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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke July 19, 2023

Don’t fall for this Facebook post promising cheap Walmart bikes

If Your Time is short

  • This is a scam.

Walmart sells several bikes for less than $100 on its website, but a recent Facebook post claims you can get them even cheaper. 

"Bikes that have been in the Walmart warehouse for more than 6 months are subject to recycling, but because of fines imposed, the store is selling them for only $6.95 to get away from restrictions," a July 17 Facebook post says. "Click on ‘Apply Now’ to get your bike."

This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

We asked Walmart about the post but didn’t immediately hear back.

But we found no evidence such a scheme exists to dodge recycling fees. Rather, this looks like a scam. After clicking "apply now" and navigating through several pages, we were redirected to a "prize winner confirmation" website that prompted us to enter credit card information to cover $9.97 shipping and handling. No mention of a $6.95 bike. 

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The post itself was published on a Facebook account called "Bikes Liquidation," which appears to have no connection to Walmart. The account was created July 17, the same day this post appeared online. 

Save your money. 

We rate this claim False.


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Facebook post, July 17, 2023


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