It's the Season of Spending, so Check your Receipts!

United States
December 15, 2017 2:01am CST
I went to the mall and the cashier charged an outfit I purchased twice (baby outfit - bought for a gift). Then, I went to the grocery and was charged an extra gallon of water, I purchased 10 gallons but was charged for 11. They were all minor charges, but it's the time where the malls/stores/cashiers are busy or overwhelmed. I'd recommend double checking your receipt before leaving the store. Have you been overcharged recently? I hope not!
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@Madshadi (8924)
• Brussels, Belgium
15 Dec
No but i bought bread and cheese for 11€ yesterday. I get that from everywhere else for half that price. I was in a hurry to get to work on time and that was my breakfast. So i paid for it but I will never come back to that expensive shop again.
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• United States
15 Dec
Was it the first time you went to that shop? I hope the food was delicious at least though!
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@Madshadi (8924)
• Brussels, Belgium
15 Dec
@infatuatedbby not the first but I never purchased those items before. Or prices just doubled since last time I was there. The food was delicious.
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• United States
15 Dec
@Madshadi Oh I see. Glad at least the food was delicious. I'd be upset if the food was expensive and not tasty!
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@sishy7 (27608)
• Australia
15 Dec
Oh yes, I was buying some salmon nigiris (sushi)... They were $2.50 each and I asked for 5 of them. When I got home I noticed they charged me $15 for it. I got other stuff there besides the sushi so I didn't really notice it right away when I was paying. My husband said it's only $2.50 but I was still upset - either gave me 6 pieces or charged me $12.50 for the 5 I asked for and was given...
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• United States
15 Dec
Small hidden charges and we don’t notice! Same with me. Shopping I bought 14 items so the extra outfit I didn’t even notice. My mom asked me did I count the quantity purchased, I said no so she did off to the side and immediately said not matched. The cashier verified the receipt and blamed it on the scanner Then the water, I paid... but then thought to myself that doesn’t make sense, and checked the quantity sure enough 11, not the 10 I told her. Hmph !
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@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
15 Dec
No, I have not been overcharged I look at the monitor all the time when the cashier scan my items and I check the bill before living the store.
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• United States
15 Dec
I always check also, but at the mall - I had a lot of items and didn’t bother to double check. My mom was with me and thankfully she counted the quantity of the items and it didn’t match the receipt. I immediately got a refund.
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@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
15 Dec
@infatuatedbby They are stressed during this time of the year, there are so many people in line to pay.
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• United States
15 Dec
@LadyDuck Yes, the cashier did blamed the "Scanner". I think she should just apologize and return, and not blame something else. I understand they're under stress and long lines. But glad I didn't walk out overpaying and if I came back - there wouldn't be any proof that I was overcharged.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Dec
If I have been overcharged, I haven't noticed. Guess I should start checking the receipt.
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• United States
16 Dec
Oh yes you should! A couple of myLot members have been overcharged, charged extra too.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Dec
@infatuatedbby - I do have a bad habit of just paying whatever they charge me without looking.
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• United States
16 Dec
@teamfreak16 Oh no! That is a bad habit :P
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
16 Dec
Yep I had this happen to me recently a well. It was a $3.99 charge and I live 45 minutes from the store so going and asking them to refund it is pointless.
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• United States
16 Dec
Oh no, that'll be a far drive. But won't hurt next time to go in and let them know , they might deduct it on your purchase then.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
16 Dec
@infatuatedbby We went last night and I forgot all about taking the receipt
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• United States
16 Dec
@shaggin Darn!!!
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@bunnybon7 (37162)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Dec
i hope not too. but i only shop online. my daughter needs to watch that. i should remind her.
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• United States
15 Dec
I shop online too but sometimes online could make adjustments as well (or have an error).
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@bunnybon7 (37162)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Dec
@infatuatedbby often that happens it is why I double check everything now to make sure I don't mess up.
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• United States
16 Dec
@bunnybon7 Yes, as mistakes can happen good to be cautious!
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@toniganzon (53184)
• Philippines
15 Dec
I always check the receipt and so far we haven't been overcharged for our purchases. But we have been overcharged in a restaurant.
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• United States
15 Dec
Restaurants could be sneaky at times. I always check my receipts but more closely now that it's been twice in a day at different locations!
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@toniganzon (53184)
• Philippines
16 Dec
@infatuatedbby We should be vigilant!
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• United States
16 Dec
@toniganzon No one tricks us!
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@jstory07 (69038)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Dec
I check when they are ringing the items up and before I leave.
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• United States
16 Dec
I do normally, but lost track because I had to do separate transactions at the mall.
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
16 Dec
We always check our receipts, especially at this time of year. People are crazy!
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• United States
16 Dec
Yes definitely!! Especially during the holidays!
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@maezee (32970)
• United States
15 Dec
Wow. I will definitely have to watcch this.
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• United States
15 Dec
Yes, check your quantity and prices before leaving. I was overcharged twice in one day at different locations (one at the mall/ one at the grocery store)!
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@JohnRoberts (61074)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Dec
I always double check receipts as a matter of course.
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• United States
15 Dec
That is a great habit. :)
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@rina110383 (24074)
15 Dec
Luckily, no. Otherwise, I won't be buying from that store anymore.
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• United States
15 Dec
I don't think it's the store per se, but more so the employees who aren't paying attention or being stressed due to the longer lines. The prices weren't overpriced, but I was double charged.
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@youless (92991)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Dec
Since I found sometimes there is something wrong and the supermarket will charge me wrong price. It is different than the tags, and strangely the price is only higher but never lower. Therefore, now I try to check how much it charges me when I am in the cashier.
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• United States
15 Dec
I check too sometimes if I am iffy about the price, I will take a photo and bring it with me at the cashier to double check.
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@ilocosboy (35568)
• Philippines
15 Dec
I think this is very important reminder
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• United States
15 Dec
Yes for any shopper, even online!
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@stapllotik (1164)
• India
15 Dec
It is better to check . The people who sell you generally keeps check of consumer behaviour.
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• United States
15 Dec
I don't think the cashier clerks really care, they just scan. Since we're the ones paying, definitely important to check.
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@TRBRocks420 (80990)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Dec
Very wise advice always check your receipts.
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• United States
15 Dec
Thank you! I would have been double charged twice in a day at different locations!
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@sharon6345 (135010)
• United States
15 Dec
I have for sure while she as ringing up.
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• United States
15 Dec
Yes! It is important.
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@euphie (580)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
16 Dec
I rarely check my receipts so maybe I need to start. Only time I really do check them is if I think I've been overcharged but normally I don't even pay that much attention.
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• United States
17 Dec
Yes a lot of other members have been you should definitely check.
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