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Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)


#11551 Jardarpp  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 07:53 PM

Calm down

If I've stopped for the receipt-checker doorperson in the past it's because I've chosen to but I'm not going to even bother anymore after having bad experiences. A month or two ago I was shopping at one store around opening time and got stopped by the guy. Not anyone else, just me. About 5-10 mins later I came back in to make another purchase and got stopped again by the same dude, and again, just me and not other people. Seriously annoying and I didn't say it out loud but I honestly was thinking that it felt like racial profiling. Then this past weekend I was shopping at another location, made a purchase in electronics, but when I went past the registers at the front to leave there was a line a mile long for the receipt-checker. I'm like screw this I AM NOT waiting on this to leave with my perfectly legitimate purchase. I walked past everyone to exit and the guy tried to accost me and I just flat out told him that A) sorry, but I refuse to wait on the ridiculous line and B) they have no right to check anyway and I don't have to show them anything.

They place these receipt-checker people at the door to put the idea or suggestion out there that they have some kind of right to examine your purchase(s) but they don't. There is no law or regulation that gives them the right to do this and most people just either don't really care enough to protest or don't know any better. It's honestly all bullshit. Once you've paid for an item it legally becomes your property and this practice is frankly an invasion of your privacy. I know the exit doorperson is just doing what they were told to do but at times it is quite annoying, obnoxious, a hassle, and I for one will not stand for it anymore. I am absolutely done with it and from now on will simply be leaving without putting up with the nonsense. Fuck them.



#11552 Shad0WeN  

Shad0WeN

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:07 PM

I understand.  That's fine if you don't want to stop.   But at places like Costco (and I believe Sam's Club) it's within the membership rules or else they can and will revoke your membership status. 

 

If you don't like getting stopped at Walmart, generally speaking they won't say anything to you when you leave the store if your item is inside of a bag.  I've had multiple workers say to me "oh it's fine; your purchase is in a bag". 

 

The other thing that I'd do if I felt the same way as you is I'd openly carry my receipt in my hands as I'm leaving. Go from the register to the front door with your receipt in your hand the whole time, where they can see it, and that alone will cut out the majority of confrontations.   If they holler at you, then just wave with your receipt hand and be on your way.  Cuz like you said, they don't have the right.

 

It's good that you realize that they are just doing their jobs.   People steal from Walmart constantly. 

Well that makes me glad I don't shop at Costco and Sam's Club then. Good to know, thanks. Cuz I wouldn't put up with this there either. From my perspective it just rubs your legit customers the wrong way and makes them want to not shop there anymore. Don't have to deal with this crap at Target or Best Buy here -- they are more respectful.

 

And I did openly carry the receipt in my hand as you said and as far as the bag thing that has not been my experience at the Walmarts around here. They seem to want to check regardless. As if it being in a bag somehow makes it's any more legitimate somehow. Like you can't walk in with you own bag(s), right? Especially now that there is a mandate here that just took effect to charge extra bag fees for them. Also, what if I go into the store and bring a satchel or a backpack to carry my stuff? You gonna want to search that too? GTFO.

 

As if I needed more of a reason to be cynical in this day and age of these soulless and morally bankrupt corporations that will routinely violate various ethical lines that shouldn't be crossed with respect to everything from the treatment of their customers to their own employees, or even privately scoffing public health concerns and regulations in a global pandemic to put profits ahead of people's lives (no matter the tragic cost) all while putting on a facade and false PR campaign that they are somehow doing the 'right' things (*cough* GameStop *cough*).



#11553 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9376 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:48 PM

Yeah, each store is different and the high-theft stores will institute their own rules as they see fit.  If it's a crappy store then I wouldn't go there anymore.  We have choices as consumers, afterall. 



#11554 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3288 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:50 PM

Well that makes me glad I don't shop at Costco and Sam's Club then. Good to know, thanks. Cuz I wouldn't put up with this there either. From my perspective it rubs your legit customers the wrong way and makes them want to not shop there anymore.

