Yesterday when we went to Walmart, there were only a few things we needed. I wanted to look for wide mouth quart jars and lids. Vince needed a heavy duty extension cord.
Friends have been posting that they can find regular mouth quart jars but no wide mouth quarts. I felt confident I was going to walk in and find them but I didn’t. They had tons of jars! Several brands/types of regular mouth quarts, several brands/types of pints, including wide mouth . . but no wide mouth quarts. I bought a couple of packs of regular mouth quart jars just to have quarts if I need them. I wanted to buy three packs of regular and wide mouth lids.
The regular mouth lids were about $2.80 but the wide mouth lids were marked $5.97. I told Vince . . I’m not paying that much.
Then I noticed the packages with lids AND rings were $3.97. I figured that was a mistake but that’s clearly how they’re labeled. I did the price check with my phone and yes, the lids by themselves were $3.97 and the rings with the lids were $5.97 . . which makes sense but if someone went in there and picked up a package of lids/rings, thinking they were going to get it for $3.97, I hope they would be paying attention when checking out.
Vince picked up the heavy duty extension cord. We did the self check so I was looking at the receipt because it seemed like way more money than I thought it should be. I asked Vince . . was that cord almost $46? I was thinking $20 but I was way off. He said “I’m pretty sure the tag on the shelf said $35.” He took the cord and the receipt back to the department where he found it and, yes, the price listed on the shelf was $35. Vince showed it to the guy working back there and he called up to customer service and they refunded the extra $11.
Vince said he figured the price has gone up in the computer but they haven’t yet put the new price on the shelf.
You have to constantly be aware. I understand staff shortages, and prices going up faster than they can get it all changed in the store but when we bought four things and three of the four had price mix ups .. that’s not good.
Y’all be careful when shopping!