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

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Nibbler2012 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 10:27 am
Not from Quebec but I believe SCOP doesn't exist there as it is actually law and all retailers must follow it. I think the rules are fairly close to what we have in Ontario though, in terms of free and $10 off items over $10.
It is not Law, it is a Code of Practice compiled by a number of businesses, including the retail Council of Canada. Once a business becomes a signatory to the "Code" then they must follow the "Code".
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rcmpvet wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 9:00 am
It is not Law, it is a Code of Practice compiled by a number of businesses, including the retail Council of Canada. Once a business becomes a signatory to the "Code" then they must follow the "Code".
In Quebec it's the law.
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^^^^^ I reread the original post by Nibbler2012 and I can see now that he/she was probably inferring that "actually Law" was referencing Quebec Legislation. Mea Culpa and thank you for the clarification.
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Anyone good at math? Check if scop was done accurately. I bought a Wok at Loblaws. Shelf price was 19.97 but scanned 32.99.
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FireChip wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 12:53 pm
Anyone good at math? Check if scop was done accurately. I bought a Wok at Loblaws. Shelf price was 19.97 but scanned 32.99.
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Almoooooost, but they input the $10 SCOP as a coupon instead of adjusting the item price down by $10, so you still paid HST on the $10 deducted. I don't think that is correct.
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FireChip wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 12:53 pm
Anyone good at math? Check if scop was done accurately. I bought a Wok at Loblaws. Shelf price was 19.97 but scanned 32.99.
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Yes, that is correct (except for one detail).

- They refunded you the price of $32.99 plus tax.
- For inventory purposes, they must charge you for the wok at the correct price of $19.97 plus tax.
- You were given the maximum amount of $10.00 off of the correct price.
- However, they forgot to press the tax key along with the 33 code (SCOP code on the register) on the $10.00.

You're just missing a little bit of taxes owed to you. At least that's how we were trained, to include tax with SCOP on a taxable item.
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rcmpvet wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 11:28 am
^^^^^ I reread the original post by Nibbler2012 and I can see now that he/she was probably inferring that "actually Law" was referencing Quebec Legislation. Mea Culpa and thank you for the clarification.
Indeed I meant Quebec Legislation...and on another note, he/she should be replaced with 'they' nowadays.
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^^^^^ Are you self-identifying???
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Does the scanning code of practice not apply to them? You know the retailer law that states if an item scans for more than the marked price the item is free under $10?...happened to me today at dollarama bought 7 of the same item marked for 1.50 and they charged $2 for each and I had to go back in the store ...cashier says they don’t go by the scop so she just adjusted it and gave me my change. Savvy shoppers know about this?
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Heavenleigh85 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 2:46 pm
Does the scanning code of practice not apply to them? You know the retailer law that states if an item scans for more than the marked price the item is free under $10?...happened to me today at dollarama bought 7 of the same item marked for 1.50 and they charged $2 for each and I had to go back in the store ...cashier says they don’t go by the scop so she just adjusted it and gave me my change. Savvy shoppers know about this?
SCOP is voluntary and Dollarama doesn't participate in SCOP.
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ironchefff wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 2:57 pm
SCOP is voluntary and Dollarama doesn't participate in SCOP.
Except in Quebec, where it is the law and applies to all retailers.
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Not all store participate in this...they would have a sign display if they are...
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It's the Law in Quebec, but not in Nunavut that I'm aware of.
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I wish we had some sort of sticky for this...

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