Wal-Mart tricked into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for $90

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Wal-Mart customers using the price match promotion have tricked the company into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for less than a quarter of their retail price.

Using third-party sellers on Amazon, Wal-Mart customers were able to purchase PlayStation 4s for as low as $90, CNBC reports.

On Nov. 13, the company announced it would price-match select online retailers, including Amazon. However, any Amazon user with a registered selling account can create authentic-looking pages and list items “for sale” online.

According to the Wal-Mart policy, customers were required to show the cashier a screenshot of the sale page to request the price match.

Wal-Mart’s online price match policy states, “We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.”

According to CNBC, some employees apparently did not verify the legitimacy of the online prices, as many customers have reported being able to purchase the PlayStation 4s for $90.

On social media, customers posted pictures of receipts showing that Wal-Mart accepted and price-matched the fake Amazon listings.

On Wednesday afternoon, a Wal-Mart spokesman told CNBC that the retailer’s policy has been updated. Stores will no longer honor prices from “marketplace vendors, third-party seller, auction sites or sites requiring memberships.”

“We can’t tolerate fraud or attempts to trick our cashiers,” Wal-Mart said in a statement to CNBC. “This kind of activity is unfair to the millions of customers who count on us every day for honest value.”

15 comments

  • MRN32

    What have we become when we applaud theft by deception? I’m not a fan of WalMart in general but I don’t believe being a deceptive thief is any better.

  • Brock9911

    Looks like Walmart is gonna change some of their policies. These companies cheat steal and deceive to get ahead, this customer was playing by the rules and beating them at their own game. Bravo!

    • Freddy

      Brock9911 you mental midget, please explain how walmart cheated, stole or deceived to get ahead. And please show your resources. People like you always run their mouths but never have facts to backup their BS. I’m calling you out. .Lets go, show us the facts. I’m waiting.

      • kathryn

        well they fire pregnant women so they dont have to pay maturnity leave…thats just one thing. maybe you should do some research on this company before insulting someone..

  • Nashbrowns

    All it takes is a few Dumb @$$as to ruin a good thing… If you’re going to scam a huge company, keep it quiet you idiots. Or, better yet. Pay the price like everybody else. I’m sure you don’t need that new Apple product that I theorize you’re skimping for….. Smfh

  • Heike Talkington

    And yet everyone who talks trash about Walmart, shops there at least a few times a week. I am a cashier at Walmart and I did NOT fall for the scam, because I am looking out for the company which gave me place to work.

  • Matthew

    Nice move wish I would of known this last month when I bought my ps4. Some of y’all hating probably cause you had to pay full price. The real dummies are the ones bragging ruining it for anyone else trying to match the price lol

  • Heather

    Definitely funny. This/these customers totally beat the store at their own game. Maybe walmart should have thought of this before they changed their peice match policy.

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