New Apple iPhone 5C Gets Deep Discount

Apple 5C comes in 5 colors and $100 off

Consumers are pleased that the new Apple iPhone 5C is getting a deep discount soon after launch, even if Apple shareholders lose heart

Almost any smartphone you want is being discounted somewhere including the new iPhone 5C. Patience is the name of the game. Don’t buy impulsively and use Bing or Google search to find the best deals.

Too many new phones are chasing too few consumers who need a new phone in the pre-Thanksgiving selling season. 

Here’s a round-up of the discounts today.

CNET iPhone 5C

“To be sure, the 5C isn’t exactly heating up the consumer market. Apple dashed hopes of a truly low-cost phone that could compete internationally when it revealed that the nonsubsidized price of the 5C would be $550. Even at a subsidized cost of $99 with a two-year contract, the 5C has undergone price chops from Walmart, Target, and other retailers CNETEdgadget reports – Many have griped about the Moto X’s $200 on-contract price, which is a lot to pay for hardware that’s frequently considered mid-range.”

If you don’t mind having the iPhone 5, which some say is a better phone that the plastic 5C, it only costs $79 at Telus.

Engadget Moto X

“Motorola must have heard that grousing, as the price of its 16GB Android flagship has dropped to $100 for both AT&T’s Moto Maker variant as well as the plainer Sprint and US Cellular versions. AT&T’s customized 32GB phone is also cheaper at $150. The regular 16GB AT&T and Verizon editions still sell through the carriers for $200, although it’s possible to pick up either of them for $100 at third-party stores like Amazon.”

At Rogers Mobile, you can get two Moto X phones for the price of one.

BestBuy HTC One

BestBuy is discounting the HTC One by $100

Windows Phones

“AT&T just unveiled its version of Samsung’s ATIV S Neo. The Windows Phone 8 device is a close match for its Sprint counterpart, sharing the same 4.8-inch 720p screen, dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front shooter. The launch price will be easier to swallow, though. AT&T plans to ship the ATIV S Neo on November 8th for $100 on contract, or $50 less than it cost at Sprint when brand new. Sprint is now offering the same smartphone for half of AT&T’s price, $49.99, plus a two-year contract.”- Computerworld

Nokia Lumia 1020 is being sold for $0 at Microsoft Store locations only.

AT&T is selling the Nokia Lumia 1020 for just $199.99 online.  CNET

Verizon Samsung Galaxy

Verizon is selling the Galaxy 4 at $99, $100 off the normal price.

Samsung makes so many models it’s wise to know what you want in advance. The cheapest model may be last year’s renamed, like the Apple iPhone 5C.

Costco

Costco offers all smartphones at a discount, plus usually a $75 to $150 in-store credit.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping seasons upon us, expect the heat on pricing to turn up even more.

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