(PIX11) -- Customers are tricking Wal-Mart into selling them PlayStation 4 consoles for less than a quarter of their retail price.
The company announced Nov. 13 that it will now match prices from select online retailers, including Amazon. Several customers have been taking advantage of this by using their Amazon accounts to create authentic looking listings for PlayStation 4 consoles.
They then take a screenshot of the fake listing and show it to a Wal-Mart cashier to request the price match. Using this method, customers have been able to purchase the gaming systems for as low as $90, CNBC reported.
"We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-store product, tell us and we'll match it," Wal-Mart's price-match policy said.
According to CNBC, few Wal-Mart employees verified the online listings, allowing many customers to snag the PlayStations at a bargain price. Some customers have even gone to social media to show their success in the price matching scam.
- Amazon 3P merchant lists a PS4 for $89.99 (not legit) - Wal-Mart price matches Amazon - Show listing in store, get PS4 for $89.99
— Norman Caruso (@GamingHistorian) November 18, 2014
LMAO Amazon and Walmart jig just got ps4 for $97 pic.twitter.com/pEIKsCvdHN
— Taahaa Mobeen (@taahaa8) November 18, 2014
Wal-Mart, however, has caught on. A company spokesperson told CNBC Wednesday that their price-match policy has been updated to exclude marketplace, third-party, and auction sites.