Walmart thinks you won’t catch on.

This morning the bf sent me a link announcing a pre-order sale for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Seems Walmart had the game listed for $19.99 when everyone else was listing it as $49.99. Naturally I rushed over to place my order. Moments after my order had cleared, going to the same listing on showed the game as $49.99. Obviously someone screwed up and listed the game at a lower price than intended, hence the rushing to place the order.

So, I get my order confirmation and, a few minutes later, my confirmation e-mail. Hours pass. Another e-mail shows up telling me they are processing my cancellation order. Wait, what? I mean, I expected that I might get an email politely explaining that a mistake had been made, apologizing for any inconvenience and ultimately worming their way out of honoring the posted price. But, uhh . . . telling me I cancelled the order myself? I realize the typical Walmart patronage might make such a ruse seem viable, but I refuse to believe that’s actual policy. It makes me think that, should I ever need to complain to actual in-store management, they’d simply cover their eyes and declare invisibility until I became confused by their witcheries and wandered back to my still.

The official word from Walmart is that the distributor cancelled the order, and they will re-list tomorrow at the correct price. I would like to point out that my order confirmation e-mail from Walmart states “If you are paying by credit card, we will not charge your credit card until your order ships” and “Once an order has been placed and confirmed, it cannot be canceled.” My order was placed and confirmed, and lo – my card had been charged. I feel once it has reached that stage, the store just eats the cost of the mistake and lets it go.

I used to scour ads for Circuit City, Best Buy and the like looking for good deals. I recall once I found a hard drive in CompUSA’s ad for a significantly lower price than was typical. It had been a misprint. However, I not only got the cheaper price, but since they were out (they had a run on the drives, can you believe?) I got a raincheck for the same product. That’s typically what any store will do – they list something wrong and you find it before they catch on and you benefit. Instead Walmart catches me as I’m leaving the store, yanks away my purchase and shoves my money back into my hand and tells me I was just at the return counter. Slick.

He May Want to Consider a Nom de Plume

I have to say that this is the least appealing dealership that I have ever run across: Raper RVs. What I wanna think about is an entire line of recreational vehicles marketed to sexual predators.

“Looking for a way to transport victims to your secluded cabin in the privacy of a van but don’t want to leave the comforts of home? How often have you wanted to de-stress with a relaxing road trip right after the ordeal of finding yet another spot in the woods to bury a teenage girl? Well let Raper RV handle all your recreational needs.”

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I could be reading too much into this. Maybe they are just really overpriced.

Meijer Stores Are Looking Out For Your Kids

Meijer Supercenters provide quality food, household and entertainment products. They also promote an atmosphere of community responsibility and pride.

While World War II Sniper does provide wholesome fun for children who may be too young to play the same games as their older siblings, I primarily think of it as edutainment. As much as children need to develop skills in reading and mathematics, so too do they need to know the proper way to take down their enemies from a distance.

And what parent wants their child wandering into a casino with insufficient knowledge of slot and table top games?

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