Posted Thu May 27, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
In addition to stocking Onkyo products on virtual shelves, Walmart will soon have a pair of exclusive Onkyo products in stock.
You've got to hand it to Walmart. Despite a less than sterling reputation and a penchant for stocking low end electronics, the company has really started to step up its game. It carries some higher end sets now, has a dedicated Blu-ray section, and it even has a few receivers.
The latest brand to start seeing some Walmart love is Onkyo. And sure, Onkyo is available at Best Buy and at other big box stores, but this might be the first time a specialist brand of this caliber has made it to the fabled shelves of Walmart.
Onkyo products won't be carried at retail locations just yet, but they'll be available online in the next few weeks. Onkyo's price limit for products at the moment is $499.
Walmart also gets two Onkyo exclusives. The HT-RC230 A/V receiver and AV-X280 HTiB are both derivatives of existing Onkyo products, but will only be available through Walmart.
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