Who cares if Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said the Wi-Fi-only version of the Motorola XOOM would be priced at $599.99? The friendly folk of Sam’s Club are telling a different tale at their “Year Beginning” meeting. As you see in the image above, they very well look to be selling the XOOM for $539.99. Still no clear indication of when the Wi-Fi version will be available in the States, but if this is any indication, it might launch along with the European version in April.
I shouldn’t have to point out that this puts the Wi-Fi XOOM (at Sam’s Club, at least) within $40 of the lowest priced 16GB iPad 2, which sells for $499.99. So please, take your complaints about pricing elsewhere. Unless this is some sort of placeholder price (and errors on the sign suggest it is still a work-in-progress), that is.