(This story was updated Nov. 26 at 11:19 p.m.)

Amazon at this point is doing everything to get people to buy its Fire Phone short of knocking on their doors, handing them a gadget, and paying them a few bucks to take it.

The company has just sliced $250 off the price of an unlocked phone, meaning you can now get one for just $199. The price reduction was spotted by Recode.

That’s a pretty big drop from the original unlocked price of $649.

And if you act now, you don’t get a set of steak knives, but you do still get a free year of Amazon Prime, with the free shipping, video streaming, and other assorted goodies. Typically, a year of Amazon Prime costs $99.

Back in September, the company slashed the price of the phone to 99 cents for people who signed a two-year contract with AT&T.

The latest reduction comes after Amazon posted a $170 million charge in its last earnings for unsold Fire Phones.

UPDATE: Amazon said the $199 price is a limited time offer, available just through Cyber Monday.

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