T-Mobile Raising Price Of G2x Due To Inventory Constraints

We just received this internal screenshot showing T-Mobile’s plan to increase the price of the T-Mobile G2x tomorrow due to “inventory constraints.” I suppose we have truly entered the era of the $300 smartphone now that T-Mobile is taking a lesson from Verizon who priced the DROID Charge at $299.99 when it launched earlier this month. The G2x will now cost $299.99 with a $50 mail in rebate for a net 2 year contract price of $249.99. Let’s hope this price increase is just temporary while T-Mobile replenishes it’s inventory.

Also of note is T-Mobile reiterating their position that a “small percentage of users” are experiencing difficulty with the device and that they are working with LG to deliver a fix. Let’s hope that fix arrives soon for the sake of those suffering from random reboots that are plaguing a number of G2x owners.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow that is all I can say.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sjsecor Steve Secor

    Buying phones off-contract is now even more of a “no-brainer.”

    • Anonymous

      I completely agree…

  • http://twitter.com/Zeon45 Oscar Zeon Dominguez

    I have a feeling they are just trying to suck so the ATT merger happens… this is sad I’m sure its only DT that wants this to happen and I understand business is business but lets not abuse the customers who were always loyal to your brand… 

  • http://twitter.com/Zeon45 Oscar Zeon Dominguez

    I have a feeling they are just trying to suck so the ATT merger happens… this is sad I’m sure its only DT that wants this to happen and I understand business is business but lets not abuse the customers who were always loyal to your brand… 

  • Acidice

    wow…..just wow.  I’m sorry but this stinks of them just wanting more money for the phone.  They pull it then this gets released?  I smell something foul

    • Yancy

      It never got pulled. It went out of stock so they found a solution.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        I’m still not buying the out of stock solution, but hey…what do I know.

        • Aerofanbig

          Probably out of stock of NEW phones due to a seemingly large amount of warranty turn ins

  • Aclaudio88

    a “small percentage of users”? I don’t think so. We that fix now.

  • Loueradun

    Amazing how we go from “device is defective” to “device is so awesome we have to charge you more money for it”

    • Yancy

      I have not had one problem with my device and I have had it since launch. So I don’t know what everyone is talking about.

      • Loueradun

        I’m glad your phone is working as desired, but there is plenty of evidence that other people are having all sorts of issues.  I for one, am very happy that I am waiting for the sensation to roll out in June.  Lets hope it won’t cost $300+ because everyone who bought a G2x needs one in exchange.

      • Anonymous

        Same here but it took me 3 devices to get a perfectly working G2X with no back light bleed. That is entirely unacceptable. I’ll tell you what though. If you happen to be one of the few who has a working G2X with no bugs, it is a bad ass device that absolutely flys through everything it does. I am using ADW EX with all of the bells and whistles enabled and it’s the smoothest device I’ve ever used. Not to mention, it has the best battery I have ever had on a Android device. I take mine off the charger at 5AM and it doesn’t go back on the charger until 7PM which at that point it usually has about 20% battery left. That is with moderate use but I still get a full work day with heavy use.

  • Yancy

    Why is everyone Bitching? T-mobile is taking the proper actions to keep this device in stock so everyone can enjoy this amazing phone. $50 dollar difference is not a lot.. So quit whining.. Go buy the SK 4G if you don’t want to pay more.

    • Loueradun

      People are bitching because the price of electronics goes down over time, not up.  If supply is an issue, perhaps they should have some more dual core phones available for sale, or negotiated with LG to provide more phones.  No one benefits from this except T-Mobile. Period.

  • http://benpike.net Ben Pike

    It doesn’t matter if it’s a smartphone or gas prices – people will never understand basic supply and demand economics and subsequently will b*tch about it incessantly when an “in demand” product goes up in price…

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never seen TMO do this before.  The SK4G is also in high demand w/ low availability and that price didn’t go up.  My store has been sold out of the SK4G for about 2 weeks now & we haven’tbeen able to order more.  I understand the principles of supply and demand, but this is a shocking move by T-Mobile.

