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  1. sinime's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up ea3dfx! Just ordered 1!
    02-01-2016 11:51 AM
  2. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I was able to get two of them here. Funny thing the, way I got two was I purchased one at the $47.99 price and then found that the price was reduced to $29.88 the day I picked mine up. I ordered another one for pickup in case I couldn't get a price adjustment on the one I had as I had already opened it.
    There could be a thread just on the nightmare that is the plastic packaging! Then I found this on the Wal-Mart web site:

    "If an item previously purchased from Walmart.com (not including items from a third-party seller on our site) is now listed at a lower price, and the item is within its eligible return window, contact Walmart.com Customer Care at 1.800.966.6546 to receive an adjustment for the price difference."

    So I think the return window on electronics is 90 days, in case any of you bought one at the higher price within the last 90 days!
    Return period is only 30 days according to my order details. I bought one 50 days ago for the "lofty" price of $59.99 haha. Still a great phone for the normal price. My local store is showing them available at the new price of $32.31.
    02-01-2016 12:14 PM
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    Showing available here as well for $32.31, though they had all sold out on Saturday at $29.88. I don't believe for one second they really sold out the first time, when they are available again the next day at a higher price ($47.99). Of course, $32.31 is nice, too. Don't expect it to last long. It will be gone quickly and may not return again.

    Glad I got mine on Saturday.
    02-01-2016 02:22 PM
  4. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I just picked one up at a local Walmart and sent my unlock request already. This will be for a relative who originally wanted the T-Mobile version like mine but of course that was when they were suddenly discontinued!
    papasurf likes this.
    02-01-2016 02:58 PM
  5. molimelight's Avatar
    Return period is only 30 days according to my order details. I bought one 50 days ago for the "lofty" price of $59.99 haha. Still a great phone for the normal price. My local store is showing them available at the new price of $32.31.
    Sorry about the misinformation. Oh well, like you said, even at $60.00 it's still a steal, considering I paid $75.00 for my 520. Today I was able to get the customer rep to give me the extra $2.43 in adjustment as they were only going to give me an adjustment to the new $32.31 price. I was able to point her to the purchase of the $29.88 one I bought. It's like the stock market out there on this phone. I gave her props in the customer satisfaction survey though!
    papasurf likes this.
    02-01-2016 06:15 PM
  6. molimelight's Avatar
    I wonder why this is the norm in the world

    A country like the US with average incomes above 30000USD have the 640 priced at 30-40USD while in countries like India where average incomes are maybe 1500USD the same 640 is priced 100USD or higher

    Do US companies give subsidies for their devices?
    Just an educated guess, but it is probably that the US, whose government doesn't care about negative trade imbalances, has a low to non-existent tariff on these, whereas India, whose economy probably keeps afloat by having a positive imbalance, has fairly high tariffs. Many people do not realize how their lives would be impacted if the US actually took some action to correct the negative trade flow in the US, and keep more jobs here. Not to say that a higher cost of living and a lower deficit would be a bad trade off, just that like most things concerning our economy, the cost would weigh heavier on the lower income brackets.
    02-01-2016 06:28 PM
  7. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Just got one a minute ago at the link provided here and it was $34 after tax. So they are still around some places.
    02-01-2016 06:35 PM
  8. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Blimey. That equates to 22.40 UK!! Over here the 640 is still around double a recent 550 offer! The fab 640xl ( amazing device. Perfect size and runs TP .71 without breaking sweat ), still commands 160 which equates to $230. And it's an "older" device!!
    02-01-2016 06:44 PM
  9. Sunstorming's Avatar
    yep, all gone now. There were 7 left when I got to mine hehehe
    02-01-2016 08:37 PM
  10. Lumious's Avatar
    I'm temptd very highly to buy one but I have no use for this at all I have a 950XL 822 & 929. But I can't believe my eyes I just want to get one because of the amazing deal! Is that stupid?

