Friday, December 14, 2012

Watch out: iDevice prices rolling back now at both Target, Walmart

Watch out for falling prices. Walmart has cut several iDevice prices as the holiday season continues.

The price rollbacks, as the retail giant likes to call them, were effective on Friday, Dec. 14. Among the changes:
  • The 16GB iPhone 5 is available for for $127, vs. the $199 you might find at a carrier or Apple (with a two-year contract)
  • The iPhone 4S has dropped for an already discounted $89.97 to $47 (with a two-year contract). The same device is $99 at Apple or a carrier.
  • The 16GB third-generation iPad (or iPad 3), wi-fi-only, is available for $399 at Walmart vs. its original $499 at Apple (it's not being sold any longer by Apple). In addition, Walmart said its iPad deal will feature a bonus $30 iTunes card beginning on Dec. 17, but the special rollback prices are available in-store only.
These deals appear to only be valid until the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Target is similarly planning a cut in prices, but only on Virgin Mobile’s prepaid 16GB iPhone 4S. The device, which comes sans contract, will drop from $449.99 to $399.99 starting on Dec. 16. However, the deal is only available at Target Mobile locations.

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