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(The Consumerist)   Bad: Walmart refuses to honor price match guarantee for regular customer. Understandable: He kept buying Vanilla Diet Pepsi, which is apparently still a thing   (consumerist.com) divider line 106
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2013-04-24 09:24:33 AM
I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.
 
2013-04-24 09:27:04 AM

Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.


I'd impugn your sexuality, but....you know.
 
2013-04-24 09:27:06 AM
I generally find that if a store isn't doing what I want the best policy is to act like total dick.
 
2013-04-24 09:28:55 AM

Diogenes: Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.

I'd impugn your sexuality, but....you know.


Are you saying liking vanilla coke is gay? I've never heard that stereotype before.
 
2013-04-24 09:39:08 AM

Cythraul: Diogenes: Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.

I'd impugn your sexuality, but....you know.

Are you saying liking vanilla coke is gay? I've never heard that stereotype before.


Hey, there's nothing wrong with that.

/really more going for low hanging fruit *giggity*
 
2013-04-24 09:42:11 AM

Diogenes: Cythraul: Diogenes: Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.

I'd impugn your sexuality, but....you know.

Are you saying liking vanilla coke is gay? I've never heard that stereotype before.

Hey, there's nothing wrong with that.

/really more going for low hanging fruit *giggity*


I know there's nothing wrong with that! I love vanilla coke. And I shall shout it from the mountain tops!

Vanilla Coke, I LOVE THEE!
 
2013-04-24 09:43:30 AM
Jesus - Vanilla Diet Pepsi - this dude is going to get the ass cancer...
 
2013-04-24 09:45:28 AM
Coke needs to bring back the black cherry vanilla Coke. Oh yeah that and SURGE....
 
2013-04-24 10:09:42 AM
I've never had Vanilla Coke.  Though it's been a long time since I had any dark, caffeinated soda.

I didn't even consider experimenting with Vanilla Coke in college.  Did I miss something?
 
2013-04-24 10:14:01 AM

I_Am_Weasel: I've never had Vanilla Coke.  Though it's been a long time since I had any dark, caffeinated soda.

I didn't even consider experimenting with Vanilla Coke in college.  Did I miss something?


Only pure joy in liquid form.
 
2013-04-24 10:36:36 AM
I spent a few years as a retail manager. The dude should have accepted the "favor" that the supervisor offered him and then snitched on them through the corporate website. Shiat would have started rolling downhill at the store and he would have won a cowardly but decisive victory.
 
2013-04-24 10:37:26 AM
I was so happy to find out my local grocery store carried Vanilla Coke when I moved here. I had so much trouble finding it where I lived before.
 
2013-04-24 10:39:44 AM

Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.


The grocery store by me sells Vanilla Coke & Vanilla Coke Zero but only in the fridge packs of cans. I really want somewhere that sells 2 liter bottles of Vanilla Coke Zero, it's teh best Coke.

/Impugn my sexuality all you want
//You'll likely be half right...
 
2013-04-24 10:40:13 AM

Smoke14: Coke needs to bring back the black cherry vanilla Coke.


This.
 
2013-04-24 10:44:11 AM
The supervisor said the same thing even though I also pointed out to her to Wal-Mart's own website stating the exact opposite. She replied by saying that she "didn't care what the website said" her store manager said not to. I told her that I didn't really give a shiat what her store manager's policy was because it contradicted corporate policy. Granted, I shouldn't have said the word "shiat" but I wasn't yelling or calling her name. And honestly, in my world it doesn't even really rate as a cuss word. Movies with "shiat" get PG ratings. But it will play a role later in the story.

Incompetent staff members in face-off with low-class consumer.

Just another day at Wal-Mart.
 
2013-04-24 10:47:26 AM
This guy seems especially douchey, even by Consumerist standards.
 
2013-04-24 10:49:33 AM
Have you heard of the Consumerist?
 
2013-04-24 10:50:51 AM

I_Am_Weasel: I didn't even consider experimenting with Vanilla Coke in college. Did I miss something?


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2013-04-24 10:52:07 AM

Yes please: This guy seems especially douchey, even by Consumerist standards.


I was just thinking that he's probably the average Consumerist submitter, but he's being much more honest about his entitled assholishness.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:30 AM
I have know idea how widespread they are nation-wide, but I'm seeing these things everywhere on the east coast now. Something like 100-150 flavor combos, depending upon set-up.

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2013-04-24 10:58:59 AM
Um, get some Diet Pepsi, get some vanilla syrup, stir.
 
2013-04-24 10:59:48 AM

Disposable Rob: I have know idea how widespread they are nation-wide, but I'm seeing these things everywhere on the east coast now. Something like 100-150 flavor combos, depending upon set-up.


Ive seen those here in phoenix. Mostly at fast food joints.

Also, vanilla coke is for people that think meth doesn't have enough cat piss flavor.
 
