Walmart officials announced today, Thursday, December 12, that they plan to sell the Apple iPhone 5c for $27 with a two-year contract, tomorrow through December 24 or while supplies last. The $27 price is an over 70% drop in price from its original cost of $99 with a two-year contract.
The decision comes after slow sales have been reported for the less expensive Apple model since its release in September. Just ten days after the 5c and the upgraded iPhone 5s debuted, statisticsbrain.com released a sales report that the 5s was outselling the 5c by almost 300%.
Walmart will also be offering the slightly more expensive 5s for $127, dropping from its original asking price of $199.
And, if a two-year contract is not what you are in the market for, Walmart also revealed today that no-contract iPhones are headed to their stores, and will be offered with their Straight Talk Wireless plans at $45 a month.
The iPhone 5c sale is not the first time that Walmart has offered a discount on the Apple product. On Black Friday, the megastore offered the 5c for $45, with an extra $75 gift card thrown in as well. So, this deal may not be as good as that one, but it's unlikely you're going to find a 5c for less than $27 at any other store this holiday season.