Deals Spotlight: Amazon Discounts 38mm GPS Apple Watch Series 3 to $189 (42mm at $229)

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Amazon is discounting the 38mm GPS Apple Watch Series 3 to just $189.00 this week, which is $10 below its previous Amazon list price and $90 off the regular price tag of $279.00. Amazon has both the Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band and Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band on sale this week.

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In regard to Amazon's prices, this is the lowest price we've seen for the 38mm aluminum Apple Watch Series 3 on the retailer's website. If you're looking for the larger size, Amazon also has the 42mm GPS Apple Watch Series 3, priced at $229.00 in both previously mentioned case and band combinations.

The Apple Watch Series 3 launched in 2017 with an optical heart sensor, Digital Crown, dual-core S3 processor, accelerometer, and gyroscope. This was also the first generation to support cellular capabilities, denoted by models with a red Digital Crown, but Amazon's sale this week does not extend to these LTE models.

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Article Link: Deals Spotlight: Amazon Discounts 38mm GPS Apple Watch Series 3 to $189 (42mm at $229)
 

xxray

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Previous price on Amazon might’ve been $279, but it’s $199 at Apple, so it’s really only $10 off. Still better than nothing though. I got my S5 $15 off at Amazon.
 
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That’s a pretty good price if you think about it, considering the Series 3 still offers the main core advantages with the water resistance at 50 m, dual core processor (Non 64 bit), 1000 Nit display, ect. The S3 is still really relevant in terms of power and efficiency, and also didn’t have that many hardware issues either.
 

Joniz

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Yeah, articles like this are up there with “The iPhone 3-Generations-Back can now be had for $xxx.xx, $100.00 less than it’s original price.”
 

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I'm guessing it's because MacRumors is an affiliate for Amazon, making money when people buy the watch from this article.
Macrumors notated that directly in the article:

“Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.”
 

jsavvy

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Previous price on Amazon might’ve been $279, but it’s $199 at Apple, so it’s really only $10 off. Still better than nothing though. I got my S5 $15 off at Amazon.
That was my immediate thought. Not much of a discount. The regular price is no longer $279 but $199. And the larger size is not discounted at all.