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Posted on Tuesday 7 October 2008 at 12:52 pm

WalMart Sucks (for non obvious reasons)

I went to WalMart this morning (don't judge: I'm poor and they're cheap) to get some groceries and ink cartridges for my printer. The two ink cartridges came in large plastic boxes that said "Security Alarm" on them. The cashier who assisted me slid them over the alarm disabling pad thingy and threw them in the bag. I asked if they were supposed to be opened and the plastic boxes kept by the store for reuse and she said no. When I tried to leave, I set off the alarm at the door. I asked the man who assisted me if those boxes could be setting it off because weren't they supposed to have been opened. He said no and sent me on my way. I get home and can't figure out how to open the bloody boxes. Not to mention, if I could figure out how to open these bloody boxes they would be pointless since any would-be thief could open them in the store and steal the product inside. So I searched online for information about the boxes and everything says they are supposed to be opened by the cashier with a special tool and kept for reuse by the store. So I called WalMart. The woman on the phone said the cashiers can't open them and the customer is supposed to bring them to Customer Service to be opened and they are not to leave the store and of course I can't open them at home. I asked why had neither employee, especially the one at the door, informed me of this. She obviously couldn't answer that one. So the upshot is I have to drive back out to WalMart (about 15 minutes each way) to get them to open the blasted boxes so I can have my ink. Of course, the alarm is going to go off when I walk in the door with them and I suspect they'll accuse me of stealing them even though I have the receipt. They better not.
Pissed Off
Feeling: Pissed Off
Exploring: Home, temporarily
Listening: Me grumbling


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mrstater at 5:10 pm on 07 October 2008 (UTC) (Link)
That is so typical of Wal Mart. I hate shopping there, too, but I'm trapped by their low low prices!
bratty_jedi at 6:03 pm on 07 October 2008 (UTC) (Link)
It sucks, but what can you do?
littlepixiechic at 12:22 am on 08 October 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, Wal-mart's definitely dropping the ball there.
bratty_jedi at 2:20 pm on 08 October 2008 (UTC) (Link)
That pretty much sums it up.
(Anonymous) at 6:14 pm on 20 October 2008 (UTC) (Link)
What's the worst is even though Walmart is almost universally disliked, they're one of the only companies not suffering during the financial meltdown, in fact they're actually benefiting from the tightened wallets.

Walmart is the only company on the Dow Jones industrial average to post a gain in the past 12 months (I think they're up like 12 percent)

I definitely think there's a lack of Karma in this situation.

-- Nora Benson

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