1. ldudiaz's Avatar
    Why is Sprint charging $250 for the Bold 9930 $199 seems to be cost of any superphone now. Plus i opened a line and got a free phone from them about 3 days ago, which I will exchange once the 21st comes. Not only do we have to pay $250 but that is after the $50 mail in rebate so in reality we have to come up with $300 right out of the box (bestbuy, etc., have instant mail in rebate but I dont have that option since i opened the line at a Sprint store).

    I would like sprint to justified why they are charging $250 instead of $200.
    08-11-11 10:29 AM
  2. ibcop's Avatar
    I pretty sure its $249 minus a $50 rebate making it $199.
    08-11-11 10:33 AM
  3. ldudiaz's Avatar
    I pretty sure its $249 minus a $50 rebate making it $199.
    I hope you're right. I dont understand the deal with mail in rebate when instant rebate attracts more customer
    08-11-11 10:41 AM
  4. ibcop's Avatar
    I hope you're right. I dont understand the deal with mail in rebate when instant rebate attracts more customer
    Exactly. Instant rebate at Best Buy.
    08-11-11 12:07 PM
  5. Bahrutile's Avatar
    after buying the bold 9000 at a best buy store (att rep told me to go to best buy they were cheaper there) and i found that when you have an issue with a phone, such as all the buttons stop working, along with the trackball, if you are with in warrenty, they will just open a box, and hand you a new phone, where att will make you wait for one to come, and then send the old one back- so i will always buy my phones at a best buy location
    08-11-11 12:19 PM
  6. JUSTQUAN2's Avatar
    Cause they knew I was dumping this evo a.s.a.freakin.p! Soon as they gave a release date for the 9930. Which is on craigslist right now *shameless plug*
    08-11-11 12:22 PM
  7. John95's Avatar
    The thing is that Sprint priced the device based on a 2yr contract .
    08-11-11 12:24 PM
  8. Erandhawa's Avatar
    I hope you're right. I dont understand the deal with mail in rebate when instant rebate attracts more customer
    A lot of people forget to mail in the rebate allowing the company to make more money. They pretty much bring people in by saying its cheap with a mail in then hope people forget to mail it or people don't follow mailing instructions and void the rebate. Its stupid but from a financial point of view benefits the company.

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    08-11-11 01:26 PM
  9. leftypepper716's Avatar
    Sprint is still doing instant rebates indefinatly.

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    08-11-11 01:51 PM
  10. ZMc1834's Avatar
    Sprint is still doing instant rebates indefinatly.

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    I thought that I seen a post somewhere that Sprint was bringing back the mail-in-rebates, not sure where it was posted, but it was approximately a week or 2 ago.

    Ok, I was able to locate the article on SprintFeed, but it was stated that mail-in-rebates we put back in place on July 24th. Not sure if this all came to pass, but this is where I had seen it.



    But if you read the little bubble to the right, it states that only phones that have a promotional rate of 149.99 or less will get a $50 MIR. So, what it sounds like to me is that for phones 149.99 or less you have to get the MIR, but for pricier phones they still apply the instant rebate.
    Last edited by ZMc1834; 08-11-11 at 02:16 PM.
    08-11-11 02:08 PM
  11. leftypepper716's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with a Sprint customer care rep, he said the Instant Rebates expired 07/31/11...and they're doing a $50.00 Mail-in rebate on the Bold 9930, which makes the end cost $199.99 (state taxes, activation fees also.) And if you're contract has expired and you're doing month to month (like me) Sprint will credit your account $80.00 when you resign a new 2yr contract) this is separate from your $150.00 upgrade for your device.

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    08-11-11 03:12 PM
  12. ldudiaz's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with a Sprint customer care rep, he said the Instant Rebates expired 07/31/11...and they're doing a $50.00 Mail-in rebate on the Bold 9930, which makes the end cost $199.99 (state taxes, activation fees also.) And if you're contract has expired and you're doing month to month (like me) Sprint will credit your account $80.00 when you resign a new 2yr contract) this is separate from your $150.00 upgrade for your device.

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    for new contracts/upgrade you would have to come up with almost $300, 250 for phone plus tax, Am I correct?
    08-14-11 01:55 PM
  13. BBerryIsis's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with a Sprint customer care rep, he said the Instant Rebates expired 07/31/11...and they're doing a $50.00 Mail-in rebate on the Bold 9930, which makes the end cost $199.99 (state taxes, activation fees also.) And if you're contract has expired and you're doing month to month (like me) Sprint will credit your account $80.00 when you resign a new 2yr contract) this is separate from your $150.00 upgrade for your device.

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    This is great news to my ears! Thanks!
    08-15-11 11:03 AM
  14. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    for new contracts/upgrade you would have to come up with almost $300, 250 for phone plus tax, Am I correct?
    Yes you are correct.
    08-15-11 11:09 AM
  15. bhavi_jp's Avatar
    I hope you're right. I dont understand the deal with mail in rebate when instant rebate attracts more customer
    BestBuy usually offers instant rebate making it $200. I will be going that route definitely.

    Edit: Is anyone looking to try out Torch 9850? The price tag is $149 (will there be $50 MIR on top of that?). Since the Bold is having issues like high trackpad sensitivity, back button, questionable battery life and no AF camera. For $100, I will be trying out Torch first and replace it in 30 days if I don't like it.

    Edit: Sorry. Never mind. The PR says $149 after rebate for Torch.
    Last edited by bhavi_jp; 08-15-11 at 11:46 AM.
    08-15-11 11:35 AM
  16. MrBiznessman's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with Customer care & they said it will drop to $199 on the day of the release (Sunday)
    08-15-11 11:37 AM
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