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Old 04-12-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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Wal-Mart will pay you to go into its stores ... sort of
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I ordered an iPad Mini from Walmart.com over the holidays, and the website database lost track of the item. It claimed to be able to provide delivery within 2 days and the status was not updated after 7 days. I tried to inquire on the status of item, but never received a reply. I canceled my order. What a joke.

Walmart.com has been a big "FAIL" for me so far.

I've been ordering from Amazon since 1999 and this has never happened.
I had the same issue ordering some toys for the kids at Christmas. The website said they were in stock and I could pick up that same day, but never got a confirmation and trying to call the store was a joke. I gave up after 3 days and cancelled the order and got them delivered from Amazon instead. Price difference for both toys was $5 more on Amazon but it was worth it.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I had trouble getting a refund at walmart.com. I ordered a pair of shoes & some towels or something. We were moving at the time, & I missed the 3 day pick up. One of the items was refunded automatically, but the other one was not. I went into the store to see if it was still there for pickup, as it was not refunded. They did not have the item & were unable to refund the money, I had to call a 800 number to claim my refund. They still did not refund the sales tax portion. So be sure to check your receipts.

I would not bother with walmart.com again, unless it was not available in store.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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We've done it a lot with baby supplies, especially stuff we want to keep at my out-of-state parents' for when we visit, so we don't have to transport a pack & play, stroller, box of diapers, etc.

On baby stuff, it's ordinarily cheaper than Amazon for the same brands.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I order fro Walmart.com all the time, and have never had any problems.
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Old 04-13-2017, 12:16 AM
 
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I was looking for a nice compact folding ultra lightweight ladder. Amazon only had it for $126 but only for Prime members. Knowing that sometimes Amazon doesn't have the best price, I did a Google Search and found out Walmart had it for $126 too. Bought it from Walmart and selected FREE DELIVERY to a nearby store. Now this is way better than Amazon, because if you buy Amazon and don't like the stuff you buy, shipping it back is such a hassle! But buying from Walmart, I can test the ladder in store and return it the same moment, too. But I did have to pay for it online. Amazon now has State Taxes everywhere too, right? So now, I actually think it could be more advantageous to shop from Walmart.com !!!

Comments? Have you done this too?

I ordered a few items from Walmart.com a few months back. I had it shipped to a Walmart Neighborhood store. When I arrived, I was second in line. The two people behind the counter were making keys for a customer. I had to wait over 30 minutes for them to get to me. It would have been easier to have it shipped to me using Amazon.
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I'm just wondering what will happen when Amazon puts these big box stores out of business will its business model change? Sears, Sports Authority, Radio Shack, K-marts in my area are all closed or due to close leaving fewer stores and the Amazon option.

I've used Walmart ship to store option several times with huge disappointments. They're not completely ready for prime time in that option as the items that I've ordered weren't what was delivered, wasting my time in driving into the store only to tell them I don't want it. There's a huge disconnect between the store and the online website.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: 76102
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I've ordered for store pick up before. You have to go and wait forever for someone to come to the counter, then wait again when they go to FIND your order.

No, thanks.

I'm with Amazon.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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I've ordered for store pick up before. You have to go and wait forever for someone to come to the counter, then wait again when they go to FIND your order.

No, thanks.

I'm with Amazon.
You're experiencing the result of a cut in personnel budgets by the Upper MisManagement. These brilliant folks have cut stores to the bone, forcing the department managers to do the work of the associates... at manager wages (!) ... to save money.

But in the process, they're alienating the customer base, and are committing business suicide.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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We use Wal mart .com and are happy with it. We travel all over the U.S. and just order it to be at the store in town we will be in. Have had all good results with it. Also use Home Depot and others the same way. Everybody has had it where they said it would be on time except once, and that was only one day later.
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