$5.00 Bin At Walmart (1/26/12)

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Yeah, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. rwil

    rwil Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fayetteville, AR
    I've been seeing the Metallica remastered versions of Kill Em All and Ride the Lightning in the $5 Walmart bins.
     
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  2. hurple

    hurple Forum Resident

    Location:
    Clinton, IL, USA
    There are Wal Marts that still have the $5 bin?

    None around here still do that I can find.
     
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  3. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    My Walmart still has the $5 bin
     
  4. Aggie87

    Aggie87 Gig 'Em!

    The local Walmarts still have them here too.

    But they are usually half-filled with DVDs in addition to cds. It's a major pain to even look through them anymore, and I generally don't bother.

    If they bothered to make these easier to look through (like actually having them on a shelf/rack where you could flip through them and see the titles on the top of the cd case, like their normal cd stock), I think they'd sell easily twice as many of them, if not more.

    It seems clear Walmart doesn't really care though.
     
  5. Most stores have done away with the $5 bins. A few locations with lots of extra space still have them. Interestingly enough, they do still seem to be rotating in new $5 CDs.
     
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  6. BILLONEEG

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I still get quite a few each week. enough to keep my 8 foot long racks full. Last week I sorted all the "Greatest Hits", "Best Of" & "Hits" compilartion CD's together to the second half of the racks to make it easier for my customers. I then made a "Playlist", "Icon", "20th Century Masters" & "Rhino" sections for easy access. I got a lot of words of appreciation from my customers for doing it too so that makes it worth doing even more.
     
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  7. Best Buy has their cheap bin priced at $5.99. I've seen some Walmart locations have a $7 music bin with newer stuff and more recent greatest hits.
     
  8. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    In the Walmart $5 bin I bought the Casablanca CD of Harry Simeone Chorale Little Drummer Boy, Dolly Parton-Home For Christmas and Jim Nabors Christmas.
     
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  9. Most stores seem to have received a wave of Christmas CDs priced at $5. It's a mix of older Christmas acts (Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, etc) and newer Pop acts.
     
  10. BILLONEEG

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
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  11. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Just picked up Diana Ross Icon.

    [​IMG]

    Darryl
     
  12. BrokenByAudio

    BrokenByAudio Forum Resident

    I picked up greatest hits from Guess Who and Stevie Ray Vaughan a few months ago but they were in the racks!
     
  13. BILLONEEG

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I see all three of these Guess Who CD's in my $5 racks from time to time. I always recommend the third one because it has 18 tracks instead of 12 & 14.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. canonlon

    canonlon Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ontario, CANADA
    Picked up a couple $5 Walmart CD’s today;
    Nirvana- In Utero
    SRVaughan - Greatest
     
  15. I think these $5 batches tend to come in specific genre waves. Hard rock, country, R&B, newer pop, etc.
     
  16. hurple

    hurple Forum Resident

    Location:
    Clinton, IL, USA
    Do any Wal Mart's actually still have these bins? Not seen any in this area for a long time.
     
  17. andy749

    andy749 Forum Resident

    I know of one that has a bargain area among the regular shelves/racks whatever you wanna call em. Not a dump bin anymore but there are still 5 and 7 dollar discs. Not as good as it used to be but still some.
     
  18. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    Location:
    ohio
    the dump bins for both movies and music are gone from the wal-marts in northeast ohio.

    FYE has $5 and $7 bins for both CD's and movies however.
     
  19. BILLONEEG

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
    At my Walmart I am known as the "CD Guy" because I load the racks, keep the CD's organized on a daily basis & know what we have. When they got rid of the CD bin it was a blessing for the customers because they never liked digging through it. Through a major discussion with management, I was able to convince them to let me dedicate an 8 foot section of the racks to the $5 & $7 CD's which I also keep organized. My customers love it & buy a lot of CD's. I still buy a lot too.
     
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  20. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    Location:
    ohio
    i always felt that, had they been organized, wal-mart would have sold a lot more of those $5 items. it truly was a total pain in the ass looking through those big round tubs,
     
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  21. Channel Z

    Channel Z Forum Resident

    Location:
    Illinois
    The stores in my area still have the bins. One of the problems with the bin is damaged jewel cases. I see a lot of cracked ones.
     
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  22. I know of at least one Super Walmart that still has the $5 bin. Most stores have gone to stocking the $5 CDs in a normal retail shelf area.

    I just picked up Van Halen's 1984 album in fact from Walmart.
     
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  23. A couple of new CDs have appeared. I saw dozens of Metallica's Black album and Crystal Visions, the Stevie Nicks' best-of compilation.
     

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