PS4 $90 Walmart Price Match Scam

Bullet Nov 19, 2014

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    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."

    https://twitter.com/GamingHistorian/status/534762235726282752

    The scam works by simply creating a selling page on Amazon, which "any Amazon member with a registered selling account can easily create authentic–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!

    https://twitter.com/taahaa8/status/534744983472181248

    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.

    https://twitter.com/GamingHistorian/status/534785717029720065

    Do you agree with the above statement? Who do you think is at fault here? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
     
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  2. Vash The Stampede

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    there's alot of theses right down to free ones to lowers prices its becoming more and more when it gets closer to Christmas
     
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    <blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="lllccc" data-time="1416413977">
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    there's alot of theses right down to free ones to lowers prices its becoming more and more when it gets closer to Christmas
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    Put me down for a PS4 :p
     
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    why not do both for 180 lol
     
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    <blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="XIXIX" data-time="1416435484">
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    why not do both for 180 lol
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    SOLD!
     
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    No more $90 PS4, Walmart Puts An End To Price Match Scam
     

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