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Watch That Cash Register Display Like A Hawk!



This is not a dig against cashiers. In this computerized aged, most cash registers have scanners. These little marvels can be inaccurate, They can also be mis-programmed. The sooner you can catch a mistake, the faster it can be corrected.
This will save you both money, and time.

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This will also mean that you should not be doing these things:
talking on your cell phone, daydreaming, or wandering off to look at something you're not even going to buy.
It's your money, and if you want to control how it's used, you need to pay attention to it.

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  • And talking to the while you check out is real bad news too. I was overcharged by $80 one day, but I too find many things getting overcharged. And though it may only be less than a dollar on food items especially, it's that same amount charged to every single customer who buys it. Who wins there? I thought we had a law in Canada when You find an item charged wrong, they are supposed to give you the first one FREE. I was originally told this by the manager in a grocery store who presented me with the item wrapped and FREE. - by SLIMLILA
    When my kids were about 8, & old enough to pay for their own toys, I tried to teach them to always know how much their item(s) were, and watch the cashier. Once I actually took one of them back because they rung it up wrong. Well, shen my daughter was around 10+, and would go shopping with me, she'd get SO embarrassed when I'd correct them on a price. BUT, I'd tell her that if I let that happen every time, it would add up. I'm ALWAYS watching them, even if it means holding up the line while they go check. Sometimes I'm wrong, but most times I'm right. - by IZZYBEBOP
  • I agree, they are MISTAKES.. NOT intentional as someone suggested. Most retailers are HONEST. It's the computers not programed or updated which lead to errors. WE should all be diligent in daily activities WITHOUT accusing others of trying to intentionally cheat us.
    If you shop at such a dishonest place, shop elsewhere.. it's a FREE country still last time I checke. - by LADY_KATHY
  • Mistakes happen all the time - either the computer wasn't updated, or someone didn't take down a sign they should have. At my local Kroger, when an item rings up the wrong price, they refund the purchase price. Generally, I average a free item every week. Most of the mispriced items tend to be in organics too, which means that the single item is generally $5. That's over $200 a year! - by SIDHERA
  • CSULL764541
    I think that this is a money making gimmick that retailers use routinely, betting that the majority of the customers won't even notice the "error". I find it happening more and more often recently. Keep an eye on that register...better yet, keep track of what your spending by using the calculator on your cell phone! - by CSULL764541
    I just checked my receipt for yesterday and guess what???? Charged for an item that was suppposed to be free! - by MARGARITTM
  • I've heard there are a lot of problems with getting the proper pricing from the deli, bakery, or butcher sections at grocery stores. They often don't tag the items properly!

  • mistakes happen allllll the time! - by ROSEBTWN2THRNS
  • Yes, you have to watch all the time. - by SMITHANI

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