Do you want a PlayStation 4? Of course you do, that was a rhetorical question. Even if you’re a giant Microsoft fanboy who only plays Xbox One games and refuses to even touch any electronics with the name “SONY” etched across the top, there’s no way in hell you would pass up a PlayStation 4 that costs only $90…especially if you managed to get it by fucking with Wal-Mart. Why? For the story you’d get out of it, and because fuck Wal-Mart.
Well you know that price match promotion that Wal-Mart’s been running? Yeah…probably not Wal-Mart’s best idea to date.
Customers have misused Wal-Mart’s price match promotion to obtain $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for less than a quarter of the retail price using third-party sellers on Amazon.
The company announced on Nov. 13 that it would price-match select online retailers, including Amazon.com.
However, any Amazon member with a registered selling account can create authentic looking pages and list items “for sale” online. Consumers need only take a screen capture of the page and show it to a cashier at checkout in order to request the price match.
The price match policy states that Wal-Mart is “…committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. 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.” Well they’re not lying about that.
It’s only a matter of time before Wal-Mart shuts down their price match policy, so if you’re looking to steal some overpriced electronics in the name of holiday spirit you it’s time to moving.