Some customers at Wal-Mart have taken advantage of a recent price match offer that was launched by the company on November the 13th to purchase a $400 PS4 games console for just $90!
The scam to get a pS4 for less than a quarter of the official retail price involves using an Amazon third party retailer to take advantage of Wal-Marts price-match promotion:
"We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything," reads Wal-Mart's online price match policy. "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."
The scam works by simply creating a selling page on Amazon, which "any Amazon member with a registered selling account can easily create authenticâ€“looking pages and list items for sale online." say CNBC
Consumers would only have to take a screen capture of the page either on a mobile device or print it off and show it to a cashier at a Wal-Mart checkout in order to request the price match.... Too easy!
Whilst most cashiers would most likely hesitate before giving away a $300 discount, it would appear some did not think twice and sold the consoles for a mere $90, as pictures started to appear on social media sites confirming the sales had been made.
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