Wal-Mart Informative - Price inaccuracies - Prices higher at checkout register
ARIZONA -- If you shop at Wal-Mart I suggest that you double check the prices you are charged at the checkout register. The Attorney Generals office of Arizona has just filed a lawsuit charging Wal-Mart with consumer fraud. The following is information about the suit: "Our suits allege a consistent practice of overcharges at the cash register, as well as failure to post shelf prices on many products. Michigan settled a pricing case against Wal-Mart for $1.5 million earlier this year, and Connecticut is currently investigating the company's pricing accuracy. But, no other state has gone to court with a case this extensive. Since 2001, both companies have failed over half of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures' pricing inspections. Of the 976 inspections of Wal-Mart stores conducted by the state across Arizona , the company failed 526 of them. They have been willing to pay repeated fines – totaling $450,000 rather than change their business practices to comply with the law. I (Attorney General) finally reached the inescapable conclusion that they regarded the fines as a cost of doing business in Arizona rather than invest in changing their behavior."