The Price is Killing Me

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$749? Really?

OK, I get it. Top notch phone. $499 is pretty much the least I've seen for what is generally accepted as a current "Superphone." $599 I can still see, especially with the addition of the LTE chipset. But $749, my gosh. $600 is what CEO of Moto said a WiFi-only Xoom would cost. $799 for the Verizon network version.

I want away from Motorola and the lockdown practice. I probably will start buying phones outright since VZW doesn't do quarterly upgrades, I know right? But cripes. $749?!?! I hope it wont' be staying at that price for too long especially since Dual-Core Snapdraggon phones aren't far off and they just announced a Quad-Core Snapdraggon at MWC.

$749. I think if anyone can bend me over for $749 and make me like it, HTC can, but it's still mean.
 

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$749? Really?

OK, I get it. Top notch phone. $499 is pretty much the least I've seen for what is generally accepted as a current "Superphone." $599 I can still see, especially with the addition of the LTE chipset. But $749, my gosh. $600 is what CEO of Moto said a WiFi-only Xoom would cost. $799 for the Verizon network version.

I want away from Motorola and the lockdown practice. I probably will start buying phones outright since VZW doesn't do quarterly upgrades, I know right? But cripes. $749?!?! I hope it wont' be staying at that price for too long especially since Dual-Core Snapdraggon phones aren't far off and they just announced a Quad-Core Snapdraggon at MWC.

$749. I think if anyone can bend me over for $749 and make me like it, HTC can, but it's still mean.


from what i understand Best buy always jacks up the full retail price and there was a VZW screenshot that showed a retail of $615
 

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Exactly. We've already seen the screenshot clearly showing that Verizon's price is $615. Not $749.

Lets hope. $749 is ridiculous. Wouldn't even make me bat an eye at that price. I'd rather take that money and upgrade my old PC sitting in my office haha.
 

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Both things I did not know. That makes me feel better. Shame on Best Buy then.

Well, my guess is that when they sell the phone on-contract, they get a kickback from Verizon. When selling off-contract, they don't. So, they transfer the kickback to the customer. That'd explain why it's so much higher than Verizon's retail price.
 

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Best buy does jack up the prices. However they do price match. Just bring them something showing Verizon's price and they will match it. I have done this a few times.
 

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doesnt BB jack up the price until they get the official price? xoom was listed on BB for $1100 or so until the got the official price
 

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Best Buy's retail prices are considerably higher than the individual retailer's. Also, I sneaked a peak at Best Buy's mobile Buyer's Guide that they release monthly, (new one comes out this Sunday) and it showed a price of $299.99 on 2yr upgrade. So idk wtf that is about.
 

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Yeah I've seen them charge upwards of $1,000 for off contract smartphones. They've been doing this for years. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the recent vzw pricing trend has been $579, so this is a $30 increase. With Washington sales tax tacked on, it will be $670 :'(
 

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