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Do a mental maths before paying




Not a big scam, but just managed to save few hundred cents yesterday.

I bought some pastries from Highland Farm at Mississauga. The arrangement is such, that you buy from the bakery and pay at the counter. The bakery lady sticks the price-sticker with bar code on the box.

I bought 5 pastries $1.35 each, making it $6.75 in total without taxes. The label showed 7.75. I thought, that with taxes, it might be rounding off to $7.75. But the lady at check out counter, billed me for $8.29.

I explained her that it should be less than what her computer said. She than did the calculation using pen and paper, and figured out that I was correct. Than she asked another lady (perhaps her supervisor) to go and check out the correct price. That supervisor went to bakery, and came back saying that bakery was correct. The lady on the counter than explained her the calculation. So at the end, I was able to pay the correct price.

The most inconvenient situation happens at Indian grocery stores, where the bills does not describe what you are buying. So you just have to rely on your memory, and number of items you bought to prevent any overpayment.

Meghal


 
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Post ID: 36993 16-01-05 10:03:50
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Did you claim the money back, it should be free.

As per new Scanning procedure : If price has been scanned or charged wrong, the store will refund the charged price of product or $10 whichever is less. In a nut shell it should be free.

You should have claimed it.


 
Post ID: 36998 16-01-05 11:40:04
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Be Vary

Very true....

Always recheck ur bills...
And we desi's are good at maths & computing...so lets use the plus we are born with. :)

More than once i have seen these kind of errors.

I faced a similar situation when i bought some chicken from a factory outlet in Mississauga.

Here I paid at the counter, The price is based on weight ( x$/lbs), and each box (full of chickens) has different weigtht.

At the delivery spot, i didnt check the label, and after going home, i found out that i had got a box with lesser weight.

Didnt wanna go all the way back to exchange it.

But since then, i always recheck the labels to ensure that "WHAT I PAY FOR IS WHAT I GET".



 
Post ID: 36999 16-01-05 11:47:15
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Is that a std. regulation or just a store's policy?
Would be nice to print it out and keep a copy for ready reference.

Lots of times, I have seen where the scanned price was different compared to the marked price.

:p bison


 
Post ID: 37000 16-01-05 11:52:04
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It is pasted in all stores that are owned by companies and are members of CMA such as Dominion, Loblaws, Sears, Walmart, No Frills, Highland Farms,Shopper Drug Mart and so on. It is a law.

It is called "Scanning Procedure Code of Canada"



 
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Post ID: 37008 16-01-05 13:56:58
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Hi:

The other day I had purchased frozen fish from the Mississauga Chinese market. Each piece of frozen fish is vaccum packed and the price tag attached. However, to my surprise when I went to the counter the lady weighed and charged me more. When I queried, she candidly told me that this is "company's policy". Is this Company policy valid in Canada?

Isaac
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Post ID: 40312 20-02-05 01:01:57
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Quote:
Orginally posted by Desi # 1

It is pasted in all stores that are owned by companies and are members of CMA such as Dominion, Loblaws, Sears, Walmart, No Frills, Highland Farms,Shopper Drug Mart and so on. It is a law.

It is called "Scanning Procedure Code of Canada"




I have heard about this rule - and a couple of times have asked to be compensated for that at Wal Mart and Loblaws, but they said there was no such rule. I tried to google today on the phrase, but could not find any reference to this. Is it possible for you to send us a link where we can find this rule/law/policy of a particular store? This could be beneficial to all of us.

Chandresh

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Quote:
Orginally posted by chandresh

Quote:
Orginally posted by Desi # 1

It is pasted in all stores that are owned by companies and are members of CMA such as Dominion, Loblaws, Sears, Walmart, No Frills, Highland Farms,Shopper Drug Mart and so on. It is a law.

It is called "Scanning Procedure Code of Canada"




I have heard about this rule - and a couple of times have asked to be compensated for that at Wal Mart and Loblaws, but they said there was no such rule. I tried to google today on the phrase, but could not find any reference to this. Is it possible for you to send us a link where we can find this rule/law/policy of a particular store? This could be beneficial to all of us.

Chandresh



A couple of weeks ago, I asked about this at Wal-Mart and the rep at refund said you can get a refund if you want but did not mention about this policy that you can get something free up to $10 if the cashier clerk charges you wrong. Anyway after I returned the item I was able to locate the sticker posted in one corner before cashier checkout about this policy. Did not take up the matter after that as I had already returned the item and got refund.

Just found a link from search engine
http://cb-bc.gc.ca/epic/internet/incb-bc.nsf/en/ct02381e.html

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Post ID: 40346 20-02-05 15:08:06
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many a times on the shelves the produce price is displayed in LBS...and when you actually check out..on the recpt it is in KGS......I have found couple of times that when you convert LBS to KGS...the check out price is higher...and then the same story....sorry Sir.....we'll refund the diff bla bla bla.....I am not the kind of person who would create a big hue and cry...but somebody should really teach them a lesson......


always check the recpt like twice.....sometimes the item code is also not punched correctly and then you end up paying lke $6-$10 more every week....that's a lot of money for these stores as everybody do not bother to check the recpt......

I have always found this notice abt free upto $10 if wrong scan...but was never offered the same by any supervisor....they just give you the refund.....

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Post ID: 40364 20-02-05 20:34:44
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Quote:
Orginally posted by chandresh

Quote:
Orginally posted by Desi # 1

It is pasted in all stores that are owned by companies and are members of CMA such as Dominion, Loblaws, Sears, Walmart, No Frills, Highland Farms,Shopper Drug Mart and so on. It is a law.

It is called "Scanning Procedure Code of Canada"




I have heard about this rule - and a couple of times have asked to be compensated for that at Wal Mart and Loblaws, but they said there was no such rule. I tried to google today on the phrase, but could not find any reference to this. Is it possible for you to send us a link where we can find this rule/law/policy of a particular store? This could be beneficial to all of us.

Chandresh



Apart from the link given by Reachash, I found this link as well, and it also conveyes the same practice but does not state that it is a law.

http://www.retailcouncil.org/membersonly/govrelations/codes/scanner_acc/scanner_accuracy02_eng.asp


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