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  • Other Shoe Drops: Wal-Mart 16GB 3GS for $97


    According to CNN and other sources, giant US discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores will cut $100 off the price of the 16GB iPhone 3GS starting tomorrow. (UPDATED: The phones at this price apparently are only available as in-store purchases, not online - thx random tipster!) With a two-year contract, Wal-Mart buyers can now get a 3GS for the same price as an 8GB 3G: $97 - two bucks cheaper than AT&T charges for the 3G 8GB.

    CNNMoney reported on a statement by Mehrdad Akbar, Wal-Mart's senior category director for wireless, that the cut was made because "it is our commitment to always lead on price." There's no hard data indicating a fall-off in purchases of iPhones ahead of the expected June rollout of the fourth-generation model. However, Apple alleged as part of its complaint against Gizmodo that the website's revelation of the new model would hurt sales.

    Wal-Mart began selling the iPhone in late 2008, and sold the low-end 3GB and 16GB 3G models for $2 less than AT&T and other retailers like Radio Shack. There's no word yet on whether the other retailers will drop their prices, but it's likely only a matter of time.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Other Shoe Drops: Wal-Mart 16GB 3GS for $97 started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      Not too surprising with the 4G soon to be released.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      ya i know

      but sweet deal still
    1. xXrkidXx's Avatar
      xXrkidXx -
      FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

      DAMMIT WALL-MART!

      I just bought my 3G for $99 :'(
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      "32GB iPhone HD starting at $199"

      I can picture it now
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      OMG, I could just go to the store and buy it! But, kinda pointless when it comes to the 4G.
    1. xpate's Avatar
      xpate -
      How much does it cost to bail out of the ATT contract? Anyone know?
    1. knguyen's Avatar
      knguyen -
      Quote Originally Posted by xXrkidXx View Post
      FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

      DAMMIT WALL-MART!

      I just bought my 3G for $99 :'(
      LoL with the 4G coming out, why would you get a 3G????
    1. xXrkidXx's Avatar
      xXrkidXx -
      Quote Originally Posted by knguyen View Post
      LoL with the 4G coming out, why would you get a 3G????
      Because my rents said if I got good grades they would buy me an iPhone.. But I'm buying a 3G[S] off somebody so It's all good.
    1. chirayustha's Avatar
      chirayustha -
      As far as i know, for old contracts, its $175- $5 for each month you've been with them, but with new contracts, its $ 325 - $10 for each month you're with them.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by xXrkidXx View Post
      Because my rents said if I got good grades they would buy me an iPhone.. But I'm buying a 3G[S] off somebody so It's all good.
      lol take the 3g back and get the 3GS thats what i would do if you got it that recently I'm personally waiting on the next gen iPhone
    1. Eninety2's Avatar
      Eninety2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xXrkidXx View Post
      FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

      DAMMIT WALL-MART!

      I just bought my 3G for $99 :'(
      return it, like right now.

      Quote Originally Posted by xpate View Post
      How much does it cost to bail out of the ATT contract? Anyone know?
      See below.

      Quote Originally Posted by chirayustha View Post
      As far as i know, for old contracts, its $175- $5 for each month you've been with them, but with new contracts, its $ 325 - $10 for each month you're with them.
      +1

      anybody know how much it would be without the subsidy for a 32gb 3gs?
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      3Gig?
    1. Jawcl's Avatar
      Jawcl -
      Now that's near my budget. Sad thing is the service is way too much. Maybe the new iPhone will be better anyway
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      Thanks for posting this Article, this is a great price however i would still wait for the iPhone HD
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      I wonder when the iPhone HD will release... Hopefully next year and not right after the 4G is released.
    1. Excel Wiz's Avatar
      Excel Wiz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Markanthony3211 View Post
      Thanks for posting this Article, this is a great price however i would still wait for the iPhone HD
      I agree. I'll be in line the day it comes out. But 97 dollars for a 3Gs is a great price.
    1. Noidd's Avatar
      Noidd -
      I'm not someone who will wait in line for the newest and greatest hence I have 2 8gb 3g phones. Does anyone know if I could by chance grab the 3gs at this price in which all I need to do is renew my contract for 2 yrs? Not eligible for an upgrade till next year...
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      "it is our commitment to always lead on price."

      Gee, what a gutsy call. You want to lead on price? Have the balls to do it when the product launches not when it is about to be replaced by a newer better iphone.

      What a chump.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      great price but going for the 4G/HD when released

      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      3Gig?
      3G (the phone). a 3gb iphone wouldnt even hold my cydia apps, not to mention any thing else for that matter!
    1. scatman10's Avatar
      scatman10 -
      Lsz33

      The iPhone HD and 4th gen iphone are the same thing lol. Just speculation as to what they will be named. We don't know what the iPhone will be called when it is released let alone do we know what next year's model will be called or what it will contain lol.