With most stores using price scanners, you have a way to check to see if you were being overcharged. State lawmakers said they removed this requirement because it was too expensive for businesses.
A lawmaker from the Detroit-area, Rep. Douglas Geiss, D-Taylor, illustrated the challenge in protecting yourself from being charged too much when he bought a package of nuts. The price should have been three-plus dollars and he was charged ten-plus.
He took the store where he purchased the nuts-Wal-Mart-to court and won. He won $250 plus legal costs.
How about you? Do you check your register tapes? What do you do to protect yourself from being overcharged?