RadioShack Planning iPhone 5s Discount this Friday

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RadioShack is planning a promotion on Apple's iPhone 5s for this Friday, according to 9to5Mac. The electronics retailer will drop the price of a 16GB iPhone 5s to US$99 with a two year contract in the U.S., a discount of $100 off of the normal $199 price. Bring in an eligible iPhone 4s to trade in, and you can get it for free.

RadioShack hasn't announced the discounts yet, and it's unclear how long the promotional offer will last. it is just that, however, a promotional discount and not a permanent price decrease. According to 9to5Mac, It will be available online and in the company's thousands of brick and mortar stores.

Assuming the details are right, RadioShack's discounts represent the most significant discounting of Apple's flagship device since the Christmas buying season in 2013. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and other national chains used Apple's iPads and iPhones to bring shoppers through the doors, and that appears to be RadioShack's goal now.

Accordingly, if you're in the market for a 16GB iPhone 5s, get one while the getting's good.