Does Koodo usually offer deals for buying phone for a full price on Christmas?

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I know that Koodo sometimes offer deals for Tab and plans for Christmas, but do they also lower the price of SIM-only phones? Thanks!
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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They used to because the Tab tiers were fixed at a dollar amount that got paid off at a percentage of your bill. No matter how much your Tab was, your bill was basically just your plan + $5 if you wanted Tab M (or $10 for Tab L). So they had to change retail prices to make something go on sale.

Nowadays, it's still tied to the retail price, but the Tab payment system has changed to being charged separately from your plan. The problem with changing retail prices below the $360 mark is that it creates unfair bills.

Let's say Bob got the Moto X Play with the new Tab system last month and paid the regular price at the time, $50 upfront ($410 - 360).

If Koodo decided to change the retail price to $300 instead of the gift cards for activation, for example, then her Tab charge would only be $12.50/month instead of $15. Then Sarah could end up with a cheaper bill for the same phone, same plan, same time of year, and same Tab system! I would be totally cheesed to find that out.

They seem to be offering more "activation credits" and that sort of thing for activating with Tab than they used to, which does make more sense.

Obviously we don't have this problem for any phones costing a lot more than $360, for example any high end Galaxies or iPhones. Those are also high demand devices that cost a lot more, so sales are fewer on them.

Then again, we're used to subsidized phones here in Canada...
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Thanks for your reply Jonathan. So they used to reduce retail price, but not anymore? I did noticed that they offer activation credits more these days. If I'm going to buy a phone outright, would you recommend that I do it closer to Christmas to see if they reduced the price? Do they still offer 14-day price match?
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I haven't seen retail prices changing as often lately, and that's probably a by product of the new Tab system.

Just wait a bit longer. Most retailers won't have a problem giving you the price difference and I'm sure Koodo won't either. Unless it's specifically stated somewhere that no returns/exchanges are allowed during Xmas/Boxing week time - this is to avoid people gaming the system by buying stock of a valuable item earlier than the sale and then getting the difference later on. I see that policy more at electronics stores than wireless carriers, though.
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