|Daniel John posted this tip in the Chicago Drone Pilots Facebook Group early Friday morning.|
Early Friday morning, retail behemoth Walmart offered up deals that were so unbelievable, they seemed too good to be true.
Eagle-eyed shoppers took advantage of the lowest prices they’ve ever seen assigned to the DJI Spark Fly More bundle, priced at $17.99, a DJI Mavic Pro Bundle for $24.99, a DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo with Zenmuse x5 for $42.99, plus Sony and Leica cameras, which typically start between $1,000 – $5,000, for $24.99 – $42.99. Those who purchased these items from retailer Ecom Electronics, in the narrow window of time they were available through Walmart.com, will have ultimately scored an unbeatable deal if Walmart chooses to honor these purchases.
|Savvy shoppers like Wayne Douglas discovered deals beyond the DJI Spark Fly More bundle.|
I first stumbled across this error in pricing on the Chicago Drone Pilots Facebook Group. Curious to see if it was legitimate, I purchased on DJI Spark Fly More Bundle for $17.99 through my PayPal account. As of this writing, Walmart has processed my payment and has not issued a refund. Ecom Electronics has confirmed my order will arrive between Wednesday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 27th.
|Talk about a hustle. Some people maxed out their orders with a quantity of 12 units.|
Other people got creative, typed ‘eCom Electronics’ into Walmart.com’s search bar, and came up with a Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera for $22.99, a Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body for $22.99, and a Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera for $42.99. Savvy shoppers pushed purchasing limits to the max and ordered up to 12 units of a deeply-discounted item. All of these low-priced offerings sold out quickly, returned to full price, and then were subsequently pulled from Walmart’s site altogether.
|As soon as the word got out, items sold out in a matter of minutes and returned to full price before disappearing from Walmart.com completely.|
For those concerned about a possible scam, Walmart has a favorable reputation for honoring their mistakes, if sentiments in the numerous posts I’ve seen across online forums are accurate. Ecom Electronics, on the other hand, has a Better Business Bureau Rating of ‘C.’ No matter how painful the mistake, the Walton family, owners of Walmart, likely won’t flinch as they are currently the wealthiest family in America with an amassed fortune surpassing $160 billion dollars.