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Trying to get a good deal on an upgrade with Verizon

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless Forum' started by pfp, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. pfp

    pfp Senior Member
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    A family member is trying to get a good deal on an upgrade - they haven't selected their phone yet and are going to the store to look at two.

    They've been a customer over 5 years and have a good payment history, they're moving from an old simple 'flip' phone up to a smartphone.

    They know the phones they're looking at are in the $200 range, and they'll be upgrading a second line to a new 'basic'/flip phone.


    If they're trying to haggle to get the smartphone for free or heavily discounted, will they have better luck in the store or over the phone?
     
  2. RJB

    RJB Gold Senior Member
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    Don't waste your time. You'll probably not get anything.
     
  3. bikebryan

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    Good advice. They will be very unlikely to "deal" when you consider they already sell the phones at a loss (unless you buy them w/o a service agreement, but in that case they basically sell them at cost).
     
  4. QLR

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    Only free smartphones with a Verizon contract are on the low end. Retail pricing on them starts around $350. If you want lower contract pricing, you have to try other avenues, VZW.com, Amazon, or Best Buy are a few places. Just 2 weeks ago, the Bionic was free as part of the leap year day sale. Amazon has several smartphones starting at a penny.

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