2013-04-24 11:02:33 AM

Disposable Rob: I have know idea how widespread they are nation-wide, but I'm seeing these things everywhere on the east coast now. Something like 100-150 flavor combos, depending upon set-up.

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Yeah I make the raspberry coke. Those things are great if you're in to soda.
 
2013-04-24 11:02:48 AM
Granted, in my head she was being called names that would make General Patton weep but I kept that in check.

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-24 11:04:06 AM
Oh my god, the injustices this man has suffered are hard to even read. Thankfully, because this one brave citizen has taken a stand against corporate America, no one else will ever have to deal with poor customer service at a Walmart ever again.
 
2013-04-24 11:07:18 AM

Smoke14: Oh yeah that and SURGE....


It was back for a time marketed as Vault. That failed as well.
 
2013-04-24 11:07:34 AM

Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.


Vanilla Coke is the only Coke I like. Otherwise, it's Pepsi all the way.

(There was a Vanilla Pepsi a while back, but now I can't find it, nor the Cherry Vanilla Pepsi Jazz. At least I'll always Vanilla Coke Zero to ease the pain)
 
2013-04-24 11:17:04 AM

Sybarite: I generally find that if a store isn't doing what I want the best policy is to act like total dick.


THIS

This person lost any pity I had for them against the big bad corporate entity when they started to douche out.
 
2013-04-24 11:18:50 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.

Vanilla Coke is the only Coke I like. Otherwise, it's Pepsi all the way.

(There was a Vanilla Pepsi a while back, but now I can't find it, nor the Cherry Vanilla Pepsi Jazz. At least I'll always Vanilla Coke Zero to ease the pain)


www.totaldrinks.co.uk

Put that in yer Pepsi and....drink it.
 
2013-04-24 11:26:48 AM

Disposable Rob: I have know idea how widespread they are nation-wide, but I'm seeing these things everywhere on the east coast now. Something like 100-150 flavor combos, depending upon set-up.

[farm3.static.flickr.com image 620x330]


I hate to admit this, but strawberry Fanta Zero out of those machines is, like, nectar of the gods. I love it and I hate myself for loving it.
 
2013-04-24 11:27:43 AM
I must be missing something. I have no problem with what the guy did. The Walmart supervisor was being a complete retard.

Can Fark explain to me why I should dislike this man?
 
2013-04-24 11:28:31 AM
Jesus christ I think this guy just made me side with Walmart.
 
2013-04-24 11:28:39 AM
Never understood price matching.  My time is worth more than arguing with a minimum wageslave over the matter.

Oh, and there is Corporate Policy and there is "Corporate Policy".  Pricematching wouldn't be a pain if the company didn't want it to be so.  For PR they price match but you know store managers are told to discourage it.  Wouldn't surprise me if the official policy is to give every 5th pricematch request some grief so that people see its painful and don't bother trying it themselves.

Besides, just go buy it at the other place if its such a big savings.
 
2013-04-24 11:31:30 AM

un4gvn666: I must be missing something. I have no problem with what the guy did. The Walmart supervisor was being a complete retard.

Can Fark explain to me why I should dislike this man?


Because Fark is kinda snobby against the sort of people who shop at Walmart
 
2013-04-24 11:32:34 AM
Ah, the Consumerist is so boring now, ever since they got rid of the commenting system.  It used to be amusing to make fun of the ridiculous articles on their own website.  Yeah, they claim that they were "hacked."  Ha, they got tired of the shaming.
 
2013-04-24 11:32:54 AM

un4gvn666: I must be missing something. I have no problem with what the guy did. The Walmart supervisor was being a complete retard.

Can Fark explain to me why I should dislike this man?


He got the price match, and then got into a pissing match over whether or not he "really" swore at the cashier.  Instead of saying, "hey, I win!" and going on with his life.
 
2013-04-24 11:35:34 AM

Disposable Rob: I have know idea how widespread they are nation-wide, but I'm seeing these things everywhere on the east coast now. Something like 100-150 flavor combos, depending upon set-up.

[farm3.static.flickr.com image 620x330]


I have vowed not to keep cola in the house, which means I'm not spending about $4 a day on canned beverages. That machine, which I know Fuddruckers has and I think Pei Wei has, makes me wanna do lunch out.

/Breakfast, really.
 
2013-04-24 11:38:15 AM

Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.


fricken vanilla coke is all we can get up here.  no vanilla pepsi..  (so I just add the awesome vanilla vodka to regular pepsi and TADA!!!!)
 
2013-04-24 11:39:02 AM
I don't get it.  Why wouldn't he just go to Walgreens and purchase his beloved soda there?  Is it really worth the time and effort to go to Walmart to ask for a dollar (or whatever) back?
 
2013-04-24 11:44:27 AM

Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.


