on april 22, 2013 i went to walmart to get a coffee maker. Upon arriving in the appliance dept. i looked over all the coffee makers available under 20.00. Upon searching thru the coffee makers, something facinating caught my eye. 2 coffee makers for 1 cent.... i examined the coffee makers,
One was a 4 cup coffee maker and it had a yellow sticker price of 1 cent. on the price holder sitting in front of it. i thought hmm. these must be discontinued item so they need to sell them.
Knowing . it was a good deal, i called my sister who was with me, Over to see the coffee makers for 1 cent. there was 3... one had already been taken, all that was there was its description on the tag and the 1 cent price. and there was 1 more, a 12 cup ( not sure about the brand i forget its name) but it was the kind that made 12 cups of coffee, but you could hold the cup up against the dispenser part of it ( same as what would be on a fountain machine ) I told my sister to stay there with this coffee maker, i went back to get a store manager. I asked for assistance in appliance dept. They dispatched someone there. well they didnt show up, So i tol dmy sister to go get a manager, while i stayed with this coffee maker to make sure no one else got it ,,, She left an went and got a manager. the manager asked " what can i help you with ?"
I showed the manager the 2 coffee pots for 1 cent. an di said i want this one, the 12 cup maker, i said its priced for 1 cent so thats what i should be able to get it for , right? she said yes most definately! and she scanned them both. and they both come up 1 cent.... she said well thats odd,but let stake them up front , So we carried the coffee makers up front. the coffee makers had a piece o f plexiglass screwed to the bottom of them as display items but on teh sticker it said display item! So we took the coffee makers up front and she dispatched another manager,
She told me, for 1 cent, she said , ' I WOULD GET BOTH OF THEM IF I WAS YOU!" i said i will! well the 2nd manager come up an she explained the items was marked 1 cent each, and she showed him the sticker price, and told him there was a 3rd one there but someone ha d already taken that one! well he left for about 20 minutes, come back, and tol dme & my sister, well they sen du s these coffee pots an dthey might not even work! i said i will take my chances for 1 cent! to make along story short He refused to sell us either of the coffee pots for 1 peny as marked. I tol dhim that was false advertisement! he said, well you should have known it wasnt 1 cent. I said whether i kno wo r not, thats what the price is marked on them so thats whati shouul d get them for, and i f theres a problem with the pricing, then you should go talk to the employee who marked them, I feel i should be able to buy them for teh price marked on them! He refused to sell them to me for the 1 cent as marked! he said well im the manager here and i say we cant sell them for that price, marked wrong or not! i said well, thats fine, i will go over both managers head. i will contact the BBB an d let THEM know and i will file a report against you for it! and if thats the only way yall can make a sale is by false advertising, then good luck with that!
I said i will go to kmart, an i will pay 20.00 for a coffee maker before id ever buy one from here! an better than that, neither myself or any o f my family will ever buy anything from walmart again! You do this to customers then wonder why, you lose customers! Id rather pay 20.00 for one from kmart! then to let you get by with false advertising an d make a sale upon fraudulant advertising! So we went to kart and paid 14.95 for a coffee maker. from now on, i will never ever buy anything from walmart again..... kmart is a much better place to shop and kroger is the place where we always buy our groceries anyway,, its just sad that walmart can mistreat its customers an get by with it.