Items tagged with Wal-Mart

Walmart is stepping up its game in its fight with Amazon for online shopping supremacy with a new InHome Delivery service. Faster shipping is one thing, but Walmart's new InHome Delivery service takes things a step forward by allowing trained workers to enter a customer's home and stock their refrigerator with groceries. I'm having a hard time discerning whether this is absurd or creepy, or perhaps both. Maybe neither—I come from a time that predates online shopping, and used to walk 10 miles in the scorching hot snow, uphill both ways, to fetch groceries. Depending on where you live, it's now as easy as tapping your smartphone and calling it a day. Both Amazon and Walmart have announced... Read more...
What would the world be without rivalries? Pretty boring—we'd miss out on epic clashes between the Red Sox and Yankees, and the Celtics and Lakes (in years past). Perhaps more akin to Godzilla versus Kong, however, we have Amazon and Walmart duking it out in the online shopping space, and both are accelerating shipments of products into the home. It started with Amazon last month announcing an aggressive expansion of its free shipping perk for Prime membership—it's evolving from free two-day shipping on millions of qualifying items to just one day. Folks who live in certain areas already enjoy the expedited shipping time, and Amazon is investing $800 million of "incremental spend"... Read more...
It seems that everyone wants in on the game streaming market of late. Reports have indicated that Verizon wants into the game streaming segment, as does Amazon. Start-ups like VectorDash have announced game streaming services that leverage unused GPU power from crypto-mining rigs recently as well. And of course Google unveiled plans for its Stadia game streaming at GDC 2019 this week. Today, a new report claims that retail giant Walmart is looking at getting into game streaming as well. The report comes from USGamer, claiming that multiple sources familiar with Walmart's plans have noted that the retail giant is looking into its own streaming game platform. The unnamed sources... Read more...
Walmart has some alternatives to the deals that we talked about over the weekend on Amazon streaming devices. The deals that Walmart is promoting include the Google Smart TV Kit for $49, which is a $25 discount off the regular $74 price for the bundle. What the package offers is a Google Home Mini and a Chromecast; Walmart says this bundle is exclusive to its stores. Most are probably familiar with what Chromecast has to offer; it lets you stream content to your TV from Netflix, Vudu, and other sources. Now is an excellent time to add more Google Home Mini devices to your home with Walmart offering a 2-pack of the small AI assistants for $50; that is a $38 discount off the usual $78 price for... Read more...
We've seen a bunch of smokin' Black Friday deals that are available right now at various retailers. If what you are hankering to buy is a game console, and you would rather not wake up in the middle of the night and schlep down to Kohl's for a $399 Xbox One X, Walmart has some good news for you. The retail giant has activated its Black Friday special on the Xbox One X, and you can buy it right now for $399. That price has been offered at Kohl's, and directly from Microsoft (which is active through November 26). The catch is that you have to wait for shipping at Microsoft. Walmart's sale will allow you to have the 1TB black Xbox One X shipped directly to your door. Walmart will also let you... Read more...
Black Friday is just around the corner and retailers have been releasing “sneak peaks” and ads since October. Walmart recently revealed their own Black Friday ad. The superstore will be offering discounts on items like smart TVs, PC and console gaming gear, Chromebooks, and even a PS4 Spider-Man bundle.  Smart TVs are one of the hottest commodities this year. Customers will be able to nab a 65" Class 4K Roku Smart TV for $398 USD. The Samsung 32" Class Smart TV will run you $178 ($72 off), while the Samsung 55" Class 4K Smart TV will ring in at $398 ($300 off). The Vizio 60" Class 4K Smart TV will be available for $498 ($100 off). The Samsung 55" Class 4K Smart TV If you are... Read more...
Google just can't seem to keep a handle on all the leaks surrounding its upcoming October 9thhardware event. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have leaked so much that about the only thing that remains a mastery are the flagship Android Pie phones' price tags. Likewise, the third-generation Chromecast made an early appearance last week when a Best Buy employee sold the unreleased product to a customer (who of course posted about it online). Now, another retailer worker has leaked the next-generation Google Smart TV Kit. The bundle includes both a Google Home Mini and the third-generation Chromecast that we've already seen. Given that there is already a Smart TV Kit on sale as a Walmart-exclusive,... Read more...
