In addition, customers who purchase an iPhone can get double Reward Zone Points (another $10 or so) and free e-mail set-up, said a Best Buy spokesperson.
This brings the price down to $189 for the 8 GB iPhone, and $289 for the 16 GB version. In the scheme of things, $10 doesn’t seem like such a big savings when you think about the phone’s monthly fees.
But Apple rarely discounts its products. Best Buy won’t say whether it is eating the discount. “Our prices fluctuate,” says Justin Barber from Best Buy PR.
The deal ends December 31.
Wal-Mart is also rumored to not only start selling the iPhone, but also offer it at a lower, more permanent price of $197 and $297.
From the web:
- Apple: Best Buy Discounting iPhones By $10 Until Dec. 31 (Barrons)
- Best Buy cuts iPhone price to compete with Wal-Mart (Asbury Park Press)
- iPhone 3G goes on sale for two weeks only at Best Buy Mobile (BoyGeniusReport.com)
- Best Buy runs iPhone sale, undercuts Walmart pricing (MacNN.com)
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