Walmart Offers All Of The Hottest Technology From 2006 At Slightly Discounted Prices

Walmart Offers All Of The Hottest Technology From 2006 At Slightly Discounted Prices

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. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Keeping Your Computer Secure In 2011

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Keeping Your Computer Secure In 2011

Kaspersky Internet Security is probably a fine piece of software. It isn’t so fine, though, that people are generally willing to pay $53.00 for what is now a three-year-old version of it. “Cutting edge tech for the low, low clearance price of $53,” writes tipster Ryan. So very true. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Remain Lost In 2011

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Remain Lost In 2011

The Raiders of the Lost Walmart search the retail landscape without ceasing for the finest and least valuable retail antiquities. What items have they found recently that you should absolutely not ever buy? [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Discover Most Ancient Flash Drive To Date

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Discover Most Ancient Flash Drive To Date

Do you remember when data storage that you could stick in your pocket consisted of “flash cards” the size of a pack of cards that held less than a gigabyte? Yeah, actually, I don’t remember that far back either. The store that reader and intrepid Raider of the Lost Walmart Knah recently explored does, though. They don’t just remember…they still have these ancient drives on the shelves. [More]

Decade-Old Hard Drives Languish On Walmart Store Shelves, Make Us Sad

Decade-Old Hard Drives Languish On Walmart Store Shelves, Make Us Sad

If you’re in need of some vintage “high-capacity mobile storage,” get yourself over to the Walmart stores of Massachusetts. You can get some nice mint in package USB hard drives dating back to the early ’00s at comically high prices. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Surprisingly Recent Minidisc Player

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Surprisingly Recent Minidisc Player

Earlier this year, Sony discontinued their Minidisc format. We didn’t report on it at the time because the real news may have been that Minidisc players, the most portable music format of the ’90s, were still in production. The format never quite took off unless you like to record and bootleg concerts. [More]

17-Year-Old Portable Radio Model Isn’t A Retail Antiquity, Just A Classic

17-Year-Old Portable Radio Model Isn’t A Retail Antiquity, Just A Classic

Reader Walter went out on a retail archaeology expedition, also known as “going to Kmart.” Searching the electronics section, he thought he hadn’t found anything out of the ordinary until he turned the artifact over, and discovered a copyright date of 1996. At least! A true ancient electronic find! Or was it? [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Branch Out, Visit 7-Eleven And Barnes & Noble

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Branch Out, Visit 7-Eleven And Barnes & Noble

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 kind of ancient wonders did they turn up this week? Well, good news if you’re a time-traveling hockey scout. [More]

Bad news about that Walmart Music Store though

Walmart Marks Ancient MP3 Player Down To Slightly Less Hilarious Price

We have great news for fans of obsolete technology! If you’ve been waiting to get hold of an MP3 player that’s old enough to receive its First Communion, you don’t have to pay Walmart’s high price of $109.72 for one. No, the glorious MobiBlu is now on clearance for only $60. [More]

Joystiq Readers Join Raiders Of The Lost Walmart, Try To Report Defunct Games

Joystiq Readers Join Raiders Of The Lost Walmart, Try To Report Defunct Games

Back in 2010, before Consumerist’s Raiders of the Lost Walmart had a name and a mission, we shared a fascinating bit of retail archaeology: a copy of the multiplayer game Tabula Rasa, released in 2007 and shut down in 2009. We thought it was bad when a reader spotted a copy on the shelf in 2010, but a Joystiq blogger visited Walmart and found a copy just a few days ago. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find MP3 Player From 2005 Marked Down To Only $100

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find MP3 Player From 2005 Marked Down To Only $100

Exploring the clearance section of his local Walmart, Eric made a rare and fascinating discovery. Well, as we’ve learned on this site, not all that rare, but it is pretty fascinating to see an electronic gadget that’s around eight years old sitting on the shelf, marked down on “clearance” to a comically high price. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart: Old Crap Isn’t As Useless As it Seems

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart: Old Crap Isn’t As Useless As it Seems

Sometimes, the items that the Raiders of the Lost Walmart dig up aren’t quite as useless as they seem. They’re still pretty terrible, and the odds are very poor that a person who uses the obsolete video or gaming system required is going to walk in the door. But they’re not quite as useless or obsolete as many of the items we feature in this series. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find More 7-Year-Old GameCube Titles, Ancient Flash Drives

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find More 7-Year-Old GameCube Titles, Ancient Flash Drives

On Monday, we shared with an exciting new discovery from one of the Raiders of the Lost Walmart: copies of Naruto 2 for Nintendo GameCube available for only $39.94. We probably should have expected that Walmart stores all over the country are also expecting a huge surge in demand for GameCube titles from 2006. Knowing something about both technology and commerce, we had not anticipated this. [More]

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Walmart Banking On Return Of Nintendo GameCube, Still Charging $40 For Game From 2006

We know there’s a market for classic games and game consoles out there, but one Walmart is holding steady on the price for a Nintendo GameCube title that was released seven years ago. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Will Take 10 Minutes To Download This Post Over A 56K Modem

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Will Take 10 Minutes To Download This Post Over A 56K Modem

Among the readers and tipsters of Consumerist are a brave band of explorers on a sacred mission to advance human knowledge. Their quest: to find really, really old crap sitting on the clearance rack at Walmart, and take photos so we can laugh at it. They are the Raiders of the Lost Walmart. Here are their latest finds from the field. [More]

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Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Uncover Ancient, Indestructible Nokia Phone

Do you ever get nostalgic for old technology, missing your Nokia dumbphone from 2001 or your Sony Mavica camera that saved photos to 3.5-inch floppy disks? Thanks to hidden caches of treasure in Walmart’s vast warehouses, you don’t have to. Wally World puts these items, brand-new and shrinkwrapped, on the shelves at comically high prices. Brave Consumerist readers seek out these rare finds and send their discoveries to us. We call these brave souls the Raiders of the Lost Walmart. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart In The Temple Of America Online

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart In The Temple Of America Online

If you desperately need a copy of Windows Vista, it seems that your local Walmart is the place to go. That’s what the brave retail archeologists/Consumerist readers known as the Raiders of the Lost Walmart have learned as their excavations continue. [More]

Your musical re-education starts here.

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Can Get You VHS Tapes And The Greatest Hits Of 2007

Our readers aren’t just ordinary blog tipsters: you’re retail archaeologists. Consumerists across the nation explore discount stores and sale racks, searching for gems of outdated technology. You are the finders of ancient digital junk. You are the Raiders of the Lost Walmart. [More]