As if the Galaxy Note 3 wasn’t enthralling enough, Samsung has very recently started its Android 4.4 KitKat updating process, making the 5.7-inch phablet by far the most desirable mobile device of its footprint. Maybe the most appealing handheld period.
Yet there’s still one little detail preventing many admirers from jumping on the Note 3 bandwagon: outrageous pricing. Coughing up $750 to score the slab free of contract restrictions or $300-$350 with two-year pacts is simply not an option for people earning their living outside the oil, gold or drug trafficking domains, which is why we welcome with tremendous excitement Amazon’s latest promo.
The online retailer has the Sprint-locked Note 3 up for grabs for $112.49, which is less than a third of what the carrier charges through its website. It’s also noticeably south of on-contract prices with AT&T or Verizon, so even if you don’t normally dig the Now Network, you may want to consider doing business with them.
The bad news is the special offer is valid solely for fresh Sprint customers, whereas folks looking for an upgrade need to pay a much less lucrative $279.99. Oh, well, that’s still better than $350, ain’t it?
Both the white and black versions are part of the deal and there’s no sign suggesting the prices will surge after a limited period of time. But don’t take the promotion for granted, as inventory might be limited. In other words, think less, buy more. If I’m not mistaken, that’s also Samsung’s motto nowadays.