After listing Nexus 5 at an outrageous $799, Best Buy settles for $100 markup

Buying a Nexus 5 without a contract at Best Buy is going to be expensive. Very expensive. The massive US retail chain has priced off-contract purchases at an eye-popping $ 799.99 according to a new Sprint listing on its website. That’s for the 16GB model, which sells for $ 349 at Google Play. Even Sprint itself isn’t asking for that much; the carrier is charging $ 449.99 for the device at full cost — $ 100 more than Google. Best Buy has tacked on an extra $ 350 to that figure, instantly putting off-contract purchases out of reach for most customers. The company routinely prices “replacement” devices well above their normal suggested retail price, but we’ve rarely seen a gap as massive as this one.


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