Rumor: Best Buy in Hot Water for Selling Phones Too Cheaply?

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tehLazyNinja

So BB undercut you on your old phone?  Too bad.  You'll make nearly 1200 dollars from each customer for a year's worth of monthly fees. You would bitch-slap an unsuspecting customer with a similar amount for going over on the lesser data plan when they were simply trying to save money.  Of course it's up to the customer to know how much data they used -- you're not going to make that something easy to figure out.  

These kinds of deals are what drives business.  VZW should know this.  More Droids in the market means more profit for them.  The full cost of the phone is roughly 25% that of average monthly fees for the customer.  Even if the phones are buy one get one free, they still make tons off the plan fees and the accessories.  

 

 

 

 

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TechLarry

Greedy freakin Verizon.  Man I just can't stand that company.

While we're out it, MAP pricing should be deemed illegal too.  It's nothign more than organized price fixing.

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chrisld85

**agree**

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mesiah

MPC, all of your regular readers are jumping ship because of the spam. I know you have said you have a fix in the works, but its been months now. Like others, I am done with this site until you get a handle on the situation.

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chipmunkofdoom2

Honestly, I did see a reduction in the spam.. yesterday. Whatever spam filter was put in they probably have a way around already.

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EvilGenius

You really need to get a handle on your spam problem . . .

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Carpnter

Come on MaxPC, fix the frikkin spam here.  This is ridiculous

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Blekthor

I would have thought that forcing them to sell at a particular $$$ would come under the heading of:

1)restraint of trade (aren't we supposed to be able to sell things for whatever we want to?)

or

2) price fixing

 

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someuid

Where the heck is the DoJ?

Oh yeah, they're suing AZ for having the same law on the books as the federal government.

Thanks, DoJ, for looking out for us!

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ChaosChild

My guess is that this is to control perception of the phones. iPhones are stupidly expensive anyway you buy them and it adds to their "hip factor". Verizon probably wants to prevent people from seeing the Droid as a cheap knock off by keeping the prices higher. 

I'm really enjoying my new Galaxy S that I got last month (droids aren't sold by any carriers in canada) even with the constant questioning of why I didn't get an iPhone.

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whathuhitwasntme

for the love of god

somebody nuke these spamming asshats off the www

I actually wanted to read replies to this interesting topic and go figure

all it has is spammers

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whitneymr

"Anyone care to guess at just what is going on?" I think more than a few state AG's will say what's going on is price fixing.

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Danthrax66

Switch to Sprint

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Blekthor

Unfortunately, I already have Sprint. Screwed up billing, deadspots, lost rebates. Yep, gotta love em'

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athlon11

If I wanted a useless network then I would, but I prefer to stay with a network that actually works.

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