Bionic just became a penny phone.

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    It says can buy without service too?


    This is only through Amazon? Not shown on the vierizonwireless.com site as this deal

    edit: to get the deal you need to be upgrading, duh!

    Still a good deal to jump on considering Verizon is not marketing this
     
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    Shows $249.99 when I did it.
     
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    Just shows that verizon has no faith in the staying power of this phone. They are trying to get out of their stock quickly.
     
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    This is why i always suggest to wait just a bit before dumping huge piles of cash on a phone. How long did this take? ;) and even for a penny, i still dont want it lol

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    .01 is for NEW VZW accts only. Upgrades are $219 - $249
    this is due to the commission structure resellers get for contracts.
    obviously a new contract is worth a LOT more commission than an upgrade.
     
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    Has ZERO to do with VZW.
    VZW has a ton of faith in this device which is why they are still pimping the hell out of it with ads.
    This pricing is related to reseller commissions. thats all.
     
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    Does nothing remain sacred anymore??? o_O *sigh*
     
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    Looks like I'm making a trip to Best Buy today to have them price match.
     
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    Good luck with that. I've read stories of Best Buy shopping backfiring on customers in a bad and costly way. The Best Buy in our area is Worst Buy so I had to say goodbye. :)

    Seriously, be careful.

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    Didn't work for me but out of curiousity, what do you bean by "Best Buy shopping backfiring on customers"?
     
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    Concerning your title...

    /\ misleading title /\

    "* Bionic just became a penny phone *"

    /\ Better /\

    " Bionic just became a penny phone with a new contract "

    /\ Best /\

    Carry on... :reddroid:
     
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    I had an issue with failed Best Buy laptop repairs several months ago. I posted the problem on a forum. I also read other customer's posts where Best Buy price match requests went very bad, and other problems, such as disappearing phones during repairs, etc. Admittedly, I am somewhat biased against Best Buy, but customers that were treated like I had read about that had legitimate complaints were treated very poorly and unprofessionally. And that does not include how I felt that I was treated after spending $1200 for laptop and repair plan. Just sayin', that was what I was meaning.
     
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    I wish news sites wouldn't post these. All they do is get peoples hopes up and then it goes a muck.

    Anytime you see these prices it's 99% new customers only. Or for the primary line.

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