Best Buy gets the distinct honor of being the very first independent retailer in the U.S. for the iPhone 3G, but it seems like they’re already doing themselves a disservice. The ad that’s running in newspapers across the country this Sunday shows exactly why you’re better off buying your phone straight from Apple.
In an attempt to sell accessory packages, Best Buy is stating that they will set up your phone for free should you buy such a package. However, this seems awfully misleading. Isn’t it a requirement that they set up your phone for you? Isn’t that what was holding up the line at several AT&T stores?
The accessory packages range in price from $106 to $234. What’s funny is that if you buy your iPhone from Apple, they have to activate your phone right there, and they’ll set up your email for you as a complimentary favor. No need to buy expensive and unnecessary accessories for that.