Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2012 16:25 UTC
Apple "Starting today, Walmart has dropped prices on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, with the 16 GB iPhone 5 now on sale for just $127 and the iPhone 4S coming in at $47." I'm sure a 33% price cut right ahead of the holidays is totally normal for a product of which demand outstrips supply. Right?
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 17th Dec 2012 04:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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No, you just have to suffer through the experience of buying something from walmart. That's deterent enough for some.

I know its popular to hate on walmart, but their service usually is terrible. And by " service" I mean the amount of time it takes to find someone who can perform a standard transaction... like buying a phone.

I Actually tried to buy my GS III from them because it was a good $50 cheaper. No one was in the electronics dept. I found someone nearby and asked him why the place was abandand, he argued that it wasn't. And refused to beleive that non one was in electronics. I invited him to look with me, but he refused insinsting that some one was at the register. I went to the front of the store to find a manager and explain the situation of my desire to purchase something from them. They went back with me to see if I was telling the truth about the ghost town. I was. Then they got on the intercom to hail someone. The person that showed up unfortunately didn't know how to sell a phone on contract, and didn't know anyone that did. Manager still there, I point to the nice display case with all of the phones in it and tried to explain that they were refusing to sell me something because they were unable to figure out their own systems. I did all of it in a very patient, respectful and calm manner. I never got an apology from anyone, but explained to them how commerce works and how I would now go across town to a different store to give business to another company. It was like talking to a brick wall of clueless-ness and apathy.

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