      • Anonymous

        actually this happened not too long ago, the MT4G and G2 were both $300 witth a $50 rebate, at some point it was $100 rebate

        • Anonymous

          You’re right…Those 2 devices did go up in price for a short time, but that wasn’t due to inventory constraints.  We had tons of those devices in stock at that time.  I think the prices went up to make other devices more “appealing”.  The HD7 & the Cliq 2 were priced significantly cheaper in that time frame if i remember correctly.

  • Juanitocabrone

    I am suffering: Screen Bleed, random Reboots, lock ups, and the screen brightness “flickers” constantly. I have had the G2X for 3 weeks….

    • WWWYKI!

      I got mine 2 weeks ago, and it’s been working fine till i started reading about all the problems it has 2 days ago. Since then, I started noticing the screen bleeding when I watched something on youtube and it has randomly restarted on me 5 times. I was hoping it would last at least 1 year before having to get a new one, but now I’m not confident it will

  • Anonymous

     With EM+ i save about 20 dollars a month. I bought my G2x straight up for 500 (30 dollars tax) = 530.

    If I would have gotten it on contract it would have been 250+(20*24months)=730 dollars

    Not to mention that i’m not forced into a contract, so if I want to leave for, say, the iphone 5 or a tegra 3 device I can sell the G2x, and do so without worrying about ETFs. People on contract are suckers.

    • Billy283

       congratulations, you bought a smartphone full price and dont pay for the internet………NEEDS & WANTS….hmmmmm

      • Anonymous

        Billy you’re so funny, please:

        1.Re-read my post
        2.Re-read YOUR post
        3.Figure out why I’m laughing
        4.?????
        5.Profit!

    • Guest

       with the new plans EM+ only saves you 10 at most or no savings at all if 2GB/mo meets your data needs. so in reality, you could sign a contract, terminate it, and still pay less than you did probably. People out of contract are suckers!

      • Anonymous

        Your post made no sense? I just looked at the new EM plans (with 500 minutes) and you’re still paying 20 dollars more than EM+ plans, and who wants to sign a contract and only get 2gb of data before throttle? Really? There’s no difference in EM and EM+ other than the fact that EM is more expensive because you get a subsidized phone, which I just demonstrated is not such a great deal. BTW I don’t know if you think EM+ is prepaid…because its not, its postpaid without a contract, so I get all the same benefits you do without the commitment.

        Also if you sign a contract and pay $200 for a phone, and then you cancel, you still have to pay for the phone, or return it PLUS on top you have to pay the ETF… lol trust me I did plenty research before making a decision

        • JayP

          Lol.  EM vs. EM+ is a $10 difference.  Yearly, that’s a $120 difference.  The UNSUBSIDIZED phones are more than DOUBLE the discounted ones. Think. You paid $530, I paid $100 for the G2X. That’s a difference of…..you do the math.  Lol.  Winning.  Great deal!  At least for me.  But listen.  If either one offered such a huge difference, every one would hop onto the the greater value.  TMO, just like every other carrier, is in the business of making money.  And we the customers are going to get fucked.  Just depends on who we choose to fuck us harder.  TMO at least, tries to fuck us softly and offer a reach around.  

        • Anonymous

          Good luck being stuck for 2 years while I sell my G2x and buy the next greatest thing, its called freedom, and the Europeans know how to do it.

          Btw the new equivalent for the 59.99 EM+ plan is 79.99, which is still 20 dollars more. Sure you can get the one with the 2gb limit for 69.99, but like I said…who in their right mind would sign a contract for TWO YEARS (24 months!!!!) to have a 2gb limit.

          Have you not read the posts in the other article about people who STILL have the mytouch 3g because they signed a contract in 2009 (2 years ago) and are miserable?

