Best Buy To Sell the Pre Sans Mail in Rebate

Best Buy Treo ProYesterday marked the official confirmation of the Palm Pre's retail price. Sprint will sell the Pre for $199, however customers must sign up for a 2 year contract and pay $299 upfront for the device at the time of purchase. In order to qualify for the lower deal, customers have to mail in a $100 rebate form to qualify for that price.

Best Buy will also be selling the Pre in its 1067 Best Buy Mobile locations throughout the country as well. The company has put out a press release stating they will sell the Palm Pew without the "hassle of mail-in rebates" and will offer the device at $199 with an instant rebate savings at the point of purchase.

In order to qualify the usual contract commitments and service plans will still be required. Best Buy will offer an in-store upgrade checker that will help determine if existing customers are eligible for any upgrade discounts.

"The addition of the Palm Pre to our assortment gives consumers the opportunity to see all of the latest and greatest mobile phone technology under one roof," said Best Buy Mobile President Shawn Score. "Our vast selection of smartphones allows customers to see which device is right for their individual needs. They can also check to see if they are eligible for an upgrade, no matter what carrier they're currently using."

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Bring it Palm!

LiveFaith @ 5/20/2009 8:48:56 PM # M Q
Best Buy is definitely the place for better deals on mobile plans etc. Managing the rediculous MIR marketing sludge is worth it if for no other reason.
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