HTC Thunderbolt still showing as $299 in Best Buy Ads

March 4, 2011
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It looks as if Best Buy has no plans to stop printing ads featuring the HTC Thunderbolt at $299. It has been in ads more than a few times already. Not to mention the price has been leaked at Best Buy more than once. Yet again we have another sighting of the Thunderbolt.

This all comes from Best Buy, but we also have pictures from in-store stands showing the Thunderbolt for $249 on contract also. Until it officially comes out. I guess we wont know what the price really will be set at. If you haven't seen enough of the ThunderBolt yet, check out this T-Bolt Rooftop Commercial, and again here is our T-Bolt Hands-On. We will be sure to update if we find out any other solid details on pricing.

Note: It's listed as $299 in the ads, yet $249 in store. I don't think Best Buy stores know any more than we do.

[via SlickDeals]


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  • Dracuss

    $250 is too much for an old spec phone except for 4G, $300 is just insulting.

  • Seeteedub

    I agree…but I’m still going to use my upgrade getting a Thunderbolt. You will too Dracuss :)

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      i only purchase phones that are free

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    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      i only purchase phones that are free

      Chris “Burnsy” Burns
      R3 Media LCC c/o Android Community

      [twitter] @androids @t_chrisburns

  • Gotcars924

    There is no way I’m paying $300 for this phone. I was even hesitant to pay $250 for it.

  • Inview2011

    Verizon just keeps dropping the ball. WTF. $299.00 when and if the tb comes out. This just adds insult to injury. This phone is already becoming a bust and it has not even been f’n released. Verizon will lower the price of this phoneby $100.00 before the summer even starts. What a marketing disaster. Wow! It is only going to get worse. I have been dead on thus far.

    • MOH

      First of all, how do you know it’s Verizon and not a delay by HTC? You don’t. We’ve all heard rumors about battery live and company politics; noone knows why it’s late except Verizon and HTC.

      Second, the phone isn’t “becoming a bust”, it’s just later than we all hoped for. My irritation with the delay isn’t making me walk away from what will be the best phone available when it hits store, it just makes me want it more.

      Third, the fact that tons of people are freaking out because they can’t get your phone soon enough isn’t exactly a “marketing disaster”. Half the posts here are basically saying “who cares about an extra fifty bucks, get me this phone NOW”. You might want to take a marketing class.

    • MOH

      First of all, how do you know it’s Verizon and not a delay by HTC? You don’t. We’ve all heard rumors about battery live and company politics; noone knows why it’s late except Verizon and HTC.

      Second, the phone isn’t “becoming a bust”, it’s just later than we all hoped for. My irritation with the delay isn’t making me walk away from what will be the best phone available when it hits store, it just makes me want it more.

      Third, the fact that tons of people are freaking out because they can’t get your phone soon enough isn’t exactly a “marketing disaster”. Half the posts here are basically saying “who cares about an extra fifty bucks, get me this phone NOW”. You might want to take a marketing class.

  • smrtrthnu

    Best Buy mobile and the store where I live both said the phone is $249 if you preorder it. Its $299 if you don’t.

  • smrtrthnu

    Best Buy mobile and the store where I live both said the phone is $249 if you preorder it. Its $299 if you don’t.

  • Lettuce69chief

    oh please… your going to use a cell phone that will basically hold your life(: for the next 6 months-2yrs so if you gotta spend $50 or $100 and get the phone that you actually want, on the LATEST AND GREATEST network. Also this phone is sexy. it has all the specs I want and the look down and oohh made by HTC(: the point is, i want THIS phone not the atrix and their terrible UI let alone AT&T… what a joke. so basically, the $50 will be worth it extra because i will have my life on this phone for some time now and i want it to be what i want for the reasons i want it. i wont settle for that motorola AT&T @$%# let alone Sprint LBS. and oh i know for a fact that this phone will cost $250.. just so happens i bunk with a VZW worker and he doesnt run a store, he is up in the Line of Command at verizon. i hear him talking on the phone about it to other CEOs and pretend i dont hear it (:

  • Lettuce69chief

    oh please… your going to use a cell phone that will basically hold your life(: for the next 6 months-2yrs so if you gotta spend $50 or $100 and get the phone that you actually want, on the LATEST AND GREATEST network. Also this phone is sexy. it has all the specs I want and the look down and oohh made by HTC(: the point is, i want THIS phone not the atrix and their terrible UI let alone AT&T… what a joke. so basically, the $50 will be worth it extra because i will have my life on this phone for some time now and i want it to be what i want for the reasons i want it. i wont settle for that motorola AT&T @$%# let alone Sprint LBS. and oh i know for a fact that this phone will cost $250.. just so happens i bunk with a VZW worker and he doesnt run a store, he is up in the Line of Command at verizon. i hear him talking on the phone about it to other CEOs and pretend i dont hear it (: