As the Moto X, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and other flagship phones trickle out for the back-to-school season, the not-quite-so-latest and greatest models, like the HTC One, are getting made over and seeing their prices drop.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S.
- Why I'm gladly spending $100 more on the iPhone 5S over the iPhone 5C.
- Here comes a gold Lightning cable for your gold iPhone 5S.
- Apple has only increased the iPhone's battery capacity by 12 percent in six years.
- Apple stock tumbles following debut of new iPhones.
Best Buy customers can score a free 16GB iPhone 5 by trading in their current smartphone.
Starting today and ending Monday, the deal offers a minimum of $100 for any working smartphone. Best Buy is selling the 16GB iPhone 5 for $99.99, making the phone free after the trade-in deal -- or close to free.
Buyers will still need to pony up the sales tax on the iPhone 5, as well as any carrier activation fees. The offer is good for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon subscribers eligible for an upgrade and requires the standard two-year agreement.
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HTC fans in the US, listen up. The snazzy blue-hued version of the company's flagship phone is headed to Best Buy retail stores on September 15. … Read more
For those eager to get their grubby mitts on Sony or Microsoft's newest, next-gen consoles the very second they're available, Best Buy is opening a little earlier than usual.
The retailer on Wednesday announced plans to run a midnight release event for Microsoft's Xbox One console, which earlier today got a November 22 release date. That sale joins another, announced late last month, for Sony's PlayStation 4, which goes on sale November 15.
It's not unusual for Best Buy to run a midnight sale for big game releases, though major, next-generation console runs happen less … Read more
Getting ready to go back to school is like getting ready to go to work: you're either excited and ready to rock or you couldn't give a rat's bottom about another year of eight-hour days, full of books, energy drinks, projects, and assignments.
Whether you're in high school or college, it's good to keep your PC equipped with the best programs so that you won't be hit with any surprises. Rather than scrambling around, trying to figure out which program to use for what assignment, check out our top picks for Windows and tell … Read more
Best Buy is working hard to make sure price matching with Amazon and the competition is just table stakes to close a sale. And its master plan is to use its stores as a front-end and back-end weapon to grow revenue.
Following its better-than-expected second-quarter earnings Tuesday, Best Buy laid out its progress to thwart so-called showrooming. Showrooming refers to consumers checking out products in a store and then buying online. "Price competitiveness is table stakes," said Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly. "We are continuing to invest in our price competitiveness for price matching and price reductions. … Read more
Best Buy has launched its latest trade-in deal for iPhone 4S or 4 owners looking to score an iPhone 5.
People who trade in a working iPhone 4S will receive a $200 gift card, while those who trade in an iPhone 4 will snag a $100 gift card. Those gift cards can then be applied toward the purchase of an iPhone 5 with the usual two-year agreement.
Available only in Best Buy stores, the promo started on Thursday, August 15, and runs until Sunday, August 18. As always, certain conditions apply. The offer is good for Verizon Wireless, AT&… Read more
Consumers visiting five select Los Angeles-area Best Buy stores last Friday encountered a "useless" gadget unlike any other.
Intending to inspire people to think twice about having the latest and greatest piece of tech, street artist Plastic Jesus secretly placed empty black plastic boxes, complete with realistic Best Buy info sheets, near items such as GPS units and tablets at the various stores.
The faux device, labeled as a $99.99 "Useless Plasticbox 1.2," likely fooled people who didn't give the item a second glance. It appeared similar to many streaming devices and other tech items with forgettable aesthetics. Of course, if anyone read the amusing description near the product, they would likely have realized it was a total fake.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Japanese photographer shows how to pretend you have a girlfriend on Instagram.
- "Spreadsheets" app gamifies your sexual experiences.
- Scum of the earth: Hackers overtake baby monitor camera, "shouts abuse" at baby.
- Would you buy a 'Useless plastic box'? Mysterious item appears in L.A. stores.