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If you want to get an iPhone 5 for your family for the holidays, or maybe for yourself, then Best Buy might be a good place to get one; right...
12-09-2012, 08:33 PM #1
iPhone 5 Currently $50-off At Best Buy
If you want to get an iPhone 5 for your family for the holidays, or maybe for yourself, then Best Buy might be a good place to get one; right now! The iPhone 5 is the latest iPhone you can get, housing a powerful A6 chip, blazing-fast LTE connectivity, a 4-inch retina display, and a stunning 8-megapixel camera.
Best Buy is now offering the iPhone 5 for $50 off of the regular retail price, which means the 16GB iPhone 5 can be had for just $149.99, the 32GB iPhone 5 can be had for just $249.99, and the 64 GB iPhone 5 can be had for just $349.99.
The 16GB and 32GB units that are on sale include both white and black and include all of the following carriers: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Since this price is the carrier-based price, you will be locked into a two-year contract with the carrier of your choice.
Best Buy’s Web site doesn’t tell us when the sale will be over, so if you want an iPhone 5 at this discounted price, you should act quickly. Shipping is free.
Sources: Best Buy via 9to5Mac
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 12-10-2012 at 10:26 AM.
12-09-2012, 09:52 PM #2
I bought one about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Does anyone know if they will they give me a refund?
12-09-2012, 10:04 PM #3
This is from the Best Buy website:
Buy It Now with Confidence
Best Buy will match the price if you find a lower price on an identical available product at a local retail competitor's store, a local Best Buy retail store or BestBuy.com. Simply let us know when you are making your purchase or during the return and exchange period.
The Guarantee does not apply to: Our competitors' website prices, offers that include financing, bundling of items, free items, pricing errors, mail-in offers, competitors' service prices, items that are advertised as limited-quantity, out of stock, open-box, clearance, refurbished/used items, Deal of the Day items, BestBuy.com Midnight Sale and special hour sale events, BestBuy.com Clearance & More and Marketplace items, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving.
I bought one at a best buy the end of November. It is still within the exchange/return period. I will be taking my receipt in and see if they will refund me the $50.
*They refunded the $50, no problems
Last edited by izzyb97; 12-11-2012 at 12:23 AM. Reason: Update
12-10-2012, 12:54 AM #4
"Valid through 1/5/13. Limit 2 per person"
Received that from BestBuy email for the $50 off sale.
12-10-2012, 04:03 AM #5
How does Best Buy verify your eligibility for the upgrade pricing - since for the first time in iPhone history there are two tiers of upgrade pricing? (one for people 1 year into contract and a different price for people 18 months into contract)????Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
12-10-2012, 06:34 AM #6
12-10-2012, 06:58 AM #7
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It does include the 64GB version.... straight from their website.....
"Save $50 on any iPhone 5 or 4S with 2-year agreement. Plus free shipping"
and the 64GB phones are on that list of 45 items, but some are "Not available for Shipping"
This is good news since I just went there on Saturday and got mine (came with a $25 gift card).
Last edited by Murphdog; 12-10-2012 at 07:01 AM.
12-10-2012, 07:25 AM #8
I can't help but laugh at the way the article was written. Nothing bad about it, it just sounded so much like someone trying to sell me on the iPhone lol. I almost went and bought it until I realized that I already own one. LOLOLOL
12-10-2012, 09:20 AM #9
I don't have a line to check for the "more than 1 yr, but less than 2 yrs" pricing. I'm more than 2 years into my contract.
12-10-2012, 09:25 AM #10
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12-10-2012, 12:28 PM #12
Is best buy doing this because the iPhone 5S rumors? xD."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
12-10-2012, 05:58 PM #13
what's this???!!!! the iPhone 5 has a price drop already? Oh my.
12-10-2012, 07:02 PM #14Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
12-10-2012, 08:55 PM #15
This deal is both online and in-store.
As an Authorized AT&T reseller Best Buy's system can remotely access AT&T records to confirm eligibility for both standard & early upgrades.
12-10-2012, 09:45 PM #16Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
12-10-2012, 09:52 PM #17
12-10-2012, 10:09 PM #18
I need to not activate yet since I'm waiting for jailbreak. But I want low enough an iOS 6 version pre-installed that it's jailbreakable. So I need a plan to buy now - and shelve activation until after jailbreak is out. If I buy after jailbreak is out - likely new ones at that time will be too high an iOS version to JB. There's a very tricky timing thing you have to do when waiting to upgrade until a JB is available. I got it right last time by buying 4S at 5.0.1 in early Dec. '11 from Apple - arrived unactivated at an iOS level that was eventually JB-able. Then activated after JB out. Unlocked my 4 and sold for more than I paid for it. It turned out that even 5.1 and 5.1.1 were JBable too.
Last edited by NewdestinyX; 12-10-2012 at 10:17 PM.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
12-10-2012, 10:16 PM #19
Activating an iPhone doesn't force you to upgrade iOS though. If you want to deactivate the iPhone 5 and continue using your older device just contact your carrier and switch your line back to the older device.
12-10-2012, 10:24 PM #20
Activating an iPhone doesn't force you to upgrade iOS though.If you want to deactivate the iPhone 5 and continue using your older device just contact your carrier and switch your line back to the older device.
But thanks for info. Strange that Best Buy will make you bring in your online purchased phone to get activated when all iPhones, in box, are activate able from home. Weird.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!