[Deal Alert] Best Buy Offering Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5C at $50 Bucks Off

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Here's a strange way to hedge your bets. Best Buy is offering both the new iPhone 5C and the Samsung Galaxy S4 at a $50 dollar discount right now. This amounts to a 50% discount for the iPhone 5C, bringing it to just $49.99 on a new contract. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is normally $199.99, so this discount brings it down to $149.99. We couldn't confirm these discounts on Best Buy's website, but it was reported by ABCNews so it is likely legit. It's possible this is an in-store only offer, or that it simply hasn't shown up on their website just yet.

It's rather odd to see a retailer offer two directly competing products at the same discount, but it actually makes a great deal of sense if you are a third party retailer. This way you entice fans of either company. Well played Best Buy!

Source: ABCNews
 
I think there's a minor error in the ABC report -- I'm assuming the $50 gift card is only eligible for future purchases and not good on the phone itself:

iPhone

Valid 10/3/2013–10/7/2013. Offer available in store or for store pickup only. Gift card will only be valid on a future purchase. Contract phone customer must be eligible for a new two-year agreement to receive Gift Card for this promotion. Gift card must be returned if the phone is returned. You will be required to agree to the Terms & Conditions. Valid only on iPhone 5c. Carriers, coverage and products may vary by store. Taxes and any applicable surcharges due at time of purchase and taxes are applied to price of phone prior to the gift card credit. Carriers, coverage and products may vary by store. Available in New Jersey. Carrier requirements may include select plan subscriptions, additional data add-ons, credit approval, usage fees and termination fees. Same price new and upgrade unless otherwise noted. 4G LTE not available in all markets. See a Mobile Phone Specialist for details.
Of course the typo could be in BB's fine print but I somehow doubt it. Too bad the walk-out price probably isn't $50... :(

-Matt
 
Awesome! Thanks for the clarification gadgetrants!
 
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