Virtual reality headsets are changing the way people play games and, as we have found out over the years, companies are using them to train their employees and augment their workflow. While the adoption amongst gamers has been slow for VR headsets, the biggest brick and mortar retailer out there, Walmart, is now adopting VR to help it to train new workers. Walmart is using the Oculus Go, and every store the chain operates is now using the headsets. This gives more than a million Walmart associates access to the VR headset for training. This could be a good thing for VR headset makers as well, as the Walmart workers see what VR can do in the workplace, they might be more likely to pick up a VR... Read more...
Someone on Walmart's web team in Canada seems to have screwed the pooch and revealed a massive number of unreleased and, in some cases, unannounced games, many of which are expected to make a debut at E3 next month. Whether all of the listings are real or not remains to be seen, though judging by some of the responses by game developers affected by the leak, at least some of them appear to be legitimate. Click to Enlarge There are several notable games in the leak, including Just Cause 3, Gears of War 5, Rage 2, to name just a few. There is no box art, which indicates that these are placeholders to be filled in at a later date. Walmart has since removed the listings, though not before Twitter... Read more...
In the summer of 2017, Amazon announced that it would offer a low-cost version of its extremely popular Prime membership program for customers on government assistance programs. The program was offered to U.S. residents with a valid EBT card, which is used by people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC), for example. Today, Amazon announced that it is extending its discounted Prime memberships to Medicaid recipients, which is the latest tool in its arsenal to battle low-priced retailers like Walmart. Medicaid is yet another government program that provides assistance to low-income Americans, and to qualify for a discounted... Read more...
If you've been eying the Xbox One X gaming console and haven't yet had the guts to pull the trigger, Walmart is hoping to give you some extra incentive with a new bundle offer. While you're still paying the same $499 price (which is the MSRP for the Xbox One X), you'll also receive the following games: Grand Theft Auto V Star Wars: Battlefront II Destiny 2 When it comes to the above titles, Grand Theft Auto V is getting a bit long in the tooth, after all, it was first released back in November 2014. However, Rockstar keeps things fresh with constant updates via Grand Theft Auto Online, which is the game's multiplayer component. As for Destiny 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront II, both games were released... Read more...
Today is Cyber Monday, the online equivalent of last week's Black Friday. For all the folks who couldn't be bothered with getting out in the crowds, it’s time to start crackin' online. Walmart has announced that its Cyber Monday sale kicked off at midnight and is going right now. There are some good deals to be had on electronics and gaming devices with this sale. Perhaps the most interesting is that Walmart has the PS4 Pro on sale for $349. This is the same price other retailers were offering on Black Friday so if you missed out in store, you can possibly land the deal online now. Walmart is offering a standard PS4 Slim 1TB console for $199, which is a price we have seen at multiple... Read more...
Today is Black Friday and if you are braving the crowds looking for some smoking deals on tech products, you will want to check out Walmart. The retail giant has some smoking deals on various models of iPhones for Black Friday. The retailer is offering a whopping $300 gift card on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. Buy any of those devices for $0 down and get a $300 gift card that you can use in store. You could use that gift card for anything you want at Walmart, so if you're not interested in spending the "cash" on more electronics, you could stock up on groceries (for example) with your windfall. One potential catch for those iPhone deals... Read more...
The Black Friday ads keep rolling in, giving you plenty of time to formulate a shopping strategy. One of the newest ads to land is from Walmart. The massive retail chain will have discounts on a wide assortment of items, including some nice deals on 4K resolution televisions, and game consoles such as Microsoft's Xbox One S and Sony's PlayStation 4. Sadly, Nintendo's Switch will not be marked down, but it will be in stock, at least initially.If you're after a 4K TV, one of the better deals is a Sharp 55-inch 4K Smart TV (LC-55P6000U) with high dynamic range (HDR) support for just $298. Walmart will also have a Samsung 40-inch 4K TV (40MU6290) with HDR support for $328, along with a handful of... Read more...
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