# Listen, Walmart — Slapping A Clearance Sign On An Item Without Changing The Price Doesn't Equal A Discount

Walmart clearly expects that its shoppers can read signs, which is why they’ve marked a stack of clothing with not only a display reading “Clearance,” but also have printed the same word on a balloon and affixed it to said arrangement of apparel. However it seems they think their shoppers aren’t so good at the whole cardinal numbers thing.

Mianne sent in a picture using the Consumerist tipster app of a display of clothing at Walmart topped with a “Clearance” sign and balloon, with a shiny happy price of \$3, as opposed to the original price of… \$3.

Let’s see if we can get this straight: 1 +1 +1 = 3, and then by the transitive property of whatchamacallit and the math rules of my freshman year algebra teacher… oh yeah, 3 = 3. It’s the same, Walmart, so we call shenanigans on your use of “clearance.” We understand that you are indeed, trying to clear out those items. But an actual sale would be nice.

Next time, might we suggest a simple, “It’s The Same Price It Always Was So Please Just Buy It” will do. Please print balloons accordingly.