Walmart Drops iPhone 5c Pricing to $45 On Contract Through the Holidays

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iphone5c-headerFollowing announcements from Best Buy and RadioShack that they will be offering $50 gift cards to iPhone 5c customers that will bring the prices down to $50 for a 16 GB model with a two-year contract, Walmart will be undercutting even those offers starting today by dropping its pricing to $45, reports MarketWatch.

While Best Buy's current offer is good only through next Monday and RadioShack's is scheduled to run for about a month, Walmart's pricing will be valid throughout the holiday shopping season. Walmart has been offering the iPhone 5c for $79 since launch, a $20 discount from standard pricing.

Price drops around the holidays are not terribly unusual for major iPhone retailers, but stores are being rather aggressive in announcing price drops on a brand-new iPhone model so soon after launch. iPhone 5c models have been in relatively good supply since their launch, while the more expensive iPhone 5s has seen significant shortages. The iPhone 5s has not seen any significant sale announcements, although Walmart has been offering the 16 GB model for $189, a $10 discount from normal pricing, since launch.

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92 months ago

Not surprising.

It's literally identical to the 5, minus a change in lens and a tad longer battery.

It doesn't have the nicer materials.

So if the 5 is still $549 for a 16GB, then you cannot sell the 5c at the same price especially in a plastic shell.

$450 price is coming. Mark that down in pen.



Yes, the iPhone 5C is LITERALLY identical to the iPhone 5.

Except it doesn't bend when you sit on it.
And it doesn't scratch up as easily.
And it has a new front-facing camera with improved image capture.
And it has a new LTE radio that supports more frequencies on more carriers.
And it has a larger battery.
And it has a selection of uniquely-designed, official cases from Apple.
And it comes in 5 different colors.
And it has a rounded back that many find more pleasing to hold.

But other than that, the iPhone 5C is identical to the iPhone 5.

Literally.
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92 months ago

Something that is selling well doesn't need discounts 2 weeks after launch.

#capitalism

Something that is selling well is selling well. #correlationVersusCausation

BTW, in capitalist systems you want to have the lowest price so folks buy from your store versus another. Retailers are competing with each other (including Apple Store) and they are also competing against the iPhone 5s (which they don't have in decent supply). Given the fact that the report I linked shows the iPhone 5c is selling well then it must simply be selling well directly through Apple or through carriers. These retailers want to make their numbers too, but until Apple starts shipping them quantities of iPhone 5s, they have to sell what they can get (iPhone 5c).
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92 months ago
For those who are trying to say that the iPhone 5c is not selling well....

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/04/apples-iphone-5s-tops-sales-charts-at-big-4-us-carriers-iphone-5c-close-behind



It is the second-best or third-best selling phone in the USA on the major carriers and in the USA, the target market for iPhone 5c is teens and tweens who will be getting an iPhone 5c for Christmas (December should be a big month for iPhone 5c). If the iPhone 5c is doing this well in the USA, it must be doing even better in price-sensitive markets. The only phone that is outselling the iPhone 5c in September on some carriers was the Galaxy S4, and the iPhone 5c was only available for the last 10 days of September. In October, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available all month long.

Just because supply of iPhone 5c is healthy, does not mean it is not selling.
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92 months ago
I love how people can post that the 5C isn't selling well when on the front page of A. I. There is a chart showing how it's the number two best selling phone for several of the largest U. S. Carriers. Classic. Prejudice trumps reality.
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92 months ago



Just because supply of iPhone 5c is healthy, does not mean it is not selling.

Something that is selling well doesn't need discounts 2 weeks after launch.

#capitalism
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92 months ago
This will be free day after Thanksgiving, you can mark that down in pen.
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