Last year my mom and I hit up our Walmart at around 2:30 or 3:00 a.m. We really wanted the ten dollar Idog for my daughters. Anyway, we got there and I notice there are like 15 Idogs out on the regular aisle in toys. So, since they are just sitting there and not in plastic, we scooped two up. Then we covered them up with our jacket, just in case. Anyway, while waiting in line we find out that there will only be ten or fifteen of the ten dollar Idogs for the whole store, and they are in a box in the middle aisle. I went back to the aisle where we had gotten them earlier and they were all cleared out. > There were tons of people waiting for the Idog that went home empty handed and they had had plenty, but just took them to the back.
When I tried to pay, it scanned 29.99 but I showed her the ad that said they were ten bucks and she gave it to me for that.
I work for Wal*Mart and countless times year after year this happens....Take the idogs for example....We already carry this item at a reg. price of 29.99, but when they decide to put something on sale for Black Friday they ship more of them in....LOOKING exactly like the ones of the shelf but they have a different upc #/barcode, so that the ones that are on the shelf are normal selling ones and then special black friday ones are featured somewhere else in the store...so its not that we are sneaky.....its just if you dont work in retail you really dont know the just of how they do it...just a little FYI for ya all.....if it is on the shelf ITS NOT THE ONE ON SALE....unless its later on in the day and they work into in the shelf if they have any left. Hope this helps