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  • [Rumor] Grab Toilet Paper in Bulk when you Purchase an iPhone at CostCo


    How much will the iPhone cost in 2009? If the latest rumor is true you'll be able to grab a nice shiny iPhone 3g for the ultra low price of $149 while shopping for bulk quantities of every day items at your local CostCo. The unsubstantiated rumor reports that as soon as January CostCo will be slinging these iPhone ultra cheap at their stores littered across the country.

    $149 seems a little bit cheap and if the rumor is true you might think that there must be some sort of awful catch like a contract for life or only when you buy $4,000 of groceries or some other ridiculous requirement. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if the rumor were true and there was no catch other than the 2 year contract you already have to sign with AT&T. CostCo iPhone for $149 would fit in perfectly with Apple's schemes to put a iPhone in every house in America.

    [techtrader via unwiredview]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Rumor] Grab Toilet Paper in Bulk when you Purchase an iPhone at CostCo started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I assume this is the 8gb we are speaking of? 150 does sound a LITTLE cheap considering that is more of a price drop than that of their ipod touch classic and nanos that they have for sale (those are about 15-20 bucks cheaper at costco than other stores). If we see this price drop I bet we will see something similar at other stores (maybe like down to 170-175). but you never know!
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      There's gotta be a joke between the 3G and the toilet somewhere in here.........
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      thats way cheap. i will also take the advice as far as grabbing some Charmin Ultra while im at it. its good to hear the price is dropping though. thats good for those of us who dont have a massive income and apple usually likes to overprice thier stuff so good news
    1. ASar08's Avatar
      ASar08 -
      This seems reasonable to me. I dunno about in the States, but Costco in Canada started selling cell phones about a year ago. They do have the iPhone, and although it is the same price as anywhere else, you get a $50 Costco cash card for buying the phone through them. If you shop at Costco, this is as good as knocking $50 off the price of the phone...
    1. defmute's Avatar
      defmute -
      $150 seems rally cheap. Costco discounts the ipod by about $10, so $50 seems a little steep.
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      I'm coming!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by cricketlang View Post
      thats way cheap. i will also take the advice as far as grabbing some Charmin Ultra while im at it. its good to hear the price is dropping though. thats good for those of us who dont have a massive income and apple usually likes to overprice thier stuff so good news
      lol thats all true!
    1. mrsidewayzz's Avatar
      mrsidewayzz -
      a good catch would be to waive those strict credit deposits... alot of people would mess with AT&T if their deposits werent so high, or if everyone had excellent credit... which everyone doesnt have...
    1. JacquesChirac's Avatar
      JacquesChirac -
      $149 is not as cheap as it seems. Remember, the new iphone costs $15 a month for internet and the 200 sms text messages and require another 2-year contract. After doing the math, they get in the end an extra $360 in addition to whatever down payment you previously paid. Granted, you get much faster internet, but right now at $200 prices, the 3G phone actually costs $160 more than the first generation after all of the math.

      The $50 break would just make that number $110 more for the 3G (including the price of the faster internet). But don't forget the great profits apple makes with more people using the Appstore and buying accessories!
    1. ej6 wut's Avatar
      ej6 wut -
      we dont have costco in ms
    1. jonathanp2008's Avatar
      jonathanp2008 -
      haha it will be great
    1. alantoo's Avatar
      alantoo -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrsidewayzz View Post
      a good catch would be to waive those strict credit deposits... alot of people would mess with AT&T if their deposits werent so high, or if everyone had excellent credit... which everyone doesnt have...
      i was considering switching to AT&T and have been researching it and talking to reps. i havent heard anything about credit deposits... what do you speak of?
    1. raxelsen's Avatar
      raxelsen -
      You will probably have to sign up for a toilet-paper subscription to get it for 149$. Imagine getting toilet-paper delivered monthly to your door by an AT&T employer
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      yes please.
    1. solarstar101's Avatar
      solarstar101 -
      with the rising cost of toilet paper
      who wouldnt take up this great offer..lol