By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 11, 2015
Best Buy, Target, and now…Walmart. Apple Watch is pretty much ubiquitous these days when it comes to American retail stores, and the addition of Walmart as an official retailer is just icing on the cake.
Granted, Apple Watch sales at Walmart are quite limited, with only the Sport model being offered, and further limitations have been placed on available colors.
Nonetheless, having the Apple Watch, in any incarnation, is a big deal and a big win for Apple and potential customers. It turns the visibility level of the popular wearable all the way to level 11. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2014
Black Friday is upon us, and for the next few days, hundreds of retailers will be offering significant discounts on a number of items in an effort to coerce customers into their stores on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. High definition televisions, cameras, and even various Apple products will be sold at rock-bottom prices.
But trying to keep up with who is offering what can prove to be a fairly overwhelming task, even for those who know what they’re doing, so iDB has decided to simplify things with a Black Friday deal roundup. Below you’ll find the best deals from top retailers on iPhones, iPads, Beats headphones, apps and much, much more. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 19, 2014
Walmart on Wednesday announced that it is launching a number of its Black Friday sales a week early. In a press release, the company said that its ‘Pre-Black Friday Event’ will kick off at 8 a.m. on November 21, and give customers an early taste of its Black Friday prices.
A number of items are being discounted in the sale, including iPhones and iPads. Walmart will be offering 16GB iPhone 6 models for $179 (with two-year service agreement), along with a free $75 gift card, and 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air 2 models for $489 with a $100 gift card. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2014
Folks looking to score a new iPhone, who aren’t interested in waiting for the new one to be unveiled next month, may want to head to their local Walmart. It seems the retailer is offering some staggering discounts on current models of the handset.
According to a new report from Engadget, Walmart is hosting a fire sale over the next three months on select iPhone 5c and 5s models. With the promotion, you’ll be able to pick up a 16GB iPhone 5c for as little as $0.97 (with a two-year agreement)… Read More
By Joe Rossignol on Jun 26, 2014
If you are planning on purchasing a new iPhone, you will be happy to hear that Walmart is discounting the 16 GB iPhone 5s to $99 (down from $149) and 16 GB iPhone 5c to $29 (down from $49) when activated on a two-year service agreement. The new prices are effective tomorrow, making this one of the better iPhone deals available in-store in the United States… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 8, 2014
Not to be outdone by Best Buy, Walmart has launched a new iPhone promotion this week. The national retailer can now beat the electronics dealer in price on the entry level models of both the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c by up to $30.
The sale knocks the 16GB iPhone 5s down to $119, and its 5c counterpart down to just $29. Obviously, both of these prices require that you sign a two-year contract with a carrier, but otherwise there are no gift card or trade-in stipulations… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 20, 2014
Walmart’s been frequently offering up various discounts concerning iPad 2 models. For example, its most recent iPad 2 sales promotion shaved $100 off in the form of a $100 electronic gift card.
Starting today, the entry-level Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 model with sixteen gigabytes of storage can be purchased over at the online and retail Walmart stores for as low as $299, a cool $100 saving over its retail price of $399.
The price change is the result of Walmart’s rollback promotion, which occurs when a supplier gives Walmart a discount in the purchase price of a product. A rollback can be also the result of high demand.
This particular discount affects only the entry-level iPad 2 model. The Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad 2 still sells for $479, or $50 less versus Apple’s asking price… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2014
The unreasonably priced iPad 2 with sixteen gigabytes of storage and no cellular sells for $399. You’d be hard-pressed to justify buying a 2011 tablet at that price when $399 can buy you the latest iPad mini with Retina display instead. On the other hand, some customers such as schools and businesses clearly see the value or Apple otherwise wouldn’t be keeping the device on the market at that price.
If for any reason you’re in the market for a second-generation iPad, Walmart has a sweet deal for you in the form of an electronic $100 Walmart gift card… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 11, 2013
The Los Angeles Times is reporting this evening that, as part of a holiday sale, Walmart plans to begin offering the iPhone 5c for $27 and iPhone 5s for $127 with a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon this Friday.
Now, we’ve seen several deals on these two handsets over the past couple of weeks, but many of those were Black Friday specials that have since expired. So if you’re in the market right now, this may be your best bet… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 12, 2013
And they’re off! With Black Friday now just a few weeks away, retailers have begun teasing their after-Thanksgiving-day sales in hopes of convincing hordes of customers to visit their stores on the busiest shopping weekend of the year.
