Jet.com today became an Apple Authorized Reseller, which allows the Walmart-owned marketplace to sell brand-new Apple products like the iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch Series 3, and much more (via Business Insider). In terms of prices, Jet isn't offering many notable discounts on Apple's devices, with most products -- like Beats headphones and 2018 iPad -- matching the original retail prices at Apple.com.
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However, Jet's entry into the Apple Authorized Reseller program comes with an offer of up to $200 off when you buy select Apple products and accessories together. The bundles are pre-made by Jet, and offer combos like a MacBook Pro (2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB HD), Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones, and Magic Mouse 2 for $1,577.82, down from $1,727.95. One bundle climbs to $300 off a 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB HD) with the same accessories added in for $2,927.68, down from $3,227.95.
Apple Watch Series 3 models are bundled with PowerBeats3 Wireless Headphones, with offers like the 38mm GPS Aluminum Apple Watch and Powerbeats3 priced at $478.76, down from $528.95. Even with the bundle discount, it would still be cheaper to purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 and Powerbeats3 separately at places like Best Buy, where they are currently discounted to $279.00 and $119.99, respectively. All of Jet's bundle prices will last through May 23.
There are a handful of featured Apple deals matching discounts at other places, like the Apple Watch Series 1 for $149.00 in 38mm Aluminum and $179.00 in 42mm Aluminum, similar to the current prices at Jet's parent company Walmart. An iPad mini 4 (128GB) discount to $299.99 matches Best Buy and Walmart's current price, while a sale on the 5th generation iPad (32GB) also matches Walmart's price of $249.00, while beating B&H Photo ($269) and Best Buy ($314).
When ordering from Jet, the retailer offers 2-day delivery on thousands of items, and free shipping on orders over $35. Besides electronics, Jet features a wide variety of products, from groceries to household cleaners, patio and garden furniture, small appliances, and more. Jet launched in 2015, and in 2016 Walmart acquired the company and it became a subsidiary of Walmart later that year.
Top Rated Comments
WalMart doesn't have anything against Apple. WalMart simply doesn't want to accept Apple Pay because it wants to maintain purchasing information on its customers. Apple Pay completely anonymizes the transaction thereby denying WalMart a method of tying purchases to specific customers.
Reselling Apple products, on the other hand, is a simple case of selling items for profit. WalMart has been selling iPads and iPhones for years.
Is it any more interesting than Apple buying AMOLED panels from Samsung when Samsung makes a competing phone?