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Old 11-19-14, 07:24 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, 06:37 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, 08:19 PM
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Clever trick... using Amazon to their advantage!
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Old 11-20-14, 08:56 PM
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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, 01:22 AM
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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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Old 03-15-19, 04:19 PM
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In 2017, Wal-Mart eliminated their price matching policy and instead implemented the Savings Catcher program. This program basically asked customers to download the Wal-Mart app and submit their purchase receipts to it and WM system would determine if there were any lower prices in stores nearby. If there were any lower prices, Wal-Mart would then give the customer a refund for the price difference in the form of a e-gift card. Late last year, WM decided to change the program once again and would now only do the Savings Catcher deal if the customer paid using the Wal-Mart Pay on the app. So now they were not only asking to track your purchases but also add your personal credit card so you could use Wal-Mart pay and get a difference for the lower prices in other stores. Well, now I got an email saying that Wal-Mart always has the lowest prices (which is a lie) and will be eliminating the program on May 14, 2019. Seriously, these guys are simply assholes.
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It was always a program intended to lure in younger consumers and then sucker them into using their Walmart Pay app. It's pretty obvious the initiative was a failure.
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I probably got 150 bucks back from Savings Catcher over a year or so. However, once they started the Walmart Pay, I was no longer concerned with trying to save money through them and diverted a lot of my grocery shopping to another store.
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I used the Savings Catcher, but never the Walmart Pay app. The change in terms to the Savings Catcher was expected, because people like me would pick up receipts in the parking lot to scan in. I also probably got around $150, with very little of that being my own actual purchases. WalMart has cheaper prices on some things I've paid attention to, but not on others.
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Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
I used the Savings Catcher, but never the Walmart Pay app. The change in terms to the Savings Catcher was expected, because people like me would pick up receipts in the parking lot to scan in. I also probably got around $150, with very little of that being my own actual purchases. WalMart has cheaper prices on some things I've paid attention to, but not on others.
Thatís some Danol-class skillz.
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