The saga continues ... I've gotten the store manager and Walmart.com discussing this issue.
Walmart is now fully aware that the ad is wrong and spent about an hour & a half on the phone
with Walmart.com supervisory personnel about 3 days ago.
The ad, along with pop-up ads still show the same ad, but I think I've found the cause of the confusion ... lazy programmers ...
There are quite a number of variations in the Extreme Tector ropes, but the programmers only used one description ... for a 300' long, 3/4" rope, in the details the correct part number is given. But that number has no direct numbering relationship to the various ropes ... nothing like 3006-2285, meaning 300' of 6/8(3/4), rope. The 2285, which is nothing more than a number with no descriptive relationship to the number.
Well, in small print the number is 3006-2249, which is the number(2249), for a 200'/3/8" rope.
The numbers mean absolutely nothing to a viewing customer, without a table showing the various part numbers.
Anyway, the Walmart manager feels I should be getting the 300' 3/4" rope and that Walmart.com should update their ads. When I last talked to Walmart.com, they felt the same way ... so both business feel I should get this 300' x 3/4" rope. They're trying to make this happen ... so they say...
In the meantime, anyone looking for double-braided, Extreme Tector rope, will be seeing(in a lot of ads, not all), 3/4", 300' rope, for various prices from $30 to $299, with no way of discerning there's a problem in the ad.
Customers who order the 3/4", 300' rope, will get a package of whatever, with a packing list showing that the package contains 3/4" by 300' double-braided rope, with no indications of the correct part number.
It's a mistake, but Walmart.com, has dealt with me on this issue for 3 weeks and I'm willing to bet with many others(it's a steal of a price), with no inclination to see what is wrong with the ads, or their shipping
department not able to discern the difference between an 8 pound spool of rope and a 60 pound spool of rope.
I see this a deceptive advertising, and I'm sure it was a mistake, but seriously, why doesn't the company look into this to change the ads correctly .... this is the computer age, where things "should", be able to happen quickly.
We shall see ... but I hope I get that rope ...