Walmart Slaps Down Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pre-Orders

Don’t worry avid gamers, Walmart has “received your request to cancel” your pre-ordered copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. Oh, you didn’t ask to cancel the order, you say? $19.82 is an amazing price for a $50 game?

Walmart now lists the game for $49.82. After the jump, Walmart’s email of lies, and the best way to speak out against their thuggery.

Here is Walmart’s email. Reads like they are doing us a favor.


Dear Avid Gamer Who Probably Does Not Like Getting Screwed,

We have received your request to cancel the item(s) listed below from your order (#xxxxxxxxxxxxx).

We will attempt to cancel this order, however, we may already have processed your order for shipping. If you need to contact us about this order, please call us at 1-800-966-6456 between 6 a.m. and 1 a.m (CT), seven days a week.

=================ITEM(S) REQUESTED TO BE CANCELED —————————– —————————— Order Date: 11 JAN 2008 04:54 Order Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxx

ITEM QTY PRICE TOTAL————————————Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii 1 19.82 19.82

===========================================Returns If we are unable to cancel your order because it already has been processed, then you can return any unwanted items to us after you receive them. You will have the option of returning the item(s) to us via mail or directly to a Wal-Mart store, whichever is more convenient for you. Instructions on how to return items will arrive with your order.

Help If you have any questions, please visit our Help section:


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Don’t count on phone support, thanks to Walmart’s Customer Contact Reduction Program. If you want to kvetch about your cancelled order, feel free to voice your displeasure to Walmart’s executive officers.