Walmart Subsidiary Becomes Official Apple Authorized Reseller

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    [​IMG] today became an Apple Authorized Reseller, which allows the Walmart-owned marketplace to sell brand-new Apple products like the iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch Series 3, and much more (via Business Insider). In terms of prices, Jet isn't offering many notable discounts on Apple's devices, with most products -- like Beats headphones and 2018 iPad -- matching the original retail prices at


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    However, Jet's entry into the Apple Authorized Reseller program comes with an offer of up to $200 off when you buy select Apple products and accessories together. The bundles are pre-made by Jet, and offer combos like a MacBook Pro (2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB HD), Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones, and Magic Mouse 2 for $1,577.82, down from $1,727.95. One bundle climbs to $300 off a 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB HD) with the same accessories added in for $2,927.68, down from $3,227.95.

    Apple Watch Series 3 models are bundled with PowerBeats3 Wireless Headphones, with offers like the 38mm GPS Aluminum Apple Watch and Powerbeats3 priced at $478.76, down from $528.95. Even with the bundle discount, it would still be cheaper to purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 and Powerbeats3 separately at places like Best Buy, where they are currently discounted to $279.00 and $119.99, respectively. All of Jet's bundle prices will last through May 23.

    There are a handful of featured Apple deals matching discounts at other places, like the Apple Watch Series 1 for $149.00 in 38mm Aluminum and $179.00 in 42mm Aluminum, similar to the current prices at Jet's parent company Walmart. An iPad mini 4 (128GB) discount to $299.99 matches Best Buy and Walmart's current price, while a sale on the 5th generation iPad (32GB) also matches Walmart's price of $249.00, while beating B&H Photo ($269) and Best Buy ($314).

    When ordering from Jet, the retailer offers 2-day delivery on thousands of items, and free shipping on orders over $35. Besides electronics, Jet features a wide variety of products, from groceries to household cleaners, patio and garden furniture, small appliances, and more. Jet launched in 2015, and in 2016 Walmart acquired the company and it became a subsidiary of Walmart later that year.

    Article Link: Walmart Subsidiary Becomes Official Apple Authorized Reseller
  2. Kabeyun macrumors 68020


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    The subsidiary of a company that refused to join ApplePay is now an Apple retailer. Interesting.
  3. gsapienza macrumors newbie


    Jul 4, 2009
    Jet supports Apple Pay.
  4. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    I think he is talking about Walmart and its "CurrentC" days
  5. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2015
    If they have good deals on Apple products...I might take them up on it. Otherwise, Jet's website is horrible compared to Amazon.
  6. 78Bandit, May 9, 2018
    Last edited: May 9, 2018

    78Bandit macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2009
    Why is that? It is two completely different issues.

    WalMart doesn't have anything against Apple. WalMart simply doesn't want to accept Apple Pay because it wants to maintain purchasing information on its customers. Apple Pay completely anonymizes the transaction thereby denying WalMart a method of tying purchases to specific customers.

    Reselling Apple products, on the other hand, is a simple case of selling items for profit. WalMart has been selling iPads and iPhones for years.

    Is it any more interesting than Apple buying AMOLED panels from Samsung when Samsung makes a competing phone?
  7. Kabeyun macrumors 68020


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA

    I find that interesting too.
  8. Johnny907 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2014
    Bundles are never “good deals.” Any console gamer can explain that little truth.
  9. mike2q macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2006
    Generalisations and absolutes aren't good arguments. If they provide things I would have purchased anyway at a better price then win. Also, I cheered for Amazon to surpass Walmart but Amazon has now grown into an almost Monopoly of online shopping. I'm now cheering for a real Amazon competitor even if it's Walmart. The universe needs balance or we all loose. (Except Jeff Bezos of course)
  10. DavidBlack macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2013
    Somewhere In Apple's HQ ;)
  11. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

    Aug 20, 2015
    I got royally screwed over last summer when took an order for a window A/C unit, missed the delivery date several times and then finally told me they wouldn't have it -- stringing me along for a full month in the process. They offered me a coupon but I told them exactly where they could put that and deleted the app.

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