Went shopping for Christmas decoration today just for fun. Number one on the list Wallmart. While walking out I noticed a notice on the till stating that there is a correction to a flyer just mailed out. The correction was on at least 5 items where prices or quantities were corrected to higher prices or the price was for less quantity and sorry for the inconvenience. Interesting to note that you don’t see it until you are paying for an item. A new strategy for milking consumers. No reimbursement for fuel or time if you went for the flyer price.
Number 2 was Lowes where I noticed a sign they will match and beat competitors price by 10%. Well I could not contain myself when I told an employee I just saw the same item at Walmarts for a lesser price. Well to my amazement I needed an item number to make certain it was exactly the same item and it could be a sale. Wow!
Number 3 Canadian Tire the all Canadian store. Clearance sale on Chritmas ornaments.. Every item I looked at for ornaments was more than than the other stores regular prices. I also mentioned this to an employee who only shrugged his shoulders. Not much more he could do.
Finally Ronas who displayed a huge 40% of Christmas ornaments. I stopped in and saw no ornaments anywhere. There were fresh cut trees outside however.
So now the completion board is after price fixers on bread and theses other box stores are getting away with false advertising to get the consumer in the door.i saw and experienced these dishonest this morning without looking for it. I just noticed it while looking at prices. Consumer beware! If you nothing, nothing will happen.