Walmart undercuts Amazon, charges $148.88 for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II
Which brings us to the device that many consider the best Android handset ever made to date, the Samsung Galaxy S II. Just this morning, we told you that the phone, launched today at AT&T for $199.99 with a 2-year contract, had been discounted $50 at Amazon. But before you start to type out the URL on your phone or PC, better grab your keys instead. A picture of the product card for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II shows that Walmart is undercutting Amazon by selling the phone for $148.88 with a qualified data plan.
So the question is whether or not the difference of $1.11 is worth it to get in the car, use up some gas and some of your time to drive to Walmart instead of ordering the phone from Amazon in the comfort of your home. Considering that driving to Walmart would mean holding the phone in your hand today instead of waiting for a shipment from Amazon, we would tell you to take the drive.
1. Epitome of Perfection (unregistered)
Let's not forget Walmart will slap X% of tax on the price tag as well
8. choupino (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 May 2011)
"Tax"????? Are you serious??? Taxes are not company specific,. They are determined by the address where the item is shipped/where you live. That means that you would face the same taxes either way buddy. Every company legally authorized to sell anything in this country require sales taxes... Look it up.
10. Display name (unregistered)
Californian ordering from Amazon.
12. Epitome of Perfection (unregistered)
Retailers like Amazon and Newegg doesn't charge tax for us Texan, how's that for a change?
19. didi (unregistered)
yea but u forget that amazon pays the sales tax for u and walmart doesnt. get ur facts straight bud
2. handsomehwang (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Anyone know if you keep a grandfathered unlimited data plan when you upgrade at Walmart?
15. yooperboogs (unregistered)
Yeah, I know at the Walmart where we work which shouldn't be any different, if you are grandfathered in under AT&T or Verizon you are allowed to keep it. Just make sure that they have a good staff at your Walmart and they know what there doing, I've heard so many horror stories about peoples plans getting switched or features getting deleted or added because people at other Walmart's not knowing what they are doing.
17. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Well if I were you I wouldn't risk letting someone at Walmart mess that all up. I sure as heck didn't want to take the risk and it was worth more then 50 bucks to me to keep my current unlimited data plan, so I said screw the 50 bucks and just went straight to AT&T.
3. WoW (unregistered)
WOW... $1.11... I know it cost more to write up this article than the savings that Wal-Mart offers over Amazon.
4. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Yeah, PhoneArena's nice like that. So people like you and me can be well informed and save time + money.
13. paxmoos (unregistered)
I will never shop at Walmart
14. Bacon Hat Guy (unregistered)
Its a one stop place for a rifle, ammo, Budweiser, bait, and the best cotton picking Android phone this south of the Mason Dixion Line for the Southern Gentlemen!
At least your cashier isn't a hipster douche with Real 3D glasses with popped out lens.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3225; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
It is a price war ... everyone for themselves....
7. Marion (unregistered)
As I reported this morning, I went to my local Wal-Mart (and I live in a SMALL town in Georgia) early this morning and they had the Galaxy S II for $148.88 with a contract.
9. Bretzel (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)
wow i went to my local at&t store (in somewhat of a BIG town in California) and they DIDN'T have it! Ridiculous
11. paxmoos (unregistered)
Saving $1.11 wohoo...I'm buying myself an ice cream now