08-18-09 10:20 AM
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  1. Taco's Avatar
    Did everybody who owns the Bold really pay $400 for it?!?

    I mean, I know there are ballers out there who can (and are WILLING TO) swing that, but I didn't figure the general public would be so willing to shell out so much for a cell phone, no matter how awesome it is (and it IS awesome!).

    So, I'm upgrade eligible in October, I have until then to figure out how to get a bold for what I consider a reasonable price ($150-250). What am I doing wrong???
    08-11-09 02:53 PM
  2. bt224's Avatar
    Keep your eyes open for deals. They can be as cheap as $100 for limited periods.
    08-11-09 02:57 PM
  3. jd914's Avatar
    Did everybody who owns the Bold really pay $400 for it?!?

    I mean, I know there are ballers out there who can (and are WILLING TO) swing that, but I didn't figure the general public would be so willing to shell out so much for a cell phone, no matter how awesome it is (and it IS awesome!).

    So, I'm upgrade eligible in October, I have until then to figure out how to get a bold for what I consider a reasonable price ($150-250). What am I doing wrong???

    With the future release of the Onyx & newer models, I wouldn't be surprised if AT&T offered the Bold for $99. I'm sure you'll get a good deal by then.
    08-11-09 03:06 PM
  4. Taco's Avatar
    I appreciate the good news, so please forgive my eagerness in saying I'd rather not have to wait.

    I understand, you pay to play, and I would be willing to pay the $75 early upgrade fee in order to have a Bold today, but I can't justify a $425 phone ($400 phone + $75 early upgrade - $100 rebate) unless I win the lottery.

    Are there no consistently less expensive ways to land a Bold (consistently meaning not having to wait on a special offer) for a decent price?
    08-11-09 03:11 PM
  5. m970006's Avatar
    I got mine from Walmart's connection center for $148.88 2 yr contract
    08-11-09 03:20 PM
  6. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    How do you get to $425?

    400+75-100=375
    08-11-09 03:20 PM
  7. Taco's Avatar
    Indeed, you do.

    I was adding the $100 and subtracting the $75 in my head.

    :smacks forehead, loses credibility and dozens of cool points:
    08-11-09 03:23 PM
  8. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    Don't feel bad, I spent 3 hours trying to get my LED to work yesterday (5 batt pulls, deleted and reinstalled BerryBuzz, checked ALL my settings) only to post here and have someone ask if I was in Bedside Mode... <facepalm>

    Regardless, $375 is still a good bit of cash.
    Last edited by RickyRoss10; 08-11-09 at 04:02 PM.
    08-11-09 03:25 PM
  9. Taco's Avatar
    I got mine from Walmart's connection center for $148.88 2 yr contract

    Are you for serious? Is that a Special Promo price, or everyday pricing?
    08-11-09 03:25 PM
  10. plumed's Avatar
    i paid 299.99 for my hardware upgrade cost but it was well worth every penny as it's the best blackberry i've ever used hands down.
    08-11-09 03:27 PM
  11. Jmaxim's Avatar
    Got the Bold(refurbished) for $0 about 2 weeks ago from the AT&T Premier web site. Its as good as new. Decided to go the refurbished route since I was purchasing it as a back up for my Storm.
    08-11-09 03:27 PM
  12. Taco's Avatar
    Don't feel bad, I spent 3 hours trying to get my LED to work yesterday (5 batt pulls, deleted and reinstalled BerryBuzz, checked ALL my settings) only to post here and have someone ask if I was in Bedside Mode... <facepalm>

    I have to admit, I chuckled at this.

    Only because it is SOOOOOO something I would do.
    08-11-09 03:27 PM
  13. bt224's Avatar
    Are you for serious? Is that a Special Promo price, or everyday pricing?
    It says free right now on the website. Go check it out and quit screwing around here!

    I'm sure there are some strings attached, but worth checking out.
    08-11-09 03:30 PM
  14. JerseyJet's Avatar
    Check Letstalk.com or Wirefly.com for deals. I just paid $1.00 for the Curve 8900 (that's correct, I wrote $1.00). I did this as an upgrade through At&t.
    The phone is new, not refurb.
    08-11-09 03:31 PM
  15. digitalb0y's Avatar
    Mine was $200 with 2 years of whipping from AT&T.
    08-11-09 03:32 PM
  16. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I paid 330 euros, so like 420 dollars. I am NOT looking back nor regretting I Love the bold. I never sign contracts :P I hate being obligated to comply haha. I haven't purchased a contracted phone since I was 15 and I got my first cell phone, motorola startac.

    It really depends. I like to change phones every 5-6 months max, and I can't do that on contract .

    But the blackberry bold is WELL WORTH the money. I can't wait for the storm 2, the storm one was great. If the storm 2 can accept pushing the buttons down better than the storm 1 (meaning type faster) then I'm on board Until then, BOLD
    08-11-09 03:36 PM
  17. Taco's Avatar
    Pardon my ignorance, but how do you get service for a phone without a contract with a carrier?

    My phone is paid for by my employer, but I have to pay for whatever phone I want if I don't want the freebie flip POS they offer. They'll pay the data plans and unlimited texts even, I just have to pay for the phone. I STILL can't justify ~$400 for it though.
    08-11-09 03:41 PM
  18. bt224's Avatar
    Pardon my ignorance, but how do you get service for a phone without a contract with a carrier?
    He meant unsubsidized. In other words, he is not locked into a contract with a carrier for a certain time period to receive a discount on the phone.
    08-11-09 03:43 PM
  19. Taco's Avatar
    I see. Thanks for the info.
    08-11-09 03:45 PM
  20. agough05's Avatar
    Letstalk.com had the bold for $100 for new customers last time I looked.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-11-09 03:53 PM
  21. rikkshady's Avatar
    I paid 583$ for mine, but I would do it again. Love the phone and everthing it does.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-11-09 04:11 PM
  22. bmxchick8t's Avatar
    i got mine for free. it is refurbished but still free
    08-11-09 04:48 PM
  23. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    I have to admit, I chuckled at this.

    Only because it is SOOOOOO something I would do.

    Yeah, the best part of this site is that it can keep you from looking like a fool with customer service.
    08-11-09 04:56 PM
  24. agirl65's Avatar
    i got mine for free. it is refurbished but still free
    I don't see a thing wrong with refurbished. My refurbed curve was better than my original new one.

    But I agree... Just look around, there are several ways to not spend that much to get the Bold.
    08-11-09 05:28 PM
  25. papped's Avatar
    Paid $125 a long time ago when the Bold was still new.
    08-11-09 05:29 PM
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