Sometimes, Rarely, Walmart Will Price-Match Itself

Sometimes, Rarely, Walmart Will Price-Match Itself

Retailers that have an online presence generally don’t price-match their own websites. As illogical as this seems (especially for big-box stores that have in-store pickup options) the policy is the policy. Except sometimes there is a way around it. That’s how John saved $8 at Walmart–by making the store price-match its own website. [More]

How I Saved $145 At Sears By Checking In-Store Computer Kiosk

How I Saved $145 At Sears By Checking In-Store Computer Kiosk

Leigh made the most of her idle time while waiting in line to buy a dishwasher at Sears. On a lark, she pulled up the product she was going to buy at a nearby kiosk and found it was listed $145 cheaper online than she was about to pay. She confronted the salesman, who was stunned by the price difference but gave her the lower price. [More]

Walmart To Offer Price-Matching On Black Friday

Walmart To Offer Price-Matching On Black Friday

There are only a few more days until we get Thanksgiving out of the way and can start worrying about what really matters — Black Friday. And Walmart has come out swinging in the retail battle for your holiday shopping dollars by announcing that it will offer price-matching. [More]

Don't Try To Price Match Online Deals At Walmart

Don't Try To Price Match Online Deals At Walmart

Tony tried to get Walmart to drop its price for a car stereo by getting the store to price-match the item, which he found for much cheaper online. His Idaho Walmart, which Tony says has signs outside declaring it will “match any price,” turned him down flat, saying the ad needs to be printed in a newspaper. [More]

Man Convinces JCPenney To Honor Online Price

Man Convinces JCPenney To Honor Online Price

Gerry and his wife tried to buy a pair of sneakers that the JCPenney website had listed on sale. While other products were marked “online only,” this particular pair of sneakers was marked “also in stores,” so the couple assumed that the price would be the same. Naturally, the store’s employees refused to see the logic of this argument. [More]

Best Buy Will Price Match Washer Only If You Buy It Elsewhere

Best Buy Will Price Match Washer Only If You Buy It Elsewhere

Reader John says he went to Best Buy to get a washer/dryer set. When he asked a salesman to price match another retailer (there was a large sign on top of the machine saying they would price match), he says he was told a) he’d have to actually go buy the washer/dryer set at the other retailer and bring back a receipt b) even if he went and did that, Best Buy might not match the price because Best Buy doesn’t need John’s business. Really? [More]

No, You Can't Have These Cheerios For 14 Cents

No, You Can't Have These Cheerios For 14 Cents

Phill tells Consumerist that he saw a pricing error on cereal at his local Safeway, and brought it to the attention of store employees. In the process, he tried to invoke Safeway’s price guarantee. After all, if the cereal was marked 28 cents per pound (instead of 28 cents per ounce, as it should have been) why shouldn’t Phill be able to buy it at that price? Yet the store employees would hear none of it. [More]

You Trick Home Depot Into Price Matching Their Own Website

You Trick Home Depot Into Price Matching Their Own Website

Reader Aaron was trying to buy a toilet from Home Depot, but they, like other retailers, would not price match their own website — that is until Aaron told them he would just go to Lowe’s and have them price match Home Depot’s website. [More]

Price Match Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Best Buy

Price Match Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Best Buy

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against Best Buy. The suit’s claims? That the company has an official policy against price-matching their own web site. You don’t say. That claim of a special Intranet site to prevent price-matching against the chain’s Web site sounds familiar. So do most of the suit’s allegations, for loyal readers of Consumerist.

A Stingy Scoundrel Explains How To Save On Groceries By Price-Matching

A Stingy Scoundrel Explains How To Save On Groceries By Price-Matching

I wrote a (hopefully) humorous money-saving book called Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets. The New York Post called it “required reading” Sunday, although not everyone’s a fan.

Recent Kindle Purchaser? Ask About The Rebate

Recent Kindle Purchaser? Ask About The Rebate

Received my new Kindle today, same day I heard about their price drop to $299. Obviously I wanted to see if I could get some cash back. Did their customer callback and got a call as soon as I hit OK. CSR said the shipping cutoff for a partial refund was July 8th and that they’d be crediting me $60 in 2-3 days.

Do Not Think About Walmart's Website Price Matching Policy Or Risk Brain Damage

Do Not Think About Walmart's Website Price Matching Policy Or Risk Brain Damage

Reader Doug bought a TV at Walmart this morning — and then he returned a TV at Walmart this morning. Why? Because even though Walmart’s website lets you buy things at the lower website prices and have them shipped to the store for free — you have to wait for the warehouse to ship the TV to your local Walmart — even if they already have the TV in stock.

Best Buy Accused Of Paying Bonuses To Managers Who Don't Price Match

Best Buy Accused Of Paying Bonuses To Managers Who Don't Price Match

  • Best Buy provided financial bonuses based, in part, on denying proper price match requests.
  • Best Buy denied more than 100 proper price match requests per store per week.
Best Buy Not Honoring Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy Not Honoring Price Match Guarantee

Not to be outdone by all the negative publicity Office Depot is getting over their “not in stock” lies, Best Buy stores in the New York area have been uncovered refusing to price match TV prices in accordance with their official policy. When pressed, the sales associates said that the TVs weren’t covered due to imaginary exclusions that aren’t included in the official policy language. An employee at one of the stores gave in, but then made up a new imaginary policy that said free delivery would cost $100.

Fry's Price Matches, But Only If You Pay "Overnight Shipping" For Item In Your Hand

Fry's Price Matches, But Only If You Pay "Overnight Shipping" For Item In Your Hand

This Fry’s in Texas apparently wants you to pay for them to replace their inventory. Or they think their customers are idiots. Maybe both?

Apple Stores Will Now Price Match Authorized Retailers

Apple Stores Will Now Price Match Authorized Retailers

Apple Insider says Apple stores will be price matching other authorized retailers. The policy isn’t new — but it’s never been emphasized before and the Apple bloggers seem surprised that it exists.

Home Depot Website Prices Have Nothing To Do With In Store Prices

Home Depot Website Prices Have Nothing To Do With In Store Prices

Remember, Home Depot’s price match policy doesn’t apply to online listings, including its own website. At his local store, Michael paid more than twice the online Home Depot price for a coaxial cable, but Home Depot refused to refund him the difference. They even say as much in small print on each page of their website. With Home Depot, be sure to call and get a valid local price quote before heading off to purchase something you saw online.

Circuit City Promises The Same Price In The Store And On The Web

Circuit City Promises The Same Price In The Store And On The Web

Circuit City has announced that, after extensive research, they’ve decided that consumers want to see the same prices in the stores as on-line.