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

          Wow, you must have a lot of extra $$ to pay the $530, then your already waiting to dump it and pay cash for another phone soon. Your missing the point of subsidized hardware. Not everyone can lay out five bills for a phone, or more if you have family. 
          I’m not arguing with your opinion at all, but open your eyes to all who buy phones. I cant pay $500 for a phone…I waited for a sale and got my phone super-subsidized… Just sayin’…….

        • Anonymous

          It’s not extra money man, its called allocating and reserving for the toys that you want. I understand where you’re coming from, but look at people in europe, the way they do things. Btw if you didn’t have money for the phone, t-mobile will sell it to you at full price absolutely interest free (with qualifying credit) and all that happens is that your monthly bill goes up a little so you can pay it off. Not too many people know, but you end up paying the 500 dollars for the phone, instead of getting it subsidized and end up paying a 200 dollar interest for getting it subsidized.

          Research.

    • Javonpowell

      Lmao.  Let’s see who the sucker really is.  You paid FULL price @ $530. Lets assume that you pay about $80 for your last month (if you were switching to another carrier).  That’s $610.  If you do leave TMO, you are almost certainly gonna lock into a contract with another carrier with a plan of at least $130 total.  Thats $740.  Now lets assume that the phone you are gonna get is comparable to the G2X….$249 (VZW LG REVOLUTION).  TOTAL?:: $989!!  Lets not forget about the $35 activation fee. and the $20 or so monthly taxes.  SUB TOTAL is around $1044. You can probably sell your G2X at no more than $150.  That’s now $895…….and that’s for the FIRST MONTH!!!  LMAO!!!  SUCKER!  By the end of the year, you would have paid over $2500. Consumers are always gonna be suckers,…….but we all dont have to be dumb ass suckers.  Dont be that guy;

      • Anonymous

         All of your assumptions are severely incorrect, $150 for my G2x used? Maybe in your imagination land buddy, i’m not even going to waste my time replying to you.

    • jarjon76

      Not true. Maybe some people don’t want to plop down $500-600 for a phone, want to get a good deal on a phone, and are willing to commit to a contract. If you’re a long time T-Mobile customer, you can get an exceptional loyalty min and data plan and get a great deal on a phone. Don’t paint all consumers who choose to go the contract route as “suckers”. 

      • Anonymous

         Please read this snippet from one of my previous comments:

        ” Btw if you didn’t have money for the phone, T-Mobile will sell it to
        you at full price absolutely interest free (with qualifying credit) for 18 months!! All that happens is that your monthly bill goes up a little so you can
        pay it off. Not too many people know, but you end up paying the 500
        dollars for the phone, instead of getting it subsidized and end up
        paying a 200 dollar “interest” for getting it subsidized.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGEPMKECQHV4BVIDCEHTQJZV7M CINNALOCKS III

      You are a sucker. I just got mine for 69.95 how dumb do you look. This is typical. Look at me look at me…I am smarter, cooler, my stuff is newer and faster. Actually, consumption is a one way street, there is no way to consume and have. So this person has paid all this money for a device that is actually worth less than 70.00 new, once it is used it is almost worthless. Glad this is not my child.

      • Anonymous

        You lost all credibility when you mention that the device is less that 70 dollars. I look dumb? At least I know that a subsidized phone at 70 dollars != the price of the phone. You bought it from cellhub, good luck exchanging when you have problems, because I promise that you WILL have at least one of the bugs that is plaguing the phone.

        A used phone is never worthless, please ask all of the people who still pay 450+ for an iphone 4 on ebay. Don’t bring childish arguments to an adult discussion.

        EDIT: Also good luck with your contract, because if you ever want to leave you have to pay cellhub’s ETF on top of T-Mobiles ETF, go go 3rd party vendors.

        • Ads

          actually 3rd party vendors stopped with adding ETF’s on tmo’s ETF..

  • Anonymous

    what jackass will actually purchase this, with the now-increased price, plus the fact that it has all kinds of issues?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGEPMKECQHV4BVIDCEHTQJZV7M CINNALOCKS III

      To answer that…. you no doubt have issues, we all do and you have people that like you, are willing to deal with your crap…………….there are others who are not willing do deal with your crap… figuring you are not worth it. So what is so difficult to understand why someone may like a phone or want a phone you do not like? That is dumb!!!

