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Were you aware of the Scanning Code of Practice?
Poll ended at April 11th, 2012, 8:15 am
Yes 79%  79%  [ 11 ]
No (or I heard of it and didn't know what it is) 21%  21%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: Scanning Code of Practice
PostPosted: March 28th, 2012, 8:15 am 
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In June it will be 10 years since the implementation of the Scanning Code of Practice.

Often when I speak to someone who experienced a pricing error they've not heard of the Scanning Code of Practice.

This can save you a few bucks once in a while and the retailers don't mind giving you the price break in exchange for pointing out something they missed.

If you haven't heard of it, 'google' it. Basically if you find the price of something at the register is as much as 1-cent higher than any posted price in the store for that product (including marquees etc) then you get up to $10 dollars off for the first item, and the lower price for all the rest if you're buying more than 1.

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I believe it's also voluntary and not all stores choose to participate.

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 Post subject: Re: Scanning Code of Practice
PostPosted: March 28th, 2012, 10:46 am 
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It is voluntary, but the chains that choose to participate treat it as if it were mandatory and post signage to show they participate. Look near the entrance doors and around the checkouts.

There is an 800 number to call if there is an issue. Stores can lose a lot of face and get bad rep. by not adhering to the practice.

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 Post subject: Re: Scanning Code of Practice
PostPosted: March 28th, 2012, 1:11 pm 
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Wal-Mart has this notice at all check-outs.


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 Post subject: Re: Scanning Code of Practice
PostPosted: March 28th, 2012, 2:04 pm 
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I hope this doesn't become regular practice.
I you are so concerned then watch out for the price on the register.

I don't think I should pay more for errors by staff at these places because the price isn't the same at the register for products that I'm not even buying.
If people get $10 off for a simple error in accounting do you think that cost won't be passed on to everyone else?

It's idiotic.
If you buy something then look at the price.


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 Post subject: Re: Scanning Code of Practice
PostPosted: March 28th, 2012, 4:53 pm 
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Raiders it is not about looking at the price, for example.

I was recently at Shopeprs Drug Mart, the monitors are turned towards them so you cannot really see on the screen. Also if you buy the buy 2 get it for $4.00, until they hit subtotal, it shows the old price, a big beef I have right now with Shoppers. Cause if you have 10 items like that, how can you go back through their screen to see if it corrected each one?

So my story, I got over charged for 4 items one night, $14.00 in total. So back I went in once I was in the car already and then had to scan my receipt to see what was wrong. Took 35 minutes and two staff members to finally get it right and give me my money back. Way too much of my precious time spent on their mistakes.

Imagine the people that don't know the prices and end up paying more each time? The stores have to be held accountable to have the correct prices in their systems.


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2012, 6:32 pm 
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$10 and under its free...


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 Post subject: Re: Scanning Code of Practice
PostPosted: March 28th, 2012, 8:21 pm 
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its true half the time the monitor is turned away from you....and i have gotten lots of free stuff because of priciing errors...the odd store does not want to give it to you unless u leave the store and come back in...lol, had a few try that one on me...i tell them that is not the scanning code of practice and to look it up....it is if they dont catch the error and u do...i dont have to leave the store first...one store wasent going to honor it so i called the manager and told him if you are not goig to honor it take the signs down...i got my free product...dont say u are going to do something and then try to get out of it...

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 Post subject: Re: Scanning Code of Practice
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Hello,

Scanning code of practice scenario. My favourite experience of SCOP was when I was out buying 5 jugs ofScanning Code of Practice, if it sounds like legal jargon to you don't worry that's far from the truth. What is your reaction when something rings in more expensive than advertised on the shelf at check out? laundry detergent. The sale price listed was $3.99, but the detergent was ringing in at $5.99. The cashier and I discussed the discrepancy and she asked a fellow employee to go back to check


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