In San Leandro California, things aren't always what they seem. At least not when it comes to high definition televisions. One man thought he had a full-proof plan to make some quick cash, but as police quickly showed him, things don't always work out the way you'd expect.
It doesn't exactly hold up to their last laptop deal - which saw a Compaq discounted to $298 - but if you fancy a 17-inch display and another big-brand name then Walmart's latest notebook promotion may tick your boxes. Up for $348 is the Toshiba Satellite L355-S7915, a 2.2GHz Celeron 900 machine with 1,440 x 900 display, 3GB of RAM and a 250GB 5,400rpm hard-drive.
If there's one thing this dour economy is good for, it's pushing down prices. Walmart have just announced that they'll be offering a $298 notebook, the Compaq Presario CQ60-419WM, complete with a 160GB hard-drive and 3GB of RAM, from July 26th at 8am. The promotion is part of the retailer's back-to-school sale, and they're unsurprisingly warning that stocks will be limited.
ASUS are eyeing up US retailer Wal-Mart as the next potential point of sale for their notebooks, according to the latest rumors coming out of Taiwan, as the company explores ways in which it can break the 1m US sales barrier. That means buyers will soon be able to find ASUS notebooks and netbooks, most likely at the budget end of the spectrum, on the shelves, as ASUS attempts to push past Acer's netbook lead.
In 2008, ASUS sold 650,000 notebooks - including Eee PC netbook models - in the US. That's compared to Acer's 16-percent market share, with shipments in Q4 2008 alone amounting to between 1.4 and 1.5 million notebooks and netbooks.
An official announcement today confirmed the leak of an internal Wal-mart memo detailing its iPhone 3G rollout and nullified any $99 4GB iPhone speculation from the mega-retailer. Starting Sunday, Wal-mart will sell the Apple phones for $2 less than the regular price with a two-year contract to be available at its 2,500 chained-store.
The “Every day low price” of the 8 GB iPhone 3G will be selling at $197 and $297 for the 16 GB version, not much of a deep discount we were hoping from the giant retailer. In fact, you can pick one up at local Best Buy for $7 less! Continue Reading
A letter purported to be from an internal source at Walmart seems to confirm that the iPhone 3G will launch at the retailer from December 28th. That tallies with the last tip we heard; however, contrary to earlier rumors, the model on sale will not be a cut-price $99 4GB iPhone 3G, but the same 8GB and 16GB versions already available elsewhere.
More iPhone 3G rumors swirling today, as conflicting news about Walmart becoming the next official handset retailer comes to a head. Last week, the word was that a $99 iPhone 3G with just 4GB of storage would go on sale at Walmart; today, both Reuters and Bloomberg are suggesting the same thing, with a December 15th launch date tipped from a Californian Walmart clerk. However, Mac Rumors reports that leaked promo material confirms that, while Walmart will be selling the smartphone, it will be the existing 8GB model with a mere two dollar saving.
Rumors of Apple's smartphone hitting Walmart at a discount price have been circulating for some time. Now, The BGR is reporting that Walmart are preparing to sell an entry-level iPhone 3G with 4GB of storage for just $99. The price would be the lowest ever for the best-selling handset.
We've been talking a lot about Black Friday here on SlashGear because saving cash during the holiday season is always a nice way kick off the festivities. Plus, during this recession, it's nice for people to get nice gifts for their family without breaking the bank. But if this is what a huge sale does to people, I'm done.
If the $299.99 sticker price on the new AT&T BlackBerry Bold is too rich for you right now, Walmart might have the answer. They're currently offering the new smartphone - which we glowingly reviewed here - free, after a mail-in rebate. Of course, there's always a catch to these deals, and unsurprisingly they collar you with the monthly fees.