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$99 Pre at Best Buy was an error

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Jul 2009 23:41 User comments (3)

$99 Pre at Best Buy was an error The Internet has been ablaze today with the leak of a Best Buy ad showing the popular Palm Pre on sale for $99 USD with 2-year contract.
The picture (below) was originally posted on Precentral, and shows a hefty 50 percent discount of the current $199 USD price tag.

Rumors began flying that Sprint or Palm was in desperate need of a sales boost or that the companies had finally decided to take a more aggressive push against the Apple iPhone 3G/S. Speculation does not seem to matter anymore however, as a Best Buy Maketing Manager, John Bernier, has posted on his Twitter page that the price was just an error, and is quickly being fixed at stores nationwide.

Many consumers were able to get the phone for $99, so it seems like someone at Best Buy will likely get the axe for the mistake, but note that the price is now back to $199 USD.

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3 user comments

127.7.2009 0:02

I wouldn't be surprised if that was on purpose.

227.7.2009 6:29

I've had the pre since the 6th day of launch and have to say it's not that great and definitely NOT competing with the Iphone.

- You'd better have a good foot stall save or the pre will definitely bust if you happen to fumble it.

327.7.2009 17:05

I'll swing by my local BB tonight just to check. Damn that would have been a sweet deal....damn.

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