PSA: Items priced $1.99 and under on Walmart.com now have a 2-item minimum quantity purchase requirement.
I checked and didn't see this posted anywhere. If it has been, then ignore this.
I've bought a lot of good, cheap video games on Walmart.com for a while now. They've had, and still have, good games for less than two bucks. Yesterday, I noticed a game I wanted to buy had a minimum quantity of two if I wanted to buy it. I thought it was a temporary glitch because I had never seen their site do that before so I waited until today to buy it but the minimum is still there. I live-chatted with an agent and they said it's a new policy that items $1.99 and under have that minimum now in order for them to save us money, provide us with better service, yada, yada, yada.
I checked other games under $1.99 and sure enough all of them had the minimum. I even checked random items from different categories at the specific $1.99 price point and they were all the same: $1.99 and under, you had to buy two. $2.00 and up, business as usual.
On the front page of Walmart.com where it says "Ready to reorder," eligible items now state "Min Qty 2." Is this a response to the free-pickup discount and elimination of ShippingPass? I surely don't see any press releases or news stories about it. This will definitely affect my shopping habits with them because I frequently bought cheap items alone for store pickup. Buying two and returning one may become a side effect of this new policy and end up costing them instead of saving. Time will tell.