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    Default 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    I've read reports where the iPhone 5C has been reduced to about HALF of what it was initially being offered for less than a month ago. Isn't this a sign that the 5C series isn't the big splash Apple anticipated. Will they spin this to say otherwise? What are your thoughts? Oh and the word should have read "Slashed"- I typed too fast. lol
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Did it FLUNK?
    No.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    I've read reports where the iPhone 5C has been reduced to about HALF of what it was initially being offered for less than a month ago. Isn't this a sign that the 5C series isn't the big splash Apple anticipated. Will they spin this to say otherwise? What are your thoughts?
    Not necessarily. With a great deal of people trying to get a gold iPhone 5S, some stores may have overstocked their shelves with the 5C. Alternatively, stores could be trying to take advantage of the iPhone 5C's success. Once they get you in the store, you're likely to buy something else. You know the drill....
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Explain, because that damn sure didn't happen with the highly demanded 5S!
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    It's a promotion on an item people want, carriers and other retail chains do it all the time to boost traffic and thus potential for sales
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    Explain, because that damn sure didn't happen with the highly demanded 5S!
    ​I thought I did...
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    Explain, because that damn sure didn't happen with the highly demanded 5S!
    You'll never see that happen to flagship devices, that's not how carriers use their price schemes. This is especially true for Apple and Samsung devices.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    ​I thought I did...
    Tell me how you thought that? What sale did YOU see?
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    Explain, because that damn sure didn't happen with the highly demanded 5S!
    My guess is its a lot easier to mass produce the 5C than it is to make the 5s. So they can easily keep up with that demand. The 5C wasn't designed to be a line up the night before device. It is for those who want an entry level iPhone at a lower price point.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    Tell me how you thought that? What sale did YOU see?
    I haven't seen any sales in regard to the iPhone 5C. You posted what YOU read and then asked, "Isn't this a sign that the 5C series isn't the big splash Apple anticipated?" I, along with a few others, replied with our take on it. Have you not read ?

    Furthermore, in regard to Walmart & Best Buy slashing the prices, this is what was stated, "This is what we do -- low prices is what we do," Sarah Spencer McKinney, director of corporate communications for Walmart, told ABC News. "As a price leader, we are always looking for ways to surprise our customers with low prices and disrupt the competition." That excerpt was taken from news article.
    The article also went on to state, "When Apple first launched the 5c last month many analysts criticized the company for not pricing the phone lower. Those complaints now seem to have been answered." What else do you need?
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post

    I haven't seen any sales in regard to the iPhone 5C. You posted what YOU read and then asked, "Isn't this a sign that the 5C series isn't the big splash Apple anticipated?" I, along with a few others, replied with our take on it. Have you not read ?

    Furthermore, in regard to Walmart & Best Buy slashing the prices, this is what was stated, "This is what we do -- low prices is what we do," Sarah Spencer McKinney, director of corporate communications for Walmart, told ABC News. "As a price leader, we are always looking for ways to surprise our customers with low prices and disrupt the competition." That excerpt was taken from news article. T
    he article also went on to state, "
    When Apple first launched the 5c last month many analysts criticized the company for not pricing the phone lower. Those complaints now seem to have been answered." What else do you need?
    This is what I read this morning.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57607078-37/target-to-trim-price-of-iphone-5c-to-$49/

    So I was thinking that maybe it was a rush to get rid of inventory since it wasn't moving fast enough.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    This is what I read this morning.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57607078-37/target-to-trim-price-of-iphone-5c-to-$49/

    So I was thinking that maybe it was a rush to get rid of inventory since it wasn't moving fast enough.
    That article was way too short, and it didn't go into details about the rationale for the price cut. Anyway, thanks for sharing it...
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    This is what I read this morning.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57607078-37/target-to-trim-price-of-iphone-5c-to-$49/

    So I was thinking that maybe it was a rush to get rid of inventory since it wasn't moving fast enough.
    CNet... the National Enquirer of Tech News sites...
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    This is what I read this morning.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57607078-37/target-to-trim-price-of-iphone-5c-to-$49/

    So I was thinking that maybe it was a rush to get rid of inventory since it wasn't moving fast enough.
    Target is just playing follow the leader with Walmart. Same with RadioShack.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    CNet... the National Enquirer of Tech News sites...
    KCH, stop it. Cnet reports the good and the bad.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    KCH, stop it. Cnet reports the good and the bad.
    With no more, or less credibility than the National Enquirer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    It's a promotion on an item people want, carriers and other retail chains do it all the time to boost traffic and thus potential for sales
    Bingo... Best Buy offering $100 off iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s | iMore
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Keep in mind OP, everything I see has to do with GIFT CARDS being thrown in with the purchase, not an actual price adjustment. Apple has not slashed the price at all, probably because they're selling just fine. Come troll when APPLE actually adjusts the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    Keep in mind OP, everything I see has to do with GIFT CARDS being thrown in with the purchase, not an actual price adjustment. Apple has not slashed the price at all, probably because they're selling just fine. Come troll when APPLE actually adjusts the price.
    Well said, Total.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    Keep in mind OP, everything I see has to do with GIFT CARDS being thrown in with the purchase, not an actual price adjustment. Apple has not slashed the price at all, probably because they're selling just fine. Come troll when APPLE actually adjusts the price.
    Many of these costs are only available with an older device trade in as well.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by offdahglass View Post
    I've read reports where the iPhone 5C has been reduced to about HALF of what it was initially being offered for less than a month ago. Isn't this a sign that the 5C series isn't the big splash Apple anticipated. Will they spin this to say otherwise? What are your thoughts? Oh and the word should have read "Slashed"- I typed too fast. lol
    Various retailers slash the price all the time. It's still the same price direct from Apple. Third parties can price it however they want.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    I think the tech sites/followers hyped up the 5C to sell more than the 5s due to the assumption that it would be priced very low, but since it didn't, it didn't sell as expected.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    I think you're wrong. I think it hasn't met Apple's sales projections and has totally fallen short. IMO, they should have just kept the 5 around and slashed the price on that.

    I don't have sales numbers, or estimates. I'll have to wait for that. But its my opinion, just like yours is that it wasn't a flunk- I think it was.
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    Default re: 5C Price Slashed to $49.99 after three weeks? Did it FLUNK?

    Apple still sold, or at least shipped, as many 5C's launch weekend as the entire WP lineup sells in a month, just to put things into perspective. It may have been a lower volume than expected, but I wouldn't call it a fail or a flunk.
    I have a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 520, and I like them all. Is something wrong with me? (I really should edit my signature sometime. I have only 1 of these 3 phones anymore, and even that one is mostly unused because it's been superseded by its big brother!)
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