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Walmart in Ajijic, Lake Chapala

I have written several blogs about Walmart since it opened its doors here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala recently.

Some were favorable and some were not. As I have said before I would not have voted for Walmart in our beautiful village in the sun but now that it is here I do, occasionally, shop there.

I thought I would share with you something you might want to watch out for when shopping there in future.

This is the second time this has happened to me and the first time I did think it was an accident but now having the identical thing happen again I am not so sure.

I only go to Walmart maybe twice a month and, therefore, have a very full basket when checking out.

What happened was I checked out tipped the boy for loading the cart and went to my car. I loaded up the trunk and the back seat and proceeded home. When I was unloading the boxes and checking the receipt (which I always do) 95% of the meat (the most expensive items) was missing. This was exactly what had happened to me before and again it was the meat that was missing.

So in the heat and traffic I had to return to Walmart to search for the products I had bought and paid for but mysteriously had not ended up in my cart. We are not talking about a small easily overlooked bag we are talking a large carton of various meats and other products.

When you check out and get your cart there is a very long walk to the front doors out to the parking lot. It would seem to me that a box that size should have alerted either the cashier or the bagger that I was missing something and either of them had ample time to come after me. This, of course, did not happen.

When I went back to Walmart to reclaim my paid for purchases I was much angrier than the first time it had happened as suspicion was lurking in my brain. The cashier smiled sheepishly when she saw me and sent me to Customer Service when another clerk was rifling through my goods. I said this box was mine and she asked to see my ticket. I was less than amused but I showed it to her briefly and took my box and left. I also told her that this was the second time this exact thing had happened to me.

So what I am suggesting to you is that you watch carefully to make sure each item you purchased does, in fact, get into your cart. Keep a special eye out for the meat you have selected as that seems to be what can go missing or as they say in Spanish “lose itself”.

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