PSA: iPhone X and iPhone 8 are more expensive at Best Buy when you pay the full price upfront

If you're planning to buy any of Apple's new smartphones(iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X) by paying the full price upfront, youshould probably avoid going to Best Buy for this. That's because the retaileris charging an extra $100 for each of the three new iPhones, regardless of storage space and carrier. We don't knowexactly why this happens, but Best Buy actually has a history of asking more moneyfor smartphones purchased outright, including previous iPhone models.


Here are the full prices that Best Buy is currently listingnext to Apple's new iPhones (versus the full prices available at Apple, or via carriers):


  • iPhone 8 64 GB - $799 instead of $699
  • iPhone 8 256 GB - $949 instead of $849
  • iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB - $899 instead of $799
  • iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB - $1,049 instead of $949
  • iPhone X 64 GB - $1,099 instead of $999
  • iPhone X 256 GB - $1,249 instead of $1,149

Of course, for now, only the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus canbe bought. The iPhone X will go on pre-order tomorrow, October 27, and shouldship on November 3

To get the three new iPhones at their normal prices from BestBuy, you'll need to opt for a monthly installment plan (on Verizon, AT&T, orSprint).


source: Best Buy (iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus



30. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

here comes the bad part,the notch, I mean...

27. eraw890

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Shame on you Best Buy

23. Not_Amused321

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Crazy, usually it's visa versa

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How the tables have turned!

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can I have more notcho cheese please.

18. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Top notch

16. szymonurai

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 19, 2017

This is a great strategy by Best Buy to make extra money. The gimmick of the IPHONE X is going to be in high demand. People are excited to spend their money. Quite funny actually. It is going to be sold out at Apple tonight. A rumored shortage of the device is already swirling around. People are going to pay more for this phone simply to have it before anyone else. Taking advantage of demand. Nice job Best buy. As I will continue to use my wonderful HTC 10.

15. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

simple. Apple is greedy. i have worked with cell phones for a long time and with Apple they set the price so when you sell a phone full retail the stores make nothing. the store gets payed by selling plans from carriers. so to make up for this when buying a phone at full retail a lot of third party retailers either charge extra or flat out tell you they can not sell it for full retail.

14. Melee

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 30, 2017

I don’t blame them. Their cost is probably like $997 knowing Apple. Between shipping and stocking and blah blah they’d be losing money. They get a kick back from the carrier to buy it with a plan. I see nothing nefarious here ...except for apples margins & markups of course

11. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I found that when it comes to Tech, the best buy is never at Best Buy.

7. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They’ve been doing this for years now on most new phones.

6. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

"" but Bet Buy actually has a history of """ A History of making bad Bets.

3. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

iPhone SE at Best buy 150!! Best deal. Got myself one. You should too.

2. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

iPhone X = Phone of the year #KingCometh

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1555; Member since: Dec 14, 2008


8. Peacetoall unregistered

Lmao MeToo#

5. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If the year is 2014.

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Salty ted can be found on every single Apple article. He’s mad at his S7, just ignore him.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Like we got to ignore you when both of your accounts or limited for trolling within one week of each other?

12. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

And if I get banned again I’ll just be back! Beautiful system, ain’t it?!?

26. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just like a true troll would.

13. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

iPhone X = rip off of the year!

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I can't even remember when an iPhone won a Phone of the year prize from an independent party.

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

This, among many other reasons, is why no one shops at Best Buy anymore.

17. anubis13k

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Is everyone forgetting that Best Buy price matches

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's great. I'll still pass.

25. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 975; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Not only do they price match, but people are failing to understand how little any company makes selling iPhone. They don't buy them at $500 and sell them for $900, they buy them at retail price and get a commission from carriers when they sell them on device payment. They make nothing if its sold outright. ALSO, this isn't the first time. iPhone 7 was the same way:

28. matistight

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 13, 2009

They do it with most phones really, generally $50 more. They did it it the Galaxy phones and the Moto Z last year.

21. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1882; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I just heard someone say they are going to borrow against their retirement to get the 256gb...

29. matistight

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 13, 2009

They need to save more money then.

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