Like many people, I have been actively searching for one of the Hatchimals. I have been on Walmart website and have found them for the regular retail rate of $48.88.
I have on three different occasions, Black Friday evening, an additional day, and on 12/11/16 found them in stock. Every time I try to add to basket it would change the price and direct me to a third party. The price would be beyond two hundred dollars, on Walmart site, but I have no idea if Walmart return policy covers this purchase. I assume Walmart has restrictions on their markup and they are allowing a third party to sell Walmart products on their website for additional profit.
I am completely appalled by this process and what should be a respectable website showing me in stock merchandise for one price and at checkout raising the price over 500%. This is enough for me to make every effort to try and remove Walmart from our shopping. I am completely at a loss how this has been allowed to happen in the first place, but really concerned with the Walmart showing in stock for 48.88 then once added the price is beyond $250. I am one of the fortunate ones who noticed this, but how many people purchased not catching the mark-up, or the third-party addition.
I am sure that most like me trusted Walmart, but this is the type of thing that will prevent me from making that mistake again. Best Regards,
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Website.
Reason of review: Not as described.
Monetary Loss: $50.
Preferred solution: Deliver product or service ordered.