Apple Watch Sport and Accessories Now Available at Walmart

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Walmart has begun selling the Apple Watch Sport and accessories through its online store for U.S. customers. The discount retailer is currently only carrying 38mm and 42mm Sport models in Silver or Space Gray for $349 to $399 alongside the Apple Watch Sport Band and Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable.


Walmart joins a growing number of Apple Watch resellers carrying the wrist-worn device in the U.S. since its April launch, including Best Buy, B&H Photo, Maxfield, Sprint, Target, T-Mobile and dozens of other retailers nationwide. The device is not yet available in Walmart stores, but in-store pickup is available for online orders.


Unlike Best Buy, which is offering $100 off the Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch, Walmart is not offering any discounts on the Apple Watch or accessories at this time. Best Buy, Colette and Target also offered Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch, leading to some discussion about how well the Apple Watch is selling.

Walmart offers free shipping on orders over $50 in the U.S., and in-store pickup is currently estimated to take about one week.

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Btrthnezr3

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They need to drop the price to stay competitive--but maybe this means that the gen 2 watch will be available there from the release date.
 

JohnApples

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They need to drop the price to stay competitive--but maybe this means that the gen 2 watch will be available there from the release date.
I agree. I can't really recommend the watch to anyone at the current prices. I think a $100 drop for each model (save for the Editions of course) would be much more appropriate. Even though I love my watch, I cannot see myself paying $400 again for another one, even if gen2 has the improvements that are commonly requested.
 

Btrthnezr3

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I wonder if they will price match the Best Buy deal and get $100 off
Idk...our Walmart is rumored to stop price-matching stores that aren't within 15 miles beginning January 1st.
Since I'm in a small town, there is just one other grocery chain anywhere close and no other major retailers (no Target, no Best Buy, etc.)

I would hope so though
 

adamjackson

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What is a Wal Mart Care Plan? Less than AppleCare but I hope people aren't being duped into buying this thinking it's AppleCare. The name (like Wal Mart Pay) is too similar to Apple's.
 

Rogifan

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Did not Angela toot that the Apple Watch 'buying experience' should be akin to buying a fine luxury watch like a Patek Philipe or Rolex? Because Walmart would be my first choice to get THAT experience
When did she say that?
 

dontwalkhand

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Will it work with Walmart Pay?

Come on Walmart and Target! You guys are carrying watches that obviously support Apple Pay and it is VERY Convenient to pay by waving your watch over the terminal. So ENABLE APPLE PAY!
 

mrgraff

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If the next model has a camera, could I take the Watch out of the box, set it up, wear it, and then use Walmart Pay to pay for it? :p
 

CausticSoda

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When did she say that?
I also remember that, but I could not tell you exactly when. However, there was certainly plenty of "Applesnob" nonsense about it, to try to make us all believe that not only did we need it (game-changing &c.), and would "all" be buying it, but that it was a little piece of luxury, like a hand-crafted Swiss watch. The reality, from my day-to-day experience, is that of the dozens of people I know with iPhones and Macs, hardly any have bought this rather disappointing gadget. I reckon technology (battery life, independent Internet access etc.) might make it worth considering in two to three years' time. In the meantime, I am loving watching Apple and some of its customers attempting to live up the hype.
 

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I also remember that, but I could not tell you exactly when. However, there was certainly plenty of "Applesnob" nonsense about it, to try to make us all believe that not only did we need it (game-changing &c.), and would "all" be buying it, but that it was a little piece of luxury, like a hand-crafted Swiss watch. The reality, from my day-to-day experience, is that of the dozens of people I know with iPhones and Macs, hardly any have bought this rather disappointing gadget. I reckon technology (battery life, independent Internet access etc.) might make it worth considering in two to three years' time. In the meantime, I am loving watching Apple and some of its customers attempting to live up the hype.
If you can find an actual quote that would be great.
 

Rogifan

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"Pretty much, us and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation"
-Steve Jobs in 2002 my how things have changed.
You do realize that Apple has been selling iPhones at Walmart since the iPhone 3G.
 
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CausticSoda

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If you can find an actual quote that would be great.
I suspect it was just this one, which does not mention specific watch brands, but triggered my memory:

Apple has been trying something new for the launch of the Apple Watch. Ahrendts said ahead of the watch's launch that "this is a significant change in mindset, and we need your help to make it happen." Instead of letting people queue outside its stores for the moment the device went on sale (like iPhone launches), Apple wanted a more high-end experience.

Ahrendts has overseen a launch featuring pop-up shops in luxury retailers like Selfridges in London, letting customers try on watches in-store. But you can't buy a watch once you've tried it on, instead you have to go away and order it online.

This particular quote is from http://uk.businessinsider.com/angela-ahrendts-memo-on-apple-watch-coming-to-apple-stores-2015-6
 
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Rogifan

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I suspect it was just this one, which does not mention specific watch brands, but triggered my memory:

Apple has been trying something new for the launch of the Apple Watch. Ahrendts said ahead of the watch's launch that "this is a significant change in mindset, and we need your help to make it happen." Instead of letting people queue outside its stores for the moment the device went on sale (like iPhone launches), Apple wanted a more high-end experience.

Ahrendts has overseen a launch featuring pop-up shops in luxury retailers like Selfridges in London, letting customers try on watches in-store. But you can't buy a watch once you've tried it on, instead you have to go away and order it online.

This particular quote is from http://uk.businessinsider.com/angela-ahrendts-memo-on-apple-watch-coming-to-apple-stores-2015-6
So no specific quote then. Thanks for checking at least.

I guess some people think if you don't live near an Apple store to bad you're screwed or just order online? Or people that shop st Walmart aren't worthy of owning an Apple product? Apple first started selling iPhone at Walmart in 2008. Was Steve Jobs cheapening the brand then?

Yes, since I identify a luxury experience of buying a watch with Walmart. :rolleyes:
Because the Watch Sport is a luxury product? :confused:
 

Orlandoech

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Lol

You're telling me!
I drive about an hour to any major stuff and most chain restaurants.
But I also have a 1 mile commute and there is never any traffic in my town so I have that going for me which is nice.
That's because NO ONE lives there lol. No traffic = No citizens. Logistics... not rocket science.