Best Buy must be starting to feel the heat, not of its competition, but the genuine heat of the July sun, since they’ve just made a little error, by pricing Palm Pre at $99, with a 2 year contract. The price is back to $199 and one could only have dreamt about that reduction for a few hours.

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This price drop would have made the Pre once again a worthy iPhone 3G competitor and would have probably answered AT&T’s move (the carrier is offering refurbished 8GB iPhones for $49).

We’re looking forward to the time when this offer becomes real and not a mere mistake of the retailer, giving us hope in times of… depression. Did anyone get to purchase the cheap Pre while it was “cheap”.

[via precentral]