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Old 12-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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For those of you looking at the iPhone 4S and 5 at Best Buy....

Target is having the same sale. I found this out when I went to the store to ask if they'd price match on the phone I bought a couple of weeks ago and the sales person pointed out the price change was in effect at Target as well. They dropped the price on Wednesday of last week. They just aren't advertising it. Turns out I was past the price match period but not past the return period. Luckily there is no restocking or other fee to return/exchange so I'm exchanging tomorrow AM getting the same exact style phone and saving the $50

ETA - Target will honor the 5% Red Card Discount on the price of the iPhone They will also allow you to pay with those $10 promotional gift cards you got last week for spending $50
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Sam's Club is also having the same sale.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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Sam's Club was also waiving the activation fee (I'm not sure if they still are or not). It was $127 plus tax for the iPhone 5 16GB.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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This is the rest of the retail marketplace reacting to Walmart's recent deal they struck with Apple -- for the first time ever in "big retail", certain Apple products are getting discounted (just in time for the holidays). They are:
  • iPhone 5 - $127 (w/two-year activation agreement)
  • iPhone 4S - $47 (w/two-year activation agreement)
  • Third (last) generation iPad - $399
Definitely good news if you're looking for any of these items (and willing to make a 2-year commitment on the iPhone).

Appearantly, this is nationwide at Walmart -- as for other retailers, until they make similar announcements to the media, YMMV.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Yep - just got an iphone 5 at Sam's Club for $128 and no activation fee yesterday. I got the last phone at our club! Really can't beat that deal!
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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Anybody know if Verizon might match these promotions?
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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its worth a try. got AtT to agree. but first charged me full price for 4s and then credited me $50 as good customer. worked for me.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #8
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thanks for the post, I went and got the galaxy S3 for 50.00 from best buy.. lovin my new phone!! Merry Christmas to me..
thanks again for put this up, I know its not the iphone but I thought maybe if thats on sale maybe the galaxy was too and it was.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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I bought the 5 for my girlfriend for Xmas at best buy and they matched Walmart's $127 price.
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I went yesterday to exchange the phone. Instead of taking back the phone I had and giving me a new one they performed some sort of hocus pocus with the computer and handed me back the phone I walked in with. Took about 15 minutes and I walked out with $52.50
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We got our iphones at the AT&T store today. They would not match Sam's prices, but did match Best Buy's price, $49 since it was listed on the website. (Sam's club waives activation fees one weekend a month and it had ended, so we missed out on that.) But AT&T was having a special on otter boxes, so the boys are getting otter boxes as well.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #12
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How does it work if you still are under contract with your last phone?

I have a IPhone 4S -- can't upgrade thru ATT until June. Does anyone know if I can get the Iphone 5 at this price??
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:31 AM   #13
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I upgraded two 3GS iphones at WalMart yesterday to one 5 and one 4S (for the same prices listed above).

Just wanted to mention here what the salesman told me about these prices. Take it fwiw. He said they don't know how long the prices will be discounted; that the-powers-that-be take it day by day as they analyze sales data - which I interpreted as, the discounts will continue as long as sales are slow.

I'd say if you're thinking of buying, don't wait, although if the slow phone sales counters that I saw yesterday are any indication, then prices may stay discounted for a while.

Now if I can get my 800 songs back that were somehow lost, I'll be happy. Everything else seems to have transferred over nicely.

PS thanks for the post, OP.
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Quote:
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How does it work if you still are under contract with your last phone?

I have a IPhone 4S -- can't upgrade thru ATT until June. Does anyone know if I can get the Iphone 5 at this price??
No you cant get it at these prices....I have a 4S that isn't due for upgrade until 5/8/13, I was out shopping yesterday, dropped my 4S on the pavement and it shattered. I was on the phone all day yesterday trying to get them to waive the upgrade date to no avail. The best I can get it for is $449.
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I upgraded two 3GS iphones at WalMart yesterday to one 5 and one 4S (for the same prices listed above).

Just wanted to mention here what the salesman told me about these prices. Take it fwiw. He said they don't know how long the prices will be discounted; that the-powers-that-be take it day by day as they analyze sales data - which I interpreted as, the discounts will continue as long as sales are slow.

I'd say if you're thinking of buying, don't wait, although if the slow phone sales counters that I saw yesterday are any indication, then prices may stay discounted for a while.

Now if I can get my 800 songs back that were somehow lost, I'll be happy. Everything else seems to have transferred over nicely.

PS thanks for the post, OP.
I was basically told the same thing at Wal-Mart on Sunday when I upgraded to the galaxy s3. Someone was panicking because the iphones were out at the moment. He said they are "roll back" prices and won't go back up.
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