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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wayne137, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. wayne137

    wayne137 Android Enthusiast
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    ok i want to buy the lg esteem but the price is crazy $350+ so i was wondering anybody know if price is going to drop or are they going to get rid of that stupid rebate cause im willing to pay $250 cause paying $350+ on a phone which i change every six month to a year i dont trust mail in rebate did it once lost a $150 my guess the mail got lost idk.. So just let me know if your hear anything please:D:)
     



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  2. VinceO

    VinceO Well-Known Member

    I got screwed on the rebate by Metro. They said it wasnt within the timeframe. :/ Anyways, im selling my Esteem with extras on Craigslist. Im done with Metro...
     
  3. ShinySide

    ShinySide Extreme Android User

    Just a rumor so dont know how true but Metro is suppose to ditch the mail in rebates at the beginning of the year
     
  4. yahhboy

    yahhboy Android Expert

    Heard otherwise, instead they will release the galaxy attain, and the esteem will have a $50 rebate from $350 instead of $100 :(
     
  5. yahhboy

    yahhboy Android Expert

    Did you take too long to send it out?
     
  6. VinceO

    VinceO Well-Known Member

    Nope. Bought it end of November on a Friday and sent it out the following Monday.
     
  7. redhook

    redhook Android Expert

    The Galaxy Attain is on AT&T. I also doubt Metro is going to sell a Galaxy S II, it would cost $500 - $600.
     
  8. ChazzMatt

    ChazzMatt Android Enthusiast

    Both of you are right. They are ditching the irritating mail-in-rebate for an "instant" rebate on the Esteem.

    Starting 01/02/2012 - 03/31/2012:

    It's a "rebate", but it's an instant rebate -- i.e. a rebate only for accounting purposes. The price at the cash register will be $299.
     
  9. wayne137

    wayne137 Android Enthusiast
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    lol we better start saving up
     
  10. wayne137

    wayne137 Android Enthusiast
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    (correct me if im wrong) phone $299 + tax $18 + switch service to phone $10 + etc
    price would be around maybe $320-$330 (if that was the case)
     
  11. wayne137

    wayne137 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    what doesnt make sense why would they raise the price to $300

    it $300 but with a $50 instant rebate which make $250:thinking::thinking:
     
  12. yahhboy

    yahhboy Android Expert


    I would definetly fight them on it till the end that's $100 that are rightfully yours (you know as long as you filled it out :))
     
  13. wayne137

    wayne137 Android Enthusiast
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    i think they know some people will not bother with the rebate so they get to keep the extra $100 my homeboy didnt even know there was a rebate the lady he said never told him or maybe wasnt really listening that wat i said
     
  14. redhook

    redhook Android Expert

    Where I live tax is 8.75%. That comes out to $26.25 tax on the handset. $7 tax is less than 2.5%. And in Florida the tax rate is 6% plus the county surtax rate. You got your math wrong there.

    FL Dept Rev - Florida Sales and Use Tax

     
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  15. ChazzMatt

    ChazzMatt Android Enthusiast

    We're talking about the price of the phone itself -- not taxes, fees, and all that. Taxes differ by state or even the city/county where you live. You figure that yourself, we are talking the retail price of the phone.

    it's $350, always has been. But with a MIR (mail in rebate). My MIR was $100, but until I get it (if I ever do), I paid $350. Everybody did.

    Come January 2, the phone is going to be "$350" with an INSTANT $50 rebate -- whether you buy online or in the store. You say, "I want that phone" -- pay $300 and it's yours. So, essentially they are lowering it the price to $300, not raising the price.
     
  16. double1

    double1 Well-Known Member

    Just got my rebate a few days ago. 250 for a pretty sweet phone that you can use for a year and then sell is not a bad deal.
     
  17. kungfu411

    kungfu411 Android Enthusiast

    I got mine at newegg Automatic rebate 249 free shipping. but couldn't wait so i got it next business day 260 got it the next day. and loving it
     
  18. wayne137

    wayne137 Android Enthusiast
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    ok make sense you pay 350 for a phone get a $100 back so u pay $250 in all so why the hell would they change it to get a $50 instant rebate and pay $300 instead while the others paid $250

    it comes down to this metro want to make back some of the money from the stupid rebate they been giving out thats all the rebate was to draw you to buy the phone and hopefully u might get your $100 back (lol i should major in business ) just sayin:D:D:)

    BTW the question i asking is why would they shift the phone price back to $300 thats all
     
  19. wayne137

    wayne137 Android Enthusiast
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    lol send me back to school thanks for the correction.. my estimated total was really close so im still pretty right
     
  20. njking25

    njking25 Android Enthusiast

    Does anyone know if the LG esteem price will change? I have $250 and need a few more days to get the rest for tax...I heard the rebate might drop to $50 but I don't know when. Any tips?
     
  21. yahhboy

    yahhboy Android Expert


    You likely have until 1/02/12 where the rebate will be lowered to $50. Buy it from wirefly I thinks its 249 w/ taxes all you have to save up for now is shipping (around $8)
    Mods could you merge the threads?
     
  22. redhook

    redhook Android Expert

    They might be trying to get back money from replacing bricked phones, or they could have been selling it at a loss since this is the first good phone they've had.
     
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    redhook Android Expert

  24. ShinySide

    ShinySide Extreme Android User

    The $100 MIR was a special offer. So of course they aren't going to keep the $100 dollar rebate because then...well it wouldn't of been a special offer. They could just set the price at 350 with NO rebate but instead still giving you 50 bucks off. If you want the phone for 250 jump on it before the $100 rebate is gone or maybe perhaps wirefly or newegg or somewhere will keep theirs at 249. But I doubt that. They'll probably go up to 300. Its like I bought my 160gb PS3 with 2 games for 199. 214 after taxes. on black Friday. They arent going to change that back or bring the deal back. It was a deal aka special offer.

    And not sure i understand your setting it back to 300 question, because the base price, meaning before the rebate, has never left the 300 dollar range.
     
  25. asheehanjr

    asheehanjr Well-Known Member

    You can buy the Esteem at Wirefly.com for $249. That is where I bought mine at. Hope this is what you are looking for.

    LG Esteem for MetroPCS - Wirefly.com
     

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