• Report:  #507

Complaint Review: WALMART - Mohegan, Peekskill New York

Reported By:

Mohegan, Peekskill, New York, U.S.A.
Tell us has your experience with this business or person been good? What's this?
Expecting more from "WALMART"

Today Sat. June 5th 1999 I went to Walmart store on

rt. 6 in the town of Mohegan; next to Peekskill, NY

The electronics dept. offered an RCA camcorder for sale at two

hundred ninety-eight dollars with a black and white viewer.

The sign right on the Camcorder said,


Camcorder b/w


5 Head

Title bar 2

9. mode

spare Battery ,< cc3ii8c >

Sale Price...$298.00 ....was...$339.00

When I tried to purchase the camera, I was forced to wait

for 35 minutes because they said, "The fellow I would need to speak

with, a black fellow named Ed, was taking a break in the back."

After thirty-five minutes of waiting, I insisted they call an

assistant mgr. which they did, when she got to the counter she also

said, "We would need Ed," and called over the phone speaker for him

to appear, which he did.

He then tried to tell me that I read the sign wrong....that

the reference to the battery was only in lieu of reference to

information for ordering an extra battery should you need to buy

one, and he did not interpret the sign the way I did, and if I did

not want the camera at the price without the extra

battery......then don't buy the camera here. (aren't we getting a

little testi?)

I Informed him once again that the sign at the very least

was misleading, and possibly the worst type of deception in

advertising that can be used on an unsuspecting public.

I had experienced this when I was doing business with

stores such as the now defunct CALDORS, I was finding it very

disappointing to realize that this is a policy that now

apparently seems to be openly accepted by large chains in

general....as was evident by his disregard for my situation as

I am quite sure the next person or persons as the case may be will


I also see other complaints about "WALMART" on your rip-off

Report. Thats good! Let their reputation be known.

Very disturbed & disappointed consumer,

Mr.Frank Strauss

[email protected]

Mahopac, N.Y.10541

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