Holiday Bargains

11/19/2013 3:31 pm0 commentsViews: 11
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Holiday shoppers should check their receipts to make
sure they get the bargains they’re shopping for, county officials warned today.
With sales and price breaks lasting just a day or a few hours and a host
of special discounts and membership deals available during the frenzied
holiday season, it’s easy for mistakes to happen, said a spokesman for the
county’s Weights and Measures Bureau. And with electronic scanners and payments
made by swiping a car, shoppers often fail to pay close attention to individual
charges, he added.
“Shoppers should compare the price advertised to the price charged by
check-out scanners, which are connected to the store computers and are only as
correct as the information that has been entered,” read a statement issued by
the bureau. “Check those receipts. Shoppers are entitled to the lowest
advertised, listed or labeled price for any specific item.”
Shoppers who think they’ve been overcharged and don’t get satisfaction
from a store manager or customer service desk can report errors to the Weights
and Measures Bureau at (800) 665-2900 or submit a complaint at
www.acwm.lacounty.gov. Complaints should  include the shelf price and
advertised price, the scanned price, the date of the overcharge and the store
name and location.
Officials say all complaints will be investigated.

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