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RadioShack and Walmart match Best Buy's $50 iPhone 5c discount

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Following a move by big box retailer Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart have announced they too will be slashing prices on Apple's mid-range iPhone, the iPhone 5c, putting the on-contract price for the device at or below $50.



The two retailers revealed their discount prices for the iPhone 5c on Friday, with RadioShack announcing that it will begin matching Best Buy's iPhone 5c deal on Saturday. In-store iPhone 5c purchasers will be able to get a $50 gift card applicable toward the purchase of their device. For an on-contract 5c, that will bring the cost to $50. RadioShack's promotion will run through November 2.

Meanwhile, Walmart has announced that its already discounted iPhone 5c will now sell for $45. In dropping the price to $45, Walmart has knocked nearly 50 percent off of an on-contract price that was already $20 lower than the cost to purchase the phone through Apple and most other outlets.

Friday's announcements mean the polycarbonate-backed iPhone 5c is now available for $50 or less at three retailers: Best Buy, RadioShack, and Walmart. Customers taking advantage of those deals are still eligible to participate in the iPhone trade-in programs available at all three chains, earning up to $300 in store credit for an older model iPhone. The trade-in initiative is only available in select locations.
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Upgrade your iPhone for -$250. Tough price to beat.
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Upgrade your iPhone for -$250. Tough price to beat.

Easy to beat. Sell your phone on eBay for $100 more than you'll get from trading it in.
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Could this signal weak demand? Or simply tough competition between retailers?
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Could this signal weak demand? Or simply tough competition between retailers?

They sold 9 M phones in the first weekend. The LOWEST estimate was that 2 M of them were iPhone 5Cs. I don't think demand is the problem.

In fact, retailers often discount hot items in order to draw people into their stores.
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"everyone" expected the 5C to be "cheap".   apple doesn't do cheap.

 

But they did make a device they can manufacture for less, allowing the discounters to discount it some. 

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My roommate and I just sold our iPhone 4s' for more than we paid for..it completely paid for our 5C's and AppleCare with a case. Nothing like a completely free phone! Try that with your Android device.
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My roommate and I just sold our iPhone 4s' for more than we paid for..it completely paid for our 5C's and AppleCare with a case. Nothing like a completely free phone! Try that with your Android device.

Shoot, I've been doing that since my original iPhone! Got my first one in 2007 for a birthday gift, and have sold my current and bought new every upgrade. I haven't paid for my actual phone for over 6 years!
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