Certified ‘Open Box’ iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s Sale at Best Buy Offers Up to $270 Off

BestBuy.ca has a sale right now on their Geek Squad Certified Open Box smartphones, which includes some Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 models.

What exactly is Geek Squad Certified Open Box? It’s essentially refurbished models—here’s how Geek Squad describes it:

  • Fully operational and in “like-new” condition
  • Restored to original manufacturer specifications
  • Professionally cleaned and repackaged with all parts and accessories

There are locked 32GB iPhone 6s models available for $499.95, savings of $270 off compared to new and unlocked from Apple at $769. If you factor in the $50 fee to unlock it, you’re saving about $220 versus buying new from Apple.

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Also available are locked iPhone 6 models in 16GB for $399.95.

As for iPhone 7, carrier-locked models in 32GB and 128GB are available priced at $699 and $799 respectively. Apple sells the 32GB iPhone 7 for $899 and the 128GB iPhone 7 for $1029.

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These are only available online and not in-stores. Now according to the product description though…

  • In-store activation on a two-year voice and data Plus plan is required.
  • SIM card is not included and is available from $9.99 and up.

So it seems like once you buy these, you need to activate them on a two-year plan with a carrier? That doesn’t make sense, since they’re listed as outright pricing. But if you do decide to purchase, you can always return it in-store.

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