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NokiaUSA Goes Nuts With New Promos

June 10, 2010 in Nokia Phone Deals
Get a free Nokia Booklet 3G with purchase of $999 or more.

Get a free Nokia Booklet 3G with purchase of $999 or more.

There’s all kinds of weird stuff going on lately at NokiaUSA.com, Nokia’s American retail site. Namely a couple of odd promos that leave me scratching my head.

The first one is pretty straightforward, if not a little surprising at first. Buy $999 worth of stuff, and you get a free Nokia Booklet 3G. That’s right, the Nokia Booklet 3G. Same one that used to be 575 Euros, or $836 (back then). Now it’s being hailed as a $549 value.

I’m not too surprised by this development. The Nokia Booklets that I saw languished at Best Buy with nary a soul even giving it a quick glance. People just ignored it. Which is too bad, since it had some interesting features. But in the end it was overpriced, and the 600 mhz Atom processor didn’t help either. And the 3G aspect never really caught on.

To get the Booklet deal, you’ll need to enter the code freeshipgrad at checkout. The fine print states that the netbook will ship out 14 days after your purchase.

Next up is a trade-up deal for the Nokia N900. Essentially, you buy the N900 for $479, and trade in one of your old phones. You’re supposed to get an automatic $50 discount for the trade-in, plus whatever the trade-in value is. So you could trade in some crap phone (I’ve got several Nokia 5100 series TDMA phones from the Stone Age that would do the job) and end up getting the N900 for $429. Just one caveat to the whole thing: the trade-in page is broken.

Finally, Nokia recently had a promo where a purchase of $299 or more would net you a free phone. Basically, a Buy One Get One Free. Sounds great, right? Except the “One Free” was a mystery phone with a mystery value of up to $429. It’s since been pulled.

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