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Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? (Problem Solved)

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2017/10/07 12:03:58 (permalink)
 
Best Buy is selling it for $799 while other places are charging $699. I think this is a classic example of price gouging. I did get an email with a $100 gift card with purchase. I wonder if they raised the price to offset the $100 gift card they are offering?
 
 
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-iphone-8-64gb-space-gray-at-t/6009709.p?skuId=6009709
 
 
 
EDIT: Solved. I was looking at the unactivated price. Mine would be activated. So it is $699.        
post edited by XrayMan - 2017/10/07 16:01:26

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:07:57 (permalink)
    There are good deals and bad deals. So choose wisely.

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:11:12 (permalink)
    That is the same Price I posted here https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2716708
    Apples Price Link that is the Apple Price. The 64GB2 @ $799.00 is Retail Their is no "price gouging" here.
    Gray On Sale $699 @ Apple Link (Unlocked and SIM-free iPhone)
    I am not seeing the Phone anywhere lower than what you have Posted above, maybe post some links to cheaper phones?  
    Even Better
    https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-8
    now from $699 and the 8+ for now from $799.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2017/10/07 12:22:43


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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:33:25 (permalink)
    bcavnaugh
     
    I am not seeing the Phone anywhere lower than what you have Posted above, maybe post some links to cheaper phones?  
     




     
    $699 at AT&T:   https://www.att.com/cellphones/iphone/apple-iphone-8.html#sku=sku8510261
     
    $699 at Target:   https://mobile.target.com/web/shopping/productdetails?productId=146
     
    $699 at Frys:     http://www.frys.com/product/9333150?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
     
    $699 at Apple:   https://www.apple.com/sho...ay-64gb-gold?afid=p238
     
     

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:35:40 (permalink)
    Well It Looks like someone did not shop around.
    Best place to buy an iPhone is really at the Apple Store.
    Return your iPhone back to Best Buy and get it at one of he links you posted.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2017/10/07 12:37:39


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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:37:23 (permalink)
    bcavnaugh
    Well It Looks like someone did not shop around.
    Best place to buy an iPhone is really at the Apple Store.




    No way I'm paying $100 more. When I go out today, I may stop by Best Buy and ask them why they are charging more. Also ask them if the price match phones. I want the $100 gift card.      ;)

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:39:00 (permalink)
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    Well It Looks like someone did not shop around.
    Best place to buy an iPhone is really at the Apple Store.




    No way I'm paying $100 more. When I go out today, I may stop by Best Buy and ask them why they are charging more. Also ask them if the price match phones.


    You don't even have the Phone.. Go the your Local Apple Store, I get a discount on mine.


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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:42:42 (permalink)
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    Well It Looks like someone did not shop around.
    Best place to buy an iPhone is really at the Apple Store.




    No way I'm paying $100 more. When I go out today, I may stop by Best Buy and ask them why they are charging more. Also ask them if the price match phones.


    You don't even have the Phone.. Go the your Local Apple Store, I get a discount on mine.




    But with the $100 gift card at Best Buy, I can get some accessories for the phone. The Apple store will charge more than Best Buy for accessories. Also, Best Buy will price match those accessories from other places like Amazon, Fry's, etc.

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:45:10 (permalink)

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:45:57 (permalink)
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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:48:58 (permalink)
     
    Hmmm, that's not what I got:
     
     
    Quote:  "I would not be able to say why our price for the unactivated iPhone 8/8 Plus are $100 more than Apple is charging, but I can say we work to remain competitive, and we do have our price match guarantee where we would match lower prices found at a competitor in most cases. With that said contract phones like the iPhone 8/8 Plus do not qualify for our price match guarantee."
     
     
    http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Android-iOS-Mobile-Phones/iPhone-8-and-8-Plus-FAQ/td-p/1076829

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:50:36 (permalink)
     
    Going to call them now. I'll post back with the results of the conversation.       

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 12:53:11 (permalink)
    Well I guess you need the work this issue with Best Buy.


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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 13:00:48 (permalink)
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    Well I guess you need the work this issue with Best Buy.




    I just called Best Buy. They won't price match the other stores.     

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 13:31:08 (permalink)
    Time to buy the phone somewhere else and use your $100. gift card at BB for the accessories...


     


     
     
     
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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 13:32:23 (permalink)
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    Time to buy the phone somewhere else and use your $100. gift card at BB for the accessories...




    You have to buy the phone at Best Buy to get the gift card offer, you silly.       

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 13:40:04 (permalink)
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    Time to buy the phone somewhere else and use your $100. gift card at BB for the accessories...




    You have to buy the phone at Best Buy to get the gift card offer, you silly.       


    ahhh.  I missed that or wasn't aware...


     


     
     
     
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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 13:41:42 (permalink)
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    Time to buy the phone somewhere else and use your $100. gift card at BB for the accessories...




    You have to buy the phone at Best Buy to get the gift card offer, you silly.       


    ahhh.  I missed that or wasn't aware...




         

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 13:50:12 (permalink)
    Must be the "free" gift card ??

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 14:45:14 (permalink)
    Well that is a Bummer.
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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 15:28:22 (permalink)
    Like everything Best Buy customer service, keep asking around until you get the answer you want. 
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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 15:59:37 (permalink)
     
    Update / Solved:
     
     
    Ok, I got the answer. The $100 more is for unactivated. Mine would be activated, so my price at BB would be $699. LOL. I'll go there tomorrow, and get it.    

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 16:10:35 (permalink)
    Its more when you don't purchase a plan from a provider.  It always has been this way.

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    Re: Why is the iPhone 8 higher priced at Best Buy? 2017/10/07 16:15:24 (permalink)
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    Update / Solved:
     
     
    Ok, I got the answer. The $100 more is for unactivated. Mine would be activated, so my price at BB would be $699. LOL. I'll go there tomorrow, and get it.    


    Best Buy is Pulling Over a Best Big over you.
    $699 @ Apple Link (Unlocked and SIM-free iPhone) And I got AppleCare+ ($99.00)
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