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Jul 06, 2010 16:12 |  #76

For the longest time there was this urban myth going around that items must be sold at the advertised price no matter what. It never was true, though some places would still honor a mistaken price by their own choice. A customer's honest belief in this urban myth does not change the fact that it is still an urban myth.


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Jul 06, 2010 16:21 |  #77

photoguy6405 wrote in post #10488139 (external link)
For the longest time there was this urban myth going around that items must be sold at the advertised price no matter what. It never was true, though some places would still honor a mistaken price by their own choice. A customer's honest belief in this urban myth does not change the fact that it is still an urban myth.

Doesn't California have more strict consumer protection laws? or is that also part of the myth?


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Jul 06, 2010 16:31 |  #78

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Doesn't California have more strict consumer protection laws? or is that also part of the myth?

Laws vary from state to state. Not even California is so strict that consumers have carte blanche.


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Jul 06, 2010 17:09 |  #79

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I understand where you are coming from, but even if someone really didnt know they are unlikely to trhow a fit in the store, becasue they are not truing to get something for nothing

When Bestbuy had the same issue with a tv last year the police had to be called to the local store...People think by raising their voice and threatening law suits that they are going to walk away with a tv $$$$ cheaper than what it should be, the price error was an online error and the website has similar terms to walmart. This lens is exactly the same.

Stores do low price baits all the time while attempting to drive consumer traffic and sales. All the big box stores do this, more-so during the Xmas shopping season. The customer expects to receive that special price on the advertised product, whether human error or computer glitch, and it doesn't matter who is to blame for the wrongly listed price. False advertising, or bait and switch campaigns, don't fly in this country. You bet people will be loud (hopefully w/o being physically violent) and threaten law suits, and they should be raising hell if they're being screwed over with "oh well, the ad had the wrong price listed - no sale". If everyone stood by quietly then we'd all be getting screwed all the time.




  
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Jul 06, 2010 17:37 |  #80

Just wondering, but how many here who is attempting to order will try to order not just one, but maybe 10, 20, or 30 of them?


  
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Jul 06, 2010 17:39 |  #81

False advertising and bait & switch do not fly, no. Honest mistakes are forgiven, and there is even case law supporting the side of business to back this up.


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Jul 06, 2010 17:43 as a reply to  @ photoguy6405's post |  #82

Walmart is to big to do bait and switch...

No matter your thoughts on Walmart they have no time to think of bait and switch practices.


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Jul 06, 2010 18:19 |  #83

And I am sure with their $$$$, fine print exclusions and legal staff, they would be prepared to win in court as well.




  
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anyone had their lens shipped?


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Jul 06, 2010 18:41 |  #85

cpforyou wrote in post #10488672 (external link)
Just wondering, but how many here who is attempting to order will try to order not just one, but maybe 10, 20, or 30 of them?

Even ordering 2 on an item like this is probably increasing the risk of being "noticed". I don't think 10 or more would be a good idea at all.


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Jul 06, 2010 20:01 as a reply to  @ arentol's post |  #86

still no e-mail saying no way from walmart for me


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Jul 06, 2010 21:06 |  #87

photoguy6405 wrote in post #10488139 (external link)
For the longest time there was this urban myth going around that items must be sold at the advertised price no matter what. It never was true, though some places would still honor a mistaken price by their own choice. A customer's honest belief in this urban myth does not change the fact that it is still an urban myth.

Actually it is here in MD. I dont know about internet orders/advertised price. But if it is marked with a price in the store, they have to honor the price. That is not to say thay cant run back and change the price on the rest of the stock. But if you get it to the register, they have to honor it. I have a $199.99 mirror hanging in my house that cost me $19.99.


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Jul 06, 2010 22:16 |  #88

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Actually it is here in MD. I dont know about internet orders/advertised price. But if it is marked with a price in the store, they have to honor the price. That is not to say thay cant run back and change the price on the rest of the stock. But if you get it to the register, they have to honor it. I have a $199.99 mirror hanging in my house that cost me $19.99.

I doubt they have to honor it. But your average WM cashier doesn't care. If it rings up at 19.99, that's the price. They have niether the authority or ambition to change the price even if they wanted to. No skin off their bum.

It's one thing to mismark a couple of mirrors in one location. Quite another to offer a $1500 lens for $200 to everyone in the nation. That will get the attention of plenty of folks with plenty of authority. If you think you'll get one of those, think again. Ain't gonna happen, no way, no how. I guarantee there's some fine print somewhere that covers just such an eventuality.




  
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Jul 06, 2010 22:17 |  #89

Mark1 wrote in post #10489641 (external link)
Actually it is here in MD. I dont know about internet orders/advertised price. But if it is marked with a price in the store, they have to honor the price. That is not to say thay cant run back and change the price on the rest of the stock. But if you get it to the register, they have to honor it. I have a $199.99 mirror hanging in my house that cost me $19.99.

Better watch out for the guys on page five of this thread; You are about to get some serious questions about your ethics!

I seem to remember this topic from a law class I had in school. May have changed since then, but I recall if it's marked - it's honored.

(I'd have bought the mirror for $19.99 too!)


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Jul 06, 2010 22:34 |  #90

drsilver wrote in post #10490021 (external link)
If you think you'll get one of those, think again. Ain't gonna happen, no way, no how. I guarantee there's some fine print somewhere that covers just such an eventuality.

it's not even really fine print...it's pretty obvious what their policy is:
http://www.walmart.com​/cp/Order-Acceptance/538375 (external link)

someone in this thread placed an order on saturday, and it's already been shipped...who wants to bet he gets a 55-250mm?:D

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=898418


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