HSN drops price of Nokia Lumia 521 to $129.95

HSN drops price of Nokia Lumia 521 to $129.95
In the mid 1980's, before the internet was a household presence, and a razor was something you would shave with, Home Shopping Network was considered an incredible idea. Started on radio, the deals started taking over cable television and before you can say zirconia diamond, competition was all over the place. Stocks of HSN and QVC Network soared before the law of gravity took over. Eventually, the survivors figured out how to co-exist in a world full of internet shopping sites and retailing apps.

Back in April, HSN put the T-Mobile branded Nokia Lumia 521 up for sale at a price of $149. This included a car charger and a screen protector. HSN quickly sold out all 400 units of the phone and followed that up by selling out the device (in 60 minutes) on Walmart and on T-Mobile's pre-paid service.

After selling out on HSN, the Nokia Lumia 521 was restocked by the cable-based retailer. At the same time, we showed you a YouTube video that displayed the hype employed by HSN to sell the phone. An HSN salesman calls the device, "the most anticipated phone about to hit the market," which might have suckered in those who are not familiar with the smartphone market.

Anyway, we bring up HSN once again because the retailer is offering the Nokia Lumia 521 at an even lower price of  $129.95, a $20 discount from its original deal for the phone. Buyers can also arrange to pay for the phone with five equal, interest free payments of $25.99. If you're interested, click on the sourcelink.

source: HSN via WMPoweruser



1. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

Now that's a great price for a new smartphone, considering the features, build quality and performance of the Lumia 521. At this pricing, it also makes for a pretty nice back-up phone...for those who already splurged for a flagship.

2. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Their return policy is great. 30 days no fees of anything.

3. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Too bad wp8 has a bad selection of apps :/

4. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Spoken like a true idiot... WP8 does have less apps than Android, but is also x10 more secure.

5. TechyMexican

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

name some please? Sometimes 3rd party apps are better than first party. Instance is a great example, it's much better than the original instagram app

9. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

ignore that troll...he's one of these who keep repeating that wp has no apps even though it's more than enough. One, sole, invalid argument.

6. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The app thing is overrated when you're talking about entry level smartphones. Think about most of the entry level android phones, would you want to play games or do anything on them besides text and talk. No. So the app thing does not apply here.

11. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Well yes apps do get overrated. Wp has all that I need. But I wouldn't say devices that are entry or mid range are only good for talk and text. I don't game really but apps are great on my 620 & the camera etc.. I would have picked this up had they included a camera flash.

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

"the most anticipated phone about to hit the market," ... I'm thinking they exaggerated juuuust a little bit. No one was really waiting for this phone to one out, it was more of a pleasant surprise for those looking for a cheap phone with a decent user experience.

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

for an andro-beggar like you it wasn't but for the reasonable people who seek affordable and high quality phone, it is.

10. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I wonder how much more it really would have drove up the price if they would have included a camera flash.? Unlocked 620 I got works great! I am in a refarmed area so gets the quick speeds no problem. I didn't even have to change any apn settings for mms or anything. Just popped in sim & was good to go.

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