I've noticed that Verizon's full retail price is $650, I want to keep my unlimited data so I'm probably buying full-retail. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for getting a discount? If it's anything like the past, I think I should be able to get the $50 Verizon rebate, even if I don't re-up.. certainly had worked a few years back now with other phones that came with a rebate, even if the terms said otherwise.
For those of you that are planning to get it with a new contract or an extension/renewal, Wirefly has it for preorder at $179.99 -- http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05...-and-upgrades/
and one could stack a cashback portal referral on top of that. However, for my case, a lot of sites don't give you much if you're just buying the phone without a contract.
I thought about VZW gift cards bought from gift card marketplaces, but couldn't find any. I also thought about buying gift cards at a discount for Radio Shack, but it seems their full retail price is $700, so that won't do much at ~10% avg discount, plus I'd miss on the (possible) Verizon rebate... so buying direct might be the best option I can think of.
If anyone has any ideas to drop the full-retail price further I'm all ears
I might just end up waiting until slightly used phones on eBay jump down in price, though...