LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Their motto is save money, live better. But Walmart may not always be the better choice. Some companies can deliver better products, and better prices. Contact 13 looks at 7 items to avoid during your next visit.
"Don't go to Walmart," says one shopper.
If you're looking for the best price available, some shoppers say:
"Always comparison shop," says another shopper.
"My go to is Amazon," says a different shopper.
The website Cheat Sheet says depending on what you're buying, Walmart may not be the best option. So what purchases, should to avoid?
Number 1, store-brand supplements. New York's Attorney General looked at herbal supplements from Walmart, Target, Walgreen's, and GNC. They found some of them didn't actually have the ingredients listed on the label. And Walmart was the worst offender in the group.
Number 2, prepaid cell phones. Walmart sells Straight Talk. And according to tech review site Tom's Guide, it's the worst phone carrier in the country, providing the slowest high-speed data.
Number 3, tech accessories. These items are usually overpriced at Walmart.
"Great places are Marshalls, TJ Maxx. They have a ton of tech accessories," says local super shopper, Channelle Beller.
She also recommends shopping at online stores like Amazon and New Egg.
Number 4 on our list, batteries.
"We go through a lot of batteries and the best place, the best deal, whether you buy name brand or the knockoffs is Costco," says Beller.