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Old 12-13-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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Sales tax can olay a big part. A lady from my hometown was trying to return a sweater to the JCP in the town I live in now and she actually was going to owe them like 10 cents or something and she got mad and stomped out haha.
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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Back in the days of the Sears catalog, they obviously had to offer most of those things at one price, but even then there were exceptions for pricing in Alaska and Hawaii due to their remote location (relative to the continental US). Online shopping would be a lot like a catalog in that sense (if the website isn't sophisticated enough to know where you are and can adjust accordingly) since everyone would be seeing X item at Y price.


Where I work, we mostly have uniform pricing across the chain, but certain items get adjusted in different parts of the country. To be honest they often won't tell us why the prices are different, but we can infer it has to do with local competitors. Out of maybe 10,000 sku's, only 20-30 are adjusted by region, though.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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Nope. Heck, at the Taco Bell in my hometown, the prices are about 5% less than the one in the town where I work (12 miles away, same state, same sales tax rate).
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:24 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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If you go across America to McDonald's or Starbucks, do they all sell the same items at exactly the same prices?

For example, are 10 McNuggets the same price at every McD's in America?
(Sales tax would be different.)

What about nonfood places, like Target or Staples?
There are two Targets near me...one 3 miles north, one 3 miles east. They don't even price-match each other.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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It's stealing if you return items to a store and receive more than you paid.
Oh, get a grip.

The POS system may not allow them to do it any other way.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Wallyworld is famous for having a variation of pricing, especially in local markets. Low income areas are cheaper than high income areas.
Sometimes they do the opposite. If there in a low income area where most people don't have transportation they charge more if there's no competition, Kinda sickening, It happens around here frequently.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Oh, get a grip.

The POS system may not allow them to do it any other way.
I got the impression that it was a "thing" to do....
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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It's stealing if you return items to a store and receive more than you paid.
I agree. Well, that is unless you're returning a gift that you didn't pay for.
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