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Finder Queen

For anyone who may not know, there are ZERO laws saying that the price on the tag is what you /HAVE/ to sell it for. I've had this line used on me before and later checked my state and national law. Found zero evidence supporting this "law".
Yes while it is nice for customers to shop at your store and get x desired item for a great price the retailer does NOT have to sell an item ringing up for $1.50 when you know it's $20, even more so if the item you're scanning is a shirt and it's ringing up with a description of a notebook.

If such a law existed then it'd change the retail game altogether and tag changers and sticker peelers would win while companies lost money. Only time I agree with selling an item not on sale for cheaper than it should be is if there's a lot of that item under a sign or the like, otherwise if the description doesn't match or I know it's a new item I tell them it's not that special sale price, that it was put in the wrong place or mismarked.
So next time someone wants to throw this "law" in your face just hold strong!



granted that is Australia but I doubt there would be much difference in this type of law


Michigan does have that law. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337_20942-134114--,00.html

If an automatic checkout system (scanner) charges you more than the displayed price of an item, and:
1) the transaction has been completed, and
2) you have a receipt indicating the item purchased and the price charged for it.


You must notify the seller that you were overcharged, within 30 days of the transaction, either in person or in writing. Within two days of receiving your notice, the seller may choose to refund you the difference between the amount charged and the price displayed plus a "bonus" of ten times the difference, with a minimum of $1.00 and a maximum of $5.00. If the seller does not pay you both the refund and the bonus, you may bring a lawsuit to recover your actual damages or $250.00, whichever is greater, plus reasonable attorney fees up to $300.00.

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