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Looking for the cheapest place to preorder an iPhone 6? Don’t go to Apple!

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Preorder Deals

On Friday, Apple and its partners in various countries will start taking preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones that will hit stores a week later – in typical Apple mid-September iPhone launch fashion – and while the new devices will be available both for full and subsidized prices, you shouldn’t order you iPhone straight from Apple just yet, as better offers will be available from Walmart and Sam’s Club, CNET reports.

FROM EARLIER: Here’s a simple way to figure out the perfect iPhone 6 size for you

The retailer is already prepared to sell the new iPhone 6 versions below their official on-contract price – Walmart also has better iPhone 5s on-contract prices than Apple’s – offering buyers who pre-order the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus a $20 discount and a $15 e-gift card.

That means the 16GB iPhone 6 will cost $179 with a new contract from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, while the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus will be priced at $279 under the same conditions. Buyers who get them from Sam’s Club will get a further $2 discount on each model.

Meanwhile, Apple’s prices for the same devices bought on contract are $199 and $299, respectively.

Both phones will also be available for contract-free purchases, as Apple has already listed pricing details for all iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus version. Compared to last year’s iPhone 5s off-contract prices, the iPhone 6 is even cheaper, provided you choose the 64GB or 128GB model.

In case you’re having trouble deciding which new iPhone size is the right one for you, this simple tool will help you choose between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model in time for preorders.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.