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  • contrarian

    You were robbed. The tag says it was marked down to 8 cents.

    • Blithe

      LOL, that actually was my first though!

    • textdoc

      Maybe the OP didn’t have a VIC card?

  • jaybird

    The growth hormones are free.

    • Anonymous

      At the risk of ruining the joke: the FDA prohibits the use of growth hormones in poultry and pork.

      • jaybird

        Fine. The antibiotics are free!

  • Caroline

    Was it only those two turkeys that were mislabeled?

  • Anon Spock

    I’ve had this happen at whole foods. .11 for a steak. The only 1 that was mislabeled.

  • DrewinSW

    this is stealing.

    • Somehow I feel like if it were brought to the attention of any employees, they would say to go with what’s on the tag.

      • Anon Spock

        That’s what is required unless the price is more than advertised. I think in my case the cashier laughed and said go for you.

        • Anon Spock

          Good for you.

        • My understanding is that retailers aren’t required to honor mistakes (for example if a store advertises a “too good to be true” special and then cancels orders/refunds money. At least that’s what the Consumerist tells me), but I wasn’t sure about this instance. Regardless, I definitely wouldn’t call it stealing.

          • FridayGirl

            But what if ones goes through a self-checkout? It’s possible that no one would ever realize.

          • Anon Spock

            You’re right. I should have separated out bad advertising from bad labeling.
            Friday- yes, it’s possible no one would ever know. Those mistakes aren’t flagged.

  • FridayGirl

    I was at Giant yesterday and the “Frozen Hen Turkeys” were like, $10 for a full turkey. I felt like something was wrong about that so I didn’t get it (also because i wondered if it would unfreeze by tomorrow morning), but now I’m thinking maybe I should have….

  • Kate

    They mislabeled a tag in Whole Foods and I thought it was on discount! So when I showed them, they let me took the item without paying for it!

    • Blithe

      This has been my experience as well. Most grocery stores will honor a lower marked price — even when it’s obvious that it’s incorrect.

  • Net weight 0.04 pounds. Hope you’re not feeding many people with that cheap turkey!

    • Blithe

      And now I”m indulging myself with lots of immature “so, what’s it stuffed with?” jokes.

  • bruno

    Keep reading down the tag. With VIC card, you get two cents off, for a total price of eight cents. That’s an eight cent bird.

  • Angry Parakeet

    My brother worked at a big chain grocery store and whatever it is labeled is honored no matter what.

  • Anon

    This has happened to me at Nordstrom Rack. If they mark something down a few times, sometimes you get to the register and the item rings up costing… a penny! They honor it.

    • anon

      at departmetn stores penny stock was usually supposed to be sent back to the supplier, and then its destroyed. It usually just means they were supposed to take the item off the floor, and they missed it. you get lucky, they don’t lose much!


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