Online outrage over claim Walmart charges customers $7 for a shopping cart
A TIKTOKER sent viewers into shock after claiming his local Walmart is charging $7 for a shopping basket.
Sue’s (@harajukubarbiesu) unsubstantiated claims regarding the big department store caused a stir on social media.
“We’re in a frigging recession, folks,” the young woman said, and burst out laughing.
“The Walmart, they took out the baskets and they’re charging $7 to use them, folks.”
The TikTok user was vehemently appalled by her own report. “$7 to use a basket dammit,” she grunted.
Many of her supporters were dismayed that the retail giant could ask customers to pay such a ridiculous price for something that was always free.
Many people couldn’t understand Sue’s allegations and demanded more information.
“$7??? What’s the next $20 for using a shopping cart?” asked one person.
However, some people have been skeptical about the fee, even during desperate times driven by mounting reports of shoplifting and the looming “retail apocalypse.”
“Probably hoping to avoid people filling them up and running out the door paying. I’m sure it’s bail,” one person suggested.
TikTok user’s suggestion to deposit was not confirmed. However, many department stores have started to implement new security systems to reduce their losses.
Other people offered a more logical explanation, noting that the baskets Sue saw might not have been from the free selection.
“Many stores sell baskets (not the same ones they use in store) as plastic bags are phased out. They still have regular baskets,” she offered.
Though many followers have inquired as to where the incident took place, Sue did not reveal which Walmart location charged the alleged bag fee.
Walmart did not immediately respond to the US Sun’s request for comment.
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