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I just "cheated" Walmart out of $300

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I needed a consumable item today, actually I needed/wanted 10 because I use them up and know the price isn't going to go down.

So I see them at Wally World for $78.00. Excellent deal. I checked the SKU against the sticker. Mismo. I looked for an ending date if it was a sale. None. "Doubting Thomas" as I am, I take a picture of the shelf sticker showing the SKU and the $78.00 price.

Go to the check out and (no) surprise, they ring up at $128.00. So I show the photo to the cashier and she double checks it for me and reduces my bill. So, did I make $300?

Figuring to pay-forward, I take 6 $50 bills from my wallet, and give each bagger $50 as I walk out.
I'm sure WM immediately changed the shelf price to $128.00 (said sarcastically).

So I'm set for probably the rest of my life with the 10 units I got today and the 2 I still have in reserve.

 

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I'm losing the math here. He bought ten. He was given $500 back. He dispensed $300.

But he didn't make anything. They charged him the sticker price.

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I must have gone to a different school than you folks.  If he saved 50p on each of 10 units this is 500p. He gave 50p each to 6 baggers this is 300p.  This leaves him ahead 200p.    

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58 minutes ago, rafterbr said:

I must have gone to a different school than you folks.   

I went to Stoner High.

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he did a good thing. I don't think Carlos Slim will go hungry.

 

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You're all right on the math. I was going to buy at the higher price before I challenged it. So what I did was figure my "savings" by not letting WM cheat me. Yes, it was $500 saved, and now I recall I has only 6 $50 peso notes, etc.

The point I really wanted to make was that in WM, Soriana, etc. you really should watch the prices as they ring up. Maybe it doesn't matter to "you," however, I would rather the amount over the sticker price I saved, go to help the baggers. And I would give even odds that if I go back tomorrow, the sticker price will be the same and it will be rung up higher.

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because he saved the money, he gave the savings out to the baggers who are no employees, only make tips. nice of him...

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