Were you one of the lucky ones who manages to snag a $90 Playstation 4 at Wal-Mart? Not sure how that happened? Apparently someone put up a bogus listing of a PS4 on Amazon for $90. Thanks to Wal-Mart's price matching policy, Wal-Mart actually matched the price and people were walking out of Wal-Mart with $90 PS4's.
Well, it was fun while it lasted because Wal-Mart has put the kibosh on the scam as they have announced some changes to their price matching policy.
"We launched online price matching because it's the right thing for our customers," according to a statement from the company. "It's making a meaningful difference for people who want to feel confident they're getting the best price, and we're committed to matching online prices going forward.
"At the same time, we can't tolerate fraud or attempts to trick our cashiers. This kind of activity is unfair to the millions of customers who count on us every day for honest value. With this in mind, we've updated our policy to clarify that we will match prices from Walmart.com and 30 major online retailers, but we won't honor prices from marketplace vendors, third-party sellers, auction sites or sites requiring memberships."
The full breakdown of the new changes can be read here.
Personally, I have taken advantage of screw ups before. That free copy of Fable 2 that accidentally showed up in the Xbox Live Marketplace? You damn right I downloaded that. This however, I wouldn't do because it's an obvious scam instead of a screw up and there is also the possibility that legal action could be taken here. For all those people who paid for these PS4's with Credit/Debt cards and then posted your receipts on Twitter, well... good luck.