Well folks, I finally got to be the one to argue my case for a posted price that was cheaper than what the product rang up for.
I pay a visit to the Golden Arches with a friend and we sit and talk and eat. Then we figure, fuck it, it's hot. Let's get a nice, cold dessert.
Now this Golden Arches has menu boards, but it also has a cycling picto board that runs through several items they want to promote. The menu boards all have tiny fonts. The Picto-boards were very large.
I glance up and lo and behold, hot fudge sundaes are $1.00 a piece. Nice! So I order one.
Wait, hang on, why are you charging me $1.64 for the sundae? Tax isn't that fucking high!
I (politely and without the F-bomb) tell her it's supposed to be $1 each, she tells me it's $1.50 plus tax and points to the menu board, where in small letters, it does say that.
I am polite, because I'm a decent person, but I insist that the picto board says something very different. I politely ask that she wait for it to cycle back through.
We do. It takes all of 60 seconds, but it cycles back around and, low and behold, the price for the previous item is $1, but when the sundae slide comes up, that $1 stays snugly in place, right where the price belongs, and doesn't disappear until a split second before the slide changes again.
So I got my sundae for the cheaper price and they tarted babbling back and forth about getting the picto board "fixed so it doesn't say that anymore."
Okie dokie. I'm gonna enjoy my sundae though. Small victory, but a victory nonetheless.
I understand they were denying me initially, because, hey, there are people who pitch royal fits because they want a few cents shaved off. But their board WAS displaying the cheaper price, and it was far more visible than the menu board. They could have had someone a lot more willing to take advantage and a lot ruder.