I know one of the main reasons people don’t ask for a price match when they see the item cheaper at a different business is that it can often result in a debate with the employees only for them to refuse it. Some are willing to keep trying as long as they think it follows the company’s guidelines. Recently I have noticed that more companies are offering you the ability to price match items ahead of time online and so when you go to the store there will be no fuss.
Just today I did a price match request and not too long after I received a confirmation where I could go to any store and get the discounted price. Not a bad way to prevent a potential time waster and it’s something everyone should look into I think in trying to get a hassle free price matching experience. If anything, you could always call in and get the product on reserve with an approved price match before actually going.