1) Buy regular Coke.
2) Buy imitation vanilla extract (real extract doesn't give the same taste)
3) Mix approx 1 tsp of vanilla per 12 oz of Coke
4) Enjoy
 
2013-04-24 11:51:04 AM

LucklessWonder: un4gvn666: I must be missing something. I have no problem with what the guy did. The Walmart supervisor was being a complete retard.

Can Fark explain to me why I should dislike this man?

Because Fark is kinda snobby against the sort of people who shop at Walmart


Yeah, apparently.

Dafatone: un4gvn666: I must be missing something. I have no problem with what the guy did. The Walmart supervisor was being a complete retard.

Can Fark explain to me why I should dislike this man?

He got the price match, and then got into a pissing match over whether or not he "really" swore at the cashier.  Instead of saying, "hey, I win!" and going on with his life.


I can sort of understand this, but the store is pretty blatantly violating the corporate policy. Letting the supervisor think they're doing you a favor by not violating corporate policy wouldn't be OK with me either, I think.

the opposite of charity is justice: Wouldn't surprise me if the official policy is to give every 5th pricematch request some grief so that people see its painful and don't bother trying it themselves.


I wouldn't be surprised by this at all at Walmart.
 
2013-04-24 11:54:31 AM
I have problems with Wal-Mart occasionally not honoring their own marked prices.  It would just be a giant hassle to think they could price match effectively.
 
2013-04-24 11:58:29 AM

hp6sa: I don't get it.  Why wouldn't he just go to Walgreens and purchase his beloved soda there?  Is it really worth the time and effort to go to Walmart to ask for a dollar (or whatever) back?


I hear you. My mother crafts a shopping list for WalMart by perusing the Aldi flyer. I asked her why she doesn't just go to Aldi and she said that WM has better stuff.  Whatever that means.
 
2013-04-24 12:00:51 PM

The Crepes of Wrath: Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.

1) Buy regular Coke.
2) Buy imitation vanilla extract (real extract doesn't give the same taste)
3) Mix approx 1 tsp of vanilla per 12 oz of Coke
4) Enjoy


I've done that before, and while the end product is okay, it's not quite the same. Maybe it's a placebo effect.
 
2013-04-24 12:01:42 PM
First off, why doesn't he just buy it at Walgreens? Second, if you need to haggle over 25 cents on a 12 pack of soda then perhaps you shouldn't be drinking so much soda.
 
2013-04-24 12:02:58 PM

Cythraul: The Crepes of Wrath: Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.

1) Buy regular Coke.
2) Buy imitation vanilla extract (real extract doesn't give the same taste)
3) Mix approx 1 tsp of vanilla per 12 oz of Coke
4) Enjoy

I've done that before, and while the end product is okay, it's not quite the same. Maybe it's a placebo effect.


Actually, it wouldn't be a placebo effect, since I know what it is I'm drinking. Something on a subconscious level, at least.
 
2013-04-24 12:12:09 PM

un4gvn666: I can sort of understand this, but the store is pretty blatantly violating the corporate policy. Letting the supervisor think they're doing you a favor by not violating corporate policy wouldn't be OK with me either, I think.


You don't think it's kind of a petty thing to get all worked up about? A debate over how serious the word 'shiat' is with a farking Walmart employee?
 
2013-04-24 12:14:53 PM
In the immortal words of Mike from Suicidal Tendencies...all I wanted was a Pepsi. Just one Pepsi.

Then go to Walgreens.

And avoid going to Wal-Mart in general.
 
2013-04-24 12:15:20 PM

Cythraul: Cythraul: The Crepes of Wrath: Cythraul: I wish I could find vanilla coke regularly. I love that stuff.

1) Buy regular Coke.
2) Buy imitation vanilla extract (real extract doesn't give the same taste)
3) Mix approx 1 tsp of vanilla per 12 oz of Coke
4) Enjoy

I've done that before, and while the end product is okay, it's not quite the same. Maybe it's a placebo effect.

Actually, it wouldn't be a placebo effect, since I know what it is I'm drinking. Something on a subconscious level, at least.


Actually. it's kind of like an anti-placebo effect. A placebo is a fake drug that works because you think it will work. The fake Vanilla Coke doesn't taste like real Vanilla Coke because you know it's not the real deal.
 
2013-04-24 12:16:20 PM

Cluckity: un4gvn666: I can sort of understand this, but the store is pretty blatantly violating the corporate policy. Letting the supervisor think they're doing you a favor by not violating corporate policy wouldn't be OK with me either, I think.

You don't think it's kind of a petty thing to get all worked up about? A debate over how serious the word 'shiat' is with a farking Walmart employee?


No, I was talking about the debate over whether she was doing him a favor.

Yeah, I wouldn't even address such a stupid concern if I was that guy. You shouldn't be surprised if the cashier is a farkin' wannabe-puritan who thinks "shiat" is a curse word if you're shopping at Walmart.
 
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