There was a woman on TV from Boston who has been banned from a
supermarket chain because she gets so much for free. She looks at the
stuff and if it looks odd, goes to buy it, price is wrong and she gets
Also, I want to add to thread, that cashier's register tape must match
cash in draw.
These folks are not rocket scientists and get low paid. They may have
to make up any discrepencies, so don't take advantage of them if they
give you too much change.
I'm not sure I agree that they should ban HER for their errors, but I
guess whatever works. Here in CA they have to give it to you for the
sale price, even if they just forgot to take down the sale sign. I think
that's fair, since a person might buy several of an item, thinking it's
a certain price.
"Cheri" <gserviceatinreachdotcom> wrote in message
Thank you, Cheri. I checked with the door man. He checked with the
manager. They set the price and wrote it down on a piece of paper. I paid
the cashier that price. It all seemed simple to me, and at the time a very
good deal. I still do not think I took unfair advantage.
In your story, some of these people would give your shopper grief for
demanding the item at the sale price because management didn't put the
proper sign on it.
There was no concealment. There was no switching of prices. There was no
evil intent to go into the store and get something without paying for it.
From the time THEY took them off the rack until I loaded them in my truck, I
did not touch them. (I touched the cart.)
Ever think maybe the manager said, "Geez, these are the last two. They're
discontinued. One is damaged. Let's blow them out of here. Let him have
both at $39 each." They do this all the time with orphan pups. I never
looked at the slip, and don't know what he wrote. I just paid the girl.
I think the reason for the law in CA is that many stores were doing it
to the point that it could hardly be a mistake, though couldn't be
proven. Sort of like those ads where they advertise a certain price to
"bait" customers to the store, and then don't have the item. They have
to give rainchecks, but sometimes they never get the goods in, no matter
how many times you check. I've found that to be true quite often at
Walgreen's. It's kind of gotten to be a joke where I live. Many of us
say we like to read the Walgreen's Sunday Ad, just to see what they
don't have in stock. :-)
Steve, I never once passed judgment on you and your wife or called you a
thief. I was just "sayin" that when I saw your original post, I knew you
were going to catch all kinds of Hell. I know that, because I caught all
kinds of Hell once for posting that I have 125 of the "oldies but
goodies" that I downloaded from Napster before they shut it down. I
really enjoy those songs, and play them often. :-)
I do have pity on the lowly paid cashier's and will not take too much
change. That would come out of the cashier's pay. I do not have any pity
on management that misprices goods. MOSTl laws say that if the price is on
the goods, that's what you pay. RIGHT OR WRONG. (unless it's overpriced,
and then you better catch it, or they won't)
That's where you're a better man than me. I'm perfectly
willing to point out errors at the time.. after all,
if I wasn't willing to pay the real price I wouldn't be
buying it in the first place, but I'm not willing to
put too much effort into it.
I'm really sorry that you didn't read the original post. You keep preaching
about your own high moral level and my low one. You still have failed to
swear and avow that in your life you have taken the high road. We are of
different cloth. But at least I'm not saying I'm perfect and have never
done anything wrong. I have read about a man who could do that, but you're
I don't think crooks get to make the rules for determining who is
honest. Hopefully, someday when you accidently put too many zeros on a
check when paying a bill, your karma won't use that instant to bite
you back. Rationalize all you want.
In another post, you said you never looked at the ticket, and don't know what
he wrote on it. So now you're a liar as well as a thief. And you're proud of
Way to go, Steve. What an example you must be for your kids.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
What I said was that I didn't know who wrote what. I just know that I
didn't fill out anything.
Sorry you missed that small point.
And yes, my children are proud of their old man and love me. My grand kids,
We all must be a band of degenerate liars and thieves.
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