1. Dreamagain's Avatar
    I need a new phone. I think I want a 950 XL but I read production on them is stopping or has stopped. Do you guys think big price discounts are soon to follow?
    09-20-2016 11:10 PM
  2. vezycash's Avatar
    Yup, you bet.
    abhishek singh21 likes this.
    09-21-2016 02:06 AM
  3. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    It's already seeing discounts at this moment but not yet at the extreme end.

    I'm looking to get one myself.
    libra89 and Kot Prada like this.
    09-21-2016 07:05 AM
  4. Joe920's Avatar
    Right now $500 for the 950XL and $400 for the 950 at the MS store, including free display dock. That's $450 and $360 with edu discount.

    The 950XL is currently $400 at B&H Video but no free dock. I can see the XL dropping to $350, and the 950 to $300, but not much lower I'd think. Just my guess though.

    Edit: correction, on eBay you can already get brand new 950's for under $300. Wow. Why did I get this 950XL at full price :)
    libra89, donkiluminate and IJPI like this.
    09-21-2016 10:50 AM
  5. realwarder's Avatar
    Current prices are very good for the hardware you are getting, but over time everything goes down :)
    Timbre70 likes this.
    09-22-2016 08:46 AM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    Current prices are very good for the hardware you are getting, but over time everything goes down :)
    Indeed. It is getting on to a year ago that the 950 and 950XL were released. We should expect the prices to be dropping, even if sales would have been outstanding.

    Saturday I was in the Microsoft Store at The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston. I observed, as others have, that the phones were relegated to a back corner with virtually no advertising. There was an Acer Liquid Jade Primo hooked up to a screen to try out Continuum. Evidently no staff had tried to use it recently, as it was very buggy. It kept connecting and disconnecting and freezing. It was unusable. Anyone trying it out would not have been impressed!

    A store rep told me that Microsoft is not pushing phones at all, at least not for now. She thought they might in the future, IF assuming that another device does eventually make its way to the market. She did say that phones purchased are seldom returned due to the fact that everybody who comes in to buy a phone knows what they're after. It did say something positive about the reliability though!
    libra89 likes this.
    09-22-2016 10:35 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    While my brain would like a firesale like the Touchpad one a while back, my wallet and blood pressure do not need one. :)
    fatclue_98, libra89 and Kaymd like this.
    09-22-2016 11:07 AM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    While my brain would like a firesale like the Touchpad one a while back, my wallet and blood pressure do not need one. :)
    My blood pressure does not need to be reminded of the Apothekalypse. STOP IT!!!
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-22-2016 11:27 AM
  9. jimmy s1's Avatar
    wait till the festives
    09-22-2016 12:50 PM
  10. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    I'm keeping my eyes peeled for wicked Canadian deals. 👀
    10-01-2016 03:28 PM
  11. evil_bill's Avatar
    Although I live in the UK, that was the store I bought mine in whilst visiting friends in Boston in June 2016. The girl who served me was quite open that she literally knew nothing about the phones, although she had been given one she still used her Samsung and she was quite obviously bemused why I even wanted one!

    Having cracked the screen last week and found out that the end of production has also effectively meant the end of support in the UK, there is a slim chance I can get it fixed for 160 by the cowboys MS have dumped aftersales onto. However, if the price is about to collapse maybe I'll not bother and revive my 1020 until Nokia launch the C1


    Indeed. It is getting on to a year ago that the 950 and 950XL were released. We should expect the prices to be dropping, even if sales would have been outstanding.

    Saturday I was in the Microsoft Store at The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston. I observed, as others have, that the phones were relegated to a back corner with virtually no advertising. There was an Acer Liquid Jade Primo hooked up to a screen to try out Continuum. Evidently no staff had tried to use it recently, as it was very buggy. It kept connecting and disconnecting and freezing. It was unusable. Anyone trying it out would not have been impressed!

    A store rep told me that Microsoft is not pushing phones at all, at least not for now. She thought they might in the future, IF assuming that another device does eventually make its way to the market. She did say that phones purchased are seldom returned due to the fact that everybody who comes in to buy a phone knows what they're after. It did say something positive about the reliability though!
    10-03-2016 09:44 AM
  12. Edgar Guzman2's Avatar
    Here In mexico the 950XL were already being sell on a big discount i got mine for 160 dlls new directly from an official seller as we dont have Microsoft store here. People are starting to resell them for around 200-250 dlls. on mercadolibre, which is kind of our ebay version here. I dont think any of the official sellers has stock anymore after the 160 dlls sale.
    12-05-2016 06:09 PM
  13. editguy's Avatar
    I suspect there's a chance they will run out of stock before they reach the extreme discount level. But, if I'm wrong, I will buy one just for fun. For now, though, I'm very happy with my Idol 4S with Windows.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-05-2016 07:52 PM
  14. Matty's Avatar
    I need a new phone. I think I want a 950 XL but I read production on them is stopping or has stopped. Do you guys think big price discounts are soon to follow?
    Well in August they dropped the price from $649 to $449. Thats a pretty nice one.

