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WalMart WalMart.com False Advertising Misleading Products On Website WalMart.com Internet
27th of Dec, 2010 by User901192
WalMart is currently offering a product availble on their website only at WalMart.com which is a bundle price for a three piece tv stand and two shelf towers to place on each side of the television stand.



If you go to WalMart.com and go to "Home Furniture" then click on "Living Rooms" and then on "TV Stands" you will find the product I'm referring to, which is advertised as: Sauder Vinegate TV Stand and Storage Towers Value Bundle.



Walmart is stating in the individual product title's and descriptions that the furniture is "antiqued painted finish wood" which is actually fake wood, and not painted at all, it is particleboard covered with laminate paper to appear painted, which I was very disappointed to find out after I made my online purchase.



Since leaving my review on their website, they have added "manufactured wood" to the item decription, however it still states that it's "antiqued painted wood" as well as "antique paint finish" in both the individual title names and descriptions.



This is false advertisement on these products since they are not at all painted, this is not at all wood, or a finished wood, it should be advertised as antiqued laminate particleboard, or antiqued style laminate manufactured wood, since this is telling a consumer what they need to know right in the title and description.



This is important for consumers to know that this is not real painted, or finished wood, and is actually laminate covering on particleboard, or manufactured wood because a consumer is relying on the description of a product that WalMart only offers for sale through their website, and if I and other consumers were aware that this is not real wood, not real painted or finished wood, and is actually particleboard, or manufactured wood with laminate covering, I and other consumers would not have purchased this item. You rely on a tv stand to be dependable, durable and real wood with strength to support your television, which these days is a lot of money for a flat screen, that consumers would hardly trust on fake wood.



By WalMart not being upfront with online consumers with this misleading title and description, they are only gaining sales that they may not have otherwise received had consumers been aware of this not being real wood, and not having a real painted finish since you cannot finish manufactured wood, you have to laminate it. By telling consumers that it's an antiqued paint finished wood they are only left to believe that it's real wood.



I think that WalMart needs to change this item title and description to be more honest about what consumers are purchasing. Laminate covering is not finished wood as they are trying to make this appear and sound in their item title/description.


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