Fraudulent/Deceptive Pricing at 7-Eleven

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    May 13, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    Beware when you shop at a small convenient store. This happened to me tonight at a 7-11:

    1/2 gallon milk clearly marked as $2.69, they billed $2.79. When I called to verify they said, yes, $2.69. Then they said, oh no, it's $2.69 for a quart of milk, $2.79 for a half gallon. First, that doesn't make sense, and second, they were fooled by their own pricing too if that is the case.

    24 ounce can of Miller Lite, normally $1.99, they charged me $2.29. They removed the price under it but kept $1.99 on that row of beers to make you think all beers in that row were $1.99 (you had to pull out the tag to know that it was meant for Yengling beers only). VERY deceptive.

    Small Hershey candy bar at counter marked as $.50 off, rang up as $1.29. Dollar Tree sells same candy bar for $.69, so either the $.50 wasn't taken off, or the bar normally sells for $1.79 which is unlikely for the size.
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    May 13, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    That's the price of convenience.

    Here in Ontario at least not sure about the rest of Canada quite a few of the larger retailers voluntarily belong to a system called SCOP (Scanning Code of Practice) . Anyways what it means is, is that if the item scans in at a higher price than the shelf price you get the item free up to $10. If it's $10 or more you get $10 off the price of the item. As well it doesn't apply to any item that has an actual price sticker on it.
    I've gotten a lot of free items at the grocery store this way. Especially at the old A&P on Fridays where they often fail to update their cash registers before they put the weekly sale prices on the shelves.

    It's not being cheap it's your money because everyone has been gouged...it's a proven fact both in Canada and the US that stores consistently overcharge for items in error because they don't keep their systems updated fast enough for price changes etc.. besides they save a helluva lot more losing some free items than paying stockboys to price each item individually.
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    May 14, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    Why would anybody buy anything (other than a lottery ticket) at a 7-Eleven ?
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    May 14, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    I agree with Webster, why quibble about inaccuracies when the products are so outrageosly over-priced to start with?
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    May 14, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    You remind me of Grandpa Simpson for some reason...

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    May 14, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidWhy would anybody buy anything (other than a lottery ticket) at a 7-Eleven ?


    I figured when I posted someone would make a comment about buying at 7-11. Typical.icon_wink.gif
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    May 14, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidWhy would anybody buy anything (other than a lottery ticket) at a 7-Eleven ?


    Not even that.
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    May 14, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    In a drunken college stupor I once bought a medium frozen pizza and a small carton of ice cream. I paid like 20 something bucks.
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    May 14, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    In a lot of instances those who go into convenience stores are impatient, or in a hurry...hence "the convenience." Businesses like this take so much advantage of the public. For instance, a small can of Campbell's soup for $1.65?? Really??
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    May 14, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    i bought an arizona iced tea today, and it said 99 cents, and they charged me a dollar


    icon_evil.gificon_evil.gif !!!!
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    May 14, 2011 5:24 AM GMT
    rosco87 saidi bought an arizona iced tea today, and it said 99 cents, and they charged me a dollar


    icon_evil.gificon_evil.gif !!!!


    You're right. I overreacted. What's being overcharged $.30 here and $.10 there....times a lot of customers who work hard for their money? No big deal right? Just take it.

    I'm so glad you made a point of pointing out your one penny loss.