Wal-Mart Bans Man for too Much Price Matching
We have all seen the Wal-Mart advertisements saying they will match or beat anyone's prices. Well one man was doing exactly this and earned himself a lifetime ban.
Joe Cantrell made a hobby out of browsing local stores and going to Wal-Mart to get the cheapest prices for its products through ad matching. Last week, Cantrell took a trip to a Wal-Mart location, where an employee stopped him and told him he wasn’t allowed to ad match. Cantrell got upset and complained to management. Upon his return trip four days later, he was placed in handcuffs by local law enforcement.
The former wrestler says he was "handcuffed, humiliated and embarrassed in front of everybody at Wal-Mart," but the deputies quickly released him. The customer was released by the cops, who realized Cantrell was not a threat. Nevertheless, he says he's facing charges of threatening, intimidation and disorderly conduct.
On top of all that, he will no longer be able to pursue his hobby. Cantrell has been slapped with a lifetime ban from Wal-Mart. The ban is baffling when you consider what the retailer says about ad matching on its official website: "We're committed to providing low prices every day. 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."
So I guess we are allowed only a certain amount of ad matching without getting banned from Wal-Mart. Choose your ad matches carefully shoppers, it could be your last.