You have never been to costco??? $5 rotisserie chickens!

#11555 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3288 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:55 PM

Yeah, each store is different and the high-theft stores will institute their own rules as they see fit. If it's a crappy store then I wouldn't go there anymore. We have choices as consumers, afterall.


I remember working at circuit city back in the day and having to wrap cds in packaging tape to make the packaging harder to cut open. It seemed like a pain in the ass for the legit customer who had to deal with all the tape.

#11556 Shad0WeN  

Shad0WeN

Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:08 PM

You have never been to costco??? $5 rotisserie chickens!

For what it's worth you can get a similar deal at supermarkets around here that don't charge for a membership fee.



#11557 The Gray Fox  

The Gray Fox

Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:29 PM

I worked for 3 years in Loss Prevention at Best Buy.  It was an ok job, but I had to do stuff that made me feel like a jerk all the time, like receipt-checking, passing out flyers to customers as they come in (of course everyone is just immediately looking for where they can throw it away), etc.  One that I thought really crossed the line was when they asked me to stop customers if they were leaving the store without buying anything, and ask them WHY they weren't buying anything.  Every single person gave the same look when asked that.  Bewilderment and annoyance. 



#11558 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15025 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:47 PM

Holy shit, take a chill pill man. It sucks that you are a minority and this could be considered racial profiling. But I'm white, I look young, I shop alone, and I wear hoodies. I got stopped ALL the time before the pandemic. Anyone can steal, but give people the benefit of the doubt unless you have clear evidence. Then record it and take it up with the store manager.

 

You're right, they can't take your 3 cent games because they don't agree with the price after you already made the purchase. But you also missed a crucial fact: they have the right to detain you for not allowing them to check your receipt, citing that the reason you didn't allow them to verify the contents of your bag is because you stole something. That is considered probable cause to keep you for much longer than it would've taken them to check your receipt. Checking receipts is such a trivial thing, so most likely nobody will. But if you ARE being discriminated against, then you throwing a fit is a means to and end for the racists. I mean, you might be able to take the person to civil court over that, but I doubt anything good will happen for you. Walmart itself will trample all over you if you try to sue them.

 

To reiterate, receipt checking is so trivial. Who the Fuck cares if they approve of the items they sold you? Sale already happened, call the police yourself if they try to take back their items. Also, Fuck them if you're buying weird shit and they look at you funny. There's just no reason to get an aneurysm over the employee trying to prevent people from stealing things.

 

If you're being discriminated against, take it up with the store manager to get the racist fired and save all the other people in your demographic from being profiled. None of us on this message board can help you resolve your problem.



#11559 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2837 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 11:40 PM

Scored at Osgood Rd, Fremont, CA.

 

X1

MX v ATV All-Out Anniversary $5

Dishonored 2 $5

X-Com $0.03 (last copy)

Recore $0.03 (last copy)

Shadow of War $0.03 (Guy after me bought one at $0.03 and then bought the rest in the case)

Farm 2017 $5

Just Dance 2020 $10 (requires Kinect)

Diablo Eternal Collection $10

 

Switch

Super Lucky $15 (last copy)

Terraria $10



#11560 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6941 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

ThatOneGuyWho

Posted 27 October 2020 - 12:27 AM

citing that the reason you didn't allow them to verify the contents of your bag is because you stole something. That is considered probable cause to keep you for much longer than it would've taken them to check your receipt.

This is dangerous piece of advice that everyone should ignore. I always just show my receipt when asked but most of the time I walk pass and they say nothing.

 

In Walmart, the only reason for a checker to check your receipt is if you don't have an item bagged as that's the best way for them to see that you paid as you shouldn't be able to bag your items without paying. Big items can't be bagged so those will usually always be checked. Outside of that, stores may implement a random check every x customers too. But it's a big coincidence to be asked twice when your items are bagged on the same day.