  • Aaron

    My GF got this phone, bought it brand new with an early upgrade and was experiencing the random reboot malfunction. Got tmobile to send her a new one and noticed the old one looked like it was “used by comparison” to the new one. So I wonder if tmobile is sending out “brand new” phones that are actually refurbished. Beware!!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly why I told people that if they have problems right upon the release, return it asap before they stock up with refurbs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1060836854 Randall Ainsworth

    You’ve gotta be shitting me!

    We don’t have any, but if we did, we’d charge you more money for it.

  • Amy26316

    i love my g2x ! not one problem. 

    • 808state

      Same here..I never had one problem yet since the first day it came out..Now my g2x is rooted and running eagles blood rom..its a great device…Now I’m just waiting for the sensation..

  • Ilyas_k15

    They better not price the Sensation above $200, or i’ll be super pissed

    • HeLLkAt31

      get ready to be “Super” pissed…

      • Anonymous

        LOL

        • Anonymous

          I was super pissed about something else today. Can I transfer it to this?

    • jarjon76

      Hope you’re prepared to be “super pissed” because it will probably be at $300.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGEPMKECQHV4BVIDCEHTQJZV7M CINNALOCKS III

      Super pissed with no power to do a damn thing means what? Not a damn thing. So I mean really who cares.

      • Girth Brooks

        LOL why you so mad though?  Every comment I’ve seen you post above, you’re just upset. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/zedklind Kevin Michael Lind

          dont feed the trolls lol :p

      • Meagan

        That’s funny!

  • HeLLkAt31

    It just went from Dumb and Dumber to Stupider, who wants to pay more for a phone that will most likely have issues?! They should just change the Tmobile logo to AT&T…

  • Anonymous

    This seems a bit unfair to me. Almost bait and switch like. I mean I get that stock is low but to advertise the phone at a certain price, sell them out (or almost), and then realize “hey look at that! This is a hot ticket item, let’s jack up the price just seems like a kick in the nuts to those that might have wanted to pick up a G2X, couldn’t find one and ar holding out, all to find out that he/she has to pay more now.

  • CMK

    Has anyone considered that T Mobile may have raised the price of the G2x to discourage people from buying the phone?  With all of the returns they are (allegedly) getting maybe Tmob would rather wait for the update to come out before moving more G2xs.

    • Ads

      i stil would pay 50 extra for this phone. people need to stop crying.

  • Anonymous

    Bad form TMO. Bad.

  • Anonymous

    I have to ask. Why are so many people upset? T-Mobile has the cheapest plans, great phones, and they are still losing customers. They have to make money somehow. Also, others companies have already been selling their phones at higher prices than T-Mobile. I just think that it wont do any good for people to complain, because they have to make money some how. The insurance just went up, but they brought out new plans. Now they are raising the prices, but its a good quality device.

    Why are some so upset?

    • Anonymous

      It’s not fair. That’s why. If you’re all for getting bait and switched then…

      • Anonymous

        That’s simple. Nothing is fair. If they are not making you happy, find someone who will.

      • Bratty

        There is no bait and switch. They are raising the price and it will be advertised as such. I don’t think you understand what the term means. As for it being fair, just because you cannot afford something $50 more does not make it unfair.

        • Anonymous

          Yes I do know what the term means. And how is it not? This is a perfect example, except the numbers are obviously way off. T-Mobile has 100 G2X’s and they advertise them for 100 a piece. Consumers flock to the stores and they quickly sell out. John and Jane missed out because they went so quick but figure, “hats okay, we can wait until they get more in. 100 bucks is a good price for such a nice piece of hardware.” 5 days later tmobile decides to bump the price to 150 because they had no idea how popular it would be. How is that not fair to those who couldn’t get in on time but figured they would wait??

