I had been shopping at Walmart for several years until last Christmas. I went online and found a book my niece wanted for Christmas. I would have had it shipped to my address, but it wouldn't arrive until after Christmas so I stopped in at Walmart to make my purchase. The book I wanted was $3.00 more than the advertised price online. So I asked if I could get it for the online price. I was told NO, they don't price match their online prices. I couldn't believe they wouldn't sell it to me for the same price online. So I let her keep the book and walked out of the store to make my purchase elsewhere.
This isn't the first time I have run into problems with Walmart. I did allot of price matching until they made it more painstaking and difficult. I started to notice that they would remove items that were on sale so we couldn't price match. For example if a 16oz jar of jif peanut butter is on sale they will remove all the 16oz containers and leave the 28oz. I could be off on the ounces, but you get my point. This is done store wide on various items. They will also change the label of beef from New York Strip to "Top Loin Steak" so when I try to price match at the register I am told they wont because that isn't the name on the package. Although it is the exact same product. It got to the point where I would have to go to the ad store to make my purchases, so going to Walmart was useless.
I live in a big city so there are plenty of Walmarts and I live at one end of the city but work on the other. There are times I have to stop at Walmart near work and I have tried to "price match" their own ad and I'm told "we don't price match our ad". Interesting how they advertise "price match" but will refuse to match their own pricing! In my opinion Walmart is a scam and I can't believe they haven't been sued for false advertising and fraud.