 

Anyways, if you do refuse though, they are not the law. It doesn't matter that they think you stole something, they need to prove you did. They are not the police though and can not detain you for any reason. They can try, and it's wise to just go with them or just show your receipt, but don't let anyone hold you against your will that isn't an officer. Now if you did steal, just give back the stuff but stores are supposed to let lost prevention handle such things. If they can't get you to willingly come, that's when they need to get police involved.

 

"Probable cause is a requirement found in the Fourth Amendment that must usually be met before police make an arrest, conduct a search, or receive a warrant."

 

Keyword, police. So no, a walmart store employee can not enforce probable cause, as they aren't law enforcement. Don't tell people that BS again.

 

https://www.law.corn.../probable_cause



#11561 wratih9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:28 AM

I picked up Ni No Kuni for the Switch for $10 and Mario party 100 for the 3DS for $10.

#11562 jimmywolf   wolf CAGiversary!   492 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:29 AM

his advice is fine, what are the odds you not going show a receipt, their going suspect your hiding something and it not be true, to the point you will fight them over it? it good your letting people know their rights but I can guarantee two thing.

 

1 ) nobody innocent is reading this random form and you post, is going face this very specific issue and not show a receipt and then have to defend their right to not have something search.

 

2 ) nobody guilty is going care, they will been doing whatever they want regardless what is allowed.

 

the only time I ever seen anyone stop and detained  is when they know for a fact you stole and walked out the door, am sure like cops their true stories off bad apples, does not make it a common thing we need worry about it. show a  receipt, you life not so short that 1-3 mins is going kill you or if you really are that entitled try shopping online and save everyone some times. 



#11563 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   839 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:58 AM

Checked one wally on the way home today, struck out on everything $1 and below. Did get a couple bags of mole bait on clearance.... because Fuck moles! 

 

Interesting discussion.

 

I never usually buy enough at wally to ever raise a flag... only time I've ever been asked to check a receipt was when I got Greenworks mower / trimmer / blower on clearance and put them all in a normal cart...  and the other time was walking out without a cart holding 4 Nintendo Labo kits because I was only expecting 2 in stock... :whee:



#11564 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6941 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

ThatOneGuyWho

Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:12 AM

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As I said, you don't have to put up a fight. There are more important things to worry about. Just show your receipt. But they are wrong in saying they have probable cause and can keep you. That is a lie. Only law enforcement can have probable cause. If Walmart wants to hold you, you have to willingly agree to that, or else it becomes a police matter.

 

Still, just show your receipt if asked, it's isn't the hill you need to die on.

 

 

Random related story. 

 

This was a couple of years ago but I walked into a store that had a bunch of 3 cent games. I bought most of them. I'm leaving and they ask for a receipt, great, I show it to them. They proceed to take my items and call a manager. I know 3 cent games are normally supposed to be sent back but they can still be sold. I didn't see what the problem was. 

 

I asked why that's needed and they wanted to verify the price. Ok, the price is marked in electronics as 3 cents. They didn't believe me and still wanted a manager. I'm patient though but after 15 minutes I told them to just go to electronics and see for yourself. They didn't want to nor did they believe me. 

 

I decided to start walking back there with my stuff. They follow and see that it was marked as 3 cents. They said I could have changed the prices. How the hell would I, a random customer, have the ability to do that?

 

Anyways, told them I already proved I bought this stuff with my receipt and it is clearly marked. I'm not going to be waiting here any longer unless you can prove I stole something. I walked out the store and another person tried to stop me. At this point I already showed my receipt to multiple people and waited almost 30 minutes in the store for something I bought. I just walked pass that last person as I wasn't having it anymore. 

 

Nothing came of it because I already bought my item and they had no proof that I stole anything nor could they hold me against my will. 



#11565 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   749 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 27 October 2020 - 03:24 AM

They follow and see that it was marked as 3 cents. They said I could have changed the prices.

