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Wal-Mart slashes prices on iOS devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Dec 2012 23:31 User comments (10)

Wal-Mart slashes prices on iOS devices Wal-Mart has significantly slashed the prices on new iOS devices.
The world's biggest retailer will sell the base model iPhone 5 for $127 with contract, while also cutting the price of the iPhone 4S to $47.

Additionally, the retailer is dropping the price of the 16 GB third-generation iPad with Wi-Fi to $399. Starting on Monday, the iPad deal will come with a $30 iTunes card for free, as well.

There had been a rumor that Wal-Mart would also discount the fourth generation iPad, as well, but a spokesperson has declined.

When the prices become effective, they will be the largest sales prices on iOS devices we have seen yet.

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10 user comments

114.12.2012 23:32

Don't buy too many or they'll taser you.....

215.12.2012 10:07

i heard they come with a prius and dental dam


d2

315.12.2012 16:19
Orgelkraft
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I'm sure they will make it up in the contract... Smoke and mirrors discount... They could sell the for 1 cent and make it up in the contract.... Sales hype if I ever heard it! WOW!!!

416.12.2012 0:04

Originally posted by Orgelkraft:
I'm sure they will make it up in the contract... Smoke and mirrors discount... They could sell the for 1 cent and make it up in the contract.... Sales hype if I ever heard it! WOW!!!
What? If there's any corporation with the resources to give a legitimate discount like this, it's WalMart. I have faith that they will have a significantly smaller profit margin off each device sold, even in the long run. I can see the motivation, though, being to use their massive assets to leverage themselves far above their competition like Best Buy and Radioshack...but what's new there.

516.12.2012 14:12

people bitch about high prices,but when offered a discount,its some kind of conspiracy.cant win i guess.

616.12.2012 16:35

Interesting thing is that why didn't they jump on this when the recession was in, and slash those iPhone prices then? Why now all of a sudden?


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716.12.2012 21:20

This is actually a very big deal since Apple does NOT slash prices for devices they sell to retailers. Margins are razor thin for the carriers (from what I hear) on actual hardware sales.


816.12.2012 21:33

Originally posted by ivymike:
Don't buy too many or they'll taser you.....
LMAO! Only if your chinese it seems......

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917.12.2012 11:17

They'll make it back up in the eggs, milk, and bread people will purchase with this phone.


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

1022.12.2012 15:56

No interested on "The iOS Trojan Horse" devices, not even for free.
Now: if they are free.... then I will trow them down into the garbage can.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Dec 2012 @ 19:15

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