Sony Ericsson offer up to 15% off Xperia handsets but, no match for High Street prices

If you’ve signed up to receive emails from Sony Ericsson, either through their support website or forums, or through Facebook chances are you may have received an email from them recently offering you so much off an Xperia Arc S or Xperia Ray.

While this initially sounds like great news, there are unfortunately two failings to this promotion. Firstly, my partner received an email offering 10% off the purchase price of an Xperia Arc S, or a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray but, I then received an email offering me only 5% off with a different promotional code. A bit later on, another email that I’ve used with Sony Ericsson also received the email, this time with a 15% discount.

Sounds pretty tempting but, many high street retailers are offering the handsets for considerably less. Before the New Year, we saw the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S at Phones4U for only £199.99 as an upgrade, or £239.99 for a pay as you go handset, including a £10 top up. In comparison, the Sony Ericsson website is selling the Xperia Arc S for £369 and to compete would need to offer a minimum of 40% off the current selling price.

For anyone who hasn’t picked up either of these handsets, it’s worth shopping around for the best mobile phone deal as on occasions like this, even with a promotional code, it can be cheaper to shop elsewhere.

Let us know in the comments if you too received this email from Sony Ericsson and what percentage discount they offered you. Any one get above 15% off?