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A while ago, I had my eye on a copy of IBM's ViaVoice (a speech recognition software product) that was sitting downstairs in the Coop's bargain bin; it was only $35 (or so said the price tag) and I could upgrade it to the Mac OS X version for less than buying it anywhere else new.

Yesterday I finally tried to buy it. Bad idea. As I entered the store, I noticed a sign that said "Check out our bargain bins downstairs." So I fetched the package, but when the cashier looked at the price tag, she thought it was too low (suddenly the expert, eh ?), and made a call back downstairs. It was "really" $100, after all. Well, I'm not buying it for that much. A pox on the Coop. Isn't there some law about price labelling in Massachusetts that applies here ? Well, they definitely ignored a few rules about customer treatment !

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ex_snej373
Apr. 25th, 2002 12:08 pm (UTC)
There are, I believe, Federal laws regarding fair labeling of prices. They are required to sell it to you at the labeled or advertised price, even if that price is wrong.
sirrupert
Apr. 25th, 2002 02:35 pm (UTC)
They screwed you, you deserve it at the labled price.
rpkrajewski
Apr. 25th, 2002 06:22 pm (UTC)
I went back
...and they changed the price (and removed the old tag). Bastards.

It's OK, I'll live, but it's just so petty...

However, I am confident that nobody else will ever buy it at $100. They can suit themselves !
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