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    Amazon is definitely not cheaper a lot of times.

    When they “catch” you viewing something a time or two, the price may go up. You may think ”I thought that was cheaper than that“. Well it was.

    Best thing to do if you want to keep the original price is to put that item in a “Wish List” the first time you view something that you may buy at a later date. The “Wish List“ price rarely goes up or may go up a few percent. Not 10% or $10 as I’ve seen personally.

    The Classic “Bait and Switch”. It’s not just for Snake Oil Salesmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72r60/7 View Post

    p.s. Walmart online- You can get the same amount of incompetence and frustration anywhere without giving good money for the experience.
    With Walmart I find no reason to wrestle with their customer service. I just print a return label and take it to the Fedex box. Same with Amazon except it is usually a UPS return label.
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    Has anyone ever successfully purchased something online from the Walmart site? I tried for several recent purchases but frankly, their site is so poorly designed and frustrating to use that I've given up on them. If it isn't on the shelf at Walmart or one of the other local stores or big box operations then it's off to Amazon to help Bezos make his alimony payments...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Has anyone ever successfully purchased something online from the Walmart site? I tried for several recent purchases but frankly, their site is so poorly designed and frustrating to use that I've given up on them. If it isn't on the shelf at Walmart or one of the other local stores or big box operations then it's off to Amazon to help Bezos make his alimony payments...

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    I have tried twice to use Walmart's order on-line and pickup at the store. Both times were a disaster and it would have been far quicker and easier to just go find the items on the shelves and check out through the lines.
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    Where we're at (120 miles from a Costco or a Wally World), we've used their online delivery service and it's worked well for us. Also using Amazon Prime but no more than we ever have. We just don't travel to the big city very often to shop even before the pandemic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6322 View Post
    Where we're at (120 miles from a Costco or a Wally World), we've used their online delivery service and it's worked well for us. Also using Amazon Prime but no more than we ever have. We just don't travel to the big city very often to shop even before the pandemic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Has anyone ever successfully purchased something online from the Walmart site? I tried for several recent purchases but frankly, their site is so poorly designed and frustrating to use that I've given up on them. If it isn't on the shelf at Walmart or one of the other local stores or big box operations then it's off to Amazon to help Bezos make his alimony payments...

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    DeVern
    I use it without any problems. Right now with Covid the site to store is not a option at our store. In the past I would check the web site for bigger purchases because sometimes it's cheaper than the on the shelf price.
    I do admit Amazon has a much better website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    My only real travel for anything retail is MC service..
    Our town is only 7,500 population but has everything we need for retail except a motorcycle dealer.
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    We live 53 miles from the nearest incorporated small town. I am 75 with COPD. I do as little in-person shopping as possible while still supporting the local grocery and hardware stores for some things. But we order from Walmart on line at least a couple of times a month without any glitches. A couple of times we decided to return something; printed the return label; and took it to the Fedex box in town with no issues whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    We live 53 miles from the nearest incorporated small town. I am 75 with COPD. I do as little in-person shopping as possible while still supporting the local grocery and hardware stores for some things. But we order from Walmart on line at least a couple of times a month without any glitches. A couple of times we decided to return something; printed the return label; and took it to the Fedex box in town with no issues whatsoever.
    The Walmart product costs the same in-store or delivered to my door. So, like you, we have our Walmart items on the grocery list that we order every couple of months. However, in my case, there's a Walmart store 10-miles from my house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    The Walmart product costs the same in-store or delivered to my door. So, like you, we have our Walmart items on the grocery list that we order every couple of months. However, in my case, there's a Walmart store 10-miles from my house.
    In our case the closest Walmart is 116 miles away. We stop there if we happen to be passing by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    The Walmart product costs the same in-store or delivered to my door. .
    Like I mentioned, sometimes the website is cheaper, you have to check.
    Sometimes the store is cheaper. Last month I bought a JBL Flip 5 speaker at our local store for $90. The Walmart online price was $120.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    In our case the closest Walmart is 116 miles away. We stop there if we happen to be passing by.
    Where’s the Walmart? Guess it’s been awhile since I cannot place it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Like I mentioned, sometimes the website is cheaper, you have to check.
    Sometimes the store is cheaper. Last month I bought a JBL Flip 5 speaker at our local store got $90. The Walmart online price was $120.
    For something like electronics, I would believe that to be the case. But, my Walmart purchases are Bar soap, Dishwasher and clothes Detergent, Trash bags, Toothpaste and Cat Litter. Especially in the case of cat litter, free delivery seems to be an obscene luxury..
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Where’s the Walmart? Guess it’s been awhile since I cannot place it
    Fort Stckton 116 miles away.

    Pecos 153 miles away.
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