scanning in shops and the supermarket code
I always thought that by not marking goods individually with the price and scanning them all businesses had to adhere to the code - first one free and next item at the shelf price if lower than scanned price etc.
But no seemingly it is only Coles, Woolworths, Bi Low and Franklins all owed by one of two biggies who have signed up and actually honour it.
I found out by checking a price at the local IGA recently, I had bought it several times price on shelf being $7.17 and then noticed later that it had been charged at $7.39. So thought next time will check it before I buy it etc and was amazed to find out that the IGA dont honour it - they sold it to me at the shelf price of $.7.17 but said could not do it left it to the big 2 who can afford it.
But then thought to myself - how many others check and with the local IGA lots of them are elderly and most likely trust the shop not to rob them - I think in their case from observation and having run our own 7 day supermarket that they simply are slack with no real systems of shelf prices on day computer prices are raised.
Have caught out Priceline chemists in town on their specials charging me full retail price and they usually give me back the money. I now price the goods there as I go.Will have to go back to doing this in other stores too.
Not being mean but these businesses are saving quite a bit by not having to individually price each item so should honour their mistakes and I did think the legislation covered anyone who scanned in place of pricing but not so.
What do you think? Do you bother to check or trust them to do the right thing?