Jesus...where was I...all makes sense now.
Thanks guys for the info
A Hup is okay because through upgrading, the sales rep always has the opportunity to try to bridge to other products and create an even bigger chance to get a nicer commission for themselves, from an upgrade they might be able to convince someone to add a line on a new in market share everything plan, or even might convince someone to bundle their phone products with TV and Interenet, and in return promise 150 credits down on the second or third bill. So even on an upgrade, a sales rep always has the opportunity to bridge to other products if they desire it. that's why the phone is okay through a hup. Because there's always that chance.
I agree that there are opportunities to be had with customers upgrading via traditional hup, that doesn't mean store reps should write off a potential sale by angering someone looking to buy a phone with money. Maybe I will take rhp/cable/shm when I purchase my $800 phone and the guy renewing for 24 months won't. Just don't alienate somebody because of that assumption.
I don't see it as a useful or brand-reinforcing practice, if anything hiccups at the store can be worse than over the phone as face-to-face rejection hurts more.
How can Best Buy advertise Rogers price for the phone when Rogers doesn't advertise their price for the phone ?
Rogers just likes to wait till the last minute to post anything on their site early besides the iphone garbage.. why??
cause they get PAIDDDDD...
carriers usually have all the control when it comes to devices and advertising.. EXCEPT APPLE... the carriers are Apple's little minions so they do whatever Apple says... Apple probably wanted all the buzz to be around their iphone 6 launch which would shadow the Note 4 etc etc etc..