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To KEEP or not to KEEP...that is my question

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I am really wanting to sew and have been thinking about a new sewing machine. The one I have is 40 years old and has never been serviced. I can`t thread the bobbin...the wheel is sticking. But to have it serviced...would cost more than to buy a new one or at least just as much.

I have been looking at them at Wal-Mart. The sewing department is a new department in my Wal-Mart ...2 weeks old.

I was at Wal-Mart...just this a/m and saw a simple sewing machine ...the price said $59.97. I figured, if it didn`t meet my needs...I would just take it back. There were 2 of them left on the shelf with the price tag right underneath.

I took the sewing machine up to the cashier and it rang up $97.44. I told the cashier what the price on the shelf read and she called someone to see what she needed to do.

Now, Wal-Mart is famous for having the shelf tag not matching the merchandise (at least the one I shop at is) But they are also famous for making things right.

I walked back with another sales clerk explaining to her that it would be wonderful to get it at that shelf price and I know it is their policy but whatever they choose to do, I would accept.

She saw the shelf price tag and put the other sewing machine where it belonged. She could not find the one that went with the price of $59.99

We walked back up to the register and she called someone. The lady cashier said, "She should get it for the shelf price, that is our policy."

I was hoping that but I wasn`t going to demand it...that is not my way.

The manager let me have it for the price on the shelf. My husband thinks I should not have accepted it. He made me feel dishonest. ( He didn`t mean to but he did) Thankfully we did not have this conversation in front of anyone.

I am a Christian...lying or deceiving is not in my character.... and I knew that I had said all I needed to say to let them know that I would have accepted what ever they would have told me.

I am thinking that if I have to ask my spark friends on what they would do...then I must be feeling guilty and should take it back.

I have not opened the sewing machine box yet, as I am still undecided.

Please give me some honest feed back.
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  • SHARON_63
    oh I re-read your post. if the tag said that price of $59.97 then that is the price. they made the mistake and if it is that price I would not feel guilty at all. you went for help and asked the price. they told you 59.97 and so be it. You did nothing wrong at all. some times stores charge us more than the price nad we don't usually find out till we get home. do they fix it???? no. lol so I would not feel bad or like I was stealing at all. they told you 59.97 and that's what it is.
    1645 days ago
  • SHARON_63
    Hi Callie, I bought a nice Brother Quilt/Embroidery/Sewing machine. it comes with all the accessories for quilting. It only cost me &199.00 at Walmart. Its the kind of machine that they use on Project Runway. they use Brother and I swear by brother. My old machine was a regular brother sewing machine. I tried to quilt on it and it locked up. lolol never try to quilt on a reg. machine. lol But I love my new machine.
    1645 days ago
    Well my dear, I see you kept the sewing machine. I know it was one of the Lord's tender mercies to one of His faithful daughters. So glad you accepted the Lord's gift to you. I am sure it made Him very happy.
    Love, Charlene
    1649 days ago
  • ULTREYA3211
    That is their policy so I would keep it. It appears that you were not demanding. Maybe you could make something for someone or put a gift in for the needy. I think that it was a gift from God. I have found Wal Mart really good about accepting and correcting errors.
    Now you have to show us some pictures of your creations. emoticon emoticon
    1649 days ago
    I would keep the sewing machine for the price that they gave it to you. I have had this happen to me lots of times. I am honest and tell them what happened and then I let them decide what to do. You did not switch the machine to the other spot. You did not pull off the price tag and put a lower price tag on the machine. You were up front and honest. You did nothing wrong. It was their decision and I think it was a good customer relations decision. They knew what they were doing. They want to keep you as a customer. Congratulations on your new sewing machine!

    And I agree with Pastorsha. I always take these kind of things as blessing from God. He can bless Walmart and you at the same time! That is how big He is!

    1649 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2013 10:33:37 AM
  • BEBARB149
    Your experience with Wal-Mart's mispricing items was better than mine was. When the fan that I brought to the checkout rang up at a higher price than what was on the shelf, they didn't want to check on the price until I insisted and then they lied to me, saying there were no fans on the shelf with that price. I know there was still one left there. I've stopped shopping at that Wal-Mart. Luckily I'm surrounded by stores. Enjoy your sewing machine. You did not cheat them. It was their decision to let you have it for that price.
    1649 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon for all of your support. I am keeping the sewing machine but have not opened the box, yet. I have not had the time to devote to learning all about it. Maybe won`t get to it til next week. Blessings to all of you. emoticon
    1649 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2013 8:20:53 AM
  • CLOWN54
    Callie in Michigan its law if the price is on the item and its not right you have to give it to them.
    I agree with THOMS1 open the box and start sewing.
    Wal Mart is a big company they can handle it.... they will just write it off
    1650 days ago
    I'm afraid I have to agree.....

    You told them everything upfront and THEY made the decision to give it to you at the lower price. There is nothing wrong in that..... If she had acted as if you were stealing then it would have been different. IF you had acted out then it would be different, but in this case THEY decided......
    1650 days ago
    First of all my dear Callie, you did not cheat or swindle nor lie. You were honest about what the shelf said and was surprised of what the registered said. They do have a policy that if it states one thing and rings another they are to give the item at what the shelf price states. Now remember as being a believer God will bless us by giving us favor. Do not, repeat DO NOT be so rigid that God can not bless you. If you had of not open your mouth, or you switched the tags, or you acted a worldly fool, you would have disgraced your heavenly Father and been dishonest. We need to stop boxing our God in when He wants to bless us. Be blessed enjoy your favorable blessing from your Lord and give Him the Praise & Glory. And like Thoms1 said open the box and start sewing. Nothing was wrong nor dishonest
    Be at Peace Our God is emoticon
    1650 days ago
    emoticon are ALL right. Today, I feel better and after reading all your comments....I WILL KEEP the sewing machine. ...It is a GIFT from GOD
    1650 days ago
    Callie, keep the machine! You didn't do anything wrong. They sold it to you for the shelf price. By the way, our Wal-Mart is famous for wrong pricing too.
    Enjoy your new machine and get it out of the darn box! emoticon emoticon
    1651 days ago
    Keep the sewing machine. You did not deceive them - they knew what they were doing. I hope it was one of their Brother machines. I've been told they are very trustworthy and a good buy (at any shelf price). Enjoy with no guilt pangs. emoticon
    1651 days ago
    Callie, I always admire stores for honoring listed prices. You didn't manipulate them into honoring the listed price. I think your purchase of the machine is legitimate and honest. It's good to check our hearts on these matters and that points to your honesty also.

    I think you should enjoy your new sewing machine! emoticon
    1651 days ago
    emoticon for your honest and encouraging words.
    1651 days ago
    Callie - They told you that they would sell it for the lower price - You did not cheat them or deceive them. Keep it and enjoy your new sewing projects.
    1651 days ago
  • THOMS1
    I think you should open the box and start sewing. Walmart had the wrong price on the shelf and they want to keep a good customer such as your self so do not feel guilty. Enjoy! emoticon
    1651 days ago
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