(Argus Leader)

Stranger Offers To Pay For Fellow Walmart Shopper’s Diapers When They Cost More Than Expected

Usually when one hears a shopper has been caught on tape, the mind leaps immediately to troublesome behaviors we’ve seen in the past from bad consumers. That makes it all the more refreshing to see a stranger offer to pay for her fellow shopper’s purchase, after she’d realized she couldn’t get a price match on all four boxes of diapers and thus, could only afford one. [More]

Cheaper.

In a move that could signal a purge of old inventory before Apple introduces its new iPhone, Walmart has cut its prices on the iPhone 5s and 5c — with a two-year contract, only in stores. The 5S now goes for $99, down from $429, while the 5c costs $29, a drop from its previous price of $49. [via CNNMoney]

“Women-Owned” Labels Coming To Walmart Shelves This Fall

“Women-Owned” Labels Coming To Walmart Shelves This Fall

We already know consumers tend to purchase products that make them feel like they are making a difference in the world. But will a new “women-owned” label on goods have the same increased sales effect as “organically certified” or “locally sourced” labels have enjoyed? We should know more this fall when Walmart starts using the new label on a range of products. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Uncover Trio Of Vintage Software Packages

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Uncover Trio Of Vintage Software Packages

The Raiders of the Lost Walmart are the brave explorers who comb our nation’s retail outlets, finding the most ancient and most fascinating curiosities lurking in the electronics sections. Raider Wally recently found a trio of perfectly-preserved software packages from 2011 and 2012, their packages only marred by clearance stickers knocking a few bucks off the price. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Handle Your Bookkeeping In 2007

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Handle Your Bookkeeping In 2007

The Raiders of the Lost Walmart are a brave crew of retail archaeologists. They comb the nation’s stores and carefully excavate clearance racks in order to find the most ancient pieces of technology being sold for unjustified prices. Today, one of the Raiders shared with us a precious piece of software from seven years ago. [More]

(Ron Dauphin)

There Must Be Something In The Water: Yet Another Tulsa Shopper Accused Of Masturbating In Walmart

What’s going on in Tulsa, OK? Is there some kind of aphrodisiac in the water, or are the Walmart stores there just inexplicably attractive to the public self-pleasuring set? In the second time in a matter of months, a Tulsa shopper has been accused of getting down to business in the middle of a Walmart. [More]

Walmart Weather Radio Pricing Less Awful Than It Appears

Walmart Weather Radio Pricing Less Awful Than It Appears

Reader N. was shopping in the weather station section at Walmart when he noticed something odd. Hanging on the same rack were two different variations on the same weather radio. You could buy the radio for $29.88, or buy the radio with a little carabiner flashlight included for $49.94. Wait, what? [More]

Walmart Employee Saves Kidnapping Victim After She Slips Her A Note

Walmart Employee Saves Kidnapping Victim After She Slips Her A Note

Imagine you’re just working at a Walmart in the retailer’s Arkansas hometown when a customer hands you a note that she’s been kidnapped by two National Guard members. Your day suddenly got a lot more interesting. [More]

Walmart Bananas Now Come With Pinching Scorpions

Walmart Bananas Now Come With Pinching Scorpions

When you examine the bananas in the produce aisle of your local Walmart, one is usually looking at the ripeness of the fruit. But one man found out the hard way, you should probably look for scorpions (and deadly Brazilian spiders), too. [More]

Walmart Stupid Shipping Gang Sends Box That Fits Supplements, Wads Of Paper, Cats

Walmart Stupid Shipping Gang Sends Box That Fits Supplements, Wads Of Paper, Cats

Markian ordered some jars of dietary supplements from Walmart.com, and they arrived in a large box. The box was notable because it had enough space to accommodate the supplement jars and a massive wad of brown paper. If he removed the paper, the box had enough room to fit at least one of his cats, which he included in the photos for scale. [More]

Woman Uses Heat Packs For Pain Relief, Burns 4 Holes In Breasts, Sues

Woman Uses Heat Packs For Pain Relief, Burns 4 Holes In Breasts, Sues

When you need to relieve pain after a surgery and can’t walk around tethered to a heating pad all day, a small portable handwarmer is a suitable substitute…isn’t it? One woman thought so. According to court documents, she nestled them between her shirt and skin after reconstructive breast surgery. From the mention of “court documents,” you can probably guess how this ended. [More]

Obviously, Walmart Doesn’t Want You To Drink 12 Budweiser Margaritas

Obviously, Walmart Doesn’t Want You To Drink 12 Budweiser Margaritas

If one can of Budweiser’s malt beverage margarita-like substance costs one dollar, how much should twelve cans cost? That’s right…$12.97. Wait, what? If this math sounds a little off to you, apparently you don’t work at Matthew’s local Walmart. [More]

Walmart, Other Retailers Slash Price Of Hachette Books Amid Amazon’s Ongoing Feud With The Publisher

Walmart, Other Retailers Slash Price Of Hachette Books Amid Amazon’s Ongoing Feud With The Publisher

While the power struggle between Amazon and book publisher Hachette moves into its third week, other retailers have begun to use the situation to their advantage. [More]

More Consumers Open To Banking Without Traditional Banks

More Consumers Open To Banking Without Traditional Banks

Is the future of banking not at banks? That might not seem too unrealistic, what with the rise in prepaid debit cards and the high number of consumers who are unable to obtain traditional banking products. [More]

Walmart Policy Requires Customers To Fork Over Their Credit Card’s 3-Digit Security Code

Walmart Policy Requires Customers To Fork Over Their Credit Card’s 3-Digit Security Code

In light of recent, high-profile data breaches, consumers are constantly on guard when it comes to their credit card information. So it might come as a surprise that the country’s largest retailer is asking customer to fork over the sacred three-digit security code on the back of cards in order to make purchases. [More]

Portland Will No Longer Invest In Walmart

Portland Will No Longer Invest In Walmart

In its continuing quest to become a caricature of outsiders’ clichés , the city of Portland, Oregon has decided to stop investing in Walmart. Wait, Portland invests in Walmart? Yes, just under 3% of the city’s portfolio consists of Walmart bonds, the last of which will mature in 2016. The city’s total Walmart holdings were $36 million. [More]

Walmart Subcontractor To Pay $21M To Settle Warehouse Workers’ Wage Theft Lawsuit

Walmart Subcontractor To Pay $21M To Settle Warehouse Workers’ Wage Theft Lawsuit

It’s common practice that when an employee does a job, he or she gets paid for that work. That compensation was at the crux of the issue in a lawsuit against Schneider Logistics Inc., one of Walmart’s largest distribution subcontractors, who reached a settlement for the alleged wage theft of 1,800 employees. [More]

Happy birthday, here's a baby!

Woman Gives Birth In Walmart Parking Lot On Her Birthday With Help From Fellow Shoppers

There’s a happy birthday, and then there’s “It’s my birthday and I’m having a baby in a Walmart parking lot.” A pregnant North Dakota woman had a scary situation on her hands when she went into labor right before she got into her car after a shopping trip. [More]