For some jobs, the instructions specifically state that we will only offer partial reimbursement for an item, so we recommend only reserving these jobs if you are okay with the partial reimbursment.
However, occasionally, you may notice that the price of an item online is much higher than the reimbursement offered in the job (sometimes up to even 2 or 3 times as expensive). These situations are rare, and most of the time they happen because the retailer website (such as Walmart) has run out of inventory so they are no longer fulfilling the shipment of the product. Instead, the retailer website is allowing a 3rd party vendor to fulfill the shipment of the product. Here is an example screenshot of what a 3rd party fulfillment message might look like on the website (Note that this product was originally running for about $10 but now is about $25 because it is being sold and shipped by a 3rd party vendor):
In cases like these, we would ask that you please do not purchase the item from 3rd parties - even though 3rd parties are allowed to offer items on other retailers' websites, we are only allowed to have agents purchase the product from the stated/requested retailer. Additionally, we will not be able to reimburse the higher price point in these instances.
Our best recommendation in these cases is to not reserve the job, or cancel the job if you have already reserved. Then check back every so often on the retailer website to see if the main retailer is back in stock at the lower price point.