Why Is This Man Banned From Walmart For Life?

Why Is This Man Banned From Walmart For Life?

Everyone needs a hobby. When an Arizona man had to retire from professional wrestling due to injuries, he says that he began visiting his local Walmart a few times a day, sometimes toting sale flyers from other stores and invoking the store’s price match policy. He never expected to be hauled off in handcuffs for it. (Update: Yep, there was more to the story.) [More]

Toll-Free Number On Walmart Black Friday TV Voucher Forwarded To Wisconsin Spa

Toll-Free Number On Walmart Black Friday TV Voucher Forwarded To Wisconsin Spa

There might have been thousands of people who received vouchers from Walmart during Thanksgiving weekend that entitled them to order a television online at a certain price. For many of them, the voucher didn’t work, so they called the toll-free number on the voucher. For some reason that isn’t clear to anyone yet, this number was forwarded to a spa in Wisconsin. [More]

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Black Friday Eve Not The Optimal Time For An Emergency Trip To Walmart

Stuff always breaks at the worst possible time, doesn’t it? That was Josh’s experience over Thanksgiving weekend. The household he visited over the holiday weekend had a plumbing emergency on Thursday. With no plumbers available for obvious reasons, they dug up the lawn and attempted a DIY repair. It went well until they made a trip to the only hardware store in town that was open: Walmart. [More]

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Toy Self-Checkout Prepares Children For Bleak Future Of Consumption Without Human Interaction

What kind of future are we preparing our children for? There’s no way to know, but reader Beth noticed a toy intended to prepare kids for a cold, robotic future: the My Very Own Shop N’ Pay Market, available at Walmart for $20. Yes, it’s a toy self-checkout. [More]

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Walmart Sold 2.8 Million Towels This Weekend

Sure, we in the media like to focus on the people who punch each other over televisions at Walmart stores during the weekend after Thanksgiving. While the mega-retailer sold millions of TV sets this weekend, that wasn’t their top seller. What item did they move the most of over the long weekend? Towels. [More]

Walmart Will Match Any Competitor’s Holiday Sale Price, Including Black Friday

Walmart Will Match Any Competitor’s Holiday Sale Price, Including Black Friday

Walmart might not be kicking off the early-morning hours and consumer frenzy of Black Friday a week early, but they’ve launched Black Friday price wars a week ahead of time. They’re matching other retailers’ sale prices during Black Long Weekend, and will match any sale price on an identical product purchased at any time between November 1 and December 24. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Surprisingly Relevant Technology

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Surprisingly Relevant Technology

The Raiders of the Lost Walmart seek out the finest and most hilarious pieces of archaic technology still on the shelves in the nation’s discount stores. Only sometimes, the items they find aren’t so ancient. Sometimes they seem laughably old to our tech-savvy readers, but have a real use to some customers. [More]

Ohio Walmart Held An Employee Food Drive…For Less Fortunate Employees

Ohio Walmart Held An Employee Food Drive…For Less Fortunate Employees

It’s not unusual to have a food drive at work for the less fortunate during the holiday season. At one Walmart, donation bins appeared in an employees-only area, gathering food for people who are struggling to pay for a nice Thanksgiving dinner. The problem? Those struggling people are their Walmart colleagues. [More]

Walmart’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Cereal Edition

Walmart’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Cereal Edition

In practical terms, there isn’t much of a difference between one sugar-coated breakfast grain product and another. There’s even less of a difference between Cap’n Crunch products for different holidays. Somehow, though, we still find this combined cereal display spotted at Walmart just as amusing as an honest-to-Santa Halloween tree. [More]

Make Your Crock-Pots Hook Up With Each Other

Make Your Crock-Pots Hook Up With Each Other

We don’t want to accuse the nice folks at Crock-Pot of not consulting, say, Urban Dictionary or a person under forty before introducing their new product line. The “Hook Up™ Customizable Entertaining System” is intended for home dinner parties, after all. Maybe they did this with full knowledge that their product name is a synonym for “meaningless sex.” [More]

Mystery Solved: Mounds Easter Egg Ice Cream Is Really Old

Mystery Solved: Mounds Easter Egg Ice Cream Is Really Old

A few weeks ago, we shared with you a Holiday Creep mystery. A reader discovered Easter-themed ice cream on the shelf at Walmart, making us wonder: was it still on the shelves from 2013, or just early for 2014? The way things are going in retail, we couldn’t be sure. We wrote to Walmart corporate, and they didn’t answer. Then we got a response from the freezer case. So to speak. [More]

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Walmart Sends Me Extra Clothes, Says To Keep Or Donate Them

Inevitably, in commerce through the mail, shipments get mixed up, customers receive the wrong thing or nothing at all, and customers receive multiples of what they ordered. What impressed Brent was that sure, Walmart says that they “may have” shipped the jersey that he ordered “multiple times.” They not only didn’t ask him to return the items, but encouraged him to donate them. Isn’t that wonderful? [More]

Are These Easter Ice Creams At Walmart Very Late Or Very Early?

Are These Easter Ice Creams At Walmart Very Late Or Very Early?

Update: Mystery solved. At this point in the year, we can’t be sure whether an Easter item still on store shelves is early for Easter or just lingering months after the holiday. That’s the mystery of the Mounds Eggs that Micah found on the shelves of a Walmart in Georgia. [More]

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Police: Man Filmed Girls’ Butts With Hidden Camera On Walmart Cart

A Pennsylvania man who has been charged with possession of child pornography allegedly had a very, very creepy habit during his shopping trips to the local Walmart: following underage girls around the store with a hidden camera fixed on their rear ends. Authorities found the videos on his computer as part of a separate online investigation. [More]

Our Favorite Hot MP3 Player From 2005 Still On Walmart Shelves

Our Favorite Hot MP3 Player From 2005 Still On Walmart Shelves

In our recurring Raiders of the Lost Walmart series, we’ve become slightly obsessed with the MobiBLU MP3 player. That’s the tiny, cube-shaped music device that hit stores in 2005 and, for some reason, is still on the shelves at a comically high price. Every time a reader submits a new one, we wonder how this is even possible. [More]

Another great find by the Raiders of the Lost Walmart...

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Still Have A PS2, Need Games For It

I still have a 25-year-old NES in my basement, ready at a moment’s notice in case I feel like playing Dr. Mario or Duck Hunt. At some point, still owning it passed from “uncool lady keeps old crap around” to “cool retro gaming.” Has the Playstation 2 passed that point yet? Walmart seems to hope so. [More]

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Retailers Realize Osama Bin Laden Costume Might Be Offensive, Stop Selling It

We have to wonder whether anyone pays attention at all to the Halloween costumes offered at major retailers. The “naughty leopard” incident was weird, but how is it even remotely okay to sell Osama bin Laden costumes to the public? After the Sikh Coalition pointed this out, so far Walmart, Amazon, Sears, and Rite Aid have pulled the outfit from their shelves. [More]

Retail Nightmare Before Christmas Reaches Pier One, Canadian Walmart

Retail Nightmare Before Christmas Reaches Pier One, Canadian Walmart

In the classic animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the Pumpkin King learns about Christmas and convinces the other scary creatures of Halloween Town to take over the holiday. In the North American retail Nightmare Before Christmas, retailers begin to set out Christmas merchandise as soon as the school supplies are off the shelves. [More]