The other evening I was out doing some errands with my daughters. I needed to buy some more laundry soap so I ran into a store to get that. At the front they had a huge cart of plastic Halloween pumpkins with a sign saying 90% off.
I checked the tags to see how much they were originally and it was 1.99. So the math I calculated was around 20 cents a bucket. I had my girls each pick out one and did some other shopping.
Now I never seem to go in and out and just get whats on my “list”. But I was a little surprised to pay as much as I did. It seemed way to much.
So I checked the receipt while walking out and sure enough those 90% off pumpkins rang up at full price. I did go to the service desk to get it adjusted and thankfully they fixed their error. I would have been livid had they not since they had all kinds of signs up “all Halloween sales are final! no refunds or exchanges on costumes” among other things.
So its super important to check sales slips! Its super easy for a sales clerk to make a mistake in ringing up something twice or the shelf price doesn’t match the register price. This happens to me a ton at the larger retail places like walmart or kmart.