Walmart Gouging on "Economy" Sized Products
by Robert M. - Posted Tue February 24, 2009 @ 12:00 PM
Over the past few months, while shopping at the Glen Ellyn, IL, Walmart on 59, I've noticed that items available in "value" sized packaging, such as larger packages of dishwasher detergent (70oz = $3.25, 140oz = $6.65, 15 more), deodorant twin pack (single = $2.99, twin = $6.33, 35 more), and even family sized snack crackers (8oz = $2.01, 12oz = $3.23, 24 more) are priced higher per ounce than the smaller packaging.
So when we attempt to be environmentally aware and frugal, we're being ripped off by paying more per ounce on the larger sizes of identical products.
With the urge to reduce waste because of environemtnal concerns and the need to save in this current economy, it's shocking that Walmart is gouging their "guests" by overcharging on products that they themselves paid the manufacturer less for.
I want Walmart to be honest and fair in it's pricing. Stop jacking up the prices of larger sized packaging simply because that's what people gravitate towards when their trying to save money! That's like a slap the face of your guests when they trust Walmart to be the best place to go to save money.
I recently saved $3 just by buying two smaller sized packages instead of the available "value" sized on several basic items.
Do you think an investigative show like 20/20 be interested at looking into the pricing policies of a behemoth like Walmart? I'm sure most readers are thinking it's only as few cents, but with Walmart's volume that easily equals millions every month in dishonest profit.