So i go to pick up a copy of the newly released The Incredibles for my son today on my way home from work. At 6am the only place open is Walmart. I go to the electronics department, pick up the only copy of the Blu-ray there and walk to the front. As I'm checking out it rings up $10 higher than the online price, toys r us price, and best buy's price. I explain this to the cashier who is probably 70 and she gets all huffy about it. She pulls out a stack of ads and slowly starts to sort through them. Finding the BB add she starts going over this thing with a fine tooth comb.
The picture looks the same as the box art in front of her and as pictured above except there are two stickers on the packaging. One for a free cars 2 ticket and the second that says "4 Disc set! 2 Blu-ray + 1 DVD + 1 digital copy" The lady sees this and says , go find the 2 disc set this isn't the same and we wont price match it. I try to explain to her that its a total of 4 discs in the package and as listed at the top its 2 Blu-rays, 1 DVD, and one digital copy for a total of 4 discs, and the sticker merely does the math for you and explains the contents. I also mention that the inclusion of the stickers on the package don't make this a different product. She wouldn't hear it and told me to just go to best buy and buy it there if i wanted it at that price because it was in fact a different product. I again tell her, same product, there is no other copy released, and so on. I then say "Well I'm sorry if I'm wrong but...." when she cuts across me and says "Oh you are wrong and we aren't matching the price." I then loudly let this lady know that the reason I'm not wrong is because unlike her I can add to four. As this transpires a younger cashier (around my age) comes up and I ask her to explain to this lady what the deal is. She looks at the add for maybe two seconds and says yeah its the same so match it. The older lady refuses and gets all pissy. Younger lady rings me up and I go on my way apologizing to the older for any confusion i may have caused.
Usually i just go to the store for the advertised price, but is it always this ridiculous to get a price match? I mean even Gamestop has done me better than this on ridiculous stuff like a trade in value increase after I've already traded my stuff in. Why the hell is it this crazy to get a price match? I know goto amazon is the ultimate answer, but sometimes it cant be helped.