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

Ryan Whitwam

If you wander into your local Best Buy store hoping to walk out with Motorola Droid 2 Global, or Droid Pro, you could be in for disappointment. According to Engadget, Verizon is mightily displeased that Best Buy knocked to two-year contract price of the Droid 2 Global and Droid Pro down to $100 and $50 respectively. This reportedly violated an agreement the company had with Verizon.

All the units of these two phones are being pulled from shelves now, and Verizon won't even activate them even if you could get Best Buy to sell you one. If you ask Best Buy, this is being called a "recall". How civil. We can understand Verizon's desire to keep the price on new phones higher, but they rake in more money from the two-year agreement than they ever would from the upfront price. So what if Verizon stores miss a few sales? Something seems fishy here. Anyone care to guess at just what is going on?

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