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WARNING Walmart is now incompetent!

today i bought :
one box of syringes @ $12.58 each
4 vials of Humulin N @ $24.88 each
1 vial of Humulin R @ $24.88 each, but they charged me $51.67
4 50 count ReliOn test strips @ $20.00 each

if a pharmacist was that incompetent they might get fired but their computer system is not a legal entity and so is not responsible for it's mistakes.

this just happened an hour ago and i am very upset. it is pointless to deal with Walmart if their computer is going to cheat me out of my money!

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Did you ask to talk to the store's manager? I sure would have. Sorry you had so much trouble.
 

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when i called them they keep kept bouncing me back and forth between customer relations and the pharmacy saying that they did not have the information in their department. after about 5 bounces they finally said yes, the real price was $24.88 each but i still would have to come in with my receipt to resolve the matter and claimed that they did not have a record or receipt for my order. just a system that has got so complex that it can't find it's butt with both hands. in other words their system is not trustworthy.

ColaJim

PS: when the Librium kicks in and i simmer down i may go back today to try to resolve this :eek:
Librium =~ Chlordiazepoxide HCL 25MG CAP

Did you ask to talk to the store's manager? I sure would have. Sorry you had so much trouble.
 

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Sure don't blame you for being pissed off royally. How far do you live from the store? If it is within driving distance, I would return there today if possible with your receipt and demand to speak with the manager to try and get this issue resolved. I don't deal with Wal Mart anymore because of a similar issue several years ago. What they did to you isn't right!!!
 

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well after taking another librium i went back to WalMart

they said the pharmacist gave me the one they give to people that have prescriptions and charge them twice the price for. mine has a little ReliOn symbol for non prescription sales and cost half as much! and i'm thinking HUH? this getting dumb and dumber! if i paid a doctor $50 for a prescription the insulin would cost me twice as much!

anyway when the clerk tried to cancel the mistake and charge the correct price the computer would balk and spit out "this is a non-returnable item" about 15 times but then the clerk did something to the computer and it accepted the return and refunded the difference to my credit card ( i hope)

with over one million unskilled high school drop-outs out of work why on earth would they need this idiot computer, usually it boils down to idiot computers can't draw health insurance and unemployment and retirement and no Social Security Tax , and computers can't form unions and go on strike. it's the same reason really that unskilled illegal aliens were hired to build your house.
 

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Showed their true colors, didn't they, Jim?

My local sole proprietor pharmacy gives us just as good prices as Walmart, with lots fewer mistakes and lots more help giving advice to save more money & get the most value for our money. Ours even helped us make comparisons last year during the re-enrollment period for switching Part D insurance carriers, and we've saved a ton of money using our new carriers.
 

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ColaJim,

I know very well that my story isn't the same as yours --- but some years ago when I was going to a dentist I had gone to for at least 5 years and he learned I had 'dental insurance' ......he doubled the prices he usually charged when I did not have dental insurance!!!

It sort of sounds like you were treated the same way. It isn't right to be treated like that. Later on today you should do something very nice for yourself to relieve the stress from earlier today. Maybe just sit and relax and watch the sun go down.

Take care friend and stay strong.
 

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I have literally spent less than $50 at walmart over the past year. I cannot stand the company and what Mr. Walton's kids have done with it. I refuse to shop there. I will pay 50% more some place else.
 

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Oh yeah... I never use Walmart's Rx anymore. Why too much trouble there!
 

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You all might not like Wal-Mart but you would sure miss them if they were not around.
 

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You all might not like Wal-Mart but you would sure miss them if they were not around.
Walmart is great when I want to shop at 3AM :) I didnt say I didnt shop there....I said I didnt use their pharmacy anymore :)
 

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you have that that right, i can't afford Walmart's half priced insulin @ $25 per 10 ml let alone the $52 regular price and there is no way i can afford modern insulin at over $100 per 10 ml.

but in that metformin plus supplements gives me "fasting blood sugar" at 130 to 159mg/dl i needed to see if there was any plan that would give me predicable blood sugar levels that were not suicidal.

well i find that Humulin N 25 IU three times a day can hold my blood sugar down below 100mg/dl most all the time. {this experiment is less than 2 weeks old so it is not a verified result and may be just another "flash in the pane" like metformin and my supplements but it at least it gives me hope which is all my other plans turned out to give.}

if this works the insulin itself will cost me over $50 per month with no hope of reimbursement.

bearing in mind that the test strips alone to do this is costing me over $100 a month.

