do) and they'll match
     
  6. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow really is that easy? Lol. Great. I will stop by there this weekend and try my luck. I have an old Verizon SIM to make their iPhone unlocked.
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I haven't done it with phones, but Best Buy is really good with price matching. They make it very easy.

    I bought a TV a few years ago, then about two weeks later, it went on sale, so all I had to do was bring in my receipt and the ad ... VOILA! I was credited something like $400.
     
  8. titrau macrumors 65816

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    Dont touch bestbuy they re expensive ever ... 10 yrs ago bestbuy was #1
    10 yrs later they drop behind samsung and apple
     
  9. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    I called them to do a price match and the wouldn’t. I may try in store instead of over the phone...
     
  10. titrau macrumors 65816

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    why people order bestbuy apple has tons of stock tomorrow at retail store
    bestbuy just little branches connect to apple
     
  11. triangletechie macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure why they do this. But this might be the only product where they charge more than the MSRP.
     
  12. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because I have BB gift card to use. I don’t find anything in Best Buy worth buying other than iPhones.
     
  13. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

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    the idea is they can price match for those who ask AND for those who want to use coupons they can say "SORRY no double dipping!" coupon or price match.

    Bastards i tell ya.
     
  14. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

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    Best Buy is such a smart company. They really know how to get customers to think highly of them.
     
  15. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh shoot, didn’t think of that. Oh well guess it’s Apple store then.
     
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  17. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    That's why you ask them to price match, then once the total rings up, then you give them the coupon.

    It's a lot harder to say "no" after saying "yes" than it is to say "no" in the first place.

    Also retail employees generally don't care what price you buy it at, unless their boss will hassle them about it.
     
  18. brian3uk macrumors 6502

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    I’ve never been able to get them to price match an iPhone. They charge more for the unactivated one because they’re losing the commission on the activation from the carrier.
     
  19. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    BB employees don't make commission. They are tracked by rev per hour.
     
  20. upnorth85 macrumors 6502a

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    I have not been inside a Best Buy stores in years. I prefer to buy on Amazon as Prime member or head to Costco or Walmart. Eventually it will head the way of JC Penny, Circuit City and Sears.
     
  21. brian3uk macrumors 6502

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    You’re right, I meant BB the company earns a commission.
     
  22. dave006 Contributor

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    Simple reason not everyone has an Apple Store down the corner, across town or in many cases wthin a 100 mile radius.

    Dave
     
  23. missbing macrumors 6502

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    They don’t price match preorders. You’ll have to wait until it officially goes on sale tomorrow.
     
  24. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but the store makes extra money from carriers for every activation. Since the store doesn’t get paid that extra bonus if they sell unlocked full price, they price the unlocked phones higher to discourage anyone from getting it without an activation (and if they pay the higher price it makes up for the carrier commission anyway).
     
  25. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65832

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    That's not true at all. For one best buy doesn't price unlocked phones higher. If anything, some of the unlocked phones are actually cheaper than their carrier specific counterparts (the unlocked S8 being one of them) . Best Buy simply doesn't make money off of iPhones. From a business standpoint, I get it. It's all about profit. However most stores will price match apple.com. But yeah theres 0 profit in an iPhone like there is in....say a Galaxy S8, unlocked or carrier specific.
     

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