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No price matching at Walmart? #4507292
09/04/17 01:35 PM
09/04/17 01:35 PM
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Clermont, Florida
Jimmy9190 Offline OP
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I am changing oil in my Honda today. I was at Walmart earlier today and picked 4 quarts of Synpower 0W20 off the shelf, it is regular priced at $7.97/quart. Napa has it on sale for $5.69/quart. I had the Napa ad in hand and went to the TLE cashier and asked about matching the Napa price. He gave me an odd look and a guy standing behind him that must have been a manager just said in a very blunt and apathetic tone "We don't do price matching any more. Stopped doing it a month ago." I just said OK and put the oil and filter back the basket and said I would put everything back on the shelf. The manager was completely unconcerned with my dissatisfaction and did not care at all that he was losing a sale over a dollar and change difference in the price of a few quarts of motor oil.

I wanted to find a different manager and ask if they really had stopped price matching but the store was an absolute zoo and I was not going to waste any more time there trying to save a few bucks. I went to Autozone and bought 5 quarts of STP/Amalie 0W20 and a Fram filter for $24.94 on a sale that is not in this month's AZ sales ad but is on the AZ web site when you search for 0W20 oil. The AZ guy had to change the prices but he was happy to honor the sale, no questions asked.

Is that how it really is at Walmart? They don't price match any more? I had never tried it myself until today, but had read about BITOGER's getting prices matched there. I guess it is one more reason to avoid Walmart unless it is absolutely necessary.



Jimmy9190
2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan
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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507295
09/04/17 01:40 PM
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Virginia
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Virginia
My local WalMart (rural Virginia) has had signs up for over a year now saying they no longer price match.

Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507296
09/04/17 01:42 PM
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TX
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TX
Yes, this has already happened across most stores around here.

The other day I noticed a sign at a store that said price matching would end on September 8th 2017, but that Walmart had already stopped price matching other stores about a year ago. Perhaps now they will no longer price match Walmart.com.


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507300
09/04/17 01:49 PM
09/04/17 01:49 PM
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USA
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USA
Yes, it seems Walmart wants to eventually end price matching. They have rolled this out on a gradual basis. I googled Walmart ends price matching and got lots of hits smile

I also found out that Amazon no longer price matches, except for TV's

Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: cpayne5] #4507301
09/04/17 01:49 PM
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Wet side WA
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Originally Posted By: cpayne5
My local WalMart (rural Virginia) has had signs up for over a year now saying they no longer price match.


That isn't a problem if you shop wisely you find the best prices and Wally World isn't the answer all to your shopping.


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507306
09/04/17 01:58 PM
09/04/17 01:58 PM
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
Walmart isn't even on my radar, in the last 5 years the only thing I have purchased there was the $48 car battery. Horrific shopping experience.


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507310
09/04/17 02:04 PM
09/04/17 02:04 PM
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The Northeast
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Yeah, pretty sure the ones around me don't price match other retailers either.

On another note, I never understood the Walmart hate on here. All the stores I've gone to are clean and have a normal clientele. IDK what kind of trashy locations some of you are going to...


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507311
09/04/17 02:06 PM
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Clermont, Florida
Jimmy9190 Offline OP
Jimmy9190  Offline OP
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Oh well. Thanks for the info. It's not like I shop there a lot anyway. I bet WM loses a lot of business because of their apathy though. My local AZ was and usually is a much better shopping experience.


Jimmy9190
2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan
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Fram PH7317
Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507314
09/04/17 02:11 PM
09/04/17 02:11 PM
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Clovis, CA
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You should've got a Fram XG while you were at Walmart.

You got your oil cheaper but ended up with an orange can with cardboard inside.

Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507321
09/04/17 02:18 PM
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In the shop
53' Stude Offline
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In the shop
Screw China Mart

I'll gladly go and use the Rural King near me and one 30 miles near dads house. Even "Harvest King" oil everyday price is better than ST price


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507323
09/04/17 02:23 PM
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NC
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NC
They stopped it because who wants to stand in line while somebody fumbles around with sales papers.

They have Savings Catcher now, and I have been using it for over a year at least. Saved lots of money personally. Don't have to go to the other stores. Walmart price matches through Savings Catcher, and we get the difference with an eGift card.

https://savingscatcher.walmart.com/?povid=P1171-C1143.2974+1139.5142-L0


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507330
09/04/17 02:34 PM
09/04/17 02:34 PM
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Texas,USA
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Texas,USA
Pricing match is a slow race for the bottom.

What are retailer supposed to do, eventually just sell everything at cost?


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: mclasser] #4507333
09/04/17 02:37 PM
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Texas
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There are a lot of snobs on here


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507352
09/04/17 02:57 PM
09/04/17 02:57 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Online content
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That store makes millions a year.the could care less about the $3 profit they lost.


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Re: No price matching at Walmart? [Re: Jimmy9190] #4507366
09/04/17 03:21 PM
09/04/17 03:21 PM
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Iowa
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Iowa
the Walmart 'hate' comes from a dislike of their business practices, how they deal with vendors, their long term negative effect on small, locally owned businesses, domestic manufacturing, etc., etc. Personally I won't shop there..ever...but to each his own.

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