But Jenny Ruhl has another plan using just Humulin R {on demand} which is much less expensive but is also dependent on using multiple test strips per day.
REF: http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2006/06/r-only-insulin-looking-lot-better-past.html

just bearing in mind that my metabolism still thinks that "normal" is 140 to 174 mg/dl of blood glucose. :mad:

Wish me luck :)

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You all might not like Wal-Mart but you would sure miss them if they were not around.
 

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I'm sure Mr. Sam is turning over in his grave. I worked for Wal-Mart during the time Mr. Sam was still alive and things were different. They actually cared about their employees and customers and were interested in knowing what would make the customer happy. The day Mr. Sam died things went to he** in a hand-basket. I would love to say I shopped somewhere else, but I simply can't afford it. I DO NOT, however, use the pharmacy. I support our local small time pharmacy, whose prices usually beat Wal-Marts and I don't have to put up with voice mail when I call the pharmacy, I get a person.

Believe me, if their was a place I could shop and save money, I would be there. I despise what they have become.

PS....if you really want to confuse Wal-Mart sometime, try taking something back in to pay for that they forgot to charge you for when you checked out....it really blows their mind.
 

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What I meant buy that was that Wal-Mart has forced all retailers to be more competitive with their prices or go ut of business. It is true however that anytime you do business with a company that does a lot of business sooner or later you will get overlooked on the service end. Forthe amount of business they do Wal-Mart runs a preaty clean ship.
 

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It's the rural areas that they hit the hardest though - the mom/pop businesses don't have a snowball's chance. We're a little pocket of poverty out here, and this is why we shop as much as we can locally because we really wanna keep the little grocery, hardware store, etc., in "our" town. I just don't wanna have all my money going to Walmart - I'd like to have most of it recirculating right in our own county.

And the truth is, Walmart doesn't stock items if they don't move fast enough. So if it's some odd little thing you need, more than likely you'll find it in the mom/pop store quicker than Walmart.
 

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Adjitater

you have that that right, i can't afford Walmart's half priced insulin @ $25 per 10 ml let alone the $52 regular price and there is no way i can afford modern insulin at over $100 per 10 ml.

but in that metformin plus supplements gives me "fasting blood sugar" at 130 to 159mg/dl i needed to see if there was any plan that would give me predicable blood sugar levels that were not suicidal.

well i find that Humulin N 25 IU three times a day can hold my blood sugar down below 100mg/dl most all the time. {this experiment is less than 2 weeks old so it is not a verified result and may be just another "flash in the pane" like metformin and my supplements but it at least it gives me hope which is all my other plans turned out to give.}

if this works the insulin itself will cost me over $50 per month with no hope of reimbursement.

bearing in mind that the test strips alone to do this is costing me over $100 a month.

But Jenny Ruhl has another plan using just Humulin R {on demand} which is much less expensive but is also dependent on using multiple test strips per day.
REF: Diabetes Update: R-only insulin looking a lot better the past couple days

just bearing in mind that my metabolism still thinks that "normal" is 140 to 174 mg/dl of blood glucose. :mad:

Wish me luck :)

ColaJim

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just out of curiosity...if you had a prescription for the insulin wouldnt insurance (or whatever you use) cover at least part of that cost? Strips also?
 

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If you want to talk about costs I wish I had all the money I have had to spend on staying alive. Over the last 39 years it would add up to over $300,000. Right now it is costing me around $300 a month. So make your choices either pay the price or die.
 

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Wal-mart has forced all retailers to look at how they do bussines and lower there prices to stay competitive. They led the way in telling suppliers no this what we will pay for your product if you cant provide it to us for this much we wont buy it.
 

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Wal-mart has forced all retailers to look at how they do bussines and lower there prices to stay competitive. They led the way in telling suppliers no this what we will pay for your product if you cant provide it to us for this much we wont buy it.
What walmart has done is basically forced American consumption manufacturing to close down. All of our work is now being done oversees because we simply cannot make it competitively priced in the US like it can be made by, for all intents and purposes, slaves in China, Mexico, etc. When Sam Walton was alive he pushed his company to do business with manufacturers who made their products in the US. Not so much anymore. So no thank you. Walmart can leave my town and I would never shed a tear.
 
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