Rite Aid - Bait & Switch Tactics
Rite Aid Brand Pain Reliever - Complaint
PORTLAND, OREGON -- Walked into the SE 39th & Division Rite Aid store where I bought several items allegedly on sale. One item was on display at the front and center of an aisle: Rite Aid brand allergy and pain relief medications/ $1.00 so I selected the ibuprofen and went to the cashier where I paid for it, along with two other one dollar items I selected. Admittedly, I wasn't paying much attention and in retrospect I distinctly remember the cashier telling me that the total came to $6 and some odd cents. But it din't register with me because for one thing I had a splitting headache - plus my cell phone rang... whatever. I handed the cashier a twenty dollar bill and he did give me the correct change for a 6 dollar some odd cent expenditure.
Just outside the door, I ripped open the ibuprofen, swallowed 3 of them and then just as I was stuffing my change in my pocket, I realized that the total I paid was more than I knew it should be. Later the cashier told me, and I verified by sight, that the front and center display of on sale meds also contained packages of higher priced ibuprofen mixed in with the sale items. I think it was a deliberate Bait & Switch tactic which I bet tricks enough of Rite Aids customers to make it worth while. No, they would not accept the item back in Exchange for the one I wanted but instead told me that I shouldn't' have been so stupid. True, I'm not the brightest rock in the river, but all the other stores where I spend my money - paltry as my funds may be - are a lot more accommodating than Rite Aid.