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Windows 7: Walmart's Black Friday Rip-off

27 Nov 2009   #1
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Walmart's Black Friday Rip-off

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November 27, 2009 5:53 PM

Walmart's Black Friday Rip-off

Customers arrived at 5 a.m. to find $198 laptops had all been assigned the day before to people who called the store, never mentioned in ads.
David Coursey

TRACY, CA -- Black Friday customers who arrived at the Walmart store here, expecting to purchase an e-Machines laptop for the $198 Black Friday price were surprised to find the entire shipment of 37 units had been assigned to other customers the day before.



A store manager admitted that the only way for a customer to know that tickets allowing later purchase of the machines were being distributed early would have been to call the store and

Such tickets are used by other stores--such as Best Buy--but were not mentioned in Walmart's Black Friday advertising, which only said the laptops would be on sale from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m.

"That really sucks," said one unhappy customer when he learned he could not purchase a laptop, despite at the store at 5 a.m. when the sale was supposed to start "How was I supposed to know to call?"

The Walmart manager, named Mark, said other tech products had been pre-sold in the same way as well, but did not elaborate.
More at: Walmart's Black Friday Rip-off - Business Center - PC World Business Center
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27 Nov 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Oh this is going to end well.

~Lordbob
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28 Nov 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

An oops moment? ...
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28 Nov 2009   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

A falling out for WallyWorld to say the least! You can be sure there'll be plenty of My Space, Twitter, FaceBook, and other places where some people are going to be letting off some steam!
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28 Nov 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh well, it's Walmart. Even though they have notorious dispicable business practices...people are still going to shop there. I'd love to see them go down in flames, I hate Walmart with a passion.
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28 Nov 2009   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Nice going Wal-Mart...

Just goes to show how quick they want to make a buck...

...but really...Black Friday is SUPPOSED TO BE JUST THAT FRIDAY
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28 Nov 2009   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Walmart enough said. As far as I'm coverned. another nice find N.H.
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28 Nov 2009   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In our local Walmart they actually sold them to the early birds. Unfortunately I was a few minutes too late and could just see the tail end of them. Wanted one for my mother-in-law for Christmas. Now she has to settle for a set of pots - LOL.
In Tampa they reported 2 guys that had set up camp in front of Walmart 8 days before black Friday - with tent, air mattresses and the whole 9 yards. And all of that for some large TVs. Pretty crazy.
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28 Nov 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
In our local Walmart they actually sold them to the early birds. Unfortunately I was a few minutes too late and could just see the tail end of them. Wanted one for my mother-in-law for Christmas. Now she has to settle for a set of pots - LOL.
In Tampa they reported 2 guys that had set up camp in front of Walmart 8 days before black Friday - with tent, air mattresses and the whole 9 yards. And all of that for some large TVs. Pretty crazy.
I camped out for 36 hours at my local Wal-Mart for the Wii lanuch...all of my friends did

It was an amazing experience...I loved it!
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28 Nov 2009   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
In our local Walmart they actually sold them to the early birds. Unfortunately I was a few minutes too late and could just see the tail end of them. Wanted one for my mother-in-law for Christmas. Now she has to settle for a set of pots - LOL.
In Tampa they reported 2 guys that had set up camp in front of Walmart 8 days before black Friday - with tent, air mattresses and the whole 9 yards. And all of that for some large TVs. Pretty crazy.
I camped out for 36 hours at my local Wal-Mart for the Wii lanuch...all of my friends did

It was an amazing experience...I loved it!
Wii's make me sick, sorry.

I love Walmart for groceries or not-so-techy things. But when it comes to electronics I generally would go to bestbuy. At least I got reward-zone there. Don't get my wrong, walmart is a great place, just not for me when it comes to things like electronics.
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