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Wal-Mart changes tune, sells Nanos

updated 09:30 am EST, Wed November 30, 2005

Wal-Mart changes tune

Apple's iPod was one of the with Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs over whether the iPod player should play music from more varied sources: "He won, we lost. Now we have Nanos in the stores," Fitzsimmons said, referring to the latest, smallest version of the iPod. Wal-Mart said Saturday its Black Friday sales were good, with strong sales of computers, dolls, portable DVD players and video games, although it didn't provide precise sales figures. Wal-Mart estimated that its sales at stores open at least a year - or same-store sales, a closely watched measure of retail performance - rose 4.3% in November, compared with its original forecast for a 3% to 5% increase.

by MacNN Staff




  1. trenchcoat77

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Goliath blinked...

    and made some more money.

  1. mouseketter

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It wouldn't suprise me..

    It wouldn't suprise me if in a few months Wal-mart anouced that their music download service will be iPod compatable. But only for Windows users.

  1. jimster

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Knowing how Wal-mart deals with vendors and milks every last cent out of them for price, I suspect there is much more than He won, we lost. What is more likely the scenero is that Walmart demanded the base wholesale price of the ipod to be much lower than it gives other vendors such as Bestbuy etc in order for Walmart to undercut the price charged by other retailers. Apple in their wisdom said no way. We will sell you wholesale the price of the ipod the same as other vendors. Our product sells well and we don't need to offer reduced prices to you Walmart, other retailers will gladly pay our wholesale price we set in order to give our customers the items they want. Now, if the ipod was on the skids and sales were lackluster then Apple would more be willing to lower prices. it's called supply and demand. If demand is high, people willl pay for that item. If an item doesn't sell then they lower the price to make it more attractive.

    I commend Apple for sticking to their guns and not cave into pressure from Walmart on their terms.

  1. fritzw1957

    Joined: Dec 1969


    RE: f**k walmart

    Does ANYONE moderate this?

    First, there is no need for this language as "jimster" had explained quite correctly about what Wal-Mart has done in response to Apple's sticking to their guns in keeping the wholesale price where it's at a COMPETITIVE price! In the end, it's a win-win for both parties involved.

    Second, if you don't like Wal-Mart or George W. Bush, I would suggest to "climacs" (interesting moniker there!) that he or she vacate out of the country and go live amongst his or her fellow Muslim extremist, Jihad loving compatriots and see how well they fare there where there is NO freedom, NO ability to post comments such as were posted and I suspect I'm dealing with a 15-year old who "thinks" they know all about world affairs at such a young age... I doubt it.

  1. garmonbosia

    Joined: Dec 1969


    which is more offensive?

    climax's unfortunate turette's, or you saying anyone that disagree's with Dubya is a "Muslim extremist" or a Jihadist. You just lumped about 70% into an anti-american group.

    Let me clear something up for you. I served our country to preserve my, yours, and climax's right to be critical of our government, and I don't appreciate your contention that because I think this president is a disaster for our country that speaking out about it makes me unpatriotic.

    If you don't like it, you can kiss my red, white , and blue a** just before you leave this free speaking country.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    what a moron

    Second, if you don't like Wal-Mart or George W. Bush, I would suggest to "climacs" (interesting moniker there!) that he or she vacate out of the country and go live amongst his or her fellow Muslim extremist, Jihad loving compatriots

    so, if I disagree with Bush and disapprove of Wal-Mart, I'm in league with Islamic extremists?

    What an idiot you are. How do you remember to breathe without a sticky note to remind you?

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    thank you garmonbosia

    there is a serious lack of brains on the right these days. I am old enough to remember when conservatives weren't dumb as a box of rocks.

    But there aren't any conservatives these days, just worshippers of the Bush cult. If W says 2+2 is 5, then people like fritzw1957 agree and anyone who says otherwise are America-hating Saddam-lovers.

    George W. Bush is not a political philosophy.

    By the way fritzw, how's the hunt for Osama going? You know, that guy who killed 3000 people in NY and DC and PA on 9/11? Bush sure doesn't remember who he is.

    Or how about these greatest hits of your false idol GW Bush?

    "Mission Accomplished!"

    "Bring 'em on!"

    2110 KIA
    0 WMD

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Bush's approval rating.

    Just a reminder - because I know it will piss off fritzw1957 and ruin his day...

    Clinton's LOWEST approval rating during the trumped-up impeachment was 57%.

    Have a nice day. I sure will.

  1. LordJohnWhorfin

    Joined: Dec 1969




  1. wingdo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I remember when you could log in here and get news about macs and ipods. Now it is just BS from jerks on both sides of the political isle.

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