Extreme couponer banned from WalMart

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  1. Nayan

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  3. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    Why would you even want to go back into a Wal-mart after that. I can't stand them, but they do carry 3 to 4 items I can't get at the Commissary, or I would stop shopping there completely.

    I certainly wouldn't shop there again after that and I don't see where what she did was wrong and how was it a crime? That manager should be arrested for slapping her hand, he had no right to do that.

    I don't agree with the coupon crazy people, but confronting them like that is uncalled for.

    Suzanne
     
  4. neatokimmo

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    She has an excellent opp to set up a blog on how to shop for great deals....but not at walmart.
     
  5. EKW

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    There's got to be more to this story than what you're reading here. She and her husband go a long way to paint her as being an innocent victim. I'm not buying their version of what happened!
     
  6. tomthebarncat

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    She shops there everyday??? maybe she should get a life that doesn't involve daily trips to Wal-mart:confused3 I have no idea why they banned her, but I think that there is more to this story than what Fox, we are not really a news channel but just a bunch of morons shouting at each other, has reported.
     
  7. momto2inKC

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    Something seems weird about the whole story, I definitely think there is more to the story that they're not saying. Would be interesting to see her 'entire' video, not just the 5 seconds shown in the news video.
     
  8. momto2inKC

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    LOL I was thinking the same thing...Walmart...everyday...:scared1:
     
  9. marcemc

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    I agree, my first thought was " there is no way someone will slap my hand & then I just turn around & still go buy a full cart of groceries".

    I use coupons & think they are a great way of saving money, but some of these couponers are getting out of control, all of the sudden they feel entitle to free groceries.
     
  10. tink576

    tink576 Think of the Happiest Thing

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    If she's there EVERY DAY?!?! they have to "know her" she probably has quite a history and whatever happened that we don't know about was the straw that broke the camel's back to have them ban her. This whole thing just sounds so bizarre.
     
  11. GinnyEmma

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    Lol, good for them.
     
  12. eliza61

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    :thumbsup2 I agree. I'm a bit of a cynic but I'm leary of people who automatically start the "record" button. She asked to speak to the manager and automatically thought to record the encounter? :confused3

    Me thinkest there is more to this than meets the eye.
     
  13. npmommie

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    Oh my , she shops at walmart every day??!! that would be my own personal nightmare to go into walmart every day :lmao::lmao:
    I try to avoid it at all costs.
     
  14. Nayan

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    I really wish they would have given more of the story but I agree that she needs to find something better to do with her time then shop everyday at Walmart. I dislike going once a week and I know I'd go nuts if I had to go everyday just to save a buck.
     
  15. *Seanaci*

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    Ok...couple of things...

    1) Why are they shopping there everyday? Wouldn't it just be easier to shop for a weeks worth of groceries (that's what we do)?

    2) There is way more to this story than what we're seeing. I understand wanting to use coupons to help save money (I use coupons every week when I do my shopping, however not to the extreme that this woman uses them; but to each their own). The one time I tried to use coupons printed off my computer at Walmart, they wouldn't allow them...for counterfiet reasons (no way to tell if it's a true coupon or a counterfiet). No big deal. I just don't use them anymore.

    3) The "ad match" policy Walmart has is just that. They'll price match an item (or items) if you have an ad with you from the store where it is cheaper. It almost sounds like this woman was trying to take advantage of that some how. *shrugs*

    4) Why do you shop at Walmart every day (I know...I already said it again...but...I mean...really)?!?! My husband calls it Wal-martian land for a reason...and HATES to shop there. :P

    Oh well. Maybe we'll see an answer from Wal-mart one of these days on why they banned this woman. :D
     
  16. JB2K

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    Um, Tom -- no need to link this story with Fox News Channel.

    The TV station being referenced is a small station in Idaho which is not owned/operated by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp -- they happen to be a Fox network affiliate, meaning the connection is they carry Fox's prime time programming/sports.

    Aside from that, I agree -- most likely, the couponer was breaking Walmart's rules, and got caught.

    I never feel sorry for anyone who tries to "manipulate the system" (and passes themselves off to the media as "extreme").

    Oh, and one other thing -- recording such transactions without permission/consent is a no-no, regardless of the store...
     
  17. crisi

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    Of course she was. And when WalMart drops their price match policy, or their return policy, or something else....and everyone is up in arms over it....this will be why. Because there are a few customers you do NOT want, they cost you money. Fortunately, you can ban them from your business. But if more and more people do it, you end up changing the policy. So something really convenient (like Target's old, wonderful return policy) gets changed to something restrictive.
     
  18. bumbershoot

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    That does depend on the state laws, but slapping a hand is assault in, I can only imagine, every state.
     
  19. JB2K

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    An excellent example of this is all those people who buy a 60" flat-panel HDTV from Walmart/Target/Best Buy the weekend before Super Bowl Sunday and take it back to the store after the game expecting a full refund.

    For those who haven't figured it out, they are trying to get a "free rental" of a high-end TV for their Super Bowl party.

    Hence, why most retailers who sell TVs now charge the customer a "restocking fee" if the set is in working order (and is just something "the customer didn't want") -- the fee offests the loss the retailer is going to have to sell the used TV at...
     
  20. PrincessMama605

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    I agree that there is more to the story then what was shown (who automatically hits record when they ask to speak with a manager?) but really does she need to be banned for life from every Walmart in the US?

    I will say that at my local Walmart the employees and management are usually rude and unhelpful, which is why I won't shop there unless I have to. Going to Walmart once in a while is nightmarish enough, I can't imagine going everyday!
     
  21. beansmom

    beansmom <font color=blue>Your dream eludes you? Don't you

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    i agree there is more to the story but why do most you assume she is 'wrong'? Walmart is notorious for refusing to honor their own policies. I don't know of any other store where they try to frisk you on the way out (other than a wholesale clue where nothing is bagged...I get that)...walmart thinks they are the Gods almighty of retail. I would love nothing more than to see them go bankrupt.

    I'm sure today's Walmart corporation is NOT what Sam Walton had in mind.
     

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