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Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« on: November 13, 2014, 12:51:52 PM »
This holiday season, Wal-Mart Corp. has told the managers of its approximately 5,000 stores that they can price match Amazon and other online retailers.

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102182292

One that I've encountered in the past is Wal-Mart not matching their own prices.  E.g. at a Wal-Mart in the nearby city, a widget might be $19 but at local Wal-Mart it's, say, $24 and local won't meet the price of the other Wal-Mart because it's not in the immediate area.
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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 01:31:29 PM »
I've never been above driving a little to patronize a merchant who was willing to cut a better deal, or pay a little more to get something from a merchant who needed my money more that Wally World. I'm funny that way.
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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 05:10:20 PM »
They've told employees to price match their own online prices as well.  My sister works at Walmart so they're pretty much going to price match all competitors this holiday season.  This from the cashier's meeting  LOL


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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 10:42:56 PM »
I do VERY well with their savings catcher. If you're not using it, you should. I got almost $50 back in the last three weeks.

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 07:07:01 PM »
^ I had wondered if that really added up or not. Thanks

They've told employees to price match their own online prices as well.  My sister works at Walmart so they're pretty much going to price match all competitors this holiday season.  This from the cashier's meeting  LOL

eCommerceBytes and others are now reporting the same sort of thing and that they're price matching 3P sellers on Amazon.  It's no big surprise that the manipulation and such has already started.  Walmart is not adding in s/h to the price when price matching, so if someone lists an item for, say, $0.99 w/ $19.99 s/h, walmart will price match to the $0.99 price.  People are reporting that they are successfully getting walmart to price match low ballers on Amazon, price match people that try to confuse customers with inflated shipping, and price match scammers on Amazon that are listing things like the XBox One Assassins Creed Bundle for $98.  Another report is that a person got walmart to price match Tide Pods for $1.04

http://www.amazon.com/Tide-Count-Spring-Meadow-Detergent/dp/B007E01CL0/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=AR51RTMC639PQ

It's also going around that if the price reduction is $20+, then a manager has to do it (creating extra long queues), but otherwise the cashier can do it.  There are also reports that they're limiting the price match items to qty 1 each.

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2014, 09:23:35 AM »
WOW if they'll price match the Tide I'm all over that  LOL

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2014, 10:54:35 AM »
Another 3P seller has Dr Pepper at $0.01 for a 24pk (plus over $30 for s/h).  Very tempting to go try to get the Tide and DP this evening :rotfl

http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Pepper-12-Ounce-Cans-Pack/dp/B004JX5NGA/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A23X45KA6NT1GM

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2014, 11:29:37 AM »
I have some things to say but if you don't have something nice to say, blah blah blah ... I'll be over there in the corner sitting on my morals fingers.

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2014, 02:23:46 PM »
I wonder if the $0.01 sellers are just waiting for orders, and then going into Walmart to buy the pricematched product and ship it out. Depending on how your shipping $$$ is structured it obviously could work.

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2014, 03:22:41 PM »
And when Wal-Mart finally has to stop price matching to end this fraud, THEY'LL be the villian.
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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2014, 04:43:38 PM »
In a way, though, they should have expected it.  There's a reason that back when Amazon price matched web prices, part of it was that it had to be being sold by an established retailer (e.g. Staples.com, BestBuy.com, Sears.com)

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2014, 05:09:15 PM »
I talked to my sister about this after the read this post and she said at her particular store, their instructions are to make the customer happy, don't back your line up, move on.  IF, however, someone has like 30 of something in the cart and wants it matched at that price, call for a CSM or area manager, so that the manager (who gets the BIG bucks LOL) can tell the customer rather than the cashier having to honk them off.  You would not believe how many people say fine and leave the buggy and the cashier has to void the order.  If there's any type of refrigerated products in the cart, off to the trash that goes because they have no way of knowing how long it's been out of refrigeration and they can't put it back into a refrigerated case.  LOTS of "waste" at Walmart and I'm sure other retailers as well.     :m218

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2014, 10:20:24 PM »
$90 psp4
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102197050

I see walmart making changes soon
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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2014, 10:22:37 PM »
Lol
My walmart puts refrigerate stuff and frozen back all the time
I see it at least every other visit

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2014, 03:06:35 PM »
ewwwwwwwwwwwww that's not good.  I know they don't do it here, there's ALOT of waste when people abandon buggy   LOL


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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2014, 12:34:10 AM »
It's official. Walmart has learned how the internet works and changed their price match policy to no longer include 3P sellers nor smaller ecommerce seller websites.

http://corporate.walmart.com/policies/our-online-price-match-policy


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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2014, 06:02:18 PM »
The funny thing is Walmart runs a 3P marketplace >of their own<. Another company I worked at used to sell on it, and some of my competitors with the same stock sell on it. You'd think they would know about this.

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Re: Walmart B&Ms to price match Amazon
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2014, 07:32:48 PM »
Thanks for clarifying that W-Mart is learning as it goes along.
Watched a buyer use the match price at WMart today.
Price matched item to an online price (didn't see the company).
The item was $2.53 and the online price was $1.00.
Merchant looked at the woman's phone for the amount, over-rode the price and updated amount due.
Customer then had a coupon for $1.00 for the item.
Freebie.

The buyer turned and apologized for the extra 30 seconds it took for the cashier.
I told her no problem and you go, girl!
<smile>

I wonder how prevalent this is going to be.

  

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