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Old 10-29-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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I bought a DVD player on Walmart online. It looked like it had been marked down a lot, and when it arrived it had an old price sticker for 5X what I paid for it. Naturally it didn't work, but it had a manufacturing date of March 2007.

Although I am sure that Walmart will take it back even though it has been unboxed, I am annoyed that I spent this time on a "new" item that was over 8 years old. I would like Walmart to give me a working DVD player of any quality (including a shelf model) as it was such a waste of my time. I am not happy just having my money returned.

Do you think I have a case, or am I being overly whiny?
Reminds me of this.
Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Rich Vein Of Overpriced Electronics From 2008
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Old 10-29-2015, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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What does a whimsical DVD player even look like?!
You know, kind of happy-go-lucky.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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"New" means something that has not been used before, not necessarily something that has just been released. And since it didn't work, you can return it. People buy things, and unfortunately many times they are defective. They return them or they don't. That's one of the minor frustrations in life. So they deal with it and move on.
I took the advice of most people who said I was being "whiny" and I simply returned it and got my money back without complaining.
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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hahahaha
we had a 5yr old cell phone we marked 75% off, hoping someone would be desperate enough to buy at that price
big wig comes in and has a fit, 'mark it back up, you can't go below cost on clearance, we'll lose money!'
so we marked it back to cost, and it sits and sits, it's been at least another year collecting dust on the shelf, but hey, at least we aren't losing money on it
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Old 10-31-2015, 05:10 AM
 
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Smile think of amazon

I like shopping in amazon
can you think it best choice
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:47 AM
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Location: City Data Land
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I took the advice of most people who said I was being "whiny" and I simply returned it and got my money back without complaining.
Good for you. Although I don't care for the Walmart shopping experience most of the time, I appreciate their liberal return policy, and I won't hesitate to return something that's defective or doesn't work for me.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:03 AM
 
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Well, if you had googled the product to check out reviews on it you would have found out how old it was.
Also, walmart is notorious for trying to pawn ancient tech for ridiculously high prices.

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Rich Vein Of Overpriced Electronics From 2008
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:22 AM
 
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I like shopping in amazon
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Well, if you had googled the product to check out reviews on it you would have found out how old it was.
http://www.amazon.com/Disney-PC700D-.../dp/B00JG71R1O
Disney Pirates of the Caribbean DVD Player - Walmart.com

The same item was on Amazon for $33.56 with no bad reviews. It was on Walmart for $18.97 with a lot of good reviews, but some bad ones. I don't see any indication of how to know how old the device was going to be.

The manufacture date was March 2007, and the third movie came out in May 2007. Maybe I could have guessed by the screening date, but the first movie was made in 2003. I just assumed that they were manufacturing them periodically.

There are several brands of DVD players for $20 and $30 apiece at hhgregg, but I though this one was colorful for a kid's room.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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This model is pretty old since it has no HDMI and has S-Video.
http://digichar.com/imgs/a/b/l/n/z/r...mote_4_lgw.jpg

http://digichar.com/imgs/a/b/l/n/z/r...mote_8_lgw.jpg
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:33 PM
 
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According to In-Stat, the number of HDMI devices sold was 5 million in 2004, 17.4 million in 2005, 63 million in 2006, 143 million in 2007, and 229 million HDMI devices in 2008.

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This model is pretty old since it has no HDMI and has S-Video.
That is a good point. Had the Walmart website listed the type of output, I might have noticed that it didn't have an HDMI port.

My complaint was not just the unit was 8 years old, but that it didn't work. Surely Walmart must have realized that there were significant numbers of these units not working in the last 8 years.

==================================================
Disney Pirates of the Caribbean DVD Player:
Supports MP3, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-RW and VCD playback
Support picture CD
Dolby Digital (AC3) digital audio output
Dolby digital (AC3) audio decoder: 2 channels
Dolby Digital (AC3) stereo down mix output
10-bit video D/A converter
NTSC output
Onscreen display user setup menu
Capacity for upgrading the software via CD-R
Chapter/time search
Audio language selection: 2 channels
Subtitle selection
Multi-angle
Includes full function remote control
Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)

Specifications
Disc Capacity: 1
Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Primary Color: Brown
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: PC700D
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.53
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.58 x 6.26 x 11.3
Walmart No.: 550541910
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