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Old 12-20-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I don’t know how many others have noticed the same thing but “every time” I shop at WalMart (and it’s not often) the price at the cash register and checkout is different then the price on the shelf. This happens every time I’m there getting several items at least one of those items will be different by 5~20 cents more. Never is the price lower at the checkout ~ always higher.

I’ve noticed this problem of shelf price and checkout price difference only one other time that wasn’t a WalMart. It has forced me when going there to write down all the shelf prices before going to the register just to make sure I’m not being taken for extra money. I try and stay away from WalMart all together, but there are some occasions when it’s the only choice.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I don’t know how many others have noticed the same thing but “every time” I shop at WalMart (and it’s not often) the price at the cash register and checkout is different then the price on the shelf. This happens every time I’m there getting several items at least one of those items will be different by 5~20 cents more. Never is the price lower at the checkout ~ always higher.

I’ve noticed this problem of shelf price and checkout price difference only one other time that wasn’t a WalMart. It has forced me when going there to write down all the shelf prices before going to the register just to make sure I’m not being taken for extra money. I try and stay away from WalMart all together, but there are some occasions when it’s the only choice.
That's too bad there are no other choices. I am proud to say I have never shopped at a Wal-mart, and I never will.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I find that to be true not only in Walmart, but in many many supermarkets , such as Stop n Shop. I guess they figure that we just won't notice & they're right, I hardly ever do catch them until I get home and then it is too late to bother going back.

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Old 12-20-2007, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Price differences at checkout are one of my pet peeves too. Here's an article about it from CNN

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/money...7944/index.htm
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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it is against the law for store to have more than 30 percent of incorrect prices.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I'm old enough to remember Life Before Scanners.
I've caught several supermarkets with this error, and I try to always keep track of the prices during checkout.
It's infuriating to get all the way home and see a discrepancy.
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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It happens a lot more at grocery stores. I haven't seen much at wal-mart just a couple of times.

Once again, it's americans not doing their jobs. There is no pride left.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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I check the price of each item when I use the self-checkout at Wal-Mart, and so far...knock on wood, the pricing has been accurate.
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Old 12-24-2007, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Bloom (part of Food Lion) is pretty bad. Earth Fare had their fare share of incorrect prices when I worked there. NC sends people in to inspect the accuracy. Pep Boys is actually almost always the worst offender.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I've actually had more problems at other stores than Walmart.
Pubix has a policy, that if you catch the error, you get that item for free. So I watch carefully.
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