Look at the rest of their products, everything is VERY cheap plastic or material. everything they sell at walmart is a watered down or "cheap" version of the real thing. Im sorry but i would rather put a 10$ Wix filter (which i run) than any oil filter from walmart. i mean look at the fram filters cut them in half once tell me you would put it on your truck! Dont think so pal! Im just saying in my opinion i wouldnt run anything on my truck that has to protect the motor that came from walmart....Haywood U must have a soft spot for walmart
Far from it.
I understand the public backlash at Walmart over their business practices, treatment of employees, etc.
You said there was a reason they could sell things "much cheaper." I was just asking for those reasons.
I can attest firsthand about the cheapness of some of the products sold by Walmart......and I've learned my lessons on those.
Trust me, there's a reason that my Walmart purchases are limited to TP, paper towels, laundry detergent, and other "household" items.....and then only if they are signficantly cheaper (ex: tp is $5 at WM and $8 at the grocery store; paper towels are $8-9 at WM vs $10-12 elsewhere).
I'm just curious as to how many of the "name brand" items sold by Walmart are different than the same items being sold at other retail stores.
Just to clarify, I'm not talking about the special "made for Walmart" (or Best Buy, or any other large retailer) products (specifically electronics that may have product numbers that end in W, WM, BB, or some other designation that indicates you will never find the "exact" model at another store).
I'm wondering how the bottle of Exxon/Mobil oil sold in Walmart is different than Pep Boys. How is the Fram oil filter different? How is the box of Triscuit from Walmart different than the box in my local supermarket (assuming same size), or how the 12 pack of Pepsi is different.
However, I did use Supertech oil and filters (most of the time) in my first car, and that lasted me 13 years and 120k+ miles without any issues. In fact, the person that bought it last year is still driving it.
Is the 1 gallon bottle of Rotella at Walmart different than from Autozone, Pep Boys, etc?
I'm curious because that's where I buy my Rotella.
I'm not aware that the Walmarts in my area even carry filters for my truck (they didn't when I checked last year), so I don't even think about looking there.
Plus, people on this site were fairly specific about using only certain filters. Pretty sure I ended up going with a K&N (around $20 IIRC), which I've never seen at Walmart.
But, are you suggesting that I purchase a Fram filter from Walmart and another store and cut them open, the Walmart filter will be different?