Before I decided to challenge myself to abstain from buying any new games in 2012, I was quite the bargain hunter. Sales and special offers can greatly reduce the pricey cost of being a hardcore gamer. While I may not be doing a lot of shopping these days, my bargain hunting skills are still intact. This morning, I was browsing around the internet when a wild tweet appeared on my feed. It led me to his website:
Naturally, I was skeptical. Walmart has good deals from time to time, but this was an abnormally good deal. There is no way that anybody else was selling the soon to be released Assassin’s Creed III for 15 dollars. I thought to myself “clearly this is a phishing website!” I closed that website, went through Walmart’s main page and tried to search for this deal. Surprisingly, it was still there. However, there was a little bit of a discrepancy:
As you can see, only the Xbox 360 version of this game show’s the discounted price. The PS3 version of AC III is listed at the full retail price. The question is, in the case of those who pre-ordered/pre-purchased the game on the Xbox 360, will Walmart charge them the full price once they have realized their mistake or will they honor the price they advertised?
UPDATE: The site for the incorrectly priced Xbox 360 version of Assassin’s Creed III on Walmart.com has been pulled. As of 8/12/12 they retail chain has re-instated the site for the product, the price now identical to that of the PlayStation 3 version.