        • http://www.facebook.com/zedklind Kevin Michael Lind

          dont feed the trolls

        • Anonymous

          Nobody is trolling fool.

        • Ads

          troll.

        • Anonymous

          Shmuck

        • Anonymous

          Nobody is trolling fool.

        • Declan

          Yeah, you don’t know what bait and switch means.  Bait and switch is a deceptive practice-If tmo the 100 G2xs in stock, lured in the customers, and then raised the price once the customers got into the store, that would be bait and switch.  John and Jane missed out on the in-stock phones in your hypothetical, and the next time they were available, the price had changed.  They will return to tmo knowing that the phone costs 150 since it will be advertised at that price.  Fairness and deception are two different things.  While this price increase may seem unfair to you, it is not deceptive.

        • Anonymous

          No. You’ve got it wrong. It doesn’t have to be defined as such (ie, customers in store when the change occurs). Advertising works the SAME way. Tmobile said one thing, and has now done a 180. Enough said.

        • Declan

          I do not have it wrong.  The item was pulled and the pricing was changed while it was unavailable to anyone through tmo.  It will not be available again until it is advertised at the new price.  No bait and switch here.  Bait and switch is a legal term that refers to a type of fraud.  This is not fraud.

        • Anonymous

          Customers are “baited” by advertising for a product or service at a low price; second, the customers discover that the advertised good is not available and are “switched” to a costlier product.

          It’s right there. I’m done arguing with you since you seem to be misinformed. Reply if you will but I won’t continue.

        • Anonymous

          And shut your pie hole about assuming I can’t afford the price increase. I don’t even want one. But I have a right to voice my opinion regarding those out there that do want one but may be having second thoughts now, rightfully so I might add.

  • Anonymous

    LMFAO!

  • Kfh7479

    Sooooo happy I decided to get my G2x last week!! Also I’m lucky I have no problem with my G2x (STOCK ROOTED) no reboots, no screen leakage (knock on wood) only poweramp freezing up every hour or so but all I have to do is close it and open not that big of a deal. I’m LOVING THIS PHONE!!

  • http://twitter.com/timmyjoe42 Timothy J. Bennett

    Raising prices?  Sounds like it’s not the best idea when trying to gain customers.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

    Not surprised at the popularity of this phone. I bought mine day 1 never had any of the issues everyone is reporting, I decided it was too much phone for me so instead of returning I decided to put on my local craigslist just to see what I’d could get out of it..within the first 2 hours I had over 60+ inquiries about it! ranging from people willing to pay 400+ to people wanting to trade iPad2s and HDTV’s lol..so what did I do I traded for a brand new Nexus S and some cash, after all I still needed a phone :-)

  • Anonymous

    It will be better to buy it outright…
     

  • chris23

    Wow they are raising the price of a phone that is barely working now? I got lucky with mine because it doesn’t have that many problems

  • chris23

    Wow they are raising the price of a phone that is barely working now? I got lucky with mine because it doesn’t have that many problems

  • Anonymous

    What makes this even more irritating is that up until almost 2 days ago this was to be given free to new customers during the online sale. Now they say it’s limited so they raise the price. The iPhone has shortages all the time but they do not raise the price. If you want to raise it then raise it but do not say it’s because of inventory constraints. Phones sell out all the time on every carrier but this is the first time I have seen a price increase after inventory is low/short.

    What they are really saying is that since many customers want this phone, they will now charge you a premium to own it. Heck, if you really want to make sure no one buys it then slap a $349.99 price on it with no rebate. Wirefly currently has the phone for frickin’ $99.99 for new accounts (still $149.99 for upgrade) and Amazon wireless has it for $99.99 for new customers and $119.99 for upgrade. I suppose this is supply and demand because the higher the price that is set, the lower the demand for the product. Which is why I say go ahead and price the thing sky high if you want to, the consumers will just order it elsewhere for the lower price. 

