- 08-12-2010, 12:05 PM #2
- 08-12-2010, 12:10 PM #3Price & payment
You'll be charged when you pick up your phone. When purchasing with a new line of service or a fully-eligible upgrade and 2-yr agreement, you'll pay $249.99 (after instant savings and mail-in rebate). If you're not eligible for an upgrade, you'll need to pay full retail price, $499.99. Because we've boosted your data experience with this phone's amazing services and features, you'll need our $10/mo. Premium Data add-on and a compatible plan. You'll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide and 4G coverage in over 40 markets and counting-check your coverage.
- 08-12-2010, 12:44 PM #5
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- 08-13-2010, 01:09 AM #7
- 67 Posts
- 08-13-2010, 06:52 PM #8
- 08-13-2010, 07:12 PM #9
- 08-13-2010, 07:20 PM #10
Never pay attention to Best buys claimed full price it is bogus.
There are many examples of est buy doing that on sprint phones. That nubmer is totally meaningless.
As an example the Sprint CDMA Palm Treo Pro REtail Price was listed as $700 at best buy at launch. and the subsidized full retail price of Sprint was $600. Both subsidized down to $250, but Best buy simply listed a faked retail price on its web site, print adverts etc for the entire sales period of the Pro. They have done it with dozens of Sprint phones
- 08-13-2010, 09:40 PM #11
- 08-13-2010, 09:47 PM #12
- 08-13-2010, 09:49 PM #13
- 08-14-2010, 01:35 AM #14Originally Posted by tndank
- 08-14-2010, 06:37 AM #15
sprint stores are unable to change upgrade dates now. They wuse to be able to but no more. The most they can do is 2 or 1 week before eligibility date. It also has to be activated on the line. They will not let you leave the stoor without activation.
- 08-14-2010, 07:18 AM #16
- 08-15-2010, 07:41 AM #17
- 08-15-2010, 07:49 AM #18
I understand that part of it. Nevertheless, I refuse to let some monkey behind the desk unbox my $500 device, insert the battery, power it on, and try to set up my google account and/or email accounts while leaving fingerprints and smudges all the while. I will just order it online on launch day and have it shipped to my house and unbox it at my leisure. I don't NEED to have mine on launch day.
- 08-15-2010, 10:12 AM #19
- 08-15-2010, 05:00 PM #20
- 08-15-2010, 06:40 PM #21
For every legit thing you or I want to do, and legit point of view you or I have, there are thousands of people who know how to game any potential exploit in the system. Now I don't consider people who do "bad guys", they are only doing small potatoes of what people do on wall stre4et, but the fact is, if due to subsidy, and at-cost sales, if there is any hole in the Sprint system some ebay/arbitrage genius will figure it out and game sprint. hence the stingent rules (and hence the mail in rebates).
I had a couple of acquaintances that used to mass buy and break apart tracphone packages, as they were worth more apart than purchase cost.
If there is $5 or $10 to be made on anything, especially with super liquid markets due to ebay, someone will do it. At least by activating it they are confirming you have a live account.
- 08-15-2010, 06:56 PM #22
Re: Off Contract Price Speculation
They also won't charge a restocking fee for this instinct, and that combines with no MIR makes them a much more pleasant experience than dealing with sprint.
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- 08-15-2010, 10:15 PM #23
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- 08-25-2010, 12:38 AM #25