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Historically, Best Buy hasn't been the most, shall we say, reliable company when it comes to... well, anything. The most recent display of typographical error on Best Buy's part comes from the pre-order page for the upcoming HTC EVO LTE. Looks like Best Buy thinks it's the phone of the year - it has the off-contract price listed as $100k. Ha!

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While the $100k price tag may indeed be a humorous error, there is a silver lining: if you actually pre-order the phone from BB, you get a $50 gift card upon activation.

Specs:

  • 4.7-inch 1280x720 display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP f/2.0 rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • NFC with Google Wallet support
  • Kickstand
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 4

If $50 is enough for you to overlook this retail-pricing snafu, then head right here to pre-order your and secure a gift card in the process.

Thanks, Max and SK!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • L boogie

    lol spending 100K to get $50 gift card, priceless 

  • Noct

    I was going to point out your typo of 100k then I realized it was real :D

  • Guest

    It should be noted that this is actually common for high profile phones at Best Buy's site. This is to prevent people from purchasing the phone at retail so that they can sell them on contract.

    • Derek Duncan

      who would do that? third party wireless providers?

  • Budderocks

    At least shipping is free...better be hand delivered by a celebrity for that price

  • GazaIan

    Let's play a game, it's called see how long before Best Buy notices they've fucked up.

  • Glazanis

    It's actually not an error. I work in the industry and to keep people from being able to sell phones early through PoS systems it generates the absurdly high price when devices are on "pre order". This is done to allow the phone to be in tr system for preordering purposes but not to be outright sold early so as not to violate agreements with manufacturers.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's still an error - something like this shouldn't be displayed to the public.

      • Covert_Death

        no, it's not an error. the system has to show the on-contract price AND the off-contract price. they don't give a crap if you see that price, they aren't ASKING you to pay that much. the only thing you can do is a $50 pre-order right now

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Sorry dude, I get what you're saying but showing a price like that to customers is a bug, an error, a site flaw - pick a word. It's simple, and there's no way around it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=33000004 Drew Murray

            Its not an error to any consumer who has an activated brain cell. Anyone who believes they can actually purchase it before HTC has allowed it to be released so Best Buy can make a 99,799.99 profit is at error.

  • Levinax

    Don't forget about the $4000 in rewards you would get from spending that much...

  • etotheo

    What a miss-click that would be...

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdul.baqi1 Abdul Baqi

    now it says 
    Reg Price:
     $699.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=33000004 Drew Murray

    Actually the $50 giftcard is your deposit to pre-order the phone. If you pre-order to be picked up in-store, you can use the deposit card towards your new phone. If you pre-order online, you just get to keep it for something else. [/journalism fail]

  • Lorend47

    Doesnt even matter. Noone got their phone as promised anywAY