We’ve already seen a preview of Target’s sale, which offers the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for $479 with a free $100 gift card, and other discounts. And now, Walmart has published a snippet of its Black Friday specials showing a similar offer… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 24, 2013
Walmart offered notable discounts on Apple gear in the past, most recently on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and they’re about to do it again with the forthcoming iPad Air.
It was only two days ago that Apple unveiled the device, alongside the iPad mini with Retina display and other hardware and software notables.
Still, already Walmart is first to advertise that it will start selling the entry-level $499 iPad Air with a $20 discount beginning November 1… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Oct 11, 2013
Call it the electronics retailer version of limbo, but U.S. stores are racing each other to see which can offer the iPhone 5c for close to nothing.
From electronic giant Best Buy to mid-range Target, the price on Apple’s colorful handset is being slashed to the bone. How low can they go? How’s free?
As the iPhone 5s continues to be the handset Apple fans prefer, reports filter in suggesting the tech giant plans to cut production on the iPhone 5c. Smelling a potential door-buster on their hands, a number of U.S. retailers are announcing steep discounts on the already affordable handset… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 5, 2013
Yesterday, Best Buy launched a new limited-time promotion that provides a free $50 gift card to folks who purchase an iPhone 5c on contract. And since the handset starts at $99, the card essentially cuts the price in half.
Well it looks like Walmart and RadioShack want in on the action, as both retailers have announced that they will be offering similar discounts that will allow customers to score the two-week old handset for as low as $45… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2013
If you’re still in the market for an iPhone 5c, you might want to check out Target at some point tonight or tomorrow. The retailer is advertising that it will be offering the 16GB model of the handset for just $79.
Of course, that price comes with a two-year carrier contract. But it matches Walmart’s pricing, which is one of the lowest we’ve seen for the smartphone outside of Sprint’s $100 off promotion for new customers… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 12, 2013
Just as Apple’s U.S. carrier partners Verizon and Sprint announced iPhone 5c pre-orders beginning Friday at 12:01am Pacific, the U.S. retail chain Walmart said Thursday it too will start taking pre-orders for the device tomorrow.
The retailer typically carries iPhones at prices lower than other stores and new iPhones are no different: an iPhone 5s with sixteen gigabytes of storage will cost you $189 after a two-year contract, which is $10 cheaper from standard $199 downpayment… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Sep 10, 2013
As everyone waits to learn what iPhones Apple will announce later today, the urge to trade-in current smartphones will surge. Hoping to take advantage of that last-minute push is Walmart, adding the world’s largest retailer to the list of firms offering deals on older iPhones and other used smartphones.
But is Walmart offering the best deal?
There are some differences which could make offers by smaller firms more attractive, starting with kick-off time… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Aug 23, 2013
Discount shoppers are more apt to buy an Android smartphone than an Apple iPhone. Indeed, Android handsets are three times as likely to be sold through discounters such as Walmart and Costco than Apple’s smartphone, new research indicates. The numbers are just the latest from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), providing insight into where and by whom Apple and Android devices are purchased… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Aug 16, 2013
Retail giant Walmart is putting its own spin on the growing trend toward trade-ins. Ahead of the expected September 10 unveiling of Apple’s next smartphone, the retailer is offering credit toward in-store purchases.
The ‘Gadgets to Gift Cards’ program lets you trade your iPhone or iPad in for a quick gift card for Walmart products either in-store or online. However, unlike strictly cash for your iPhone, the retailer is essentially turning your gadgets into grocery money by offering you a line of credit, bringing some reservations to the offer… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 1, 2013
In an apparent move to clear stock ahead of a next-generation model introduction, U.S. retailers Best Buy and Walmart have been running interesting promotions for some time now, offering deep discounts on iPhone sales and attractive device trade-ins.
As for the iPhone 5, both companies have long offered Apple’s flagship handset with a two-year contract with U.S. carriers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. And this past weekend, each has added a prepaid iPhone 5 option on T-Mobile to its roster… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 22, 2013
Not to be outdone by Best Buy, Walmart has today announced a promotion that could save you big bucks on Apple’s latest handset. The retailer is now taking additional $60 off the iPhone 5, taking the price of the 16GB from $189 to $129 with contract.
It’s also knocking $50 off of the iPhone 4S, taking its price from $89 to $39. Again, the deal requires that you sign a 2-year agreement with either AT&T, Sprint or Verizon (T-Mobile not included). And according to reports, the price changes are permanent… Read More