The retail archaeologists known as the Raiders of the Lost Walmart tirelessly search the world’s retail outlets for the finest and longest-buried antiquities. What ancient wonders did they turn up this week? Why, it’s a cache of seven-year-old digital cameras and ancient MP3 players offered at only slight markdowns.
On an excavation in Michigan, reader Brandon came across a Walmart that had a seemingly untouched cache of electronics from 2006. This is like the Raiders of the Lost Walmart equivalent of King Tut’s tomb. Here are just a few of Brandon’s spectacular finds:
The Sony DSC-H2 was a 6-megapixel camera released in 2006. the Canon Powershot S2 IS was a 5-megapixel camera released in 2005.
Gosh, I remember when I was shopping for cameras and the Canon Elph SD450 and the SD600 were among the finalists. That was 2006.
Some of our younger readers probably don’t even remember that DVD-recording camcorders were ever a thing. Also from 2006.
Now, someone out there is surely saying, “Stupid gullible Consumerist. Those photos are from 2007.” Not so fast, Skeptical Stephanie. Today, the average mobile phone has a better camera than these items for sale. That includes Brandon’s phone. The photos are at high enough resolution that we can enhance.
Meanwhile, Sean uncovered these slightly-marked down MP3 players in Vermont.
The Walmart Music store, as you may recall, shut down in 2008.