Wal-Mart got scammed into selling PS4 consoles for $90

Posted by Emily Gera on November 19, 2014

Customers have used Wal-Mart’s price-matching promotional in order to purchase $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for a fraction of the retail price using third-party sellers on Amazon.com, CNBC reports.

Earlier this month, the retailer announced it would begin a price-match promotion with select online retailers including Amazon; However, the website allows any Amazon user with a registered selling account to create authentic-looking sales pages.

As a result, a number of Wal-Mart customers have posted images to Twitter and Reddit showing receipts confirming Wal-Mart accepted fake Amazon listings.

“LMAO Amazon and Walmart jig just got ps4 for $97,” reads a tweet from Twitter user Tahaa8, alongside an image of a receipt.

“We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything,” reads Wal-Mart’s online price match policy. “So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.”

Polygon has reached out to both Amazon and Wal-Mart for further information and will update as it comes. For some legitimate deals, check out Wal-Mart’s Black Friday deals right over here.