To say many of ModCloth’s customers are not happy would be putting it lightly.Read More
Nintendo's nefarious plan is working.
Just like every other Amiibo anyone has any interest in, the gold Mario Amiibo sold out within minutes.Read More
Roll back those
Yes, some people were really picking up $90 PlayStation 4s using a bogus 3rd party Amazon listing over the past few days. Of course, price matching is always up to store management, and they should've shut this down in the first place. But Walmart is no longer playing it fast and loose with employees' common sense.Read More
Well that escalated quickly.
Walmart has long had an "Ad Match" program to price-match other stores, but just days ago they began officially matching prices at select online retailers, including Amazon. So, of course, the Internet had to go and ruin everything by setting up some official-looking PS4 sale pages with incredibly low prices and getting them price-matched.Read More
Yes, we're still upset about this one.
"Look at how the feces squish and plop with realistic physics! Hmm? What do you mean by, 'priorities'?"Read More
You Can Get A Marvel Action Figure Made With Your Face At Walmart. Unless You Want A Female Character, Of Course.
Only boys get to be superheroes, duh.
Chances are, I will never be a superhero. It's something I've had to come to terms with. But now, thanks to Marvel, the most painful aspect of non-superherodom (the lack of a personalized action figure, obviously) has been mitigated. Starting tomorrow, you can head to stores near you and have a Marvel action figure made, featuring your very own face. As long as you're cool with being either Iron Man or Captain America. Sorry, girls; superheroes aren't for you I guess.Read More
No, this is not a spam email. I promise.
It looks like Walmart is getting a jump on selling older models of the iPhone for cheap when the iPhone 6 hits, and they're not messing around.Read More
What? Was Costco closed?
Anyone who's ever held a retail job is surely familiar with the concept of finding a convenient hiding place among boxes and camping out to avoid detection, but hiding in a store you're not being paid to occupy is a new one by me. A teenager in Texas did just that by building two secret forts in a Walmart and living there for four days before being detected. Maybe he was just waiting for someone else to start a Community-style box fort vs. pillow fort competition?Read More
Get to the pickings before they're slim
Those Xbox One and PS4 preorders went by pretty fast, huh? If you overslept the day that retailers put them out, then good news: Walmart's going to have a new stock of preorders available August 24, which is this Saturday. So maybe South Park was wrong and Walmart's not that evil after all.Read More
In today's totally depressing news, it appears that the American impulse to needlessly purchase junk in bulk is alive and well. Black Friday no longer exists just on Friday, despite the infamous day's name. No, our cup spilleth over to Thanksgiving as well. Walmart was already doing ridiculous amounts of business last night, and they've reported their best Black Friday events ever with almost 5,000 items sold per second between 8PM and midnight.Read More
Things We Saw Today
There's nothing quite like corporate campaigns meant to harness social media being taken by the reins and subverted. The latest hijink comes courtesy of the unsuspecting marketing people behind Walmart and Pitbull, the hip-hop star that will shill out for just about anything. That includes Energy Sheets, which is the brand oddly paired with sending Pitbull to whatever Walmart has the most "Likes" on Facebook by July 15th. So now the collective will of the internet is sending him to Kodiak, Alaska.Read More
Today in unfortunate bird news, thousands of migrating grebes crashed into a Walmart parking lot -- as well as other similar constructions throughout Utah -- because they confused it with a body of water. Wildlife officials said the duck-like probably mistook the parking lot for a safe resting spot, like a body of water, considering grebes are aquatic. Wildlife program manager for the southern region of the Utah Department of Wildlife Resource's Teresa Griffin said the birds are "just everywhere," and that people are even coming into the department's office, dropping them off.Read More
There are a lot of people who will say that Walmart has some bad business practices, treats their employees and customers poorly, and puts small companies out of business. There are less that are willing to take them to task on it. There is only one who would do it over 2 cents and principle: Mary Bach of Pennsylvania. When she was charged an additional 2 cents on top the listed price for her Banquet "Brown 'N Serve" sausages --something she claims has happened more than once -- she decided to sue, won, and was awarded $180.
From the get-go, this case seems to have all the hallmarks of frivilous, "I'll sue you and your dog!" litigation, but Bach claims there's more to it and I'm inclined to believe her. This is not Bach's first suit against Walmart. In fact, she's sued five times in the past for exactly the same thing: Being charged more money than the listed price. While it's only a few cents, given the freqeuncy of the event and the number of customers Walmart has daily, Back thinks this amounts to some serious unearned, dishonest revenue.Read More