12-29-2016 08:29 AM
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  1. Joe920's Avatar
    Credit to user BTC for spotting this: the 950XL is currently on sale at the MS store for only $299.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=UKszrC9n

    The 950 is also available for $249, but it's sold out online. You might still be able to get the deal in a physical store.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=TFok7BEG
    12-17-2016 06:08 PM
  2. badMojo69's Avatar
    EOL hardware but its okay for what it is...I guess.
    12-17-2016 08:59 PM
  3. ddnet's Avatar
    657 $ In my country with tax... (Turkey) :(
    12-17-2016 09:25 PM
  4. patcherd's Avatar
    Just picked one up a few hours ago. Downloading the latest updates now.
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    12-17-2016 11:23 PM
  5. IM4CHRST's Avatar
    From what I see, this sale excludes the display dock which really kind of sucks because there are few places to get one of those. The prices are hit and miss on ebay, plus you would lose amy warranty issue you have, even if it would be as simple as a refund. Not a deal breaker for buying the phone, just a downside to the sale. Would have preferred $100 discount to include the dock.
    12-17-2016 11:28 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    Just picked one up a few hours ago. Downloading the latest updates now.
    Let us know which one you like better out of the Windows Phones you have!
    12-17-2016 11:33 PM
  7. patcherd's Avatar
    Let us know which one you like better out of the Windows Phones you have!
    It worked out well. I was able to sell my 950 with dock for the price of this phone @$299. Just finished updating the XL and will have to play around with this for awhile.


    So far the 950 XL is a little faster than the 950 and has not had any heating issues charging up from a completely dead battery. Hope I got a good one. I have until Jan. 31 to return it; so we will see.


    I still have my 650 which I use from time to time and it has been a good reliable device. Not a bad budget phone at all.


    'Hey Cortana' on the 950/XL is a hard feature to give up once you have and use it on a regular basis and the whole experience on windows 10 for me has gotten so much better .


    I had the Alcatel Idol 4 for two weeks and that was a great phone, maybe the best Windows phone I have used yet, but we will see how close the XL comes to it and I hope this phone will work out with as few issues as possible.
    Last edited by patcherd; 12-18-2016 at 12:33 AM.
    12-18-2016 12:11 AM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    Credit to user BTC for spotting this: the 950XL is currently on sale at the MS store for only $299.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=56kQcch4

    The 950 is also available for $249, but it's sold out online. You might still be able to get the deal in a physical store.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=b7Er_hjy
    For the specs you getting. I would say this is a great deal. The $299 price point is a high contention area which is great.. If 'you' don't plan on keeping the device past 2018 then its a good buy. - referring to EOL

    Anyways thanks for the post Joe920!
    You never know, some might purchase.
    Joe920 and Indistinguishable like this.
    12-18-2016 04:56 AM
  9. morfeas1000's Avatar
    Just bought it for 199 dollars taxes included in Greece from mediamarkt so maybe you should wait a little!

    Ps. no dock was included...
    IJPI and Byrese like this.
    12-18-2016 07:37 AM
  10. B T C's Avatar
    Looks like news of the price cut is starting to get out. There have been a few news articles come out this morning and the deal was posted on Slickdeals late yesterday.
    Joe920 likes this.
    12-18-2016 09:23 AM
  11. B T C's Avatar
    The 950 and white XL are no longer available online.
    12-18-2016 09:39 AM
  12. Joe920's Avatar
    The 950 and white XL are no longer available online.
    I saw that. Thankfully there's a handy button on the page that allows you to check stock in nearby MS Stores (if any..). Looking around it seems that at least today most store still have them.

    At this price that might not last long though, they are finally priced right! :) In fact maybe $100 less than they should have been at launch. I think a $349 Lumia 950 and a $399 950XL would have sold well. Then again it would have exposed more people to the mess that was WP10 at the time. :D
    Chef316 likes this.
    12-18-2016 09:45 AM
  13. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Too bad it could not be used on Verizon, for $299, it's tempting...
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    12-18-2016 10:06 AM
  14. Joe920's Avatar
    There have been a few news articles come out this morning and the deal was posted on Slickdeals late yesterday.
    I'm surprised Windows Central hasn't posted this. Come on guys, allow your fan base to buy a cheap stocking stuffer by telling them about this deal!

    Too bad it could not be used on Verizon, for $299, it's tempting...
    Too bad I already have a 950XL. :) I'm almost tempted to get a spare 950 for on the side!
    12-18-2016 10:21 AM
  15. B T C's Avatar
    I'm surprised Windows Central hasn't posted this. Come on guys, allow your fan base to buy a cheap stocking stuffer by telling them about this deal!
    Agreed. I'm surprised there is zero mention of it on the home page.
    12-18-2016 12:49 PM
  16. Joe920's Avatar
    Update, WinCentral story is up. Unfortunately they say that the 950 is 'out of stock', even though people can still get them in physical stores.

    Get up to 40% off the Lumia 950 XL and HP Elite x3 this holiday season | Windows Central
    12-18-2016 01:14 PM
  17. B T C's Avatar
    Looks like everything is now sold out online.
    12-18-2016 03:52 PM
  18. Joe920's Avatar
    Looks like everything is now sold out online.
    Yup, but at least many MS stores still have them in stock for those lucky few that live near a store.
    12-18-2016 09:51 PM
  19. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    I did the complete opposite! I got Microsoft to refund me my full day one purchase price plus insurance. Its draining supporting a company that doesn't support the products you spend your hard earned money to support.
    libra89, theefman and Kram Sacul like this.
    12-18-2016 10:58 PM
  20. stjeffy86's Avatar
    I'm tempted but I already have a Lumia 950 on a payment plan from ATT. I think I will just hold off for an Elite X3 or a newer device with the newer snapdragon hardware.
    12-19-2016 01:48 PM
  21. Joe920's Avatar
    I think I will just hold off for an Elite X3 or a newer device with the newer snapdragon hardware.
    You're in luck, those are also on sale. :D
    12-19-2016 04:27 PM
  22. Eustis99's Avatar
    I was going to grab one but I guess the early bird gets the worm.
    12-19-2016 04:35 PM
  23. Joe920's Avatar
    I was going to grab one but I guess the early bird gets the worm.
    The late bird that flaps to a physical MS Store can still buy worms over there. Just check stock online before heading over.
    12-19-2016 04:47 PM
  24. patcherd's Avatar
    So far I have not encountered any major flaws with the 950XL. No overheating issues to speak of. In fact the phone barely gets warm charging up.


    The speed between multi tasking and opening apps and web pages is very good on this device.



    There are certain applications that I notice the 950 XL is quicker than the 950, like opening up Windows central. Though not really big it is noticeable.


    Good phone so far at an excellent deal.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-19-2016 06:17 PM
  25. Chef316's Avatar
    I checked. Price is good till Dec 24 or while suplies last.
    Originally posted by Joe920
    Originally Posted by B T C
    The 950 and white XL are no longer available online.
    I saw that. Thankfully there's a handy button on the page that allows you to check stock in nearby MS Stores (if any..). Looking around it seems that at least today most store still have them.

    At this price that might not last long though, they are finally priced right! :) In fact maybe $100 less than they should have been at launch. I think a $349 Lumia 950 and a $399 950XL would have sold well. Then again it would have exposed more people to the mess that was WP10 at the time. :D
    12-20-2016 02:22 PM
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