WalMart Parts.

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MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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Looking for some components on the WEB, Some came up sold by Wall-Mart, they ship to you direct, or to a local store with free shipping .
Most not available in-store.
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SamR

Joined Mar 19, 2019
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My take... Wally World wants to become Amazon so they list items not available in-store to ship to your house (along with store items). They have even less of a clue as to what they are selling as compared to Amazon. Limited availability so very few options are available to choose from. Sloooooow shipping in comparison although free if over $50? Good luck with returns or poor quality item refunds. Almost always cheaper somewhere else. Walmart buys cheap merchandise for resale. Sometimes last year's models being reduced for sale by the manufacturer and end up on Walmart shelves. They have a very long way to go to get even close to Amazon, if ever. Very poor quality of sales representatives who have very little, if any, clue as to what they are selling both in-store or online. YMMV
 

jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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Are you sure it is sold and shipped by Walmart. Here's one example from Walmart's Marketplace:

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I agree on slow shipping.

Marketplace Returns
Although the returns policies for Marketplace Sellers may be different from Walmart return policies, we have set up certain minimum return standards to ensure a consistent customer experience. Review the following guidelines to confirm your return is eligible.
Direct at Juried:
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Sockets are different, but "due to differences in packing" the shipped item may not be identical to the pictured item.

Returns are subject to Juried's policires. Hard to find what they actually are for products is sells through Walmart. It also sells through Amazona and Ebay. No assurance return policies are the same.
 

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MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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My take... Wally World wants to become Amazon so they list items not available in-store to ship to your house (along with store items). They have even less of a clue as to what they are selling as compared to Amazon. Limited availability so very few options are available to choose from. Sloooooow shipping in comparison although free if over $50?
Tried a $7.00 order for a test, name brand, , The Wall-Mart store is just down the road from me, so I will pick it up there, free shipping.
I don't think Amazon themselves have a clue as to the item details, they are shipped in from all over the world, the last electronic Item I got from them, came from the UK!
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SamR

Joined Mar 19, 2019
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Last time I did an in-store pickup I sent my wife. It was a disaster. Apparently the store was "new" to the idea and had no idea of what it was all about. Took them nearly an hour to figure out what was going on and find the in-store pickup package. Good Luck! After that fiasco I had them deliver it to the house instead. From what I hear, Costco is much better at it and will deliver it to your car in their lot so you don't have to go inside. My daughter and her family are having all their groceries delivered to their house in Pittsburgh by Amazon now.
 

jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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Well, maybe Walmart's in Canada are different. My experience parallels @SamR . Pick-ups have never gone smoothly. You sign in and a display shows your name and indicates you are next to be served. Thirty minutes later an "associate" appears and asked what I was waiting for.

It was particularly frustrating as I ordered on line to save shopping time. The thing was in stock and on the shelves.
 

MrSoftware

Joined Oct 29, 2013
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Many items are probably not "sold by" Walmart. Similar to how Amazon works. When you shop, look for the "Sold by" and "shipped by" entries on the screen. Some items are indeed sold by and shipped by Walmart, or Amazon, but other items are sold and often shipped by a 3rd party, just using the Walmart or Amazon store front. I sell on Amazon, so in my case I'm a 3rd party selling on Amazon. I have the option to ship it myself (seller fulfilled), and/or to send it to an Amazon warehouse where it becomes FBA (fulfilled by Amazon). I use the FBA route, they take a bigger chunk of the sale but then they handle all of the shipping and returns related work. So my products say "Sold by [my brand] and fulfilled by Amazon". This is probably what Walmart is doing as well.
 

SamR

Joined Mar 19, 2019
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I did the in-store pickup for a 12V battery for my boat. I picked the size and type particulars out from their selection that I needed and paid for it online. The idea being that I could have the wife or my son do a quick pick-up and they wouldn't have to spend time trying to find exactly what I wanted in the store. It would have been faster for them to find it in the store than do the pickup.
 
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