Walmart to start Black Friday sales a week early with special offers on Apple's iPad Air 2, iPhone 6

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Walmart plans to get the jump on Black Friday this year with a sales event one week early featuring gift-card-based sales and discounts on a wide range of items, including Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6.




A new 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi iPad Air 2 will be available for $489 with a $100 Walmart gift card starting this Friday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m.

In addition, Walmart will be offering a $75 gift card with the purchase of a 16-gigabyte iPhone 6, itself priced at $179 with a new two-year service contract. The year-old iPhone 5s will also come with a $75 gift card and a discounted on-contract price of $79.

Finally, Walmart's week-early Apple deals also include both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s available for $0 down for AT&T Next or Verizon Edge customers.

That exact same iPhone deals will also be offered as part of the company's formal Black Friday sale on Nov. 28.




Still an exclusive deal for Walmart's actual Black Friday sale, however, is an offer bundling a $30 gift card with first-generation iPad mini units discounted to $200.

For non-Apple deals available this Friday, Walmart will also offer a Samsung 58-inch Smart LED HDTV for $698. A 40-inch Samsung LED TV with "Frozen Sing-Along Edition" will also be available for $298.

Walmart will also sell a four-piece table tennis set for $79, a Black & Decker 18-volt 2-battery NiCad drill for 69.98, and a Hoover High-Performance Bagless Upright Vacuum for $98.

Walmart also said it will be matching or beating Black Friday offers from top national competitors. Specific items and prices are set to be unveiled at the company's website on Thursday, Nov. 20.

"The retail environment is incredibly competitive and we know that our customers are looking to us for the lowest prices and great deals all season long," said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer of Walmart U.S. "That's why we've more than doubled the amount of items included in our Pre-Black Friday Event. Combined with our Black Friday weekend, there is absolutely no other place to shop this holiday season."

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 20
    I think if the Mini were $149, I'd consider it. I want one as a book reader and light "go anywhere" tablet.
  • Reply 2 of 20
    paul94544paul94544 Posts: 1,027member
    The downside of going to Walmart is I have to shower afterwards because going there makes me feel so dirty!
  • Reply 3 of 20
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,985member
    paul94544 wrote: »
    The downside of going to Walmart is I have to shower afterwards because going there makes me feel so dirty!

    I always go for a delousing afterwards.
  • Reply 4 of 20
    Is Staples a top competitor? Would they match that $239 iPad mini Retina deal they're offering?
  • Reply 5 of 20
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 12,898member
    paul94544 wrote: »
    The downside of going to Walmart is I have to shower afterwards because going there makes me feel so dirty!

    I try to avoid doing business with them. I find being open on Thankgiving to be especially objectionable. I'm not as bothered as some with many of WalMarts practices but I just find screwing over thousands of employees just to get a jump on Black Friday to be very objectionable.
  • Reply 6 of 20
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    In addition, Walmart will be offering a $75 gift card with the purchase of a 16-gigabyte iPhone 6, itself priced at $179 with a new two-year service contract. The iear-old iPhone 5s will also come with a $75 gift card and a discounted on-contract price of $79.



    Finally, Walmart's week-early Apple deals also include both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s available for $0 down for AT&T Next or Verizon Edge customers.

     

    So, does the $20 off, plus the gift card, apply to all sizes (64 GB for instance)? And does it reduce the monthly payment (all be it a whole $1 a month) on the Next/Edge plans?

  • Reply 7 of 20

    $80 for the table tennis set gets me going.

    Not bad considering when I was a kid (in the 60's) my friend's dad bought the kids a similar Sears ping pong table set for $20.

  • Reply 8 of 20
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,516member

    Plus I hear Walmart is price-matching Air 2 for just $99!

  • Reply 9 of 20
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    Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post

     

    Plus I hear Walmart is price-matching Air 2 for just $99!




    Where did you hear that, at Target? \s

  • Reply 10 of 20
    Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post

    Plus I hear Walmart is price-matching Air 2 for just $99!

     

    Wal-Mart IS price-matching a WiiU bundle with some games for $69 because Sears screwed up on their website.

     

    That’s the console for $69; not just games.

  • Reply 11 of 20
    cpsro wrote: »
    Plus I hear Walmart is price-matching Air 2 for just $99!

    2old4fun wrote: »

    Where did you hear that, at Target? \s

    Wal-Mart IS price-matching a WiiU bundle with some games for $69 because Sears screwed up on their website.

    That’s the console for $69; not just games.

    They sold PS4's for $99 based on third party Amazon listings this morning.
  • Reply 12 of 20
    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post

    They sold PS4's for $99 based on third party Amazon listings this morning.

     

    I should have hopped on the WiiU; it might still be up, but I doubt it. I just don’t buy many non-staples these days.

  • Reply 13 of 20

    About those PS4s? As the saying goes, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

     

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102199267#.

     

    If one doesn't want to go to Walmart for the Black Friday specials they can always go for the entertainment. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

  • Reply 14 of 20
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    Originally Posted by Paul94544 View Post



    The downside of going to Walmart is I have to shower afterwards because going there makes me feel so dirty!

     You mean before, so the rest of us can shop in peace?

  • Reply 15 of 20
    elrothelroth Posts: 1,201member
    I've never bought anything at Walmart, never been on their website. It's not worth it.
  • Reply 16 of 20
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    Originally Posted by Paul94544 View Post



    The downside of going to Walmart is I have to shower afterwards because going there makes me feel so dirty!

     

     

    Just read a post or two by Slurpy. Walmart won't seem so dirty then.

  • Reply 17 of 20
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    Originally Posted by elroth View Post



    I've never bought anything at Walmart, never been on their website. It's not worth it.

     

     

    Me neither.

     

    There aren't any here in the UK, though.

  • Reply 18 of 20
    mpantonempantone Posts: 1,432member
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    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post

     

    Just read a post or two by Slurpy. Walmart won't seem so dirty then.




    Correct.

     

    I feel like I have to shower after I've finished reading AppleInsider.

     

    So gross.

  • Reply 19 of 20
    mhiklmhikl Posts: 471member

    Two Walmart stores in our area have converted to food and junk markets. This company must be having problems selling crap and now food.  Went to look for juicers and the selection was horrible. And there were better prices and selection at other stores; none of which looked like that flee market.

     

    Apple doesn’t need them. Apple is class, Walmart crass. Dump em I say.

    crassadjectivestupid, insensitive,blundering, dense, thick, vacuous, mindless, witless, doltish,oafish, boorish, asinine, bovine, coarse, gross; informal pig-ignorant. ANTONYMS intelligent.

  • Reply 20 of 20
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member

    $489 for 16GB- a sale ? That's ridiculous- I don't care if Jony himself signed it.

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