1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    02-07-2012 09:36 AM
  2. speedtouch's Avatar
    My gosh. Who in their right might would pay that?!
    palandri likes this.
    02-07-2012 09:38 AM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Not The Wee Bear for one speedtouch. :lol:
    02-07-2012 09:41 AM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    The price is way too high.
    02-07-2012 09:41 AM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I know, the black Lumia 800 itself can be had for $599 (Expansys US)

    Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 16GB Black (Unlocked, 1900/2100 3G) #NOK800BK16GB - Expansys USA

    Not in stock at the moment. Cyan coloured handsets are $100 more and in stock.
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    02-07-2012 09:45 AM
  6. speedtouch's Avatar
    I know, the black Lumia 800 itself can be had for $599 (Expansys US)

    Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 16GB Black (Unlocked, 1900/2100 3G) #NOK800BK16GB - Expansys USA

    Not in stock at the moment. Cyan coloured handsets are $100 more and in stock.
    Still far too expensive. Looks like Nokia is playing the (dumb and futile) game of matching their product prices to Apple prices. Nokia will lose. Every time. Just ask HP about this.
    02-07-2012 09:51 AM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Nokia will lose. Every time. Just ask HP about this.
    Dear Harry Potter, speedtouch says that....

    Oh Wait! :blush:
    02-07-2012 09:53 AM
  8. speedtouch's Avatar
    Dear Harry Potter, speedtouch says that....

    Oh Wait! :blush:
    Hmm? I don't get it.
    02-07-2012 09:55 AM
  9. palandri's Avatar
    I know, the black Lumia 800 itself can be had for $599 (Expansys US)

    Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 16GB Black (Unlocked, 1900/2100 3G) #NOK800BK16GB - Expansys USA

    Not in stock at the moment. Cyan coloured handsets are $100 more and in stock.
    It's like free market capitalism is running in reverse in the U.S. right now. It's like follow the leader and see who can get the highest price.

    If he can get $599, I should be able to get $625. If he can get $625, I should be able to get $650. If he can get $650, I should be able to get $675... and so on...
    02-07-2012 09:56 AM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Hmm? I don't get it.
    Instead of Hewlett Packard, I worongly assumed you meant Harry Potter. (HP)

    Perhaps I should get my coat. :lol:
    speedtouch likes this.
    02-07-2012 09:59 AM
  11. crg28's Avatar
    If this is true, Nokia/MS have lost their minds and a customer......I guess I will be staying with my Pre 2/3 for another 6 months or so, until Nokia decides to give us an under 4.0" screen in the US that doesn't cost us a ridiculous amount of $.....

    Very disappointed here....For those of us that want a WP in the US, but do not want to hold a "tablet" to our ears (900, TITAN, etc) we are left with the 710....Oh well...I tried....back to WEBOS....
    02-07-2012 09:59 AM
  12. speedtouch's Avatar
    Instead of Hewlett Packard, I worongly assumed you meant Harry Potter. (HP)

    Perhaps I should get my coat. :lol:
    Ah ha! I see now. Sorry, I am a little daft sometimes.
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    02-07-2012 10:40 AM
  13. speedtouch's Avatar
    If this is true, Nokia/MS have lost their minds and a customer......I guess I will be staying with my Pre 2/3 for another 6 months or so, until Nokia decides to give us an under 4.0" screen in the US that doesn't cost us a ridiculous amount of $.....

    Very disappointed here....For those of us that want a WP in the US, but do not want to hold a "tablet" to our ears (900, TITAN, etc) we are left with the 710....Oh well...I tried....back to WEBOS....
    That would be webOS, kind sir, webOS. :)
    02-07-2012 10:41 AM
  14. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Ah ha! I see now. Sorry, I am a little daft sometimes.
    You're not alone speedtouch, don't worry. :lol:
    02-07-2012 10:49 AM
  15. red grenadine's Avatar
    Retarded.

    Especially as it only runs AT&T 3G bands. You could make an argument that buying this then going on T-Mobile's discounted "bring your own phone" plans would save you lots money (which is true) but you'd be missing out on 3G, which for this day and age is a non-starter.

    AT&T doesn't give a monthly discount for bringing your own phone, so you are much better off just getting a subsidized phone on contract.

    This should be $400 unlocked with no bundle and you'd move units.
    02-07-2012 11:09 AM
  16. palandri's Avatar
    ....This should be $400 unlocked with no bundle and you'd move units.
    Your right. I'd start it at $589. If the demand wasn't there after two weeks I'd drop it to $489. Then a month later if it wasn't moving, to your price, like $399
    02-07-2012 11:16 AM
  17. 5tephen's Avatar
    You also have to consider that year of Zune Pass for free because that promotion runs til the 14th, correct?

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    02-07-2012 11:21 AM
  18. red grenadine's Avatar
    Your right. I'd start it at $589. If the demand wasn't there after two weeks I'd drop it to $489. Then a month later if it wasn't moving, to your price, like $399
    That's bad for perception. I can see the engadget articles now: "Lumia 800 a dud, second price drop in xx weeks"

    At this point MS/Nokia should be alright with taking small margins for the trade-off of moving units and building buzz.
    palandri likes this.
    02-07-2012 11:23 AM
  19. crg28's Avatar
    That's bad for perception. I can see the engadget articles now: "Lumia 800 a dud, second price drop in xx weeks"

    At this point MS/Nokia should be alright with taking small margins for the trade-off of moving units and building buzz.

    At $899 I guarantee that the 800 in the US will be a dud anyway......
    02-07-2012 11:43 AM
  20. palandri's Avatar
    That's bad for perception. I can see the engadget articles now: "Lumia 800 a dud, second price drop in xx weeks"

    At this point MS/Nokia should be alright with taking small margins for the trade-off of moving units and building buzz.
    You're right, that probably would happen. Smaller margins to sell units and get people interested seems the smarter route.
    02-07-2012 11:57 AM
  21. Kahuna Cowboy's Avatar
    Even if this was a pentaband 3G American unlocked Lumia capable of working on T-Mobile's 3G, and Nokia added a front facing camera, a much better rear camera, and Microsoft through in a year pass to Zune... It's still would be about $400 too much.
    02-08-2012 12:45 AM
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