Do you compare the price of an item against that on the receipt when shopping?

@gtdonna (1740)
August 13, 2008 3:57pm CST
When you go to the shop or supermarket and you arrive at the checkout counter, do you pay attnetion to the price that are actually being keyed in the computer to see if it corresponds to the one on the item? Or do you wait for the receipt then compare it? Or you just can't be bothered? Me, I pay attention. Only this afternoon I bought some items including a pack of biscuits and a candle, the price tag fell off the candle and I watched as the cashier stuck the cnadle price tag unto the biscuits (which by the way cost less). So I told her excuse me Miss, but that is the price for the candle not the biscuits, she turned red and sent another clerk to verify the correct prices for both items as though she didn't know what she was doing. Then she had to get the store manager to delete the wrong price and keyed in the correct price for the biscuits. Shaking my head!
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@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I only do this when the money I brought with me is just enough for the grocery prices I already estimated beforehand. But if I had more money I wouldn't be able to notice anymore. I'd just get an item I need and put it in the basket then I head to the counter to pay. There was once or twice it happened to me that the cashier keyed in the wrong price but it wasn't that much. I think it was only between 5-10 pesos more. But you're doing the right thing. One does have to pay attention to these things.
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@gtdonna (1740)
5 Oct 08
I agree that we should do it while on a budget especially now with the economic situaiton around the world.
@jaded22 (828)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Hi there, I also do that and it pays a lot to do that. Lol. Because at the checkout counter, people can't help but make mistakes and you really have to pay attention if the cashier is doing the job well. :P
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@gtdonna (1740)
5 Oct 08
True! I have however noticed thta if they don't find the price for the item, they seems ot be happy to just enter any price and call it a sale
@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Aug 08
I shop for 5 people and 3 cats, so I have a pretty full grocery cart. So I usually don't check the prices at the grocery store - too many things to check. I do check prices other places, when I'm buying clothing, etc.
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@gtdonna (1740)
5 Oct 08
WOW! that's quite a lot to shop for, but I can understand what you mean. Thanks for your response