Ripped Off at Walmart-The Sequel

After reading the post, Ripped off at Walmart – Money Saving Lesson Learned by Karrie at Happy Money Saver, dated October, 2013 I was a bit curious. Had Walmart remedied it’s fraudulent pricing practice over the last year and a half?

So today I purchased a package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts at the Walmart Neighborhood Market. I paid $9.35 for the package. The price label said that it contained 4 lbs 7.0 oz of boneless, skinless chicken breast.

Entire package, unopened.
Package pricing.

Just like Karrie at Happy Money Saver I weighed the entire package. According to my brand new digital kitchen scale the total weight of the package and chicken was 4 lbs 13.4 oz.

I then weighed several items to check the accuracy of my digital scale.

Next I weighed an empty container. It totaled 6.0 oz.

Empty container = 6.0 oz

I then added the untrimmed chicken to the 6.0 oz container and the total was 4 lbs 8.5oz, meaning that the chicken alone weighed 4 lbs 2.5 oz.

Untrimmed chicken, less the weight of the container = 4 lbs 2.5 oz.
Then I weighed the empty packaging altogether, including the absorbent liner in the bottom, which was soaked with liquid.
Empty package 11.0 oz.
So, it seems that Walmart isn’t a very good neighbor. They charged me for 4 lbs 7.0 oz of chicken, but only gave me 4 lbs 2.5 oz. Save Money? Live Better?

One thought on “Ripped Off at Walmart-The Sequel

  1. Neither a fan nor a hater of Walmart; just musing: that absorbent liner was probably dry and nearly weightless at the time of packaging/labeling. The liquid it absorbed came out of the chicken. Water is heavy. The liquid should be counted in the sell weight. 🙂


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