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Luca Richardson
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Buying Iphone At Best Buy Vs Verizon Store

While Apple has always sold iPhones in its own stores, recent initiatives such as the iPhone Upgrade Program and Apple Trade-In have made the company a serious contender for your phone-buying business.

buying iphone at best buy vs verizon store

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And at the risk of complicating things further, I should also point out that Best Buy is running a promotion right now where if you buy a Pixel phone there and activate it on Verizon, the store will give you a $100 Best Buy gift card and a free 2015 Chromecast. So that's another possibility to consider -- though it appears buying the Pixel from Best Buy is equivalent to buying it from Verizon, which is a relevant distinction to keep in mind for the next few items.

This is arguably the best reason for buying an unlocked phone. Not every phone on the market is going to be sold directly from your carrier of choice. Buying unlocked means you open yourself up to a much wider selection of devices.

I would not buy from Bestbuy, Walmart, etc. if you are a first time buyer because the do not offer the same buying experience as the Apple store. The apple store will set up your new gear, give you lessons on how to use it, and give you support at every level. Plus all the congratulations from the employees and the Apple cookies are an added bonus.

I've never gotten any congratulations from any employee at either of two Apple stores despite the fact that I've purchased iMacs, Macbooks, MBP's, and an iPad. The closest thing was a "enjoy your new .....". To me, that is fine (I don't need hype) - but I can get the same polite and canned "sales employee of the month" response in most stores. In fact, I got that yesterday buying a new Microwave oven at Target. So, if I can save money on my purchase elsewhere, I certainly will (as long as their terms are acceptable to me). And I've also never seen a cookie, nor would I want to in a store selling sensitive electronic equipment/computers - it wouldn't be advisable to have cookie crumbs dropped all over keyboards, chocolate fingers swiping across an iPad, etc.

I bought mine at a best buy - the closest apple store was over an hour away. My little $10 rewards points wasn't a huge selling point but did help when i bought the camera connection kit. I will say, when the port on my iPad messed up, I just took it back to best buy, it was within 90 days, they were going to send it in but then the computer told them to exchange it and I walked out with a brand new iPad fresh in the box. Had I taken it into an apple store all I would have gotten was a refurb. So as much as Best Buy annoys me, my experience with my iPad was a pleasant one.

I have a similar question. I can save a lot by buying my MacBook Air online from a dealer in New York. It's about a $200 savings. The only thing I'm not sure about is how to set it up. Can I take my new MacBook Air to an Apple store for that service? Any pitfalls to look for if I go this route>

AT&T sometimes sells "certified restored" phones, but they're only available online, and like with T-Mobile, the selection is more often than not empty. You're likely better off buying an unlocked refurbished phone elsewhere.

If everything passes your inspection, a pre-owned phone can still have a lot of life left in it. If your phone is a few years old, a newer refurbished phone will still offer a massive upgrade. Do your research, pick the right store, and compare prices before buying, and you're likely to come away with a good phone at a better price than you would ever find on a new-in-box phone.

I will be switching to vs. at the end of the month and have heard different thing about buying at either store. People said that is I buy from a reseller a corporate store wont even look at the phone if I have a problem. Can someone tell me the pros/cons from buying at each store? Thanks

When upgrading, there is no activation fee. Activation fees apply when one is adding an additional line of service, or getting a new line of service. Upgrade dates are 20 months into contract. Personally I prefer to upgrade on my verizon to take advantage of instant rebate & there are no lines on my verizon. Go into any Direct VZW store to play with the phones there & find exactly what you like and has the feel & look you want, then go home and order online. 041b061a72


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