@Walmart Black Friday 2018 Sale Has A New Nasty Surprise
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With Black Friday only four days away, all the big deals are finalised. We’ve now seen the top deals with ad scans from Best Buy (52-pages), Kohl’s (64-pages), Target (47-pages) and Walmart WMT -0.93% (32-pages). But there is a headline deal at Walmart which hides a nasty surprise…
This is the seventh article in my Black Friday ‘Nasty Surprises’ series. Working with BestBlackFriday.com, I’m analysing the largest Black Friday 2018 sales to help you spot the big deals you should avoid. And here you can read about the nasty surprises at Amazon, at Best Buy, at Costco, at Kohl’s, at Target and at Walmart.
But it is Walmart’s second appearance in my Nasty Surprises Series, which concerns me now.
In short: Walmart’s heavily promoted Black Friday iPhone deal is not what it seems.
On paper, the store’s promise of a $300 gift card with activation of an iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR (See Ad Scan Deal) makes this the best Black Friday iPhone sale available. But, as one reader pointed out to me, Walmart is actually asking inflated prices for several models.
For example, the official iPhone XR retail price is $749 for 64GB (Apple site) but Walmart is charging $799 (source) which is the same price Apple charges for the 128GB model. Walmart is also asking almost $30 more for the iPhone XS (source) than the official retail price (Apple site).