iphone 5 @ walmart $189.97

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  1. ltb7 macrumors 6502

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    Walmart also says customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 5 at its stores at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, Sept. 14 for $189.97

    Pre-orders from Walmart will entail a $25 deposit toward the purchase, and customers will also receive a $4.99 VUDU movie
     
  2. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    $10 to a company who has never handled a launch like this = not worth it.
     
  3. mateo124 macrumors regular

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    Too bad its only 16gb. Sam's Club is the same as well
     
  4. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    Great price, but you have the worst chance actually getting an iPhone 5 from Wal-Mart.
     
  5. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    I'd rather pay the extra $10 bucks and save the hassle of ordering through Walmart.
     
  6. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    Does Wal-Mart sell these phones at the no-commitment pricing as well?
     
  7. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Not worth it. Walmart screwed up my T-Mobile upgrade, and it was hard calling T-Mobile to fix things. The people there DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AT ALL.


    Sam's Club on the other hand, I have never had problems with. I guess the people who work at Sam's actually do better at their jobs.
     
  8. ltb7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm not going there myself

    just for those that may happen to be there, ya never know......
     
  9. labman macrumors 604

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    Won't it be more than $10 saving since Walmart only places tax on the $189.00 and not the $500 or $600 listed for the iphone.
     
  11. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Depends on your state laws.
     
  12. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    true story. Not worth the headache.
     
  13. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    This.
     
  14. Animal1234 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah in California they don't tax you on the full price so you save close to $50. Fortunately a friend of mine works for At&t so I'll just take him with me so they don't screw my service.
     
  15. MuddyPaws1 macrumors 6502

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    I got half a dozen iPad2's on launch day from them. Went pretty smooth except the pissed off people in line behind me. :p Not sure how it would work with phone contracts though. I would imagine that if you were paying full price and not having them do the contract end of it there wouldn't be a problem.
     
  16. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    GAH you're the reason why there's item limits for people legitimately buying them for a large family!
     
  17. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Meh... I only choose Walmart if I need to buy socks, a bag of Cheetos, underwear & condoms at 3am. Otherwise... I'll let the pros at Apple handle my iPhone order. :cool:
     
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  19. MuddyPaws1 macrumors 6502

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    Get in line earlier then. I have been in the top 5 in line on release day for every iPhone and iPad. Second in line for iPad2, first in line for iPhone 4. Won't be in line for this one though so you don't have to worry that i'll upset the balance of the universe.
     
  20. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Time to reframe how it's viewed. Steve Jobs loved WalMart & setup the deal with them, then had iPhone 5 designed to appeal to WalMart customers.

    Apples in the mass market retail space now. By the looks of the sales volume Apple & WalMart is a marriage that's ideal.
     
  21. ixodes macrumors 601

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    The "Pro's at Apple" came from Walmart :D

    Steve Jobs personally selected WalMart as Apples mass market example of success. One look at how well iPhones sell proves it's working.

    Apples in the mass market, offer iPhones for free ... It's a New Era at Apple & it's working well. Steve learned a lot from WalMart.
     
  22. iPhone Addict macrumors 6502

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    In California they DO tax you on the FULL amount.
     
  23. sabu213 macrumors newbie

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    Not at awl-mart. i dont understand why. I watched someone buy a 4s and get charged 95.15 total out the door the other day. (89.98 or whatever plus tax on that price)
    they were not charged on unsubsidized price. 2 year contract and all.

    Like i said , i dont know why you dont get charged the extra tax.
     
  24. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Try to save $10, loose $200 on parking lot mugging. ;)
     
  25. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    P.S.

    this posting is from back in Sept,pre release.

    Just sayin
     

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