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[Walmart] TCL 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner $0.02 ISPU AB,BC Only Limited Stock

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popo2788 wrote: ok... so i was able to purchase it. but i got stopped by security guard. He wanted to check my receipt, and..... it's gone. I was so close to the exit, would have gotten away with it if wasn't for that meddling security guard. Goddammit !
I call your bluff on this. So what exactly did security say? "I dont believe this item is 2 cents so i cannot let you have it?"

I would have showed him the serial number on receipt then serial number on box and left right there and then call whoever you want later!
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dealyou wrote: Lol how do you all find these error? Thanks
I imagine they pull up merchandise searches then sort lowest to highest.
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dilligafeh wrote: Why are you guys stopping to have them check your receipt ?
I'd just walk through. They have no right to do that unless they detain you for shoplifting, then they have to call the police. I've never been stopped yet, but if they try they better make sure I've stolen something or they'll be in some shit. I won't let them search me, they have no right to do that, only the LEO can. Next time they want to look at your bag, refuse and ask them to call the police if they'd like to see what's inside or bugger off.
This can go either way. You're correct that technically no one (not even police actually) have the right to search you without having a reasonable cause. This is part of the Charter. In this case, that would entail the security guard seeing you put something in your pocket and try to walk out. But when they call the police, a lot of cops will rush to judgement and side with them because most of the calls they get the stores are correct and they get many. Also, a store can ban you from their property for ANY reason whatsoever (e.g., not complying with guard who's following store policy) and you have zero recourse outside of appealing with them or going to the media.

As an aside, ever since they've enlarged their self checkout area, all the walmarts have begun to look like prisons and treat their customers as such. I mostly no longer shop there at all. IMO, if you're going to plaster self-checkouts everywhere and drastically reduce local labour oppurtunities (while taking millions of $ out of that community), you should expect some increased shrinkage
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alkaint wrote: Once you have a receipt, it's legally yours. Tell them to call the cops and walk out, nothing they can do since you didn't steal it.
That would have been an interesting interaction. If they did call the police, they have no proof that he stole anything as you have the receipt proving he did pay what price they asked for the item. Price being wrong doesn't give them the right to detain you, and the police would be pretty pissed about the store wasting their time about something they fudged up. My bet is he would have been given an apology and been on his way with the legally purchased merchandise and the security/store be given a stern warning about this crap happening again.
These stores installed self checkouts in an attempt to lower costs by having customers do the work and then waste more of their time lining up to be searched when exiting the store . They waived their right to check pricing discrepancies in order to save money by not hiring a cashier, so when the discrepancy is in the customers favour it's just the cost of doing business.
I doubt they would stop someone and make sure they haven't overpaid for an item or when it's scanned twice by mistake and I bet it happens a lot .
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Question for you stocktrack experts - when it lists an item quantity as 1 for a particular store, what are the odds of it actually being there? For example, I usually find that when the LCBO inventory lists an item as 1, it's typically not there.
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thelasthunter wrote: Question for you stocktrack experts - when it lists an item quantity as 1 for a particular store, what are the odds of it actually being there? For example, I usually find that when the LCBO inventory lists an item as 1, it's typically not there.
Chances are very slim.
But sometimes I find items in store that showing 0 stock (or even less, yes thy allow negative numbers there, lol)
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thelasthunter wrote: This can go either way. You're correct that technically no one (not even police actually) have the right to search you without having a reasonable cause. This is part of the Charter. In this case, that would entail the security guard seeing you put something in your pocket and try to walk out. But when they call the police, a lot of cops will rush to judgement and side with them because most of the calls they get the stores are correct and they get many. Also, a store can ban you from their property for ANY reason whatsoever (e.g., not complying with guard who's following store policy) and you have zero recourse outside of appealing with them or going to the media.

As an aside, ever since they've enlarged their self checkout area, all the walmarts have begun to look like prisons and treat their customers as such. I mostly no longer shop there at all. IMO, if you're going to plaster self-checkouts everywhere and drastically reduce local labour oppurtunities (while taking millions of $ out of that community), you should expect some increased shrinkage
Those reasons can't be discriminatory, and their policies as well. Having a security guard picking who they search depending on looks(since they say it's random ) could open them up to lawsuits.
But honestly why would I give my money to a business like that anyway.
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dilligafeh wrote: Those reasons can't be discriminatory, and their policies as well. Having a security guard picking who they search depending on looks(since they say it's random ) could open them up to lawsuits.
But honestly why would I give my money to a business like that anyway.
I agree, it's a shoddy practice and a band-aid solution for an uptick in theft after self-checkouts. When it comes to property bans, they have free reign on who they ban and for what reason. Very difficult to prove discrimination unless you record them stopping only one type of identity category, which is very unlikely anyways. You do have a right to refuse a search, but they can just ban you from their property and you won't be able to do much about it. But this case with the AC unit is more interesting, so I'm curious how they would respond to it. Maybe they instructed the guards to spot self-checkout pricing errors as well, who knows.
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thelasthunter wrote: Question for you stocktrack experts - when it lists an item quantity as 1 for a particular store, what are the odds of it actually being there? For example, I usually find that when the LCBO inventory lists an item as 1, it's typically not there.
I’ve been burned so many times with phantom stock, many times with 2+ stock and none to be found.
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thelasthunter wrote: I agree, it's a shoddy practice and a band-aid solution for an uptick in theft after self-checkouts. When it comes to property bans, they have free reign on who they ban and for what reason. Very difficult to prove discrimination unless you record them stopping only one type of identity category, which is very unlikely anyways. You do have a right to refuse a search, but they can just ban you from their property and you won't be able to do much about it. But this case with the AC unit is more interesting, so I'm curious how they would respond to it. Maybe they instructed the guards to spot self-checkout pricing errors as well, who knows.
When it comes to banning, wouldn't they require identification in order to ban you ? They need to legally inform you that you've been banned sort of like when you're being served of legal action ?
If I'm not providing that because I didn't stop to allow them to search me, what are they going to use to identify me ? A grainy picture from the camera ?
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Weird, the status shows out of stock but the stock/inventory number shows a number larger than 0. Which one do I look at?
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Mmagic888 wrote: I’ve been burned so many times with phantom stock, many times with 2+ stock and none to be found.
Not sure if it's true but a CSR told me that it can take up to 72 hours for stock levels to be updated. I tried to get Lindt chocolates at 75% off the other day, stock tracker showed 9 in stock but there wasn't any.
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heero78 wrote: Weird, the status shows out of stock but the stock/inventory number shows a number larger than 0. Which one do I look at?
As it was mentioned before, it could be phantom stock they have not written off their inventory yet. I wouldn't bother looking unless it's showing over 4-5 units depending on type of item.
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Mmagic888 wrote: I’ve been burned so many times with phantom stock, many times with 2+ stock and none to be found.
Walmart's pretty bad with not getting stock onto the floor it seems.
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heero78 wrote: Weird, the status shows out of stock but the stock/inventory number shows a number larger than 0. Which one do I look at?
You can look at both, but neither of them are entirely accurate.
I feel like the status is changed to OutOfStock when the stock number is lower than some number (0, 1, 2 - who knows). Then numbers can be bumped up because of returns. They might also change status manually, I don't know.
Intentory systems are now not accurate in general, especially in big stores where it's hard to manage stock and it's often stolen, damaged or misplaced

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