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What what is rung up when at the store???

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  1. Hydra

    Hydra TS Member

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    It is true that you are over charged at the register. I have gone to the store and bought a larger chip for my camera and the price on the shelf was $46.98. When it was rung up the price was $71.98. I spoke up and he said the price listed was after rebate. I said thats bait and switch. The floor manager said that is how we do it here. Just to let you know it was a Circuit City Store. Now wonder they are closing stores. I went to Best Buy and they matched the price with no problem.

    Check your grocery bill. I know someone who does that before they leave the store and they had to be refunded $20.00 + dollars.

    I went in to a MT Gander store and that was marked on the shelf at $59.00 rung up as $179.00. Just to let you know I got it for $59.00.

    Dateline did a store on such things and they found some oversites in the computer to the shelf and when they went back to check it was taken care of. But there were others who just kept the oversite in the computer. If someone said something they gave them their money back. If they did not say anything they they made more money.

    So to those who are saying this does not happen then you have money to throw away and be ripped off. It does happen to the rich, middle class and the poor. We all need to check our prices as we shop.
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I worry about this all the time. I think i'll start carrying a magic marker, and writing the shell price on the items tag when I put it in the cart so I can verify the price when it rings up.
     
  3. halfmile

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    Watch your gas pumps too. When it gets to ten Gallons it's easy to check against the posted price.

    There were a few ripoffs in that area recently.

    HM
     
  4. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    I have had three times when I purchased gas,the pump would read from 17 cents to
    9 to 11.This was when you lift the lever.

    Bo
     
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    Here in Michigan there is a Item Pricing Bill of Rights. Walmart is the worst when it comes to price on the item and in the computer. They have been busted many times along with Home Depot and others. Always check your reciept and if you find an error, at least here in MI, you can get up to %10 of the difference.


    Jerbear
     
  6. Hydra

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    Yes, and we knew how to put the dipstick not quite all the way in when we checked the customer's oil, too.

    I didn't do it but heard a few times. This was when we had the oil in the glass bottles alongside the pump. one of the guys made a few bucks that way.

    Then he got his ass kicked and stopped it.

    HM
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Halfmile you must be at least as old as I am. I worked for my dad and put oil in cars from a jar. Memories!!
     
  9. Hydra

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    I don't remember the glass but I do remember the oil cans that you had to punch a hole in to get the oil.
     
  10. BDodd

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    When I first discovered a Wal*Mart in far North California, I gave them a try twice. Both times I took stuff to the counter and had the register charge more than that posted. In both cases they got to re-stock the items. It was a good number of years before I would try again.....Bob Dodd
     
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