I shop at a local supermarket, a neighborhood Walmart. The other day, I picked up a large bag of dry beans directly above the price sticker $1.98. We all know about price inflation and that, say a year ago, the same product probably sold for 98 cents. But when I scanned the bag of beans at the self-checkout, the price read $3.88. Since I only had a few groceries items, I immediately spotted this and asked an employee for a price check. I was right and the price was corrected on the machine.
This sort of point-of-purchase price deception is not new, it's been happening for years. And not just at Walmart. But, in this age of inflation when prices are constantly going higher, apparently store managers can't keep up with the correct price stickers.
Customers with numerous groceries items to check out may not spot these point-of-purchase price deceptions. Many customers may be getting ripped off! I wonder how much stores like Walmart are raking in $ from unsuspecting customers?