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Old 08-21-2008, 09:42 PM
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I think that law is a state law, and probably not everywhere. But, I don't know.

I do know that any time there has been a discrepancy, Wal-Mart has honored the price for me.

Of course, the most drastic one that I saw was Office Max. They had accidentally marked some $170 laptop cases for $47. I simply pointed it out to them and was not going to take advantage of that. They were quite insistent that I should buy one for that great price. (And they fixed the shelf while I was standing there.)
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:04 PM
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Thumbs down Wal-mart: dirty and horrible-

Originally Posted by donsabi View Post
I usually try to avoid the automated check-outs at Walmart for three reasons. For one I want to support labor and I realize that Walmart is try to eliminate more and more people. Secondly, they offer no benefit for scanning all my items, bagging, and the payment process. I like to shop early in the morning and it seems Walmart is providing less and less cashiers until this week there were none. The automated check-outs were the only option. The third reason is these automated units sometimes count items I didn’t buy. Today among my items were lemons and the scanner also charge me for onions of which I did not buy. I have also found items with two bar codes on them. The scanner reads both labels. I have also been charged for items I did not buy. When I bring this matter to their attention they tell me I am responsible because I scanned the items, I now limit myself to about ten items and I always check my register tape before I leave the store. If you use these automated check-outs I suggest you do the same.
Good post. They are horrible. Unfortunately the plethora of Wal-Marts in rural areas drives any alternatives out- for small appliances you may have a Target or Lowe's, basically similar merchandise.

Wal-mart here is filthy, and the automated check--out (the one time I went) did not work, they actually have you, the customer, on a camera, facing you like you are in jail or something....

They are awful and I will never set foot in one again, even if just for paper towels. I'll pay the 4.00 at Kroger.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:50 PM
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Originally Posted by momof2dfw View Post
I do not shop at Walmart and have not stepped foot in one in years but there are other scams they do on a regular basis even on the manned check-out lanes. Watch how much your items ring up. There are MANY times they have something marked for say .10cents lower on the shelf but will ring up higher at check-out. Most people will let it slide if they have fussed about in the past because they are such a pain in the rear to deal with and the cashier can not change it. If they do this at least 100x a day at EVERY store that is A LOT OF MONEY! People that I know that have had this happen to them have told me how the cashier and then the manager act over it and it is really sad. The cashiers can not change a price on their register. If you find it once you have paid and still there you have to go to customer service and get a manager which takes FOREVER. The managers get tiffy w/ them and make them "prove it" and still will fuss w/ the customer that it was okay. Then IF they get a refund their signs in the store clearly say (according to my friends as I don't shop there) if they ring something up wrong you get it free. I do not know of one person that has gotten a refund nor gotten it free. Pretty pathetic and just one of the many reasons why I refuse to shop there.
That problem is not exclusive to WalMart stores. I've had prices show up incorrectly at the cash registers of other stores too.
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