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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheSandman2236, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. TheSandman2236

    Thread Starter

    Talked to the Best Buy Mobile manager today -- got some new details:

    (he said this information was up-to-date this morning)

    - 1 Year contract price is $499
    - Best Buy will receive their phones first before Verizon --- ( I called VZW while at Bestbuy and confirmed it with them over the phone)
    - Best Buy is setting up pre-order appointments the moment the phones come in store.

    I don't have anything else -- but if it's already been repeated, sorrry.
     

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  2. fortesquieu

    fortesquieu Android Expert

    $499??! they should just rob a bank.
     
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  3. I would never pay $499 for 1 year contract. Most likely full retail at verizon will be around 6something so i would rather pay full retail then get locked into a contract only saving like a hundred bucks. This phone if it keeps these prices looks like it will deter alot of people from buying.
     
  4. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    I agree. To shell out that kind of money, there are plenty of other devices you can buy brand new at VZW for the same price, no strings attached.
     
  5. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    I thought Best Buy didn't do one year contracts?
     
  6. Some best buy's do 1 year contracts. I really hope verizon wises up and lowers the price for on contract.
     
  7. TheSandman2236

    Thread Starter


    I asked him about that -- because I would've gone to Verizon for that reason. He told me they are doing 1 year pricing for it. When he told me I flat out laughed at him (or more like, with him). He was looking at some sort of pricing sheet on his display -- I couldn't catch exactly at what he was looking at. Being the manager I hope he's [not] right.
     
  8. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    Yeah if that is true than that is a ridiculous price to pay.
     
  9. robrecht

    robrecht Android Enthusiast

    Not really a problem if they never start selling the phone. So they got that covered as well.
     
  10. vzwuser76

    vzwuser76 Android Expert

    I remeber hearing that for full retail (and 1 year if they actually take them) BB really jacks up the price over what VZW charges. That way either they force you to get a 2 year contract or make damn sure they get their pound of flesh on the deal.
     
  11. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert


    Well either way this won't effect me, but man I feel for anyone that is planning to do this option with Best Buy, lot is a lot.
     
  12. kellex

    kellex Newbie

    Best Buy doesn't do 1-year contracts...
     
  13. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert


    I think we have already went over this a little ways up, apparently some Best Buys do.

    Is this really the Kellex from Droid-Life?
     
  14. milan03

    milan03 Android Enthusiast

    So is it official that BB's full price is $749? It's surely much more comparing to Verizon's $615...
     
  15. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    Wait so Verizon's full price is 615? When did we find that out? I thought it was suppose to be 750 every where?
     
  16. Hext'd

    Hext'd Lurker

    I worked in the mobile department at Best Buy for 5 years until this summer, when I got tired of their focus on checking every customer in the store's upgrade eligibility and selling their black tie. So while the information is a little out dated, as of August, Best Buy did offer one year contracts. But most of the employees in the store don't realize this because Best Buy Mobile does not teach out this option because they don't make nearly as much money as they do on a two year contract. It's also why the one year upgrade price is usually pretty ridiculous. But if you are interested, ask them to look at the Excel Spreadsheet of phone prices in their Ad Source section of employee toolkit (again, this is where it was in August, but BBY has been known to change this a lot). It also may require them to do the activation in the VZW system and not their baked activation system called BEAST which might not give them the option.

    Best Buy may have changed their policy since August...but if one store has one year contract pricing available, every store does.
     
  17. milan03

    milan03 Android Enthusiast

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    If that's for real, it sure makes me feel better about getting ready to sign another two-year.
     
  19. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    Thanks for that, but that really doesn't prove anything, It shows the Incredible as 615, and it sales for full price on Verizon for 529. Maybe this means it will be cheaper, I guess it could still be higher too.
     
  20. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    One other thing is that this calls it the Droid Thunderbolt, and it has the Merge on there as well. What is that screen shot from?
     
  21. milan03

    milan03 Android Enthusiast

    It looks like internal vzw computer, looks like from andoidcentral.
     
  22. fortesquieu

    fortesquieu Android Expert

    I read that that is the price that VRZ paid for per phone to HTC.
     
  23. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Android Enthusiast

    LOL. That made my day.
     
  24. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    As far as I know, best buy would match retail price of Verizon, all you have to do is tell them that.
     
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