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Old 09-23-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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It's much easier to get mistakes corrected right at the time, while you are standing right there with the items purchased. It just takes seconds to quickly scan your receipt.

I rarely find errors, but they do happen occassionally, often enough to make it worthwhile to double check.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I go over the receipt but sometimes not until I get home. I've been overcharged a few times where the sale price was not in the computer. Have had no issue getting things correct at customer service.

Another thing I refuse to accept is bad food products. It's so easy just to toss something in the trash because it cost very little. However, in the past 7 days, I bought 4 Hass avocados. The first used was good. Then a couple of days later, I cut the other 3 one at a time. Each was partially rotted inside. Took those back and got an exchange. Voila!
Wow...I should try that - I always figured it was either the luck of the draw or my fault for not checking it over well enough.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I do, most of the time. Not too long ago I did find that Costco charged me for two boxes of Haagen Dazs ice cream bars, when I had only bought one. They fixed it the following week. I normally use self-checkout at my local Fred Meyer, so I watch as prices appear on the display screen. A few weeks ago a dyslexic tried to charge me $31.50 for $13.50 tab, but I caught that one right away, as I always check restaurant bills very carefully.
So how does that work exactly when you've already taken the items home? How do you prove you only bought one?
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:37 AM
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Location: Wasilla, AK
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So how does that work exactly when you've already taken the items home? How do you prove you only bought one?

It's Costco. They took my word for it. I'm sure they noticed I've been a member for a long time and I don't have a history of pulling scams on them. It was an honest mistake and they corrected it. Which is more than a lot of stores would do.
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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It's Costco. They took my word for it. I'm sure they noticed I've been a member for a long time and I don't have a history of pulling scams on them. It was an honest mistake and they corrected it. Which is more than a lot of stores would do.
Costco's return policy is Grade A.

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Old 09-24-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I'm very leery of perishable products on sale - usually means they are ready for the dumpster and the store wants to try a last ditch effort to sell them.

Have seen dairy items on sale with the expiration date that day or the next.

Sometimes the store I worked in would have 2 for 1 sales, or just really low prices, but not because they were on the expiration wire. Sometimes they would get a very large shipment, especially on in season produce like berries. It always pays to check the bottom of the container though. In all my years there I can only remember two containers of strawberries and one bag of potatoes. I wasn't the only cashier, of course, but I figure those are pretty good odds.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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So how does that work exactly when you've already taken the items home? How do you prove you only bought one?
That's why I check in the store. I move to the end of the counter and check really quickly.

I try to watch the actual scanning, but sometimes I can't see the first of it while I am unloading. Plus, at one store I use, I can't read the register's screen. Not sure why, odd angle or something.
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Old 09-30-2018, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Mentally calculate the total before you get to the cashier, use rounding.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:32 PM
 
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Always check my receipt and look at how each item rings up during check out. I do not care if I save a couple cents, it adds up over time. Just think how much you would lose if each purchase did not ring up correctly. That is money lost.
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