Google Wallet Merchants Kick Off Mobile Payments With Discounts

Many of the major retailers that were expected to roll out Google’s mobile payments service have gone live today, with an additional benefit for early adopters: Steep discounts. The Google Wallet is now available at American Eagle Outfitters, the Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Toys“R”Us, according to a Google blog post. As part of the launch, some of the stores are offering 10 to 15 percent off purchases.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus