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Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby teknoge3k » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:21 am

For Black Friday 2014, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is formalizing the practice of matching the price of online retailers, including Amazon. The company informed managers of stores across the United States on November 13th that the practice is approved.

This is big news for Wal-Mart shoppers, since previously the price matching polices officially only matched other brick-and-mortar stores. Greg Foran, President and CEO of Walmart U.S., told Reuters that half the stores were already doing this anyway.

Since Amazon traditionally sets it's price just below the big box stores during the Black Friday season, and they've been pushing for same-day delivery in select major cities - it's a smart move for Wal-Mart to give customers more incentive to shop in-house.
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Re: Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby Vols44 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:49 am

Thanks for the ups, I'll have to see what kind of printed or smartphone viewing my local will need for a PM.

In a sidebar Amazon groceries and select items are delivered same day in major metros and parcels seven days a week (in the contiguous 48) Oct 19th through Dec 31st (and possibly beyond).

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Postby lwmjr » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:34 pm

Amazon shipping is usually free with prime, something else to think about.
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Re: Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby nikkigirl01 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:23 pm

Vols44 wrote:Thanks for the ups, I'll have to see what kind of printed or smartphone viewing my local will need for a PM.

In a sidebar Amazon groceries and select items are delivered same day in major metros and parcels seven days a week (in the contiguous 48) Oct 19th through Dec 31st (and possibly beyond).



As per policy, if the price difference is less than $50, no proof of the ad is needed. If it is over 50 bucks, proof can be required at the manager's discretion, and we have computers, in store that can look those prices up.

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Re: Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby teknoge3k » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:22 pm

Looks like this one backfired on Walmart!

Customers using the price match promotion have tricked Walmart into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for less than a quarter of their retail price.

Using third-party sellers on Amazon, customers have been able to obtain PlayStation 4s for as low as $90, CNBC reports.

On Nov. 13, the company announced that it would price-match select online retailers, including Amazon.

However, any Amazon user with a registered selling account can create authentic looking pages and list items “for sale” online.

Walmart customers simply needed to take a screenshot of the page and show it to a Walmart cashier to request the price match.

Walmart’s online price match policy states, “We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.”

According to CNBC, few employees appear to have verified the legitimacy of these online prices, as many customers have reported being able to purchase PlayStation 4s for $90.

On Twitter and Reddit, customers have posted pictures of receipts showing that Walmart accepted and price-matched the fake Amazon listings.

Story: http://myfox8.com/2014/11/19/walmart-tr ... es-for-90/
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Re: Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby john.daggett » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:43 pm

Not sure if awesome????? Or just dishonest lol

teknoge3k wrote:Looks like this one backfired on Walmart!

Customers using the price match promotion have tricked Walmart into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for less than a quarter of their retail price.

Using third-party sellers on Amazon, customers have been able to obtain PlayStation 4s for as low as $90, CNBC reports.

On Nov. 13, the company announced that it would price-match select online retailers, including Amazon.

However, any Amazon user with a registered selling account can create authentic looking pages and list items “for sale” online.

Walmart customers simply needed to take a screenshot of the page and show it to a Walmart cashier to request the price match.

Walmart’s online price match policy states, “We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.”

According to CNBC, few employees appear to have verified the legitimacy of these online prices, as many customers have reported being able to purchase PlayStation 4s for $90.

On Twitter and Reddit, customers have posted pictures of receipts showing that Walmart accepted and price-matched the fake Amazon listings.

Story: http://myfox8.com/2014/11/19/walmart-tr ... es-for-90/

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Re: Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby angelmse » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:50 pm

This is really sad..... shame that people would do this, hopefully it doesn't ruin price matching for the rest of us

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Re: Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby bfaddict » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:54 pm

whoops! you would think they would have had a safe guard for something like that... at least a "if you think it's not legit, ask a manager" type of thing.

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Re: Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby blueredzone » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:13 pm

Your telling me a customer tried to pull one over on the store? wow....thats shocking!!!

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Postby teknoge3k » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:14 pm

blueredzone wrote:Your telling me a customer tried to pull one over on the store? wow....thats shocking!!!


No, I'm not saying a customer tried to pull one over.. I am saying customers DID pull one over. ;)
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Re: Walmart will price match Amazon!

Postby caravaggio » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:17 pm

Yeah, there are actual twitter pictures of people with their receipts. Despicable.


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