Just like many other big retailers, Walmart sells everything from vacuums to books and while most of their products are worth buying, you can find other items at better prices elsewhere.
To help you look at all your options, we’ve created a list of what you shouldn’t buy at Walmart, all in the name of saving more money and making sure you get the best product possible.
You should never buy TVs at Walmart, no matter how low prices may be. The retailer has great deals only because the quality of products matches the price point.
“Walmart’s HDTVs are at ‘low’ prices because they are the lower-quality versions than those sold elsewhere,” notes Lori McDaniel, senior content manager at Offers.com. “[You can] get higher-quality at low prices at a warehouse store like Costco or check out the best selling 4K TV on Amazon.”
2. A prepaid phone plan
When the experts at Tom’s Guide put nine phone carriers to the test a couple of years ago, they actually spent a lot of time arguing which carrier would claim the top spot. However, one thing was always certain, and that was who would land at the bottom of their list: Straight Talk Wireless, a prepaid phone plan offered by Walmart.
“Straight Talk had the slowest LTE speed of any carrier we tested, and it also came in last when we tested customer support,” they wrote of their decision. “Straight Talk’s performance in other areas—smartphone plans, phone selection, and special features—wasn’t strong enough to close the gap between it and other carriers.”