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Old 02-27-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: S. Nevada
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The OP said dez nuts were ordered online.

So Mr_Geek should have said "check your nuts before eating them" <grin>

I can appreciate that in a brick and mortar grocery store there will be some expired items on the shelves.
Should an online sale be held to a different standard? Should checking expiry/best by be a part of the picker's procedure?

How much did dez nuts cost vs the $15?
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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The OP said dez nuts were ordered online.

So Mr_Geek should have said "check your nuts before eating them" <grin>

I can appreciate that in a brick and mortar grocery store there will be some expired items on the shelves.
Should an online sale be held to a different standard? Should checking expiry/best by be a part of the picker's procedure?

How much did dez nuts cost vs the $15?
It probably is part of the procedure but occasionally it can be missed.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Negotiate for $20
I second that opinion. Tell them if they can (finally) raise the minimum wage of their employees, the least they could do is bump up the bank...

(all sarcasm fully removed)
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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glad to hear you're being offered compensation, but I always figured it was up to the buyer to check expiration dates.
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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I am very positive it is this item..how did you know it was not bad enough?because i did not go to emergency ..yes it did not call for that but it was bad enough to prevent me from being able to walk.. and even if i did not eat a bite that does not eliminate the fact they they sold me expired food..
You didn't answer the question, 'what was the damage'.

You need to be able to assign a monetary value. Did you miss work? Spend money to see a doctor? What were the actual damages that you think you you should be compensated for? How much compensation do you think you deserve?
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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Exactly what damage was caused?
You did not feel bad enough to go to the Doctor and you have no idea if it was that particular item or something else you had eaten.
You really have no proof that any item you purchased from Walmart caused you any damage.
That's my question, too. After all, preserved food (particularly dried and canned foods) is generally safe to eat long after their expiration date, though they may lose some flavor after a while.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Next stop, Mickie D's drive through for a coffee.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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Agree with those who said it probably wasn't the nuts, could have just been a bug. This chart confirms what prospectheightsresident said above. Pecans last 6-9 months past the expiration date at the earliest. Expiration dates are not legally binding nor set by the FDA, companies set them themselves.

http://www.eatbydate.com/proteins/nu...piration-date/

"So, how long do nuts last? When properly stored, the shelf life of nuts past their sell by date is approximately …

Pantry Fridge Freezer
Past Printed Date Past Printed Date Past Printed Date Almonds last 9-12 Months 1 Year 2 Years Brazil Nuts last 9 Months 1 Year 1 Year Cashews last for 6-9 Months 1 Year 2 Years Hazelnuts last for 4-6 Months 1 Year 1 Year Macadamias last for 6-9 Months 1 Year 2 Years Peanuts last 6-9 Months 1 Year 2 Years Pecans last 6 Months 1 Year 2 Years Pine Nuts last 1-2 Months 3-4 Months 5-6 Months Pistachios last for 3 Months – – Walnuts last for 6 Months 1 Year 1-2 Years past their sell by date".

"But remember, nuts, unlike a lot of other proteins, usually have a best by date and not an expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely use nuts to compliment your favorite meals even after the best by date has lapsed."

Take the $15.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I'm sure the OP got an all expenses paid trip to Disney from Walmart poisoning her and her child.

Damages and all.

She couldn't walk you know.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I always check expiration dates at Walmart. The better their deal is, the closer the date usually is. Sometimes they get good prices from their suppliers because of the volume of their purchases. But sometimes they get better prices for other reasons. Especially check crackers, cereal, cookies, stuff in boxes. Quite often pretty stale.
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