As sad as it is to say, the hard truth out there is scamming does in fact exist on a shitty level. I quit the eBay game years ago over it. Now the stealing has reached a big time retailer level and it’s making news.
Wal-Mart, a company that has more money than it knows what to do with, is known for their generous price matching. Just recently they made it national policy that all stores price match their biggest and strongest competitor, Amazon. Since the online super center has no weekly ads, Wally World decided they would accept printed screenshots of the website. Seems fine right? Well here’s where the wrinkle comes in: if you’re less than scrupulous you could make a fake marketplace listing and set the price. Print out a screen of the fake and take it to Wal-Mart and bam, $90 PS4. That’s exactly what seems to have happened here as you can tell by the above pic.
Now that peeps know how to do this, it’s a sure bet that the chain will plug up that hole pretty fast. No one wants to sell something at a nearly 80% loss unless it’s Black Friday. Which begs the question, how will Wal-Mart go about price matching Amazon? They need to do it as Amazon routinely beats them out in the price department. I’ve put off several purchases in store and went with the online price. With Amazon Prime, I can wait two days for a hefty discount. If they want my dollars, they better come up with something that benefits us both and quick.
If you geeks remember, Wal-Mart got hit by the Sears price glitch and sold the Wii U and the 3DS for $60 due to their price match guarantee. This makes Wally World a prime target for scams until they fix their systems. I bet this isn’t the last we’ll see of shenanigans like this.