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$90 Playstation 4? Walmart Loophole Allowed Gamers To Buy Discounted Consoles

By Dan Jenkins

With the holiday shopping season -- and Black Friday -- quickly approaching, so are some pretty amazing deals from retail stores. This one, blew the rest out of the water.

Walmart launched a price-match guarantee which forced the retail giant to match the price of any items customers found for a better deal at online stores, like Amazon.

The problem was, people could go on Amazon, create a listing for the item they wanted with the price they wanted -- in this case a Playstation 4 -- and then bring a screenshot of the listing to the store, which was forced to match the price.

According to CNBC, some people listed the $400 console for $90 on Amazon, and Walmart actually matched it.

"Wal-Mart's online price match policy states, "We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it."

Few employees appear to have verified the legitimacy of these online deals as many customers were able to purchase gaming systems for $90."

Don't get your hopes up, it seems that the loophole has since been stopped and $90 next-gen consoles are now a collector's item.

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