By Christian Zibreg on Apr 17, 2013
The popular coin-counting service, Coinstar, is great for people who just want to get rid of their spare change in return for a cash back minus a small fee.
The company operates vending machines at supermarkets such as Walmart where people frequent for shopping.
What you may not have known, although Coinstar has been doing this for several years now, is that its machines can take your loose coins and spill out a receipt with an iTunes redemption code that you can use to refill your iTunes balance… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 3, 2013
Apple received a lot of criticism when it introduced its iPad mini last October for $329. Critics felt that since other 7-inch tablets out at the time, like Google’s Nexus 7 for example, were in the $200 range, Apple was crazy for pricing the mini so high.
But these days you don’t have to pay quite that much to snag the tiny tablet. Last week we saw Apple offering a refurbished version of the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini for $299. And today, it looks like Walmart has matched that price for a brand new one… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Mar 20, 2013
It is an idea that was just waiting to be implemented: using your iPhone to scan product barcodes at retailers. Apparently, the world’s largest chain of retail stores agrees. Walmart announced Wednesday it will offer the feature across more than 200 stores in twelve additional U.S. markets, stretching from Seattle to Oklahoma.
Although the move triples the size of the retail chain’s Scan & Go program, Walmart said it still wants to get customer feedback before rolling out iPhone-based price checks in all stores… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Jan 10, 2013
Amazon is taking another run at Apple, this time targeting iTunes. The online retail giant is hoping to increase its digital music market share by offering consumers free digital copies of purchased CDs. Hoping for a trifecta of sorts, the company looks to improve the fate of its Amazon MP3 service, increase exposure of it Cloud Player, while also chipping away at iTunes’ 50 percent marke tshare.
Amazon AutoRip stores digital copies of among 50,000 eligible CD titles in the cloud. Music CD buyers automatically can play or download the digital versions using Cloud Player. The move, which seems similar to an earlier attempt to revive DVD sales, is now viewed as potentially reviving physical CD sales which iTunes essentially killed… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 8, 2013
Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless have issued a press release announcing that starting this Friday, the retail giant will begin offering the iPhone 5 through the popular prepaid service. The phone will come with a $45 unlimited talk, text and data plan, and no contract. And Walmart will be offering special financing for those who can’t pay for the device up front… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Jan 4, 2013
Get ready to rumble! Best Buy, a gadget retailer that sells more iPhones than anyone but Apple, is charging the world’s biggest retailer Walmart with unfairly pricing the iPhone 5 during holiday.
A number of states’ attorney generals are looking into the allegation. Best Buy says it lost $65,000 a day trying to match the $150 price (later cut to $127) Walmart promoted in December.
The electronics retailer charges Walmart didn’t have sufficient supplies to fulfill its holiday promotion of the regularly-priced $199 smartphone… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 19, 2012
Here’s a nice last minute holiday gift idea: if your loved ones use Apple products, give them iTunes Gift Cards that can be used to add credits to their iTunes account. Usually these things are delivered physically, but Walmart is having a sale where it’s offering a $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40, an instant $10 saving.
Additionally, you card gets delivered through email right after purchase, depending on your credit card issuer’s rules. Walmart is no stranger to such promotions. Back in August, the retailer was selling $100 iTunes cards for $80… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 14, 2012
Just in time for my birthday, retailer Walmart is shaving $72 off the entry-level iPhone 5 with sixteen gigabytes of storage. Beginning December 17, you’ll be able to purchase the device for just $127, that’s $22 less than the lowest price we could find at RadioShack, Target and Best Buy, which all offer Apple’s phone with a cool $50 discount (and some gift cards). Walmart is also offering the previous-generation iPhone 4S for just $47 and a fourth-generation iPad for $399, a $100 saving… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Sep 20, 2012
Amazon’s $199 Kindle and low-price retailer Walmart would appear to be a match made in discount heaven, right? Then how do you explain today’s news that Walmart is kicking Amazon to the curb? In a statement, Walmart only says the decision is part of its “overall merchandising strategy.”
