Wal-Mart Got Scammed

WalmartCustomers have used Wal-Mart’s price-matching promotional in order to purchase $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for a fraction of the retail price using third-party sellers on Amazon.com.

Earlier this month, the retailer announced it would begin a price-match promotion with select online retailers including Amazon; However, the website allows any Amazon user with a registered selling account to create authentic-looking sales pages.

As a result, a number of Wal-Mart customers have posted images to Twitter and Reddit showing receipts confirming Wal-Mart accepted fake Amazon listings.

“LMAO Amazon and Walmart jig just got ps4 for $97,” reads a tweet from Twitter user Tahaa8, alongside an image of a receipt.




“We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything,” reads Wal-Mart’s online price match policy. “So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.”

News reporters and networks have reached out to both Amazon and Wal-Mart for further information and will update as it comes.

Posted in Finance, Shopping, U.S. News.

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