Originally Posted by xxjrsmith3xx
Yeah i try that and i went pretty hard on that... guess what they end up telling me well its still sprint phone so we can't price match... this is crazy
As a retailer, I can chip in as to why they didn't price match it.
We retailers do not get the Nexus 5s at a very reasonable price. At the store I work at, the cost for the 16GB version of the Nexus 5 is $448 - and we sell it for $500. That's the price all of our stores get it at, and considering we're a large company, that's substantial.
So, considering that the price for it is $100 less than our cost from the Play Store, we don't price match it (or any other phone for outright sale, for that matter.) If it's a 2-year contract deal then sure, yeah, it's a different story.
It's not that Best Buy is marking these things up a huge amount. They probably have a very similar cost to what our stores do, and so they really can't sell it for that price. Could you imagine if 100 stores sold 10 phone for $100 less than cost value? That's a $100,000 loss right there, $10,000 per store. And those are generous number - we all know Best Buy has way more than 100 stores nationwide. Best Buy has over 1000 stores nationwide, which would bring the total loss to far more than just 6 figures.
So, think of it this way essentially: Each time you convince that manager to price match that Nexus 5, you're causing that manager to lose his store at least $80. It may not seem like much, but that can add up really quickly.