Walmart to sell iPad Air for $479 on November 1st

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Walmart is going to sell Apple’s iPad Air with a slight discount of $479 at the slated November 1 launch date. The mega retailer said that its allowing customers to trade in their tablets at all of its stores nationwide along with all Sam’s Club locations. What’s great about the trade-in program is customers can receive up to $300 for their current tablet, which then could be applied toward the purchase of the already discounted iPad Air.

The company mentioned that it would keep the Retina iPad mini at the same $399 price when it gets a release date from Apple. In addition to the trade-in program, Walmart has more goodies for those looking to save an extra buck, and who don’t care about getting the latest iPad. Walmart is rolling back the prices on current iPads effective immediately.

So the only real shakeup is the iPad with Retina Wi-Fi 16GB (4th gen), as it will rollback to $449 down from $499. Every other model will stay at the same price announced at yesterday’s Apple event.

“Once we launched our smartphone trade-in program earlier this fall, we quickly heard from customers that they also wanted a way to trade-in and up to a newer tablet,” said Steve Bratspies, executive vice president of general merchandise for Walmart U.S. “We listened and are happy to add tablets to our trade-in program just in time for the holidays.”

This is a smart move on the part of Walmart as it along with other major retailers gear up for the holiday season.

So who’s hitting up Walmart for their iPad Air?

 

Press release down below

Walmart Adds Tablets to its Store Trade-In Program

 

BENTONVILLE, AR – Oct. 23, 2013 – Walmart today announced customers can now trade in their tablets at more than 3,600 stores and Sam’s Club locations nationwide. Similar to its new smartphone trade-in program, customers and members can receive up to $300 for their current tablet, which will then be applied toward the purchase of a new tablet.

“Once we launched our smartphone trade-in program earlier this fall, we quickly heard from customers that they also wanted a way to trade-in and up to a newer tablet,” said Steve Bratspies, executive vice president of general merchandise for Walmart U.S. “We listened and are happy to add tablets to our trade-in program just in time for the holidays.”

Starting at 9 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Oct. 23, customers can bring their working tablets to an electronics department associate in their local Walmart or Sam’s Club. The value of the tablet will be determined based on the following questions on its condition and specifications:

  • ·         Does it power on?
  • ·         Is the display fully functional and free of dead spots?
  • ·         Is the tablet and display completely free of cracks?
  • ·         What is the wireless carrier?

Once the customer accepts the offer, the trade-in value will be applied to a new tablet of their choice. If a customer’s new tablet costs less than the trade-in value of the old tablet, he or she will receive the balance on a Walmart gift card.

Bratspies added, “Tablets are one of the fastest-growing categories in our stores and we are moving just as fast to ensure our customers have access to a wide selection of brand-name tablets at all price points. In fact, over the past 12 months, we’ve more than doubled our assortment to include tablets from Apple, Samsung, Google, Nabi, Barnes & Noble, Hisense and others.”

For more information, customers should visit their local Walmart store or Sam’s Club.

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