Walmart shoppers are complaining that stores are running out of iPhones as Black Friday sales begin (WMT)

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  • Walmart shoppers reported a shortage of iPhones within the stores on Black Friday.
  • The retailer previously touted a number of in-store, iPhone-related bargains.
  • Walmart customers took to social media to complain.

Walmart shoppers flocked to the retail giant on Black Friday, expecting top in-store deals on high-ticket items.

But some Walmart customers seeking bargains on iPhones were sorely disappointed.

The Verge reported that the retail giant previously touted specific iPhone deals, including a $300 Walmart gift card with the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR and a $400 Walmart gift card with the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus. To get the gift cards, the iPhones had to be activated on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon payment plans.

But shoppers took to social media to say that their attempts to purchase iPhones at the retailer’s Black Friday in-store event didn’t go too smoothly. In fact, a number of customers said that their stores only carried a handful of iPhones in total.

Other prospective shoppers asked for guidance on which stores are still carrying certain iPhones.

A Walmart spokesperson has not yet responded to Business Insider’s request for comment. Walmart’s website did not appear to be advertising the deals as of Thanksgiving evening. 

Read more: What you need to know about Black Friday this year

Meanwhile, customers continue to complain, inquire, and boast about Walmart’s Black Friday iPhone deals on social media:

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