I'm pretty sure they were online purchases and they were stopped while the charge was still pending. What you're describing is only for in person transactions AFAIK.I'll be curious if you get any push back from your credit card company with the fraudulent charges. I've read stories that some banks push back saying the charge was made without a chip and the burden is now on the company that allowed the non-chip swipe for the transaction to reimburse. I'm not saying this will happen to you but I'm curious if it might.
Well, when they're selling "4K" movies for $7.96 or $9.96 that are normally $20 or more I'll endure the trip into the store.I only have a small collection of 4K UHD blu-rays right now that I'm slowly growing. I do look for deals but don't want to shop at Walmart even if they are a better price. The picture quality on some of the movies is notably sharper than the 1080P version on my screen. They aren't all that way but I know they all aren't true 4K either.
I feel the same way as well, mostly. However my dislike has softened somewhat. I still don't shop there on a regular basis as there are closer and more convenient stores where I can shop.Ah, yeah it's not the culture or the physicality of going to the store, I don't like the company.
If you need to buy non-perishables you might as well buy in bulk and save. Definitely google for "what to buy," and "what not to buy" at Costco as some of their bulk items aren't actually cheaper than your local store. Plus their food stand is awesome and cheap. Super cheap and super quality. Costco has always run their food stand as a loss leader with nearly 20 year old prices for food items. Cheap and great tasting lunch.My original issues with Walmart may be long past their time and prime to complain. Originally my dislike and rejection from shopping and supporting Walmart had more to do with how poorly (at the time) they were treating merchants, more specifically someone I knew. Their approach to bullying smaller businesses that sell through them and basically treating them like garage as they tossed around their collective weight and buying power didn't sit well so i decided to no longer support them. I realize Walmart isn't alone in this type of behavior nor am I trying to convert anyone here in forgoing their shopping at Walmart; it was just more personal. Since giving up purchasing anything from Walmart, it's just been a thing that hasn't been a big deal to continue doing so I see no real reason to go back.
I like Costco as well but we don't have many close by my home. There is one near my work (16 miles or so away) that I should probably start using, I just haven't made it a priority.
For the most part Costco's, Kirkland "national brand equivalent," range of products are pretty good. Are Walmart's Great Value brand of products not even close to the "national brand equivalent" of products? Interesting. I did not know that.My beef with them is their crappy produce and substandard merchandise. They work with their vendors to make similar, but lower quality items that are hard to distinquish from the higher quality versions other stores sell.
No, I don't mean their store brand, I mean real brands. Like they'll work with a company to make a very similar product that's slightly inferior. So like a cordless drill has a lower capacity battery than the version sold elsewhere at other retailers at a higher price. Or their Rain-X washer fluid that has a temperature range that's reduced by 5F compared to the version sold elsewhere.For the most part Costco's, Kirkland "national brand equivalent," range of products are pretty good. Are Walmart's Great Value brand of products not even close to the "national brand equivalent" of products? Interesting. I did not know that.