Amazon Kicks Off Black Friday Savings Early With Discounted Samsung Galaxy S III

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While most shoppers are gearing up for a day of savings this Friday, with some stores opening their doors to eager customers on Thanksgiving evening, Amazon seems to have started the festivities even earlier, offering users discounts on Samsung’s Galaxy S III now.

Samsung Galaxy S IIIThe online retailer has slashed the price of Samsung’s signature handset by $150 on some models, matching RadioShack’s Black Friday $50 price tag for the 16GB third-generation Galaxy S from Sprint. Of course, that price is only applicable to new customers signing up for a two-year contract, with previous subscribers having to pay $100 more for the phone with a service upgrade. Still, that is $50 less than what they would pay for the smartphone at Sprint or other retailers, meaning this could be the best deal for customers looking for a high-end handset that doesn’t cost $200.

Amazon also lists Verizon’s iteration of the popular phone, which recently trumped the iPhone 4S as the best-selling smartphone for the first time. New customers can purchase the 4G LTE-equipped handset for $80, while Big Red users seeking an upgrade will have to pay $150.

AT&T customers can also pick up a discounted version of the Samsung device, with Amazon offering a 16GB model in white, blue or red for $150. New customers won’t save as much for an AT&T Galaxy S III as they would opting for a contract on the Now Network or Verizon, yet they will still get half off, with Amazon listing the phone at $100 for first-time customers.

The Internet seller doesn’t mention a time period for how long these deals will last, so those interested better act fast, as these discounts are likely to go quickly. And be sure to check out Brighthand’s Black Friday gift guide to see all the deals offered on smartphones this holiday season.

For more bargains, check out Brighthand’s Black Friday page, which lists a variety of models from a range of telecoms.

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