Quick tip: Check the prices

WinkIvy says:

Last night I was out shopping, and there were these fab shoes on a sale rack. $39.99 for some kick[censored because my granny reads this site] shoes? I believe I will, thank you.

I got up to pay for them, and the total came to $71 and some change. Tax is expensive here in Tennessee, but not THAT expensive. I was so shocked I went ahead and paid it. I walked right back to the shoe rack and looked carefully. The shoes I had bought were not the ones on sale. Crap.

Lesson learned: Make sure you check the price carefully before whipping out your debit card!


  1. Keter on April 29, 2007 at 12:22 am

    No WAY! I pitch a (rhyming word). ;o)

    Actually, I’m nice but firm and take ’em to school. I tell them where I found it, and if more than one of the same item is there, they’re pretty much caught red-handed doing a bait-and-switch. If they stocked it wrong, in some states they have to give it to you at the sale price. Also, it could be a matter of the price database being wrong; again, ask for the sale price and you’ll probably get it.

    ALWAYS check your receipt to make sure you were charged right, and if you weren’t, speak up…you’re helping keep ’em honest for the next person.

  2. Aniela on April 25, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    This is a killer for me, because it’s happened many times to me. The truth is, once you’re at the checkout…you don’t wanna give it back and you go for it 🙂

  3. Rona on April 22, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Thank you for the advice.