- Walmart planned to host an in-store Baby Savings Day on Saturday, February 23, offering discounts on baby apparel, accessories, and equipment. These deals would also be available online throughout the rest of the month.
- Some angry shoppers said that when they turned up to Walmart stores, sales assistants didn’t know that the sales were happening.
- Others said that discounts were "disappointing."
Walmart’s Baby Savings Days event is being described as the "Fyre Festival" of sales.
The retailer planned to host a day-long sale on baby clothing, accessories, and equipment in select stores on Saturday, February 23. It also promised free goody bags. These deals are also being advertised online throughout the rest of the month.
In the run-up to the in-store event, there was some speculation as to whether this could become Walmart’s mini version of Amazon Prime Day.
But unfortunately, some shoppers said it didn’t quite live up to the hype. Shoppers said discounts were "disappointing" and that in some cases, sales assistants didn’t know the event was happening.
"False advertising by Walmart on Baby Savings Day," one angry customer wrote on Twitter. "No Markdowns, Dept. Manager did not know about sale and store manager was not willing to give 30% off as advertised by store intercom."
A spokesperson for Walmart did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
In a statement to Fox 26, the company said that demand had surpassed expectations.
"In some cases, customer expectations were not met, and for that, we apologize," a spokesperson said to the local TV station.
Shoppers have since taken to social media to vent their frustration:
- Democrats’ meltdown over former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s political aspirations is overblown, as most Americans still have no idea who he is
- The number of retail stores closing this year just doubled to more than 4,000 — here’s the full list
- Trump called Amazon’s abrupt New York HQ2 cancellation a ‘big loss’ and blamed the ‘radical left’ for the outcome