Big Idea: Sam’s Club is closing in Prescott Valley.
What you need to know:
1. The Sam’s Club store in Prescott Valley is closed today (Thursday)
2. It will reopen tomorrow from 10 AM-6 PM.
3. Select items will be marked down by 25%
4. The last day the store will be open is January 26.
Go to the Sam’s Club Store Locator and type in 86314, and you’re directed to the Flagstaff Sam’s Club or one in Glendale or Surprise. Yes, even though the closure was just announced to employees and the public alike today, the Prescott Valley Sam’s Club is already erased from the website.
Try calling their corporate offices, and you’ll get the runaround. Try their live chat line, and you’ll get something like this:
That’s right, dozens of people are being told that they are losing their jobs, and the friendly chat person is saying, "I am happy you contacted Sam’s Club, Have a great day."
Ironically, this is happening at the same time Walmart (parent company to Sam's Club) is announcing an hourly wage increase as a result of the tax overhaul.
After several attempts to contact the store, finally a Sam’s Club associate answered the phone. She had just received the news this morning. Here’s what she said:
Tomorrow (Friday) the store will be open from 10AM-6PM, with select merchandise marked down by 25%. The last day open is January 26.
As for the Associates? Many will be transferred to local Walmart stores. The company will assist others in finding new jobs.
At the end, the slightly tearful associate said, "Tell all the members they were great. It wasn’t their fault, it just happened. The members were great."