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Old June 26th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #27 (permalink)
cutterjohn
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Originally Posted by compulady5 View Post
What I see that no one has mentioned yet........ Has anyone thought that maybe, just maybe, retailers of those "on contract" phones sell them for 400 and up because there's a mark up or perhaps those phone manufacturers have a set price they're "restricted" to selling phones outright for?
There's a HUGE markup so that they can make you think that you're getting a "deal" when you get a top-of-the-line phone for c. $200 or so along with their onerous 2y contract and extra fees...

It's why I run FAR AWAY from tablets when they say that they'll be 3/4G as I just know that the price is going to be HIGH so that the cell carriers can pull the same gimmick...
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