1. mfm77's Avatar
    Hey folks, Merry Christmas! Speaking of which, I'm getting myself a great gift next week when, after months of waiting, I finally can upgrade to the iPhone 5 on New Year's Day. (Verizon held firm with not allowing early upgrade - surprise surprise!) Best Buy has the iPhone for $50 off, but will the Apple Store price match it? Or is it done on a store-by-store basis? I'd rather buy it right from Apple as opposed to Best Buy, but $50 is a nice discount.
    12-25-2012 07:47 AM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    The Apple store sets the price, they will not budge. They finally gave permission to BestBuy this year to drop the price for a limited time, but it was at BestBuy's expense. For a discount from Apple you'll have to wait until the next device is released to get the discount on the old one.
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    12-25-2012 08:34 AM
  3. mfm77's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, Alli. I checked online and was surprised to see that I could upgrade TODAY (1 week early) if I wanted to - at least if I go through BB or the Apple Store. Talk about Christmas cheer! I'm still wary of BB, though, so I might pay the $50 for "peace of mind".
    12-25-2012 08:58 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It doesn't matter where you purchase it you can still take it to Apple for issues.
    12-25-2012 08:59 AM
  5. mfm77's Avatar
    Yeah, I know that - just always have to think twice when dealing with BB, given some of the horror stories from years past.
    12-25-2012 09:07 AM
  6. steveh552's Avatar
    Walmart has/has. (Unsure of status) for $127 and I was able to get best buy to price match that
    12-25-2012 10:23 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    Hey folks, Merry Christmas! Speaking of which, I'm getting myself a great gift next week when, after months of waiting, I finally can upgrade to the iPhone 5 on New Year's Day. (Verizon held firm with not allowing early upgrade - surprise surprise!) Best Buy has the iPhone for $50 off, but will the Apple Store price match it? Or is it done on a store-by-store basis? I'd rather buy it right from Apple as opposed to Best Buy, but $50 is a nice discount.
    No price match... but they do offer corporate ("employee" pricing) and education ("student/faculty" pricing) on some items.
    12-25-2012 10:31 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, Alli. I checked online and was surprised to see that I could upgrade TODAY (1 week early) if I wanted to - at least if I go through BB or the Apple Store. Talk about Christmas cheer! I'm still wary of BB, though, so I might pay the $50 for "peace of mind".
    Your user experience won't be any different buying the iPhone from BB or the Apple store...like someone else said, you'll still want to bring it to the Apple store for warranty service/replacement. If Best Buy is running a better deal, and the extra money you're saving is worth the trip, i can't see any reason why a person would not take advantage of it, because thankfully just because you BUY the iPhone at Best Buy doesn't mean you have to ever talk to them again when it comes to ownership of the phone.
    12-26-2012 08:11 AM
  9. mfm77's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. The Apple Store wouldn't price match (gave it a shot), so I went to BB Mobile, overall, had a fine experience there. BB definitely has a much better process for helping customers than the Verizon Store and is much different from the BB big-box store, without a doubt. The salesperson was great helping me, and I got my $50 discount while politely turning down BB's insurance. Then, I went right to the Apple Store and bought Apple Care+.
    12-26-2012 11:10 AM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. The Apple Store wouldn't price match (gave it a shot), so I went to BB Mobile, overall, had a fine experience there. BB definitely has a much better process for helping customers than the Verizon Store and is much different from the BB big-box store, without a doubt. The salesperson was great helping me, and I got my $50 discount while politely turning down BB's insurance. Then, I went right to the Apple Store and bought Apple Care+.
    And now you never have to step foot into a BB store again for service...which is a blessing, lol.
    12-26-2012 11:46 AM
  11. ibanana's Avatar
    Buying from Best Buy wouldn't have been any different from buying from Target, Walmart or Apple. Its the same phone with the same warranty. If you have issues you still take it to Apple.

    I bought 2 of my iPhones from Best Buy and it was just as easy as going to AT&T or Apple like I did for the other two.
    12-27-2012 07:25 AM

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