That's absolutely hilarious.

 

They probably watched too much NCIS or something and thought you were an elite hacker man



#11566 NotNewHere  

NotNewHere

Posted 27 October 2020 - 03:44 AM

This Clearence thread is gonna be called $0.03 drama soon enough🙄

Come on now,it's not hard to move onto the next deal as there will ways be more deals if patient enough and not throwing a tempertantrum.

#11567 inverted_fray  

inverted_fray

Posted 27 October 2020 - 05:51 AM

As a former walmart employee I think it's hilarious how people take receipt checking so seriously. Like if everybody used that kind of thinking how the hell is a store supposed to stop casual theft at the doors? People that "forget" to scan a few items but scanned everything else. Ever since the door greeter positions got mixed into Loss Prevention they had us be more stringent in checking receipts and we'd stop people every fucking time. People that "forget" to scan the clothes they have inside a tote box, people that forget to scan the tri tip beef they have under their grocery bags....

 

Don't take it personally. The employees aren't out to get you. They're just doing what they're told and if they don't do it they get written up. It's as simple as that. If you don't like that then don't shop at Walmart! Go to Target!



#11568 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   283 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2020 - 05:59 AM

Might wanna peep this too: 

 

https://www.law.corn...se_imprisonment

 

check out "shopkeeper's privilege" section

 

 

 

If you're being discriminated against, take it up with the store manager to get the racist fired and save all the other people in your demographic from being profiled. None of us on this message board can help you resolve your problem.

did it help your wife karen?



#11569 Joe Fongul   Slave to the Grind.. CAGiversary!   1349 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:38 AM

More Brickseek Information:

 

:ps4:

Astro Bot Rescue Mission $9

Dragon Quest XI $11

 



#11570 shiningslade   Master Of Pinball CAGiversary!   855 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

shiningslade

Posted 27 October 2020 - 07:11 AM

Couple more $4 titles,
PS4 FF XV Royal Edition
PS4 FF XV Day 1 Edition
XB1: Soul Calibur VI

#11571 Mano_CMG  

Mano_CMG

Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:41 PM

Grabbed for PS4 Ace Combat 7 $5, Code Vein $5, Doom Slayers $10, and Quantic Dream Collection $15.

 

The most interesting tidbit tho was that the lady that helped me said they were redoing the entire case tonight. Gonna return on Thursday and see if they wipe out some new stuff.



#11572 Mugen Power   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1072 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Mugen Power

Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:57 PM

As a former walmart employee I think it's hilarious how people take receipt checking so seriously. Like if everybody used that kind of thinking how the hell is a store supposed to stop casual theft at the doors? People that "forget" to scan a few items but scanned everything else. Ever since the door greeter positions got mixed into Loss Prevention they had us be more stringent in checking receipts and we'd stop people every fucking time. People that "forget" to scan the clothes they have inside a tote box, people that forget to scan the tri tip beef they have under their grocery bags....

 

Don't take it personally. The employees aren't out to get you. They're just doing what they're told and if they don't do it they get written up. It's as simple as that. If you don't like that then don't shop at Walmart! Go to Target!

It's surprising but not surprising that people are flipping out about this.

 

But this is 'Murica!  Don't violate my freedom rights by telling me to do something I don't want to do!  What do you mean I need to wear a mask and you need to check my receipt?!?!  /s



#11573 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   1955 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2020 - 05:09 PM

According to the report, shrink averaged 1.62 percent of sales during 2019, up from 1.38 percent in 2018 after hovering around 1.4 percent over the past few years. The number of cases was up, with an average 560 employee theft apprehensions per retailer surveyed (up from 323 last year) and 689 shoplifting/ORC apprehensions (up from 509).

