Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Always check your receipt!

Okay, I've just learnt a good lesson: always check your receipt before you leave a store! I had done this so many times in the past, but the total was always correct, so I thought whatever... The total is calculated by a computer anyway so it should be correct. What I didn't realize is that the cashier might make a mistake when she/he scans or enters the bar code manually.

Two days ago I went to a grocery store and bought two packets of instant noodle along with some other groceries. I bought so many things that I wasn't surprised when the total came out to be around 50 bucks. After I made a payment I just took the receipt and left the store without even taking a look at it.

When I got home I knew that I've spent quite a lot of money, so I just wanted to know what kind of stuff I bought during the day. You know, sometimes the description in the receipt is not so clear so it's kind of hard to figure out what it is. I tried to remember every item that I bought and I did recognize each of them except one of this transaction: "GROCERY 2x @3.99 = 7.98" Hmmm.... What the heck was that? I didn't recall buying two packs of an item which costs that much. Wait.... The only things that I haven't seen in the receipt are those instant noodles. WHAT???? SHE ENTERED 3.99 PER PACK??? ARE YOU SERIOUS???

If you want to know what's the deal with it, the actual cost of one instant noodle pack is 0.39. Yes, I paid ten times more than that and I bought two. So if you calculated again, that is more than 7 extra bucks. The thing is, it's impossible to go back to the store and complain now. Since the description just said 'GROCERY', I don't think they will believe me. What a waste... I could get a Laruku single with that money. Damn!!!

So the bottom line: always check your receipt carefully before leaving a store, okay? You should even stand near the cashier spot as close as possible when checking the receipt.

1 comment:

  1. I am really sorry to hear about that. But if yo go back to the store to complain, you might be surprise about how accommodating they might be.....