Wal-Mart Duped Into Selling PS4s For Just $90
Ryan Simmons / 3 years ago
Just a few days ago we reported on Wal-Mart’s price matching scheme, with which they have decided to match the price of a number of retailers, including Amazon.
Well some customers have taken advantage of this already, scamming the retail giant into selling them PlayStation 4 consoles for an unbelievable $90. The customers in question exploited the fact that all you need to list an item on Amazon is a registered selling account, which allows you to list practically anything you like on the site at any price. Presumably the customers listed the PS4 as sold out so they didn’t end up receiving any real requests from people wanting to buy one.
Once they had that account and the fake listing, all a customer needed to do was display a screenshot of the webpage to a cashier, ‘proving’ the lower price with which Wal-Mart promises to match.
“We’re 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.”
It’s not yet known how many have taken advantage of the scam, but we don’t doubt for a moment that you won’t be able to take advantage of it for much longer.
Source: NBC News