Walmart will begin a holiday sale on Friday that will see the retailer drop price of Apple's iPhone to just $27 with a two-year contract, reports the Los Angeles Times. Though the iPhone 5c is normally priced at $99, Walmart and other retailers have been selling the phone at a discount since shortly after its September launch.
Walmart initially sold the iPhone for $79, but back in October, the company dropped the price on the iPhone 5c to just $45, undercutting other retailers pricing schemes. During Black Friday, Walmart offered an even better deal, providing a $75 gift card along with an iPhone 5c purchased for $45.
Holiday price drops on electronics are not unusual, but iPhone 5c pricing has been aggressive since the launch of the phone. Apple has reportedly even reduced production of the iPhone 5c due to more than adequate stock. While the iPhone 5s was constrained at launch and for many weeks afterwards, supplies of the iPhone 5c have remained plentiful.
Walmart will also be discounting the iPhone 5s to $127 on contract, a significant discount from the standard $199 price, and offering a $50 gift card with the purchase of a $299 16 GB original iPad mini.
Walmart's sale will begin on Friday, December 13 at 8 AM and last until December 24.
Update: Best Buy is offering a $75 discount on the iPhone 5s with the purchase of a two-year contract and MacMall is offering the 16 GB iPhone 5s for $120 and the 16 GB iPhone 5c for $20. Sam’s Club will be selling the iPhone 5s for $119 with a two-year contract through january. From Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, the deal will be available to non-members as well.
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Seriously get over it. Who cares.
You people are crazy
Snobbery is $72 more expensive.
Humble down dude. What a snobby thing to say. It is good to keep it balanced and real, not everything in life is shiny and modern like Apple store and bloomingdales and neiman marcus, it's good to mix it up. I am at a point in my career where I can afford whatever I want, but I go to walmart sometimes. There is nothing wrong with that. Their staff are some of the friendliest I have seen, and the clientele are from all walks of life, most of which btw are hard working Americans.
Things never last my friend, and some humiltiy goes a long way.
The days of showing off your iPhone are long gone. Well, it's still a nice phone to show off, but you get my point. All smartphones, including iPhones, have become commodities and it's vital for Apple to use all of its options/resources to expand its market, especially overseas but in the US as well.
Can everybody in your family who uses the same iTunes Apple ID also download it for free?