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[Best Buy Mobile] BestBuy Apple Sale *EXPIRED*

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[Best Buy Mobile] BestBuy Apple Sale *EXPIRED*

*EXPIRED* Deal
Can still discuss but it is over for anyone looking to buy

Surprised noone has posted this yet since so many threads on other vendors
BestBuy has better deals on high end phones than others (eg Walmart) for the weekend promo

Apple iPhone X $199.99 on contract
iPhone 8 $0 with $200 GC
iPhone 8+ $0 with $150 GC
iPhone 7 $0 with $150 GC
iPhone 6 $0 with $250 GC
Last edited by kav2001c on Jun 23rd, 2018 10:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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I do not want a contract
That is the old wireless model
Just sell a phone and give me a good monthly rate
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The plans required on these carriers are typically unattractive.
I love my Koodo account.
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zinful wrote:
Jun 17th, 2018 8:12 pm
I do not want a contract
That is the old wireless model
Just sell a phone and give me a good monthly rate
That's just being silly
You would rather pay $700 to Koodo for a $50 plan instead of $200 to Telus for a $60 plan?
There is no such thing as a contract in Canada since Wireless Code; if you do cancel just pay value of the phone
bkushner wrote:
Jun 17th, 2018 8:17 pm
The plans required on these carriers are typically unattractive.
Out of province loophole plans for the win
(actually if you factor out the subsidy chances are your actual plan is only $20-$30 per month for 5+GB & nationwide calling)
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kav2001c wrote:
Jun 18th, 2018 7:28 am
That's just being silly
You would rather pay $700 to Koodo for a $50 plan instead of $200 to Telus for a $60 plan?
There is no such thing as a contract in Canada since Wireless Code; if you do cancel just pay value of the phone
In these plans that subsidize the price of the phone
do you ever know what the price of the phone really is?
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A "sale" for old phones, so exciting.

Just buy the phones outright and get a better plan, you'll save more in the long run.
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zinful wrote:
Jun 18th, 2018 12:02 pm
In these plans that subsidize the price of the phone
do you ever know what the price of the phone really is?
yes, the price of the phone is its retail value

the math goes like this:

take the retail value of the phone
MINUS the initial cost (if any)
EQUAL total value of subsidy

monthly subsidy amount is total subsidy divided by 24 (typical 24 months contract nowadays)

in this case, for example:

retail value of least expensive iPhone X is 1319
initial upfront cost is 200
thus total value of subsidy is 1119
or monthly subsidy value of 46.63 (i.e. 1119/24)

if you just want to buy the phone out right and sign up for a plan (no contract), then you need to take the monthly subsidy amount into consideration when comparing non-subsidized (i.e. no contract) and subsidized (i.e. contracted) plans

for example:

1. no contract
value of phone = 1319
monthly plan = 60
total service cost over term (for comparison sake, let's take the typical 24 months nowadays) = 1440 (i.e. 60 x 24)
total cost over term = total service cost + value of phone = 1440 + 1319 = 2759

2. contract
value of phone = 200 (initial upfront cost)
monthly plan = 100 (having exact same features as no-contract plan in option 1)
total service cost over term (same 24 months as option 1; again, for comparison purpose) = 2400 (i.e. 100 x 24)
total cost over term = total service cost + value of phone = 2400 + 200 = 2600

in this case, it makes more sense to sign a contract than to buy the phone outright and sign up for a no-contract plan, because you'll be saving $159 over 24 months

in any case, the consumers will end up paying for the retail value of the phone or close to its retail value
subsidy is a mechanism to help consumers better manage their "cash flow" - i.e. low or zero initial upfront cost, but higher monthly cost
versus non-subsidized option with high initial upfront cost (depending on the phone; it's the full retail value of the phone being paid upfront) but lower monthly cost
you choose which offer best fits your budget and monthly cash flow

carriers want contracted clients because it gives them predictable (forecasted) earnings, and investors (the stock market) like that
and for this privilege, carriers are willing to offer incentives like increasing subsidy amount (by lowering initial upfront costs of devices) to lower total device cost (over contract term) and motivate consumers to sign up for contracted plans
consumers benefit by having lower financial barrier to afford the latest and greatest devices, at the cost of higher monthly cost (i.e. deferring paying full amount for their devices) - think of contracts and their subsidies as no-interest monthly payment plans for the retail value of the devices

bottom line: there's no free lunch; contract or not, consumers have to pay the retail value, or close to retail value (depending on subsidy mount) of their devices; the pragmatic approach would be to analyze the financial cost and compare apple to apple (no pun intended) to determine the best value that would fit their financial situations

so... higher upfront cost with lower monthly payments, or lower (or zero) upfront cost with higher monthly payments - you choose; either way, make no mistake, you're paying for that new phone that you just got
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zinful wrote:
Jun 18th, 2018 12:02 pm
In these plans that subsidize the price of the phone
do you ever know what the price of the phone really is?
Easy
Take base cost of plan
Subtract the monthly subsidy amount (which is clearly indicated on bill)
Remainder is what you actually pay

eg in my case; $65 plan, $32.29 comes off Tab every month
Its the exact opposite of Koodo ($40 plan, $25 Tab)
Which is why I was questioning your aversion to it (and actually the Telus plan is better since I have 7GB for $65, Koodo only gave 6GB for $40)
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These phones are on premium plus plan, it's like at least $95 per month
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kav2001c wrote:
Jun 17th, 2018 7:58 pm
Surprised noone has posted this yet since so many threads on other vendors
BestBuy has better deals on high end phones than others (eg Walmart) for the weekend promo

Apple iPhone X $199.99 on contract
iPhone 8 $0 with $200 GC
iPhone 8+ $0 with $150 GC
iPhone 7 $0 with $150 GC
iPhone 6 $0 with $250 GC
Is this for Koodo? Medium tab?
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earthpetal wrote:
Jun 18th, 2018 2:04 pm
These phones are on premium plus plan, it's like at least $95 per month
Change your region to MB or SK
You guys all act like this is a huge shock; plenty of Koodo threads about out of province plans
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Appreciate the math done in those long posts, however they are all close to $100 premium plans. You can get the same phone plans for $50 so buying the phone outright always has and continues to be a *far* cheaper solution.
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jb10071 wrote:
Jun 19th, 2018 10:15 am
Appreciate the math done in those long posts, however they are all close to $100 premium plans. You can get the same phone plans for $50 so buying the phone outright always has and continues to be a *far* cheaper solution.
Actually if the iPhone X is just 200 the deal isn’t bad. The gold standard for plans is $60/10GBw/iphone is $2759 compared to this deal $110 plan?+200=$2840. Hopefully the expensive plan has 5GB or more.
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Tactical wrote:
Jun 19th, 2018 10:51 am
Actually if the iPhone X is just 200 the deal isn’t bad. The gold standard for plans is $60/10GBw/iphone is $2759 compared to this deal $110 plan?+200=$2840. Hopefully the expensive plan has 5GB or more.
Hmm... I'm not seeing the $60 plan option.
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zinful wrote:
Jun 17th, 2018 8:12 pm
I do not want a contract
That is the old wireless model
Just sell a phone and give me a good monthly rate
Old model? What are you talking about?

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