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I have four tractor batteries I purchased from the Wal-Mart in Lebanon, Ohio. They have never actually been used as to draining current from them. They have been recharged once.

As I live about 20 - 30 minutes away by car, I called customer service first as I no longer have receipts (they were damaged by water and were no longer legible). I explained I would be purchasing a different kind of lead acid battery. They said fine, bring them in. So I did, and took them to the auto desk as instructed. The ***-ociate refused to return the core charge, and when I went to the manager, he said I "..only had 30 days to return them anyway". Apparently he doesn't understand, derspite my explaining it to him, that the core charge is not a return but a deposit because of the recyclying neccesary.

They are also penny wise and pound foolish as I won't, of course, be buying a new battery there but also IO won't be sp[ending a dime there ever again.

As I worked for Wal-Mart for a time I am familiar with the idea that once they have money, no matter what the idea is to keep it, regardless of the situation, but this angers me enough to turn me into an anti-Mal-Wart activist. A core charge is a deposit, it's not supposed to be part of their profit. Now I have four tractor batteries I'm stuck with that I have no use for.

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Anonymous
#1520243

I had the same problem with cans of r134. $ 10.00 core and receipt laying in my garage somewhere.I don't understand the reasoning here with walmart.

Anonymous
#1444140

Walmart have become crooks !!! they are not out for the people they are only here for a profit Walmart is the bunch of crooks !!

Anonymous
#1376029

Why do I have to leave a core deposit if I'm buying a brand new battery, so if I buy a new pair of shoes I have to bring the old pair back? I thought you only leave deposits if you buy a re manufactured item. It's all a scam most people don't bring the cores back for different reasons and they keep their money.

Anonymous
Short Hills, New Jersey, United States #1198190

yup, thats the last time I buy anything at walmart. I have the existing card used to puchase, and they claim they channot lookup this way.

Anonymous
#1148190

Same thing happened to me. They won't return my core charge.

It's going to cost me $12 extra if I wanted to buy the same battery. That doesn't make any sense.

Anonymous
#870523

Sounds to me like you screwed yourself

Anonymous
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States #769606

You shouldn't let those bastards get away with that!

Anonymous
#749765

bring them directly to a metal/battery recycler. You will probably receive $10-15 each for them. While you are at it, bring along your scrap aluminum!

Anonymous
#364653

Next time do what I'm gonna do. I am going to throw the batteries through the front glass door of walmart.

Boohoo. Tell me where you are from I want to come see you boy

Anonymous
#264625

Take the batteries to a metal recycler. They'll give you most of your core money back. Better than nothing.

Anonymous
Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway #203255

Shut up. Don't comment on this letter.

***, ***, dummy, ***, punk. I used to work for them so I know this won't put them out of business.

I was banned from shopping there for a year after I was fired for stealing from them. Now I am banning myself for life, shut up dummy I won't be back you don't know me.

Anonymous
Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway #203254

"They are also penny wise and pound foolish as I won't, of course, be buying a new battery there but also IO won't be sp[ending a dime there ever again."

That will really put them out of business. For every person like you who does not spend a penny there anymore they have ten more who will.

Assuming you are not just saying this in anger. I know people who work in retail and children such as yourself say this all the time and do return.

Anonymous
Wilmot, Wisconsin, United States #203250

I forgot to mention that Walmart told me to come back in the morning to test the battery before they give my a core charge. I had the receight for the new battery and did what they said. I never came back.

Anonymous
Wilmot, Wisconsin, United States #203249

I bought a new battery from Walmart. The cashier told me to bring the old battery back for core refund.

I came back one week later with receipt. I was told to wait on the side for 10 minutes while management discussed what to do. I felt like people thought I was scamming the system. I don't think that it is legal to throw away dead battery.

So I dumped mine on the doorstep of Autozone. I don't think Autozone is to thrilled about giving core charge either.

I went to Pepboys to dispose of oil. They said that it is illegal to accept more than one gallon.

I pointed out that their ledger shows someone left 4.5 gallons. But they still declined to accept more than one gallon. I goto the city dump now to dispose of oil.

Because no one is thrilled about recycling. And we recyclers are treated like crooks.

Anonymous
to Sunny #769599

So Wal-Mart didn't give you the money they owed? You should have walked out with product from their shelves.

So Autozone wouldn't take the oil? You should have dumped it on their counter and left.

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