Walmart Scammed Into Selling $50 PS4 Units

By   /   Nov 18, 2014

Walmart’s strict price-matching policy has allowed some consumers to scam the retail giant into selling PlayStation 4 consoles for as low as $50.

“We’re committed to providing low prices every day,” reads the Walmart website. “On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.”

That gave some people the idea to host a fake third-party console listing on Amazon where they priced it below the $100 figure. After that they simply took a screenshot of the listing and walked into their nearest Walmart to ask them to match the price.

Sounds simple enough and for some lucky individuals Christmas came early. One individual snagged a brand new PS4 console for just $50, while another managed to pay $90.

Last week, some lucky shoppers managed to pull off a similar stunt for Wii U and 3DS bundles, managing to get away by paying just $60. In that case though, the reference listing turned out to be a glitch on Sears’ website. That probably gave the idea to this new scam.

It’s a given that Walmart will soon be tweaking that policy of theirs.

Via Kotaku

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