I arrived at Walmart to pick up one of these laptops at 11:50 p.m. on 24 Nov 2011 the associate said they could not open or pass out the laptops until 12 a.m.
We waited then at 12 a.m. there was maybe 15 people in front of me waiting. As I quickly moved forward I asked the first associate if these were the 198.00 laptops she said she thought they were 199.00 I said okay moved forward. Then when I was about to get one I asked the other associate if these were the 198.00 (Compaq Black 15.6" CQ57-319qm Laptop PC with AMD Dual-Core C50 Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium item# 007230450) laptops she said no!
I asked her where they were at and she said they "been sold out" of them, these are the one for 388.00 (HP Black 17.3" g7-1219wm Laptop PC with AMD Dual-Core E-450 Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium item#007230464). The lady in front of me walking away asked her how much in surprise the people behind me began to complain. It is hard to believe that I waited in line saw everyone in front of me pick up the same laptop item#007230464 the online ad states these would not be sold until 12 a.m. on 25 Nov 11 and I was about to get mine at 12:03 a.m.
and the ones for 198.00 were already sold out. Who did they sell them too, because no one in front of me purchased this one. I can see if I arrived at 1 a.m. and she said they were sold out however, it was only 12:03 a.m.
and everyone in front of me had an HP box the entire crate was filled with HP boxes. Walmart needs to make right on what they advertised and not pull the old bait and switch on people!
This is false advertising and down right wrong of a company that makes so much money to do. I will NEVER believe anything they put in their ads and will not spend any money in their stores on black friday!
Monetary Loss: $198.