updated 01:58 am EST, Fri January 3, 2014
New Year's promotion offers lowest price for entry-level 5s
Best Buy, which began offering the 16GB iPhone 5c for free with a contract at its stores and website on December 29, has now upped the ante on the promotion with a discount on the 16GB model of the more advanced iPhone 5s, which is down to $125 (originally $200) through all major carriers until Sunday, January 5. The offer is available now online, with the in-store price dropping on Friday. Also ending Saturday is a $100 off promotion on all non-Retina MacBook Pros.
The retailer says it has stock of all colors and configurations of iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s for Verizon, Sprint or AT&T for the sale. The 32GB iPhone 5c costs $80 (down from $100), and the $75 iPhone 5s discount is available for the larger capacity versions as well. The 32GB iPhone 5s costs $225 (normally $300), while the 64GB model costs $325 (originally $400). Each iPhone requires the activation of a new two-year contract.
The company is also offering $100 off the retail price of any current non-Retina MacBook Pro models, with that sale also scheduled to end after Saturday both in-store and online. In the few remaining states with no sales tax, the savings can be quite significant -- dropping the cost by well over $200 compared to the normal price with sales tax.