So 2019 statistics show damn near half of the retail shrink was employee theft. Yeah this is why people hate the receipt checkers

Edit:source https://nrf.com/medi...Retail Security

Also been in management for a couple retail stores to have to have dealt with this

#11574 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   283 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:49 PM

It's surprising but not surprising that people are flipping out about this.  But this is 'Murica!  Don't violate my freedom rights by telling me to do something I don't want to do!  What do you mean I need to wear a mask and you need to check my receipt?!?!

Not checking a receipt won't literally kill people lol



#11575 Mugen Power   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1072 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Mugen Power

Posted 27 October 2020 - 09:09 PM

Not checking a receipt won't literally kill people lol

With the way some people are reacting, you'd think otherwise.  :lol:



#11576 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   283 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2020 - 10:15 PM

lol you're the one who said it "needs" to be done

 

It's like you have to tell children sometimes, is that a want, or a need?



#11577 Mugen Power   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1072 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Mugen Power

Posted 28 October 2020 - 12:16 AM

lol you're the one who said it "needs" to be done

 

It's like you have to tell children sometimes, is that a want, or a need?

I said it sarcastically from the point of view of someone complaining.  For the record, I think it's ridiculous that either of those things (wearing masks or checking receipts) are worth complaining about.

 

Added /s to my original post just in case.  Didn't realize it wasn't clear!



#11578 alexkidd401  

alexkidd401

Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:52 AM

Holy shit, take a chill pill man. It sucks that you are a minority and this could be considered racial profiling. But I'm white, I look young, I shop alone, and I wear hoodies. I got stopped ALL the time before the pandemic. Anyone can steal, but give people the benefit of the doubt unless you have clear evidence. Then record it and take it up with the store manager.

 

You're right, they can't take your 3 cent games because they don't agree with the price after you already made the purchase. But you also missed a crucial fact: they have the right to detain you for not allowing them to check your receipt, citing that the reason you didn't allow them to verify the contents of your bag is because you stole something. That is considered probable cause to keep you for much longer than it would've taken them to check your receipt. Checking receipts is such a trivial thing, so most likely nobody will. But if you ARE being discriminated against, then you throwing a fit is a means to and end for the racists. I mean, you might be able to take the person to civil court over that, but I doubt anything good will happen for you. Walmart itself will trample all over you if you try to sue them.

 

To reiterate, receipt checking is so trivial. Who the Fuck cares if they approve of the items they sold you? Sale already happened, call the police yourself if they try to take back their items. Also, Fuck them if you're buying weird shit and they look at you funny. There's just no reason to get an aneurysm over the employee trying to prevent people from stealing things.

 

If you're being discriminated against, take it up with the store manager to get the racist fired and save all the other people in your demographic from being profiled. None of us on this message board can help you resolve your problem.

Feel free to ignore everything in this post. Not very constructive and is only contributing inaccurate information.



#11579 inverted_fray  

inverted_fray

Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:13 AM

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There's still a store within 20 miles from me that has Captain Tsubasa for 20 bucks so there's still a chance guys - https://brickseek.co...r?sku=997365131



#11580 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3390 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 October 2020 - 01:57 PM

The more fuss you make about receipt checking the more guilty you look.  It's easy enough to be prepared to deal with the practice.  Try to be accommodating to them and friendly and it'll go a long way to getting out of the store without issue.  If I'm buying something I know I'm going to get stopped for, I'll make a mental note of where it is on the receipt and will point it out to the greeter.  IF I was just in the store and bought about the same amount of items, I know that's going to look fishy as if I'm trying to use the same receipt to steal some items, I'll carry both receipts and will happily explain that I forgot something.  Heck when I knew my grocery load was going to be massive, I'd go buy all the bulk items first... then go back in and buy the regular groceries.  Even then I'd carry both receipts... but I might just use the other entrance to not make it seem so fishy.

 

Just keep in mind how you treat others is how you'll be treated.  Get defensive and combative and you'll be treated defensively and as a combative person.   It's hard to show a smile with masks on... but friendly word and eye contact on the way in goes a long way to easing the mind of the greeter.