This isn't just a W-M thing. I learned long ago. . . . that if you want several of anything. . . . don't pick up a stack and expect them all to be the same. They tidy up the shelves, and just put anything anywhere. Look at each item.. . . . Only to get home and find the spray tip missing!!! . . . .
And, then they act like it's not their job to help you.you have to hunt to find an employee if you need help .....
I used to do the same. . . . but, I guess they caught on. Website will say it's there. . . . and it's not. This too, is not a W-M only thing. A auto parts store (O'Reilly's) web site claimed they had an item in stock. I get there, and their particular store has NEVER stocked the item. I was told, "if it can be ordered, it's considered in stock". (we won't even talk about them ordering the wrong part). . . . If I need help finding something I will search on their website and it tells you on hand availability for your store.
I try to hold my breath as I walk by the pharmacy section.... that's where sick people go. lolOn some items the price is that much less expensive it's hard to pay more at other stores. The WM closest to me, I end up checking out at the pharmacy counter often as when I need to pick up an Rx refill, I usually restock Tylenol, Ibuprofen, vitamins, supplements, etc. The 2 pharmacists know me and are genuinely nice people.
It will cost more in time and effort to take it back. This is the first time in my life I have had a spray tip missing from a purchase. I'm not going to get in the habit to check for missing tips. No more shopping at Walmart. Problem solved.Take the can back, they will accept the return with or w/o a receipt, then get a new can and check it before you buy it. Lesson learned for you, any time you purchase a spray can of anything, check for the spray tip. The kids doing 'art' with spray cans figured out a long time ago that different products spray different patterns, so they steal tips to have a collection for doing their 'art'. Like a brush collection for street artists.