Walmart Ads Raise Eyebrows
Riss Flex reports that outrageous pricing on items from a couple of Walmart retailers is raising eyebrows. CawBing, which supplies Walmart with a variety of items, lists several everyday products, such as pillow cases and shower curtains, at a whopping $6,666, while a Topwoner curling iron is advertised for nearly $10,000, and costume reindeer antlers and a syrup juice dispenser are priced at $5,500.
Strangely enough, a number of the high-priced items on the CawBing page are all priced at $6,666, while several at Topwoner products are marked at $5,555. “There’s trends that we’re noticing here that don’t add up,” Flex says. “There’s something behind it and whatever’s going on doesn’t make sense.” As you would suspect, Walmart has placed a disclaimer on both pages: “We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here and we have not verified it.”
The ads are eerily similar to what appeared on the Wayfair online website last year, eliciting conspiracy theories that the ads were part of a child sex-trafficking scheme. We present the following video, not as gospel truth, but so the material can receive further research. There are tantalizing threads to the story, but also some elements that could be fraudulent. And, as always, practice your own due diligence and judgement.