Consumers be careful of supermarket tricks Consumers be careful of supermarket tricks

2016-03-16 06:00

CONSUMERS must be careful and vigilant when buying goods from our local supermarkets.
My experience was when I purchased a 7,3kg bag of Husky dog food, advertised at R149,99, but I was charged R199,99.

When I queried the charge, the manager told me it was a head office error. After much debate I was refunded my overcharge of R50.

Consumers must keep their receipts and check them against the goods they buy.

The problem that is often experienced at supermarkets is the advertised items are not always available, even when you arrive at the stores as they open the doors.

Another is that staff are never available to help you with the advertised items that are on sale.

Supermarkets legally protect themselves in fine print and in the media stating that “stocks are limited”, or “when available”.


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