In not-so-shocking news, Best Buy has announced that it will extend the $249 price of the HTC Thunderbolt past March 20. The original plan was for BBY to sell Verizon’s first 4G LTE phone to pre-order customers and early adopters at $249, but then jack the price up to $299 on contract starting Sunday. Someone obviously drank the over-70 IQ Kool-aid.
Statement: Best Buy® Extends HTC ThunderBolt 4G Pricing at $249.99
MINNEAPOLIS, March 17, 2011 – Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) today confirmed that it will extend the $249.99 pricing for the HTC ThunderBolt 4G beyond the initial May 20 end-date outlined in the original announcement, available at Best Buy Mobile standalone stores and online atwww.bestbuy.com/mobile. This pricing change reflects Best Buy Mobile’s ongoing commitment to provide the most smart phones under one roof with straightforward pricing, informed advice and someone to be there for the life of your phone.
And yes, that statement above actually says “May” instead of March, but we know what they mean.