“Just days after Radio Shack began a promotion offering $50 off the iPhone, and before the sale was set to expire, many of the U.S. retail chain’s stores are sold out of their entire stock of phones,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider
“AppleInsider contacted a number of Radio Shack stores on Friday, and all but one, spoken to in Tennessee, indicated they are completely sold out of the iPhone 4,” Hughes reports. “And even that one store only has the 32GB model available in limited quantities.”
Hughes reports, “Another store in North Carolina indicated that the ‘entire region’ of stores was completely out of stock of the iPhone 4. Another store indicated that customers can still buy the handset online and obtain the $50 rebate, and the phone ships in an estimated two days.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Some people can only see the sticker price*. It’s sad, but, hey, at least this time they’ve lucked out and ended up with a quality product!
*The total cost of a mobile phone is largely in the monthly fees paid to the carrier, not the upfront price of the phone. Still, 50 bucks is 50 bucks, we get it; even if it is only $2.08 a month over the course of a 2-year contract. We’re just surprised there’s this much pent up demand for a $50 off iPhone. Imagine if they ran unending Buy One, Get One promos like they do for Android, RIM, etc.