Monday, July 20, 2009

Not So Low

One of Walmart's biggest claims is that they are lowering prices every day. This leads people to ponder why aren't some things free yet? Um.. because that wouldn't be cost effective maybe?

As I was sitting at my desk thinking if I had a plasma tv I would surely need a plasma mount for said tv, I noticed my box of Commit lozenges that had been purchased at Walmart last week. I noticed the price sticker was covering another price sticker. I peeled the top one back. (I know you've done this once or twice, too.) This is what I saw. I may not be a whiz at math but that looks like a higher new price to me.


ShannonW said...

Wal Mart is good about doing that. I tend to scan prices at the "self checkers" found throughout the store before buying them.

bcmomtoo said...

Well yeah - they have to raise the prices before they lower them again. Otherwise things really could end up free. Now, wouldn't that be nice?

Anonymous said...

That's baaaaad!!!

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen that type of priceing at Wal-Mart for a long time. Basically, there was a sale or reduction and the person was too lazy to remove the old tags.

Second problem -- Price not what it was marked on shelf:
1 -Item was in the wrong place.
2> Price in computer was changed but price on shelf hadn't caught up as yet. (Changes are often done at night before the department manager gets there) so tell the cashier that you want it at the lower price on the shelf and in most cases, it will happen. Remember, please be nice. Most Wal-mart employees are just trying to do their jobs and will theire to help you.

Anonymous said...

Hehe, take it back and ask for the lower price. They'll probably give it to you.

Misty DawnS said...

I'd do what silverneurotic suggested. I bet you'd get some money back.