“Recently, Walmart Stores, Inc. made a business decision to not carry current Amazon products beyond our purchase commitments and existing inventory,” the Bentonville, Ark. firm told store managers Wednesday. In the memo reported by Reuters, Walmart officials said the stores will continue to offer “a broad assortment of tablets, eReaders and accessories at a variety of great price points.” Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 14, 2012
Good news for folks who couldn’t get their iPhone 5 pre-order to go through this morning, or don’t want to wait two weeks for it to ship. It looks like Walmart will be offering another round of pre-orders today.
According to a new report, the retail giant will start accepting in-store pre-orders for the handset at 8 a.m. local time… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 23, 2012
With the new iPhone launch less than a month away, retailers are scrambling to clear out some of their old stock. We’ve seen Apple’s handsets discounted at Target, Best Buy, and now, Walmart.
The retail giant just announced that it too would be knocking down the price of its iPhones. As of today, it’s selling Sprint, AT&T and Verizon models of the 16GB iPhone 4S for just $148… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 20, 2012
Those looking for a good deal on an Apple-related back to school present will be happy to hear that Walmart is selling its iTunes eGift Cards at a fairly step discount.
The retail giant is currently knocking $20 off of its digital iTunes gift cards worth $100, making them just $80. The cards cover anything from iBooks, to apps to music… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 4, 2012
Among the third-party retailers that sell Apple’s handset, Walmart typically has some of the lowest prices. In fact, it’s been selling 16GB versions of the iPhone 4S for just $188 since last November. And it looks like it’s about to get a lot cheaper.
Cult of Mac has learned that Walmart is dropping the price of Apple’s latest smartphone (AT&T model) down to $114 with a 2-year agreement. It also appears that the retail chain is lowering the price of its 8GB iPhone 4 as well, down to $34.
Unfortunately, discounts were a glitch in the system, Walmart confirmed in an official statement… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 16, 2012
Walmart has been selling the new iPad in select stores since the device launched last month. They’ve also had other Apple products on offer for some time.
Realizing it leaves a lot to be desired, the world’s largest retailer is apparently ready to take the shopping experience for its demanding Apple customers to the next level.
Nice-looking photos of stylish Apple displays inside Walmart’s store in Arkansas depict a radical departure from the retailer’s otherwise dull and poorly maintained shelves carrying electronics.
Akin to a store-within-a-store idea seen at other retailers, the redesigned Apple section would suggest that the mega-retailer is keen on exploring Apple’s boutique store concept… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 15, 2012
Yesterday we told you Apple confirmed that 8am on March 16th was the official launch date and time of the new iPad. But it appears that other retailers are looking to get a head start.
The folks over at Insanely Great Mac are reporting that some Walmart stores are planning to start selling Apple’s new tablet as early as 12:01 am (local time) tomorrow morning… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 23, 2011
Hopefully you’ve already got most of, if not all of, your Christmas shopping done. Especially since the holiday is now less than 48 hours away.
But if you do happen to still be looking for gifts for the iOS device-toting folks in your life, Walmart has you covered. The retailer is hosting a last-minute iTunes gift card sale… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 11, 2011
It seems that in most markets, Apple can do no wrong, with competitors failing left and right. According to Macworld, the digital music business is no different, as Walmart has announced the closure of its iTunes music store competitor.
Walmart confirmed in a press release that they will kill their online music offering on August 29th… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 1, 2011
We know, iPhone 5 rumors have gotten way out of hand. It seems like we are hearing 2 or 3 a day now. Aside from being annoying, the increased chatter is also a sign that we are getting close to an Apple announcement.
In fact, we are seeing a few indications that the iPhone 5 is nearing launch time. Multiple purported cases for the device have been surfacing, and now there are several reports claiming that previous models of the iPhone are being discounted and maybe even discontinued… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 7, 2011
The mega-retail chain, Wal-Mart, is currently offering Apple’s iPhone 4 for a reduced price of $147. The 16GB iPhone 4 is originally priced at $197, but Wal-Mart’s promotion offers the device in white and black at a $50 discount.
This sale goes through June 30, and requires an accompanying contract with either AT&T or Verizon. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2011
So, today is officially V-day, a.k.a. Verizon day. To celebrate, everyone’s invited, and I do mean, everyone.
Walmart is the latest retailer to get their grubby hands on the Verizon iPhone 4 at launch, making it apparent that Apple wants to move the iPhone 4 into commodity status.
Not that the iPhone 4 was some rare luxury device to begin with or anything, but c’mon, it’s Walmart…