1. Sean Stanley's Avatar
    First, I have been waiting for this phone for months, and years. Months for the 929/Icon. Years for a larger screened Windows phone. I loved my Trophy, then 8X, but always wanted something a bit bigger.

    Second, I plan to get this right away, but.....

    Does anyone think we'll see this priced at $99 (on contract, which is how I buy) pretty quick from either Amazon or Best Buy? It seems $99 is the sweet spot for past flagship Windows phone, either from AT&T or Verizon (at non-Verizon stores). If I'm not mistaken, the 1520 was $99 from AT&T from day 1. When the 8X first came out, it was $199 at Verizon, but I was able to get it from Best Buy (delivered) for $99.

    I do want this phone right away, but I'm torn since I know this will be $99 somewhere pretty soon after launch. Best Buy even has a promo to give you a $50 gift card if you registered your line with them (no strings) and wind up getting your next phone from them.

    What do others think?
    02-18-2014 11:24 AM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Everything falls $100 after a month or two and $200 after 6-12 months.

    Edit: except an Apple. And even they are seeing some movement these days.
    02-18-2014 12:00 PM
  3. california86's Avatar
    Yea, prices may drop in a month or two, but I've been waiting too long to upgrade, so I'm picking this up at $199. I think that price is very reasonable.
    02-18-2014 12:08 PM
  4. Kage Maru's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, the 1520 was only $99 for a limited time, it's currently priced at $199.

    If sales are horrible, I guess there's a chance it could drop to $99, but it's priced competitively against other high end phones.
    02-18-2014 12:14 PM
  5. stephen_victor's Avatar
    Keep this in perspective also: It's just a phone. Unless your current phone is about to go kaput and you require a new device pronto, don't fret. Waiting a few weeks for a special or a perm price drop is no big deal really. I'm waiting for the 8.1 Blue update myself seeing there is nothing new since my former 925 to really enjoy. By April, I am sure we can get an off-contract Icon for under $500.
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    02-18-2014 12:25 PM
  6. nx_2000's Avatar
    Compared to what they're charging for service every month, another $100 ain't so bad.
    02-18-2014 11:47 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Wasn't $199 the default for flagships?

    But anyways, wait long enough and you will be able to pick it up for $40 on Craigslist, so choose whatever fits your balance of new/soonness and cost.
    02-19-2014 12:42 AM
  8. jomarr's Avatar
    199 isn't that bad
    02-19-2014 10:14 PM

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