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    I got a email about the $199 private sale for the thunderbolt and I had heard that some people had gotten a $99 dollar one. I was wondering if anyone actually has gotten a thunderbolt for $99 or if it's just a rumor because I don't want to go intothe verizon store and act like a ***** if nobody actually has gotten the $99 price. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxtsxx View Post
    I got a email about the $199 private sale for the thunderbolt and I had heard that some people had gotten a $99 dollar one. I was wondering if anyone actually has gotten a thunderbolt for $99 or if it's just a rumor because I don't want to go intothe verizon store and act like a ***** if nobody actually has gotten the $99 price. Thanks
    You could try going in there and not acting like an ***** when you ask them

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    Just tell them Android Central sent you. They'll know what that means.

    My Thunderbolt was $220 as I had a $30 NE2.
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    Most of us here got our Thunderbolt on launch day. Mine was $199.99 because they apparently gave me the corporate discount.
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    Mine was $129.99 as a new customer through Amazon.
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    Got mine this past weekend for $150 from the VZW store.
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    maybe it's $199 for select customers with $100 rebate/discount?
    $199 to draw you in, $100 off to seal the deal, then bring on the add-on's for mobile hotspot & larger calling plan

    i know--rebates are done away. just throwing options out there.

    (also got it for $199 corp discount price)
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    Was able to snag mine for 150 on launch day after a corporate discount and my last NE2 credit.
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    Mine was $150 or $160 with corporate discount, launch day, wife, GEICO and my wifes iPhone was $100... it was all so much cheaper than expected that I opted to pay $70 more for the 1 year contract on mine. Total for mine, 1 year, was $220 or $230.
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    Ok so I assume it's safe to say that the 99 was a rumor but I should be able to talk them to a lower price. And are you serious that try would react to saying something about android central?
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    No, I was kidding. But do look around for the best price, including Amazon as ock mentioned above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxtsxx View Post
    Ok so I assume it's safe to say that the 99 was a rumor but I should be able to talk them to a lower price. And are you serious that try would react to saying something about android central?
    No, not serious, but this may interest you. Got it on one of my google alerts (Chrisy).

    Verizon Knocks Whopping $150 Off HTC Thunderbolt, What's Coming?
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    Haha ok I thought so. But that looks pretty legit so I'll see how it goes when I try to get one tomorrow. I wonder if it would work with my 50 off after the end of a contract lol I doubt it that would be pushing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDev View Post
    Mine was $150 or $160 with corporate discount, launch day, wife, GEICO and my wifes iPhone was $100... it was all so much cheaper than expected that I opted to pay $70 more for the 1 year contract on mine. Total for mine, 1 year, was $220 or $230.
    strange, the discount i saw with the corp discount was 200/2yr, 230/1yr. didn't see the 150/160 option.
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    You might also check out Letstalk.com. I got mine from them 2 months or so ago for $129.99. I don't know what the price is now though.
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    Here is an article about the OP.

    HTC Thunderbolt Only $99.99 via Verizon's Private Sale - Softpedia

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    strange, the discount i saw with the corp discount was 200/2yr, 230/1yr. didn't see the 150/160 option.
    Hmm, I mean what you are saying irons out because I paid $230 like I said, but I could have swore.... nm, maybe I got some $70 increase for 1 year in my head from the forums and always assumed that's what the 2 year was. Maybe it was simply $200 to $230? ...but what is the incentive there? Wouldn't everyone go 1 year for $30 more? I could have swore it was less though. I don't know why or how and my receipt would just show the $230 or whatever. I don't know, but if I am wrong it wasn't intentional.
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    I hope you can find it for cheap, also wirefly has it for $150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDev View Post
    Here is an article about the OP.

    HTC Thunderbolt Only $99.99 via Verizon's Private Sale - Softpedia



    Hmm, I mean what you are saying irons out because I paid $230 like I said, but I could have swore.... nm, maybe I got some $70 increase for 1 year in my head from the forums and always assumed that's what the 2 year was. Maybe it was simply $200 to $230? ...but what is the incentive there? Wouldn't everyone go 1 year for $30 more? I could have swore it was less though. I don't know why or how and my receipt would just show the $230 or whatever. I don't know, but if I am wrong it wasn't intentional.
    Standard pricing was an additional $70 for 1-year contracts, but with the corporate discount, many phones were just $30 more, including the Thunderbolt. I ask though, because even though my discount shows up that much, it is possible that other people's discounts are different.
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    I'm a sucker...paid $199 (with corporate discount) at launch. I knew price would drop, but like I said...I'm a sucker. I was update eligible, but not NE2...could have saved another $50 if I had been. Or, I just could have waited a month or two.

    With cell phones though, I've found if you wait a few months for the price to drop, there's already a new phone that I'll want to pay full (new contract) price for. It's a never ending cycle. I was eligible for an upgrade since January, so I was just waiting for a 4G Android phone to drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Standard pricing was an additional $70 for 1-year contracts, but with the corporate discount, many phones were just $30 more, including the Thunderbolt. I ask though, because even though my discount shows up that much, it is possible that other people's discounts are different.
    That makes sense.

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    I actually just purchased my thunderbolt yesterday under the private sale which listed it as $200, but at the last step of the checkout process, it listed another discount that brought the final price down to $100. Not sure what the discount was for, but I'll take it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGoBlue View Post
    I actually just purchased my thunderbolt yesterday under the private sale which listed it as $200, but at the last step of the checkout process, it listed another discount that brought the final price down to $100. Not sure what the discount was for, but I'll take it!
    was that on verizon's site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxtsxx View Post
    was that on verizon's site?
    Yeah I think the $99 sale is online.
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    wow you must have got lucky because it gave me the 199 price with the private sale and 50 off from my upgrade discount?
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    Yep, this was on VZN's site. So just to clarify, I had it listed as $199 after the private sale. I then proceeded with the checkout process and on the last step, just before submitting my order, I noticed that there was an additional discount applied to it that brought the final price down to $99 + tax.

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