Incorrect Shelf Prices at Walmart - Page 3
I only had time for a few price checks on this visit, but I found one problem. A puzzle marked incorrectly.
Among a number of boxed puzzles, this Steve Roberts puzzle was on the shelf at $6.00.
At the scanner, it was revealed to be $8.00. The name scanned as "550PC MYSTICAL SHIMMER". I couldn't find a price tag on the shelf for this item, but it definitely wasn't $6.00.
The other items scanned correctly: magnets $7, magic puzzle $6, toy griddle $14.97, wand $1.77, doll $27.97, toy horse $27.97 and the Sofia doll $37.96.
Next I visited the Walmart on Florin Road in Sacramento. I examined the shelf prices in the pet care aisles.
Can you believe you can pay $29 for a one pound bag of dog treats? This one specifies that it is 100% human grade chicken. I wonder how much the inhuman grade costs.
Here's another example of a product hanging out near the wrong price. These Jumbo bowls had wandered over in front of a $1.47 price tag. I can't remember the wording on the tag, and I can't read it on this poor photograph, but I'm sure it was something generic like "DOG BOWL ASST."
In the fish section I found this air-activated skeleton figure. He was definitely behind the wrong price, but with 100 items strewn behind a strip of imprecise price labels, I was unable to figure out what his actual cost was.
I was sure I would find a few incorrect prices. This store was far too much of a trainwreck to have strict price accuracy.
With my cart full of carefully documented prices, I set about trying to find a price scanner which worked.
There weren't any.
The one pictured above did not have a scanning laser.
Other locations were missing their scanners.
I asked a Walmart worker and he encouraged me to have prices checked at the jewelry counter. As for the public scanners he confirmed their disrepair, "Most of them in the store are broken".
After a lap around the store, I returned to a cash register to have all my fake pet food purchases price checked. The cashier was extremely patient, and no one got in line behind me.
Most of the prices were accurate: Rawhide bone $11.98, Jumbone $3.28,
Milkbone $2.88, Dog pads $14.97,
Joint health $12.97,
clippers $16.47, corn cob $3.63, natural wooden toy $3.37,
Berta pellets $1.93,
Natural nest $9.99,
Beggin' Collisions $14.98,
Tbonz porterhouse $6.88,
Purina chow $12.88.
This pink aquarium decoration was on the shelf for $8.22 marked "Sea Anemome". This seemed like a high price, and a price check revealed that it was just $4.27, and that it was actually a coral.