Second verse, just a bit worse

Pleased with the results I obtained last time, I decided to give Walmart’s online grocery another shot. It was not quite so successful.

Departures from the ideal:

  • The stuff from last week’s order was inexplicably still in my cart, and clearing it out wasn’t exactly intuitive.
  • I got all my goods, and about six plastic bags full of someone else’s. I have no idea why. I took them back to the store.

I still recommend the service, but perhaps a shade less enthusiastically.



  1. fillyjonk »

    30 August 2016 · 2:06 pm

    And you know there’s some other customer there complaining about how six bags of stuff that they paid for didn’t show up on their delivery.

    Seems about par for wal-mart: about every fifth trip I make to the local one is good. Of the other four one is sufficiently horrible that I swear I won’t go back….but of course, the next nearest big grocery store is too far away to put it into practice.

  2. CGHill »

    30 August 2016 · 2:18 pm

    I mentioned I’d taken the surplus items back to the store, which apparently surprised a few people; legally, I suppose, I didn’t have to.

  3. fillyjonk »

    30 August 2016 · 2:42 pm

    I dunno; I would have taken ’em back. I just kind of assumed that.

    I’ve also had cases where I didn’t get one of my bags of stuff from the in-person cashier and then had to go back. (Or once, when it was a grocery in Sherman, I just rolled my eyes and called it “larpengar.” And there was a steak in that bag I missed getting, too)

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    1 September 2016 · 5:12 pm

    Not able to get out shopping very well, I have bought on-line groceries a few times from Wally World and my real complaint is how poorly packaged they are. One time, I had bought a bunch of canned goods and 4 boxes of crackers that were irresistibly cheap. They arrived all in the same much too large box, rolling around with ONE SHEET of crumpled paper ON TOP of the pile. Maybe the cans were never stacked to begin with. The resulting crumbs were perhaps the worst case delivery but most other deliveries were not much better. Even on the shelves of the local store, a very much higher than normal proportion of cans are badly dented and I will not buy them. I no longer shop there, there is a limit to what I will tolerate to save a few cents.
    For ~ the same expense, Amazon has Prime Pantry which has a low flat rate for shipping ($5.95?) and better than acceptable packing.

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