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[Merged] Reminder! Code of Practice: Scanner Price Accuracy

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  • Oct 15th, 2017 10:51 pm
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Free sweet potatoes from Freshco the other day, sign posted for 69 cents a pound, rang up as 2.18 per kg...always tastes better when it's free. :)
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Sometimes a price error that leads to a SCOP claim results in an even more advantageous result than it should.

I bought something that was labelled on the shelf at $2.79. It rang up as $2.99 so I asked for it free under SCOP. Now that I'm at home and reviewing the tape, it seems the clerk did a SCOP refund on the $2.99 but neglected to charge me the $2.79.

So in effect the store paid me $2.99 to take the item off their hands Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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bylo wrote:
Oct 15th, 2017 11:59 am
Sometimes a price error that leads to a SCOP claim results in an even more advantageous result than it should.

I bought something that was labelled on the shelf at $2.79. It rang up as $2.99 so I asked for it free under SCOP. Now that I'm at home and reviewing the tape, it seems the clerk did a SCOP refund on the $2.99 but neglected to charge me the $2.79.

So in effect the store paid me $2.99 to take the item off their hands Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
You are supposed to get the item free since the correct price of the product is $10 or less [SCOP 1.1(a)]
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tk1000 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2017 3:25 pm
You are supposed to get the item free since the correct price of the product is $10 or less [SCOP 1.1(a)]
I realize that. But in this case the tape doesn't show the $2.79 item, i.e. they gave it to me for free AND it shows "48-Customer Service, Scan code free -2.99", i.e. they gave me an extra $2.99 as well. (I added up the bill at home. The total is $2.99 less than the sum of the items that they did charge me.)
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bylo wrote:
Oct 15th, 2017 11:59 am
Sometimes a price error that leads to a SCOP claim results in an even more advantageous result than it should.

I bought something that was labelled on the shelf at $2.79. It rang up as $2.99 so I asked for it free under SCOP. Now that I'm at home and reviewing the tape, it seems the clerk did a SCOP refund on the $2.99 but neglected to charge me the $2.79.

So in effect the store paid me $2.99 to take the item off their hands Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes

I have had this happen a few times as well, or when they won't do it at the register, but do change the price, then go to customer service and they refund the scanner price rather than the shelf price, essentially paying me a couple bucks to take the item home.

Also, at Fortinos they have a best before matters policy, I once got 4 containers of Arz baklava ($4.89 each) free (fresh ones) and I got like 5000 PC points for it too as I had a personalized offer.

Love getting paid to take things from the store!

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