“Apple Watch prices have been in a relative freefall in recent months with the oft-rumored upgrade expected in the coming weeks,” Seth Weintraub reports for 9to5Mac.

“A launch alongside the iPhone 7 next month seems obvious,” Weintraub reports. “Apple, therefore, is likely in a hurry to clear current inventory (indeed shortages are already being seen) ahead of the launch and that takes the form of a $199 price tag on the base model Apple Watch Sport 38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case.”

“A new Apple Watch hit the $199.oo price point last night at Best Buy, marking a new milestone in the pricing,” Weintraub reports. “Apple and other retailers almost always price match (but it is easiest to get at online at Best Buy’s ebay storefront)… so effectively the price of the Apple Watch now starts at $199 at retail in the US.”

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