    • Bb6h22lude4

      “Phones sell out all the time on every carrier but this is the first time I have seen a price increase after inventory is low/short.”Not true lol. I bought the Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V for $149.99 and it started selling like hotcakes. The phone was sold out everywhere! Virgin Mobile is now selling the original 149.99 price to $199.99. Crazy i know. Bad move on t-mobile’s part. I had 7 g2x’s. I know longer have it, i’ll wait for the galaxy s2, or the hercules or even maybe hold out for the rumored LG Nexus 3. My g2x’s all had pretty bad screen bleeding, some were yellow, some were brown. It looked horrible with the gingerbread  black status bar. I could see it in a lit room with brightness at 30 percent. Every single one of them had wifi issues after turning data off. Only 2 of them had freezing and reboots where i had to pull the battery. I went to 7 different t-mobile stores in phoenix. All different parts hoping i would find onee with no bleeding but nope. I want a samoled + display. would be cool if the galaxy s2 had a qhd resolution instead of wvga ( 480×800) but oh well no biggie.

  • guest

    if smartphones are going to be so expensive they should bring back quality “dumb” phones… bring back the candy-bars and flip phones.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGEPMKECQHV4BVIDCEHTQJZV7M CINNALOCKS III

      you can still get one and for free…….so what is your complaint? You have choices make one and stick with it.

    • Jabombardier

      There are a lot of quality “dumb” phones out there that are overshadowed by smartphones.

  • Rick

    Attention, T-mobile.  I can, in fact, go somewhere else.  Sincerely, another of many who want to be loyal.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGEPMKECQHV4BVIDCEHTQJZV7M CINNALOCKS III

      You really think anyone is listening to you. Why should they. Where you gonna go, crying to your mom. Verizon,sprint and att do not like you either.

      • Rick

        Thanks, Cinnalocks III. Your experience with TMO certainly give you a useful insight.  I’m not asking TMO to ‘like’ me.

        ps – I really think YOU are listening to me.  Flames are not helpful or useful here.  You should know that.

      • Donstu

        A lot of juvenile comments here. The fact is many of us are tmo customers because we didn’t want to be ATT customers. Many of us will leave if this merger becomes a reality. When that hppens and you need customer service as an ATT customer after 10 PM one night and find that your’e on your own. We’ll be waiting for your tirade on one of these forums Cinna. 

  • Anonymous

    This phone is a piece of crap and I’ve stopped recommending it to customers.  

    • jarjon76

      Not sure if it’s a “piece of crap”, but I’ve always thought it was an overrated phone. I’ve had hands on time with, and while it was fast (for the most part), I found the phone to be just ok. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGEPMKECQHV4BVIDCEHTQJZV7M CINNALOCKS III

      We value your opinion.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Let me get this straight.  Tmo G2X is in massive demand and has the stock on backorder so Tmo Raises the price so people will stop buying it?  That is a Classic Tmo move.  OBJECTION!!! (Phoenix Wright Finger Point) Let me diagnose this situation for those who haven’t caught on to what was just said.  Tmo is making crappy moves to try to make people Hate Tmo and want to leave Tmo so that they’ll not care what happens in the AT&T/Tmobile Takeover deal (Which is what Humm wants).  Classy move there Tmo but you’re once again, one step behind.

    • Girth Brooks

      I don’t think T-Mobile is trying to anger it’s customers to try and raise hopes on the merger.  That’s conspiracy talk.  I’m sure they really have just moved more than expected and decided to raise the price, because then some people will choose a different phone instead, or pay the extra $50 dollars and get the G2X.  From a business perspective it’s a good solution, either they make the extra $50 or they move other (soon to be outdated/replaced) inventory.  People will be mad, sure, but this is done all the time by plenty of companies so don’t act like T-Mobile is innovating some new scam technique.

