Earlier this morning, if you had your ear to the ground like we do, you may have heard that Amazon had an amazing offer: the yellow Nokia Lumia 1020 on AT&T for just $199. Why is that a big deal?

That was the off-contract no-strings-attached price.

Too good to be true, we here at Mobile Nations and Windows Phone Central placed an order for around seven phones. Heck, the folks at Android Central, iMore and CrackBerry all wanted one too. We were also going to give one or two away.

Just $199 with no contract?!

The orders went through and we were ready to share the news with all of you. But, just as we were writing the story, poof, Amazon pulled the plug (some people even had the price changed in their carts).

The next question was would Amazon honor the earlier purchases at the $199 price? Sadly, they will not.

We just received an email from Amazon telling us about an “error” and how the order will be cancelled:

“We're contacting you about order #111-xxxxxx-xxxxxx. Unfortunately, we recently discovered that an error caused the following item(s) to be displayed at an incorrect price: Nokia Lumia 1020, Yellow (AT&T)

In this case, we're unable to offer this item for the incorrectly posted price. Therefore, we've cancelled your order for this item.

At any given time, despite our best efforts, a small number of the millions of items on our site may be mispriced. We're very sorry for this disappointing news.”


So the good news is if you missed the deal, don’t feel bad, as you really didn’t miss anything. All in all, when something is too good to be true, it usually is.

Now where’s our Lumia 1520?