I just sort of thumbsuck what I think the total would be & if its reasonably close I don't investigate.
Never seen that happen at a PnP, normally they just go check the shelf and type in the price.
A barcode scanner app the pulls the item info and price would have been cool. Then you can tally up all your stuff before you get to the till.
We're all running on caveman software...
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Yeah sometimes stores dont update their labels or their POS systems. Also works in the other direction, I picked up bioshock 2 for R50 when it was new on xbox360 in musica, was a pretty douche thing to do because someone else will have to fill in the missing portion, but oh welll they wouldnt have told me if the price was higher so why should I tell them the price is lower.
Happens at most stores these days. I was at Edgars in Sandton City last weekend. T-Shirsts etc were reduced by R100. When I went to the till, all the items were charged at full price. The lady at the till claimed she knew nothing about it. After checking and confirming with manager, they were indeed reduced.
Some items that were not reduced were also incorrectly priced.
My wife bought some chocolates for our shop and they were like R5.49 or something like that but when she got to the till they rang up R5.99 so she told the cashier and she got about 5 or so for free. I have bought some 6 pack cokes from PnP for the shop and the price rang wrong and got a 6 pack for free.
Checkers prices are always wrong, esp the stuff on special..they dont always update their POS.
I always check each time the cashier scans
Lol you think Makro is bad, go test your local Dischem, they add R1 to every item, quite a disgrace!!
The ladies know me now, some dont want to serve me coz even they know they would have to get up from their comfy seat and check the prices.
I had the opposite experience. In January went to Marko Ottery get a large order of over 35 items. Included in this was a hammer drill which cost about R 1700,00. When I got back home, I realised that that the total of the order was at least R1500 below what I had figured, and wondered whether I had missed something out of the list I had made. The total invoice was about R 18500,00. I looked through the till slip for about an hour and then spotted it. The drill that was marked at R 1700 had become a "paint stirrer" for a price of R 45,00. I called them and started to explain it, but the lady who answered the phone did not have a clue what I was talking about. The next time I went there, I took the same drill to the scanning machine and it showed the proper price of R 1700 odd.
Someone must have got confused about the pricing, although the paint stirrer's barcode number was quite different from the drill.