      It doesn’t matter, anyone who REALLY wanted this phone has bought it already anyways.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        That’s not Conspiracy talk, more like smart business talk.  If a company makes enough bad moves, then it’s followers will eventually turn away from the company (Regardless of how Loyal they are) and go elsewhere most of the time with ill will towards the company.  For instance, what if TMobile told everybody regardless of what they are paying now, their bill would increase by $30 for Talk just because they see other companies getting away with it.  That would piss alot of people off and the day that happens, alot of people would leave Tmobile and go elsewhere.  Or, another Example, when DT made the statement that Tmo US was be sold off to AT&T, alot of Tmo US’ loyal fans actually did switch carriers and alot of that can even be seen on this very site.  Just go look at older articles, alot of people stated they were leaving Tmo and switching to Sprint (regardless of  the Customer Service) and some actually have switched.  I know a few that have and they’ve been with Tmo for over 7+ years.

        I do however agree that this is nothing new though as it has been done by many companies.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=589290121 John White

      You should take a basic economics class Wilma.  When demand outpaces supply, the price goes up.  That is how it has always works and how it will always work, unless you are suggesting socialism or communism where somebody (such as the government?) tells companies what to charge.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Explain why the price of the Wii remained the same even though demand was greater than supply for more than 2 years then.  Of course they want to sell the devices but raising the price of the device will only make people turn away from the device not want it more.

        • Donstu

          Wilma is right. John White you’re doing wishful thinking. The principles of economics doesn’t apply here for two reasons: 1. Tmo isn’t trying to stay in business it’s trying to sell the company not phones. 2. The inventory issues are brought about by the fact that so many phones (sometimes as much as 3 by one consumer) which should have been in consumers hands have been returned and sitting in a warehouse somewhere. There are exceptions to every rule John. Glad you did that economics class though. I only have a Masters, hopefully yours is a Phd. 

  • The Observer

    basic economics, when there is low supply and high demand, raise the price

  • not right

    Greedy bastards

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HGEPMKECQHV4BVIDCEHTQJZV7M CINNALOCKS III

    You people believe anything so why not tell you anything.

    • Jabombardier

      I by directly from T-Mobile because authorized dealers away from big chain stores are rip-offs. I bought from them once and they sold me a rwfurbishrd phones as if it were new at a price when it was dree on contract directly with T-Mobile.

      • Meagan

        If you shop at shady companies, from shady resellers, then expect shady products.

  • John

    Its all good because you can still get the phone for 49 bucks from costco all day long.

  • Jabombardier

    Authorized dealer inventory doesn’y reflect T-Mobile inventory.

  • http://twitter.com/DannOfThurs DannOfThurs

    I think #TMobile is trying to dissuade people from the G2X for two reasons: 1 – Sensation’s right around the corner, and 2 – IT HAS H/W FLAWS and they are waiting for the new batch. #nuffsaid

    • Transits23

      Have you seen the Sensations Specs? They are behind g2x’s spec by a nipplE? Its all about waiting for the Hercules bubba

  • ballin1

    I went through 2 g2xs before I just called it quits and canceled the upgrade.  Judging from all the news regarding the g2x issues, its pretty clear to me what’s happening.  Tmo is technically correct when they say they have inventory constraints which are leading to price increases.  The inventory constraints are from all the freakin returns and issues with g2x.  LG even admitted that the screen bleed issues with IPAD2 (which they all also produce) were from a bad batch and that they are trying to fix it.  LG is probably trying to fix the screen issue for the G2x as well as well as trying to fix the other bugs.  These are probably causing inventory disruptions.  On top of that, this whole clusterf###k is probably causing LG and Tmo a good amount of coin.  So they decide to up the price.  Makes business sense.  Bad for consumers, though.

    From the comments I’ve read, people with G2xs with a build date after May 7 seems not to be having these issues.  The bulk of the issues are coming from those with a mid-late April build dates.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TO242QQAPOO3FPRAKWUV3X24VQ Johnny

    hey when you get yours mind posting what the build date is Im thinking of going to cellhub as well just want to make sure i get one after may 7th build date.

  • B42233

    Why would anyone purchase this now anyway, what with the sensation coming out so soon?