Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Surprisingly Relevant Technology

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Surprisingly Relevant Technology

The Raiders of the Lost Walmart seek out the finest and most hilarious pieces of archaic technology still on the shelves in the nation’s discount stores. Only sometimes, the items they find aren’t so ancient. Sometimes they seem laughably old to our tech-savvy readers, but have a real use to some customers. [More]

Well, Apparently Someone Still Needs Cassette Tapes For $4 Each

Well, Apparently Someone Still Needs Cassette Tapes For $4 Each

Sure, hardly anyone uses cassette tapes anymore, but all that means is that when you need one, you really need one. That’s why Staples can charge $12.53 for a three-pack, we suppose. Reader Karl found these tapes marked down to a slightly more reasonable $9.97 for three two. [More]

Get Your 8-Year-Old Garmin GPS For Only $200 At Kmart

Get Your 8-Year-Old Garmin GPS For Only $200 At Kmart

The Garmin StreetPilot C330 got slightly above-average reviews from CNET readers when it was first introduced in 2005. If you want to drive around all old-school, you can pick one up on Amazon or eBay for under $50. And if you want to kick it really old-school, you can spend $200 on one at Kmart. [More]

Our Favorite Hot MP3 Player From 2005 Still On Walmart Shelves

Our Favorite Hot MP3 Player From 2005 Still On Walmart Shelves

In our recurring Raiders of the Lost Walmart series, we’ve become slightly obsessed with the MobiBLU MP3 player. That’s the tiny, cube-shaped music device that hit stores in 2005 and, for some reason, is still on the shelves at a comically high price. Every time a reader submits a new one, we wonder how this is even possible. [More]

Another great find by the Raiders of the Lost Walmart...

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Still Have A PS2, Need Games For It

I still have a 25-year-old NES in my basement, ready at a moment’s notice in case I feel like playing Dr. Mario or Duck Hunt. At some point, still owning it passed from “uncool lady keeps old crap around” to “cool retro gaming.” Has the Playstation 2 passed that point yet? Walmart seems to hope so. [More]

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]