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  1. bonerp

    bonerp Well-Known Member


  2. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    And that's even just the 16GB model. I paid 499 for the Garnet Red one at CPW - but 600+ .. Thanks I'll pass. But given the free option with contract you can see that they aren't interested in selling sim free.
  3. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    Let's hope that they are just taking a punt. And you can't even get the free tablet with the SIM free. All the reports I've read have said it would be in the
  4. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    To be honest, it is good marketing .. Maybe they hope for similar hypes you see with the iPhones where people pay stupid money on eBay. "Oh, I can get it first day of its release so I don't mind spending
  5. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    I've just seen that Amazon are now taking pre-orders at
  6. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

  7. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled VIP Member

    I'm not very familiar with pricing differences between the US and the UK, but $950US is insane! I'm planning on buying one outright but won't spend that much, it's a deal breaker. It'll be interesting to see how US pricing will be.

    So far all I've heard is AT&T is subsidizing at $250 for a 2 year contract which is $50 higher than the S3.
  8. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    The S3 didn't come down in price for a long time. In fact, I think it is only recently, probably because the S4 is on its way. I may very well stick with my S3. (But I am tempted by the Asus Padfone Infinity :))

    But I can't understand this pricing policy - it's insane.
  9. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    Well if the S4 costs the same after the pre-order stage then they certainly made my decision a lot easier - whether I buy one or not... I re-consider in September at contract renewal ...
  10. blenky

    blenky Well-Known Member

    I bought the S3 from Carphone Warehouse last June for
  11. blenky

    blenky Well-Known Member

    The S3 was
  12. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

  13. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    It's not uncommon for pre-release prices to be silly. As has been said, if it's still at that level when stock is available then we can start getting upset.

    Note for Americans: prices in the UK include 20% sales tax, so that's more like $800 the way you quote prices. And it's the off-contract price. It is however more than a 32GB iPhone 5, and more than
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  14. B2L

    B2L Well-Known Member

    To import the international version from Negri it's $798 for the 16GB. The imported versions are typically $100-$200 over the cost of buying them outright from a carrier.

    So I'm guessing it will likely be $600-$650.
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  15. Cobravision

    Cobravision Well-Known Member

    $249 with contract is going to seriously impact GS4 sales. Either that or people will move to Tmo, who is offering the GS4 for $99 upfront.
  16. TheSuper

    TheSuper Well-Known Member

    Oh my god! [​IMG] A 16GB sim-free S4 for
  17. Gearu

    Gearu Well-Known Member

    I think Carphone Warehouse have fallen in love with themselves, thinking they are some high class operation. I have not seen any other retailers trying to rip people off with the S4 price yet, CPW need to be named/shamed/punished by whatever watchdog/tribunal you have in the UK.
  18. trparky

    trparky Well-Known Member

    $200 to $250 for a subsidized just-released flagship phone is about what I would expect to pay for one in the USA. I don't know why people in the US are whining about the $200 to $250 price tag. I don't mind it, I'll buy it anyways.
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  19. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Totally agree. I remember having to pay $299 when I bought my DROID Charge almost 2 years ago on it's launch day, so $200 - $250 for the S4 seems very fair.

    Can't please everybody I guess.:(
  20. The price really frustrates me.If it is real, then I need to go with a contract with a cheap price..
  21. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    The marketing gurus at the big telecoms have totally pulled the wool over the masses eyes. Subsidized phones are a huge long-term loss. I'll pay more up-front for a non-subsidized phone here but save hundreds in the long run even if I eat the phone in depreciation after two years.

    Some people are just now figuring this out:
    Is T-Mobile's new no-contract plan really a good deal? | Mobile - CNET News
  22. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    Unlocked Mobiles are selling it for
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  23. trparky

    trparky Well-Known Member

    T-Mobile's price doesn't matter to me. Why? Because their coverage sucks in my area, worse than Verizon and I didn't think that was possible. AT&T Wireless is the only carrier that covers my area with usable coverage.
  24. pasqo83

    pasqo83 Well-Known Member

    Gutted about the pricing, I just reduced myself down to a HTC Wildfire, coming from an S2, then Iphone, Xperia S, then Xperia Z (sent it back as good as it is, imo I didnt like it). I like the change phones quite often and now I have the wildfire, I thought I'd save my money and actually have the S4 for a while thinking of around about a
  25. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    Never mind - stupid post.

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