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#1 sweetflower429  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 5, 2007 - 6:59 am

At our local Walmart they are taking down the rollback and sale price tags on merchandise that is in current ad and jacking the price back up to normal. On the Fisher Price Digital camera they have it on sale for 48.88. On Monday it was this price but on Tuesday it was ringing up 64.99. Also the V smile pockets. They were ringing up 59.99. Overnight the prices got raised to 79.99. These are not the only items. Anything that is selling it seems like they are doing this. Are they hurting this bad that they are trying to scam customers. If you bought a few items and didn't pay attention to it ringing up, you would walk out of there paying way too much. be on the lookout for the correct prices.

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Posted Dec 5, 2007 - 9:42 am

Dumb on Walmart's part. They could lose money that way if people make them honor the correct price guarantee. (if an item does not ring up the correct price you get $3 off that item or get 1 item free if the item is under $3). So people could end up getting the stuff even cheaper than the sale price. Of course, WM certainly doesn't OFFER the price guarantee...you have to drag it out of them like pulling teeth. But smart consumers can beat them at their little game. ;)

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Posted Dec 5, 2007 - 10:19 am

wow, that is beyond stupid on their part...

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Posted Dec 5, 2007 - 10:22 am

i have things ring up at the wrong price at Wal-Mart all the time and I'm lucky if I can get them to honor the price they have listed on their shelves, let alone the price guarantee - takes a good 15 minutes for each item that rings up wrong and in the meantime, everyone behind me in line is gettting ticked off

#5 EYGLE  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 5, 2007 - 7:15 pm

Well in Michigan we have a bounty law. You get 10 times the amount you were overcharged up to $5.00. You have to leave the store and then walk back in in but its worth it to get the difference plus the bounty.

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Posted Dec 6, 2007 - 11:45 am

Wow that is a GREAT LAW:D

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Posted Dec 6, 2007 - 12:33 pm

I noticed the same thing at our local wal-mart last night. I went in to pick up a few things and they had raised the prices on several things. Alot of stores do this right before christmas. It SUCKS!! I wanted to get something from TRU and it was 20 more than it was 2 weeks ago.....

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Posted Dec 6, 2007 - 5:24 pm

I had to complain to the headquarters about my local store not honoring their shelf price and they forwarded the complaint to the local Wal-Mart management. The assistant manager told me about the $3 policy - I didn't even know about it before then. It sure isn't printed anywhere that I can see - even in customer service.

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Posted Dec 10, 2007 - 7:26 am

My Walmart took off all their rollback prices in toys about 2 weeks ago. All the toys are now regular priced. Needless to say they have tons of everything.

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 10:43 pm

TRU did the same thing. At first I thought it was because their toy ad ended but nope, they raised prices on things that weren't even on sale. The average price increase I saw was between $3-$7. Puzzles went from $2.99 to $4.99. Many more examples. I still have their toy book (my kids circled and study them cover to cover) so I checked on a few of the items. When they list thier sale price, they also listed the regular price. So not only did the toy book sale end, but those "regular" prices increased. I read something a few months back that there was suppose to be an industry wide toy price increase of about 10% in Jan. 08, I guess some stores started early. :(

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Posted Dec 19, 2007 - 3:40 pm

I had to complain to the headquarters about my local store not honoring their shelf price and they forwarded the complaint to the local Wal-Mart management. The assistant manager told me about the $3 policy - I didn't even know about it before then. It sure isn't printed anywhere that I can see - even in customer service.



They are SUPPOSE to honor this at the registers but usually only do it at the CS desk and even then they don't usually do it unless you mention it. Next time anything rings up wrong (even by a penny!!) say "Don't you have a $3.00 off policy if an item rings up wrong?". lol
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Posted Dec 20, 2007 - 6:38 pm

Well I had 3 items ring up wrong yesterday. One was actually less than it should have been. The two that rang up higher I got for free. Of course they were only .98 anyway.

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Posted Dec 20, 2007 - 8:47 pm

Ahhhh... it just wouldn't be the Holidays full of all that Christmas Spirit without almost everyone trying to price gouge and rip you off! I mean, for example, look at Amazon(sorry for another store post), they(individual stores) are asking $200 for the Ultimate BumbleBee that you could get at WM for $80. Well, until the last couple of weeks, haven't checked.

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Posted Dec 20, 2007 - 9:07 pm

Good luck with Wal-Mart hororing the $3 thing. Last time I cought them overcharging me I went to customer service and asked that they change the price in the computer to match the one on the shelf, and to give me the $3 they owe me for catching their mistake. The CSM acted like she didn't know what I was talking about. The other 2 CSMs standing there said "I thought we took those signs off the registers." I just stood there staring at them saying nothing while my over-tired pre-choolers run around CS area knocking things over and being a general nusience. Evntunally they gave it to me, but I got the impression that they no longer wish to honor that policy.

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Posted Dec 21, 2007 - 4:32 am

Ahhhh... it just wouldn't be the Holidays full of all that Christmas Spirit without almost everyone trying to price gouge and rip you off! I mean, for example, look at Amazon(sorry for another store post), they(individual stores) are asking $200 for the Ultimate BumbleBee that you could get at WM for $80. Well, until the last couple of weeks, haven't checked.


Are you sure the Amazon item wasn't sold by a third party? I noticed some items jacked up in price, but then noticed it was a merchant on their site.. not Amazon themselves, if that makes sense. But I've noticed the same thing - a lot of hot items are double or triple the retail price. :/




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