Thread DetailsLast Edited by widgit June 17, 2016 at 07:17 PM
Link for reference only
You can find Apple iPad mini 3 16GB Wifi at $149 using brickseek. Item id 37650848
Cheapest price on this is so far $299 as far as I know.
(hints from JohnOM 's post here https://slickdeals.net/f/8841931-50-65-samsung-led-hdtvs-walmart-very-ymmv-deals-as-low-as-124-b-m-only?v=1&src=Si
For those that have been chasing all of the recent Walmart YMMV deals and paying attention, there are some specific stores that often drop the prices long before any of the other stores. If you have been paying attention during these deals you may have noticed which stores are the ones that most frequently drop prices and you'll already have an idea which stores you'll want to focus on when you use brickseek or the app. I have confirmed that these prices match exactly in two of the Walmart stores that I know that usually drop prices before others (in two different states so it's not likely to be random chance). Keep in mind that these prices may not ever drop at other Walmarts, but if you know which stores are the pilot stores that usually receive notice from corporate to drop prices then keep an eye on them and see if you see any changes.
This is still very YMMV. I have never personally attempted this on TVs but I have had a TON of success doing this at Walmart for many other deals (pressure washers, headphones, hard drives, xbox plug and play kits, kid's go-cart, and more). To attempt this it is fairly simple, you buy the item at one store that has the item in stock and likely full price and then return the item to another store that has a lower price displayed on your brickseek search. When you make the initial return, use an excuse something like "I used the wrong form of payment" or whatever you feel is best and likely to work for you. IF** you can, after you complete the return process, ask if you can take the item with you while you shop so that you can take it to a self checkout aisle to prevent any issues with CSR objecting to you paying less for the item at this store than you did the previous store. Could be a very rewarding process but it certainly requires extra work if it's out of stock at the store with the lowest price.
Price matching method
This is also YMMV, but I have had great success with this in the past with best buy as I mentioned above.
1. Start with brickseek and search the item #. Find the local stores that list the item for the lowest prices. Inventory does not matter on brickseek, just find the low prices and proceed to the next step.
2. Open the Walmart app and search for the item by name or description.
3. Filter the search results to "At Your Store" and then type in your zip code to get a list of local stores. (I recommend disabling location services for this)
4. Select the store that had the lowest price on your brickseek search.
5. Return to filtered search results. If the item is in stock at that store you will see it listed in the search results with the same price you saw on brickseek. USE THIS PAGE FOR YOUR PRICEMATCH. DO NOT DO ANYTHING ADDITIONAL.
6. If the item is not listed as in stock at that store, repeat from step 4 and choose another store that had the lower price (if available).
7. DO NOT CLICK ON THE ITEM FROM WITHIN THE SEARCH RESULTS. Doing so will bring you to the generic Walmart.com page for that item and will show the Walmart.com price, which is almost guaranteed not to match the discounted price in store.
8. DO NOT CLICK ADD TO CART TO "VERIFY PRICING" OF THE ITEM. Doing this means you failed to follow step 7 correctly and once again the price you will be adding to the cart is from Walmart.com, not the price seen in your local store. Sometimes BB employees get a warm and fuzzy feeling about doing a PM when they see that you are able to add the item to your cart, I know. If you find yourself in this situation, you can also replicate these same results using the full walmart.com webpage and using the "Search our shelves" feature from within the designated "my local store" section. Use THIS on BB's PC to show that the item is in stock at your local store that is within 25 miles since that is part of their price match policy (seen here [bestbuy.com])