    Someone please give me any reason anything at all why I should buy this phone and ill get it now! Lol
    02-01-2016 09:33 PM
  11. Guytronic's Avatar
    02-01-2016 09:43 PM
  12. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    This version looks very classy with it's black cover compared to my T-Mobile versions with its white cover. Then again I have mine covered in a black case so its a moot point anyway lol
    02-01-2016 09:48 PM
  13. Lumious's Avatar
    Never mind now all of a sudden it is completely sold out at all of my local stores. 10 minutes ago it said available at Hamden and New Haven but sold out in Wallingford, now it says sold out at all 3. Maybe that listing 10 minutes ago was old and it just wasnt updated. I cant see how two local stores would both sell out at the same in 10 minutes at 11 oclock at night.
    02-01-2016 10:03 PM
  14. molimelight's Avatar
    If you have a Best Buy in town I believe they have a price match guarantee. Print off the Wally World ad and take in there and buy one at that price. There, now you have to buy one.
    02-01-2016 11:51 PM
  15. Pradeep John's Avatar
    It will be nice to see if MS could sell this phone for Rs. 5000 in India.
    02-02-2016 12:46 AM
  16. Mike A4's Avatar
    Best Buy will price match as long as they don't see the sold out, just show them the web page of Walmart on your phone.
    02-02-2016 09:54 AM
  17. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    So I'm guessing the Lumia 650 will be a gophone and on $30 sale at next Black Friday.

    Any idea how much AT&T is losing per device here? Their initial outlay has to be more than $30 per unit. Or is Microsoft taking the risk and only getting paid based on AT&T sales results?

    Normally, I'd feel some ethical dilemma about buying a subsidized product - which the company makes money on only if you use it to subscribe to their service - and then unlocking and unbranding it so it can be used for some other company's service. But considering what AT&T does to their devices so that even unlocked, there are issues on other carriers (band 12 missing on this phone, AWS missing on others, etc) - I have no issue with it at all.
    02-02-2016 10:41 AM
  18. Gunbust3r's Avatar
    Any idea how much AT&T is losing per device here?
    I would say they are not loosing anything. $30 is probably close what it costs to make. The big scam is them making you think that $700 handset is putting them in the poor house to design and manufacture...
    02-02-2016 11:16 AM
  19. editguy's Avatar
    So I'm guessing the Lumia 650 will be a gophone and on $30 sale at next Black Friday.

    Any idea how much AT&T is losing per device here? Their initial outlay has to be more than $30 per unit. Or is Microsoft taking the risk and only getting paid based on AT&T sales results?

    Normally, I'd feel some ethical dilemma about buying a subsidized product - which the company makes money on only if you use it to subscribe to their service - and then unlocking and unbranding it so it can be used for some other company's service. But considering what AT&T does to their devices so that even unlocked, there are issues on other carriers (band 12 missing on this phone, AWS missing on others, etc) - I have no issue with it at all.
    If AT&T was losing any money on these, I don't think they would be willingly unlocking them.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-02-2016 02:21 PM
  20. wgs84's Avatar
    Nope, just grab one and if your feeling technical flash the T-Mobile rom. Check out XDA.
    If you're comfortable with flashing roms, I highly recommend you do this if you're planning to use the ATT version on T-mobile. It enables Wi-Fi calling, the ability to set the connection speed to 2G/4G/LTE, and Band 12 support.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-02-2016 03:12 PM
  21. grobinsonpa's Avatar
    I got a 640 from Best Buy on Black Friday...Great phone for $29... People pay $200+ to have their screens replaced on their Apple Phones
    Sunstorming likes this.
    02-02-2016 05:30 PM
  22. NiteCourt's Avatar
    So I was able to get one from Walmart yesterday fro $32 + tax. Phone is still in the box, never opened, never on. I submitted a unlock request yesterday and got this today: "Unlock request number: (removed)
    Thank you for contacting AT&T about unlocking your mobile device.
    Unfortunately, your unlock request was denied because:
    You haven’t completed 6 months of paid service as a Prepaid/GoPhone customer.
    You can submit a new request once you complete 6 months of paid service.
    Questions? Please call 800.331.0500, or dial 611 from your AT&T wireless phone.

    Sincerely,
    The AT&T Customer Care Team

    DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE
    All replies are automatically deleted."

    Any other way to unlock or is it a return trip to Walmart?
    02-02-2016 06:30 PM
  23. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Just got my unlock code and now this phone is already working on T-Mobile :)
    libra89 likes this.
    02-02-2016 06:34 PM
  24. NiteCourt's Avatar
    How? I followed the instructions. Phone is not even out of the box. All I got was "Unfortunately, your unlock request was denied because: You haven’t completed 6 months of paid service as a Prepaid/GoPhone customer.
    You can submit a new request once you complete 6 months of paid service."
    02-02-2016 06:50 PM
  25. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    How? I followed the instructions. Phone is not even out of the box. All I got was "Unfortunately, your unlock request was denied because: You haven’t completed 6 months of paid service as a Prepaid/GoPhone customer.
    You can submit a new request once you complete 6 months of paid service."
    I take it you selected "Non-AT&T Mobility customer" as Customer Type when completing the form on the Consumer Device Unlock Portal?
    02-02-2016 06:59 PM
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