Best deal thread - negotiating in the US of A

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOFEER View Post


YO BABY

we need a thread for best iphone deals



best approach to make the deal, face to face, manager, online rep ??????



also, can you get the deal for the plan THEN work best deal for the iphone itself????



lets get a best deal thread



He asked nicely....

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    I'll start. These two courtesy of Wired...
    1. Brian Chen said "...I?ve sold a number of devices on Gazelle, an electronics trader, with no issues. Hop over to Gazelle, type in iPhone 4 and answer a few questions about the condition of the phone. Right now Gazelle is quoting a perfect-condition iPhone 4 for $360. Not bad at all ? that covers more than the termination fee.



    After you opt to sell your iPhone 4 to Gazelle, you enter your information in the site, and then Gazelle will send you a free box with a shipping label to stuff your iPhone 4 into. Drop it off at your nearest FedEx location, and wait a few weeks for the money to roll in. You can choose to receive payment in the form of check, PayPal payment or Amazon gift card.



    2. Verizon has a trade-in program, where you can swap your AT&T iPhone for a Verizon Wireless gift card, which can go toward your purchase of a Verizon iPhone. To get a quote, visit Verizon?s trade-in program website, and enter your iPhone model.



    If you choose to sell the device, Verizon will mail you a self-addressed prepaid envelope. Drop it off at a mailing center and wait for that gift card. Verizon is currently quoting the 16-GB AT&T iPhone 4 at $212.
    What I'd really like to see are comments from those of you talking to AT&T now and what you are getting as concessions.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    I have one,



    It is looking like you can save $50 off of retail if you buy your Iphone 4 from Apple vs. Verizon.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    oakieoakie Posts: 35member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SailorPaul View Post


    What I'd really like to see are comments from those of you talking to AT&T now and what you are getting as concessions.



    they offered me my original "unlimited" data plan back, which is actually 5GB hard capped, and at the original rate of $30/mo



    considering i use well under 1GB per month since i dont have the tethering add-on, i told them it would result in being more expensive for me either way. they then told me, "well, hopefully you'll be happier on verizon and you will be charged the full ETF on your way out. just let us know when you'd like to cancel."
  • Reply 4 of 7
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by oakie View Post


    they offered me my original "unlimited" data plan back, which is actually 5GB hard capped, and at the original rate of $30/mo



    considering i use well under 1GB per month since i dont have the tethering add-on, i told them it would result in being more expensive for me either way. they then told me, "well, hopefully you'll be happier on verizon and you will be charged the full ETF on your way out. just let us know when you'd like to cancel."



    Was this based on a call to ATT or at a store

    Wow so ATT is letting you go without a match?

    Wonder who has more deal latitude store or calling ATT directly

    Hmmm as the 10th draws near wonder if ATT changes attitude

    I was hoping for around 120 / month for 2 iPhones including

    A modest text plan

    Also if you make a deal with ATT can you then shops around for best deal

    For the iPhone itself



    Iam off contract looking to keep my 2 3g's for my kids to use as a touch

    I don't have that extra cost to change carriers
  • Reply 5 of 7
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    now that VZ has set prices

    att may still be better for the text plan (for me 1000 for $10)



    BUT

    will they deal to keep you



    one person above was shown the door

    another on these boards got $15 taken off the contract



    is my expectation of $120/month reasonable



    what are your expectations, or is it still early

    I'm sure att is watching the hords of VZ customers overwhelming vz site

    and hope att customers don't do the same



    what are your deal expectations



    maybe check back as the 10th gets closer???



    anyone talking to att now???
  • Reply 6 of 7
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    Just spoke with ATT

    At store they said after a review of my plan that they can't

    Offer me any further discounts (I've got a good plan--142

    3 phones 2 iPhones unlimited data 850 shared min 1k texts for wife

    200 for me grandfathered in most stuff makes no sense to

    Save $$ getting less plan for my usage)



    Ok back to my story store can't offer me anything to stay suggested

    I call customer service to talk w them



    Spoke w customer service long long time then NOT

    getting anywhere ask for a supervisor and the same story

    So

    I asked "so after many years w ATT you can't do anything

    More to keep me as a customer"



    SHE SAID NO



    Off to see what the above Plan is w VZ



    wow I'm shocked



    That's why ATT will lose many customers

    And that

    Must be their strategy at the corporate level

    Maybe VZ is much cheaper maybe my plan already is good

    Enough

    Your thoughts

    see update i spoke too soon
  • Reply 7 of 7
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    att has rollover vz doesn't

    all my family and friends have att now

    in order to have the same coverage with the following assumptions

    my wife texts 500 month, me none, i use "textnow"

    so unlimited texting doesn't really add anything to my plan

    my 3rd phone is for my mother in law who doesn't understand texting let alone having to turn on her phone (took a while to teach her its not like a regular line phone)



    att



    850 minutes with rollover (usage 700 month)--grandfathered in for this minutes plan which isn't available

    1000 texts for my wife

    family and friends free minutes

    unlimited data grandfathered in

    work discount 25%

    $142/m



    VZ

    in order for me to cover the minutes that att rollover and friends and family (free unlimited with att customers) i would have to move from the 700vz min plan to the 1400 minute plan that would include 10 any network people (700 plan doesn't have it)



    unlimited shared texts



    work discount



    unlimited data two iPhones (no discounts i'm keeping my 3g's for my kids)



    $152/ month



    STOP MY BIT%$^&CHING

    i'm saving $10 month with att

    NO WONDER ATT BALKED AT MORE DISCOUNTS



    so i have a good plan stop my bellyaching



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