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Wal-Mart's Price Matching Backfires -- Fooled by Customers

Old 11-19-14, 08:24 PM
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Wal-Mart's Price Matching Backfires -- Fooled by Customers

The giant retailer was tricked into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for $90!

http://wgntv.com/2014/11/19/wal-mart...nsoles-for-90/
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Old 11-20-14, 07:37 PM
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Pretty clever scam. Create a listing on Amazon for $90, whip out your phone in checkout and have some clueless cashier take off $310.
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Old 11-20-14, 09:19 PM
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Clever trick... using Amazon to their advantage!
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Old 11-20-14, 09:56 PM
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Re: Wal-Mart's Price Matching Backfires -- Fooled by Customers

Even more clever, Walmart using this story as viral marketing fuel to advertise their price-matching for the most important shopping weeks of the year.
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Old 11-21-14, 02:22 AM
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Re: Wal-Mart's Price Matching Backfires -- Fooled by Customers

Phantom might be correct, sounds like a marketing stunt. I do not buy that Walmart's price scan app is not coded to tell the difference between an Amazon marketplace listing vs the same product offered by Amazon proper.

On the other hand, as they say...life is oftentimes stranger than fiction, so if this was a real goof on the part of the cashier, I feel bad for this individual because they were either let go (at minimum put on a pip, or Walmart equivalent) or will have their next paycheck docked.
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