Best Buy did sell the off contract Nexus 5 16GB version for $800. However, it promptly brought this price of these gadgets from LG and Google down to $450. Considering that the product was launched in the market merely a week ago, this seems to be a huge drop in its price. But the price drop is attributed to typographical error. Sprint too has a similar price offer for no-contract Nexus 5 devices.
This drop in Nexus 5’s price by Best Buy will certainly be noticed in gadgets market. However, there are better deals around. Google itself is selling this smartphone for $350, and that is $100 less than what either Best Buy or Sprint are offering. Google’s deal is also without any contract.
Carrier Contracts and Nexus 5
Carrier contracts make Nexus 5 even more affordable. Sprint is offering this gadget for $200 provided the buyer enters into a two years contract for service with it. In addition, this carrier is offering $50 rebate for mail-in. Verizon and AT&T, which are giant names in carrier world, have backed down from carrying this smartphone, though the device is functional on the network of AT&T. As of now, it is not known what’s on T-Mobile’s mind.
Best Buy’s initial price when compared to the price of iPhone 5s, which is available for $650, was rather expensive. However, $450 is also much too high considering that Verizon is neither supporting nor carrying this smartphone, and AT&T is also not carrying this device as of now. To make matters worse, Google offering it for $350 does make Best Buy’s offer of $450 seem rather expensive.