1. brybelle22's Avatar
    Looks like Alcatel is making up for the weak Amazon attempt at a Primeday sale. At about 8am central time this morning, Amazon dropped the price of the Idol 3 from $249.99 to $199.99 for a Primeday Lightning sale. The deal was unavailable seconds later. BUT...just visited Alcatel's site and they've standardized that $199.99 price tag! I applaud Alcatel for whatever they've done to make this possible for us the consumer. I'm going to sell my Note 4 and get an Idol 3 just to support this company. Just wanted to share this info with everyone!
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    07-15-2015 03:00 PM
  2. matt3166's Avatar
    I literally just ordered one last night hand it already shipped from Amazon. Will Amazon price match it?

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    07-15-2015 03:09 PM
  3. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Nice! Same as the pre-order price. Ordered mine a couple days ago for $225 on Amazon which is still a great price.
    07-15-2015 03:12 PM
  4. brybelle22's Avatar
    I literally just ordered one last night hand it already shipped from Amazon. Will Amazon price match it?

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    I would definitely try to get the price match. If you're up for the hassle, you might even consider returning it and re-ordering from the Alcatel site. FYI, Amazon is still listing it as $249.99. Interesting because, when you order from the Alcatel site at $199.99 it just takes you to your Amazon account and charges the $199.99.
    07-15-2015 03:21 PM
  5. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I literally just ordered one last night hand it already shipped from Amazon. Will Amazon price match it?

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    Amazon's price match statement says they only price match phones sold with a service plan.
    07-15-2015 04:32 PM
  6. matt3166's Avatar
    I would definitely try to get the price match. If you're up for the hassle, you might even consider returning it and re-ordering from the Alcatel site. FYI, Amazon is still listing it as $249.99. Interesting because, when you order from the Alcatel site at $199.99 it just takes you to your Amazon account and charges the $199.99.
    Well I emailed them regarding it with a link to Alcatel's site so I guess I'll wait and see

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    07-15-2015 04:33 PM
  7. skipatrol's Avatar
    Ugh. Purchased it for $249 a week and a half ago. This phone is an absolute steal for $199.

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    07-15-2015 10:48 PM
  8. Andy Adler's Avatar
    Showing up now on Amazon for $199.99. I'd been on the fence about buying one, but at this price I couldn't resist. Should have it on Friday, where it'll be compared with my Verizon HTC M7 and T-Mobile Lumia 640. Will probably swap the SIM from the Lumia to see how the Alcatel runs on TMO, or possibly try Cricket to evaluate AT&T coverage. I'm in New Orleans.
    07-15-2015 11:18 PM
  9. brybelle22's Avatar
    I'd been on the fence too, but $200 is too good a price tag to pass up. I'm also interested in seeing how well the antenna holds up in my interior office using Cricket. But for $200 bucks, not that big a deal of I have to go back to my Note 4.
    07-16-2015 01:14 AM
  10. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I just got the email from Amazon customer service saying they will give me a $50 refund due to the price dropping within 7 days of purchase. That brings the price down to $175 since I used a $25 promo code.
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    07-16-2015 02:33 AM
  11. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Damn, I'm ordering one now !

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    07-16-2015 05:29 AM
  12. seanpr's Avatar
    Sweet Deal!! I don't think anything good lasted for more than a second yesterday, very discouraging.
    07-16-2015 07:55 AM
  13. skipatrol's Avatar
    Amazon just gave me a $25 credit... Woo hoo

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    07-16-2015 10:15 AM
  14. jdschrock's Avatar
    I ordered mine yesterday through Amazon with the $25 discount code as well. How did you go about getting the refund for the $199 price? Alcatel's site is back to $249. Sure $225 is a fine price, but not as fine as $199
    07-16-2015 10:51 AM
  15. brybelle22's Avatar
    I ordered mine yesterday through Amazon with the $25 discount code as well. How did you go about getting the refund for the $199 price? Alcatel's site is back to $249. Sure $225 is a fine price, but not as fine as $199
    Glad I took advantage of the sale when it was available! I hope no one got burned waiting to buy not knowing that the discounted pricing was only temporary.
    07-16-2015 11:01 AM
  16. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I ordered mine yesterday through Amazon with the $25 discount code as well. How did you go about getting the refund for the $199 price? Alcatel's site is back to $249. Sure $225 is a fine price, but not as fine as $199
    I went to the return and refund page, then I clicked on other return or refund issue. From there you can add the order and email Amazon customer service.
    07-16-2015 11:35 AM
  17. jdschrock's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll give it a shot. Worst case scenario they say no.
    07-16-2015 11:53 AM
  18. skipatrol's Avatar
    I ordered mine yesterday through Amazon with the $25 discount code as well. How did you go about getting the refund for the $199 price? Alcatel's site is back to $249. Sure $225 is a fine price, but not as fine as $199
    I ordered it on the 4th for $249. Called this morning explained that had I known it would have gone down to 199 I would have waited. They looked and stated that the price is currently at $249 but still met me half way with a $25 credit. Awesome service!

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    07-16-2015 06:46 PM
  19. xKrNMBoYx's Avatar
    I waited for Prime Day sale at midnight July 15th Central Time. Didn't see any went to sleep at 1AM. Learned that it started 2AM Central Time. Anyway I missed all the good deals due to sleeping and working the whole day. So I purchased a Zenfone 2. But when I got back home from work around 11PM Amazon/Alcatel dropped the price back to $199.99 even though Prime Day Sale was all sold out. Canceled the ZF2 and snagged a Idol 3 and am very happy (well it's not for me).
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    07-19-2015 10:23 AM
  20. Guillaume Labrecque's Avatar
    No sales like that in Canada... Paid mine $360... We always get screwed over here...
    07-24-2015 09:10 AM
  21. MarkSeven's Avatar
    Damn. I wish I had seen this when I bought it smh..

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    08-19-2015 10:33 AM
  22. TelecasterM's Avatar
    What's worse is the special deal Alcatel had for $299, you got the Idol 3 and the Idol smart watch
    08-20-2015 02:52 PM
  23. DWolf1231's Avatar
    What's worse is the special deal Alcatel had for $299, you got the Idol 3 and the Idol smart watch
    Eh, the Alcatel watch looks pretty terrible. Its interface is really slow. The only good thing about it is the battery life. I'd honestly just prefer them to drop the price of the 5.5" to $219 and keep the watch.

    You also couldn't sell the watch on Ebay for the first 30 days to recoup some of your money because partial returns weren't accepted.
    08-20-2015 03:47 PM

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