AT&T Bait-And-Switch Price Scheme

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kpenning, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. kpenning

    kpenning Well-Known Member
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    AT&T falsely advertised a $349 off contract price and then changed it on launch day.

    Samsung Captivate $499 Off Contract &raquo BriefMobile

    This is unbelievable. Totally false advertising. Twitter and Facebook hold weight today in terms of press releases... I think ATT really screwed up on this one big time!
     

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  2. tysj

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    Did you really just figure this out now
     
  3. kpenning

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    Until now it was all speculation and hearsay from random people. This is the very first official pricing listing from the actual store. So now it's official.
     
  4. peterpp

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    At Walmart it is FREE w contract which also includes a free car charger, no activation fee and $229.99 w/o contract (no car charger). I just ordered mine and it will be here in 2 days. I called all the Walmarts near me but their cell phone dept. was not opened yet. I wonder how much it is at the store.
     
  5. rajendra82

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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ovenight delivery and no tax for me. Yeah.
     
  6. peterpp

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    No tax for me either and I also get cashback with my card.
     
  7. Red03SVT

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    Just got mine.$229 with no contract. Woot. Take that ATT
     
  8. sremick

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    Seriously? Walmart is selling this on day 1?

    Our Walmart sucks but maybe they have it. I'll be in the general vicinity so I'll check there first.

    So when you say you ordered it, did you order it while at the store, or from the Walmart.com website? Because I don't see it on the website.
     
  9. rajendra82

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    It's here:
    Samsung Captivate (AT&T) | LetsTalk.com
     
  10. MisterEd

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    For anyone who actually BELIEVED the no-contract $349 price I will have my 3rd cousin in Nigeria contact you. He has $5,000,246.43 he needs to send out to the US. He'll give you 20% for handling it.

    Have you EVER seen a phone with such a small delta between the contract and no contract price on ANY carrier no less a brand new "hot" release? There was never any OFFICIAL pricing released, it's all been tweets, peeps, poops and pops. Twitter and Facebook hold as much "weight" as the Iranian Information Minister.
     
  11. nb_mitch

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    I never believe anything At&t says, but I do believe that the price for FREE at Wal-Mart online (LetsTalk) and $229 w/o contract is real.

    Now if "he" was a she and cute, I might be interested in that 20% :D
     
  12. MisterEd

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    Free WITH NEW CONTRACT, I can believe, but the $229 deal is not real. Don't delude yourself into thinking you'll get it for that price WITH NO CONTRACT EXTENSION. It's a PRICE ERROR.

    I ordered one for yucks and chuckles but my order (like most all others) now says "Customer Attention Required." The only ones that don't have that are those who are not in a current contract.

    Why do you think they asked for the last 4 of your SSN and your cell number? It clearly says "in order to UPGRADE your line." No way jose.

    Hey, my other cousin works for the city of New York. He has a large bridge up for sale cheap. It connects Brooklyn and Manhattan.
     
  13. peterpp

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    I called Walmart and they said it is just for verification and once they get the info they will ship my phone. So, I need to call them first thing in the morning when Letstalk.com opens.
     
  14. jmreed97

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  15. MisterEd

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  16. rlb4

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    Walmart deal is dead.
     

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