Check your receipt ! Or you may get cheated !

@Marmot (590)
United States
February 10, 2011 1:23am CST
Today I just bought pack of Sprite from RiteAid. I swiped my card and took the receipt without checking the amount of payment, I trusted them so much that I even could not think about there would be mistake. But after I got home, I took out the receipt and want to write down the number in my payment note, I suddenly found that they count me THREE packs! What a joke! I just bought TWO pack and they CHEATED me with THREE. I was so sad that I haven't check when I paid. I swear I will not do that again. Please check your list before your payment, there maybe CHEAT!
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11 responses
@yoyo1198 (3641)
• United States
10 Feb 11
Several years ago I was warned about this by one of my aunts. Most people do not look at their receipts when they get them then it is too much trouble to go back to the store to complain so they just accept it. Some cashiers do this on purpose and take the overage created and put it in their pocket. Fraud is being committed as well in restaurants where you let your credit/debit out of your sight. The card number can be copied and then used later especially with online purchases. You just gotta be really careful out in the world today.
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@sid556 (30960)
• United States
11 Feb 11
Yoyo, I'm a cashier. This sort of mistake can't be beneficial to the cashier. He got charged and the money has to balance in the register at the end of the shift. There is no way for the cashier to take this money. It got rang in as a purchase. He needs to go back to the store and tell what happened. Obviously it was an honest mistake. If there is any questions then most stores have cameras and it takes only a minute to look back and see what happened. Just yesterday, a girl I work with shorted a kid 80.00 when he paid for some stuff that came to almost 20.00 and paid with 100.00 bill. The two got talking and she gave him the change change and he walked out. Then he discovered he was missing 80.00 and didn't know if she didn't give it to him or he lost it. A look at the cameras showed them talking and joking and her hand him the change and then put the 80.00 right back in the register. That was cash and if she wasn't honest...possibly could have been a rip-off but on a credit card...nope..can't happen.
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@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
@yoyo1198 It is true that our credit card may get copied by others, there are more and more techniques to do bad things. We have to be very careful dealing with the cards.
@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
@sid556 Thank you for your respond. You let me know how the cashier works. As you said, I may can get my money back by return to the store, but it is just for the store is near me, if the store is far away, that is very inconvenient. So, the best way is still be careful when purchase.
@GreenMoo (11834)
10 Feb 11
A friend of mine filled her car up at a petrol station and bought a chocolate bar when she paid. She used her credit card and didn't check the receipt. She was woken in the middle of the night by the police. It turns out the assistant didn't charge her for the fuel, and her receipt showed just a chocolate bar. It was all sorted amicably once she'd pulled out the receipt and paid the outstanding fuel, but I bet she double checks all her receipts now.
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@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Ha, then she would save a lot of money if the assistant didn't recheck her bill~ But called by a police in the night, that really terrible.
@GreenMoo (11834)
12 Feb 11
I imagine the police did not have the resources to trace her themselves, but thought that the police could. It was a terrible shock.
@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Maybe they can track the card which is used to pay the bill. And there are a lot of personal information on the a credit card.
@sid556 (30960)
• United States
11 Feb 11
Hi Marmot, Yes, you should always check your reciept before leaving the store and also pay attention to the total price rung in. I'm a cashier and I will tell you that it can happen ...hit a wrong number. Obviously this cashier hit the 3 instead of the 2. She was not trying to rip you off...she would personally gain nothing from this. You should go back to the store and tell them what happened and show your reciept. Most stores would not question your honesty and would reimburse you the money.
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@sid556 (30960)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Yes, it does happen. I've been working on the register for years and I am not above a mistake. I have a co-worker who just last week had a kid in who bought 19.79 in merchandise. He paid with a 100.00 bill. Later he came back to the store looking for 80.00 which he thought he'd dropped. The clerk told my boss that she wasn't 100% sure that it wasn't her that may have made the mistake. He went back on the cameras. They were talking. She took his change out of the drawer...80.21. She handed him the .21 still talking. He threw it in his pocket and exited the store and she put the 80.00 back in the drawer without a thought.
@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Thank you! I can accept your explain, no one will make mistakes although they are very familiar with the machine.
@gloryacam (5540)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
You're right. Especially when you bought a lot of stuff and it's nearing the end of the day. Cashiers tend to be make some mistakes because they're tired, or excited to go home. I would not say they had the intention to cheat the customers (althought some would) but that because of the circumstances, there are errors made. Also, when paying in cash, it's better to count your change before leaving. I hope you got back to the store and asked for a refund of the amount. It's yours and they should return it back.
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@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
That is the reason, I paid with credit card. If I use cash this time, there would no problem at all because I certainly could catch the mistake.
@Sanitary (3968)
• Singapore
11 Feb 11
It happened to me as well especially when i'm buying a lot of stuffs. There will be times whereby the cashier will scan the same thing twice as they assume they had not done so as they did not put it aside. There are times whereby they will count the number of similiar items before scanning and multiplying it. HOwever, without their miscalculation, i'll be made to pay extra and i'm not pleased with that. From then, i've learnt my lesson and i will be sure to check my receipt before leaving the store.
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@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Exactly, after we paid for our lesson, we will be more careful dealing with these things.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 11
You are absolutely right. THat's why I always make it a point that before leaving the counter I will check and counter check my receipts. You can go back to the store where you bought Sprite and tell them they committed a mistake. They should be held responsible for that.
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@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Well, this time I just let it goes. And I will make sure these things will never happens to me again.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I watch very carefully...especially when I go to Walmart. I think their machines are so sensitive it accidently scan it twice...
@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
You have a very good habit then. From now on, I will check my receipt carefully every time to ensure this will never cost me again~
@shaggin (71681)
• United States
11 Feb 11
Hmm if you had noticed if right after paying you could just go back in and tell them what happened. I am sure that it was an honest mistake. They probably accidently rang it through an extra time. I've had it happen. Sometimes I go back and get my money back depending on how much the overcharge was.
@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Yeah, I don't think the cashier was cheated on me neither. But it still a lesson that we should pay more attention to that question. Both the cashier and us.
@irene66 (1669)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
I think it is really but right to check the receipts before you leave the store. These days people are becoming notorious that they manipulate the receipts of their customers. I was also cheated once. That is where I learned to check all the items I bought before I leave the store. I cannot imagine cashiers doing this kind of dirty tricks. Hope they could also be cheated an amount more than they got from other people.
@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
I totally agree with you. Hope they could also be cheated an amount more than they got from other people. Hahaha
@sender621 (14894)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I learned the hard way to always check my receipts are purchasing something. computers can make errors too. if you don't catch the mistakes when they happen, you may end up paying the price for it.
@Marmot (590)
• United States
12 Feb 11
That is exactly what happened to me. I have no one to blame, just my careless.
• United States
11 Feb 11
Wow!!! How could they not have seen that you had only two packs not two.
• United States
11 Feb 11
lol i mean three