    On Black Friday and from November 24th they were throwing in a free unlocked Lumia 950 ($379.05 value) and a free Microsoft Display Dock ($99 value) with the purchase of $499 Lumia 950 XL. So the deals are happening. Just have to look out for them :D
    12-07-2016 01:01 PM
  15. B T C's Avatar
    I just checked Microsoft's store. The 950 has been marked down to $249 and the XL is $299.
    xandros9 and Joe920 like this.
    12-17-2016 08:51 AM
  16. Joe920's Avatar
    I just checked Microsoft's store. The 950 has been marked down to $249 and the XL is $299.
    Wow, just checked. That's a great price! Doesn't look you can combine it with the student discount, but at these low prices 10% doesn't make much of a difference anymore anyway. :)

    Edit: just realized, since I bought my 950XL in January for $650 it's lost $32 per month in new value. Ouch. Putting it another way, I've basically been renting this thing for a dollar a day. OK, that sounds less painful.
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    12-17-2016 11:52 AM
  17. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    AT&T is selling the 950 for $10 a month or $298.
    12-17-2016 12:18 PM
  18. B T C's Avatar
    Wow, just checked. That's a great price! Doesn't look you can combine it with the student discount, but at these low prices 10% doesn't make much of a difference anymore anyway. :)

    Edit: just realized, since I bought my 950XL in January for $650 it's lost $32 per month in new value. Ouch. Putting it another way, I've basically been renting this thing for a dollar a day. OK, that sounds less painful.
    I'm not sure when they lowered the price, but it hasn't shown up on Slickdeals yet. If I had not taken advantage of the recent Black Friday BOGO, I would be buying the XL at this price. I did not need two phones and I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the 95. Keep it or sell it? I'm kinda surprised the 950 price didn't fall to $200.
    12-17-2016 12:19 PM
  19. Joe920's Avatar
    I did not need two phones and I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the 950.
    If you're not planning to use it or give it away, I'd sell it asap. These thing clearly don't increase in value over time.. :)
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-17-2016 12:34 PM
  20. BMT001's Avatar
    There already a smoking deal now. If you wait to long they might be gone.
    12-18-2016 08:39 PM
  21. IIDXholic's Avatar
    Keep in mind that you cannot purchase Complete for these phones anymore.
    Joe920 likes this.
    12-21-2016 03:23 PM
  22. B T C's Avatar
    B&H Photo has white 950XLs for $299.99 with free shipping. Looks like the deal runs through 12/28/2016.
    libra89 and Joe920 like this.
    12-27-2016 08:19 AM
  23. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    B&H Photo has white 950XLs for $299.99 with free shipping. Looks like the deal runs through 12/28/2016.
    Pretty good deal. Here's the link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...l_rm_1116.html
    libra89 and Joe920 like this.
    12-27-2016 11:56 AM
  24. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    B&H Photo has white 950XLs for $299.99 with free shipping. Looks like the deal runs through 12/28/2016.
    I bought one from the MS store when they were $299 minus a veteran discount but I bought my 1520.3 from B&H many years ago. B&H has their own warranty and says the phones they sell (including the 950XL) are NOT covered by the factory warranty. I actually think B&H's warranty is better other than having to send a phone needing repairs to them rather than a nearby MS store (if you live near one). When my 1520.3 started failing in the first month, they two-day shipped a replacement to me while the bad phone was in transit back to them. They did need to confirm my issue would require a replacement based on videos I made before they would ship a replacement before the bad phone got to them. And no sales tax with B&H if you don't live in NY state.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    12-29-2016 02:32 PM
  25. rtwright68's Avatar
    I had a 950 a long time ago and sold it. Took advantage of the slightly higher cost of $12.07 per month through AT&T to be able to trade in next January. Also picked up the HD500 dock for $59.00. That will let me mess with the 950 again with continuum for a cheap price per month.

    I have an Android phone that is paid for that I'm "upgrading" that line so I can continue to use both just swapping the SIM
    01-04-2017 10:32 AM

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