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Wal-Mart ratchets up price war with Amazon, ratchets down Pre and Pixi prices

by Derek Kessler Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:34 pm EST

Palm Pixi $22.99 at Wal-Mart

If there’s anything that we at PreCentral love to see, it’s two giant retailers going after each other’s price tags in the quest for customer wallets. Lately, mega-box super retailer Wal-Mart and ecommerce monolith Amazon have been going at it, slashing prices back and forth in a battle that shows just how efficient these two companies’ distribution systems are. And with the western front battle over iTunes all sorts of quiet between Palm and Apple, we need some other fight to cheer on, right?

The beneficiaries of all this back-and-forth price cutting is clearly you, the potential customer. Not satisfied with having just matched pricing with Amazon, Wal-Mart has lowered its pricing on both the Sprint Palm Pre and Sprint Palm Pixi be a few dollars to best their online competitor. A Pre will set you back $74.99, while a Pixi from Wal-Mart now costs $22.99. Wal-Mart’s contract renewal and off-contract prices remain unchanged. We can't say for sure how long this pricing will last; the cheap Pixi deal at Wal-Mart only stayed around for about a week.

Amazon, the ball’s in your court now.

UPDATE: Game, set, match. Amazon has matched Wal-Mart's prices on the Pre and the Pixi.

Thanks to Eric for the tip!

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