Last Updated: Nov 17,2009
If you are still looking to buy this phone, check out the Best Buy web site. $99.99.
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Thanks for the info ... but dont you think everyone looking for a phone checks out BB, Walmart, Amazon, Costco etc .. anyway ...
Just trying to help, especially considering this is the lowest price I have seen.
I hadn't seen this yet, so THANK YOU! My only question is if you can get this same price in-store. I wouldn't want to have it shipped. Does BB price match their own site? I've known stores that wouldn't.
Interesting... BB does price match even to their own web ad's. Hitch is this shows it is for NEW customers only. Existing lines still show at $179. I went to BB just this Friday to get $50 back from my purchase price prior to my 30 days passing. I should go and argue for the additional $30, lol, but not sure if I will get it.
$99 is an insane price for this phone... wow. If you are adventurous you can call Sprint too, they will price match as well, but it takes getting the right person on the phone.
I haven't made my hero purchase yet, might be buying two of them. I am pondering whether it's worth the effort to try to get sprint to do it.
I am in a weird situation as I will be sharing a family plan, but the other party will be in a different state. I have to buy the phones, set them up, ship one off, then call sprint to port the phone numbers over.
Is Sprint pretty good about everything even when purchasing from BB? I have heard that people are told to just go there if they have a hardware issue.
Would my second party need to have a copy of the BB receipt if he needed service?
(I know I've hijacked this, sorry)
... and helping you are at that! You my freind just put $150.00 back in my pocket. They will definately price match their own web price at BB. Thank you very much for this.
Glad I could help.
Someone already commented on it, but I just called my local BB, and they confirmed they would price match the web site's price.
Well, I have been with Sprint for almost ten years now, and have nothing but good service from sale to support. I used to travel around the country a lot while I was still working, and had nothing but good service in all the major city centers I would visit and good coverage even in many remote areas.
I feel comfortable in recommending them.
Good to know. My BB opens in about an hour. I printed out the web page and will head down there this AM. I just bought two of the Heros at $179.00 for my wife and myself. We are already very happy with the Hero. This is just more icing on the cake. Thanks again swany11.
Just so all know best buy insurance is horrible It Is not the same as a corporate Sprint store
If you damage your phone the first time is free after that it is a 15 to 30 dollar deductible they charge you just to look at the phone once they have figured out what is wrong they will then charge for the labor and parts .
Plus this is shipped out so you have to wait for It to come back where I live I have multiple Sprint repair shops that I can just drive to but that's how it Is where I am cant speak for everyone
Bottom line Sprint corporate store charges you when you lose the phone but everything else is free except water damage etc. Best buy first repair free except losing phone but after that you are charged for any little problem so its a amazing price but in my opinion horrible insurance .
Yeah, I was so happy with $129, $99 is insane... I think I might get another one at that price. Lol... it won't be there long I bet ya'.
cheri, just get the phones and shop afterwards, nation wide long distance would negate porting - no?
Anyway, Sprint is ok via phone, I found calling after 6pm eastern and you get just American operators, lol, no offense but it does help when toy have a complication to be able to communicate effectively.
Wonder if Sprint will mach this as I just bought mine from the Sprint store for $279 still waiting on the $100 rebate.
I am going to try and get Sprint to price match both of my Hero's. I just got them Monday. I don't mind the mail in rebate, but they should match the $99 price. Otherwise, I could return them and sign up at BB.
Thanks to the OP!!!
fyi... BestBuy.com Help
BestBuy.com Price Match Guarantee
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I had a 2 year contract that was probably up last month... so I guess I'm going month to month now?
My question is, would this deal work for me or is renewing totally different from "new" 2 year contracts?
If so, would I be able to just cancel then start a new contract?
Also if anyone was still interested in switching, the Moment is $99 on the site as well.
If anyone has any success stories with this in-store please post them; my brother was planning on buying a Moment but didn't have $179 right now.
I just got shot down at my local BB. It states with new 2 yr svc. agreement. That's what their reply was....
dang...i'm 2 days short of being within the exchange period
so.. i did an exchange recently, i'm guessing it wouldn't have reset the 30 day period...lol
So Sprint won't price match for me since it's an online thing... then there are no HTC Heros available at any Best Buys near me. San Diego... what the.
My wife got shot down at 3 Best Buys as well. We were adding a line of service on my account, but didn't qualify for the $99
Done deal! BB Gave a refund for each phone I purchased at $175.00. Total refund $170.00! That means the phone ended up costing $99.00 a piece. Great savings.
I was lucky enough to get my Hero at Best Buy for $129 with the Rewards Coupon. I spoke to ten people at Sprint (about half were from the 'retention dept') and none of them would price match. I had just ordered it from their site before the BB deal was available. They all pretty much told me to just return it to Sprint and buy the one at Best Buy if that was what I preferred. Even the store was surprised but said they are not allowed to price match in store.
was your original purchase an upgrade or a new customer activation?
If you have been with Sprint long enough then call retentions if your near the end of your contract. Tell them that Best Buy has the phone for $99. Just threaten to cancel and go to ATT if they will not honor the $99 for upgrade. It worked for me when the original HTC Touch came out and Radio Shack was offering it to new customers at $99 and Sprint was at $199 for upgraded customers. It also depends on the retentions department and who you get. Some will just say ok cancel no problem but the others will do there best to keep you with Sprint. They will and should do everything they can to keep old customers.
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