Grocery stores nickel and diming us by overcharging

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allisolm

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FelixDeCat

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Oh, look. More numbers pulled out of your um... out of thin air. On Thursday your insurance was up 40% https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/official-2024-stock-market-thread-💰.2616677/page-14#post-41178774. 3 days later it's 80%. Make up your mind.

Since you just make some things up folks disregard everything you say. That's on you.
I got the food and insurance number mixed up. I was paying a little over $100 a month for full coverage and am now paying about $140 a month for my 2022 Tucson bought in late 2021. That is still cheaper than what those jerks at Progressive wanted and are quoting, almost $200 a month. I would call that a 100% increase....but I wont go there.

Anyway the renewal bill will come up in April, so God knows how much increase they will want now. I may mention how much want but I will certainly blame the increasing prices of everything, but mostly to cover the losses from EVs.
 

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I got the food and insurance number mixed up. I was paying a little over $100 a month for full coverage and am now paying about $140 a month for my 2022 Tucson bought in late 2021. That is still cheaper than what those jerks at Progressive wanted and are quoting, almost $200 a month. I would call that a 100% increase....but I wont go there.

Anyway the renewal bill will come up in April, so God knows how much increase they will want now. I may mention how much want but I will certainly blame the increasing prices of everything, but mostly to cover the losses from EVs.
Is it possibly associated with driving one of the vehicle brands associated with a huge spike in thefts? Could be!
But no, it's really those damn liberals and the weed heads getting potted up on the devil's lettuce, I'm just sure of it!
 

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I was on Amazon yesterday to get some toothpaste. The one I picked was the same as I got last time. Then it was $6 and now $14. The price per ounce was off so I reported it. When I went back to it it was listed at $9.
 
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Amazon - I order a protein powder every 3 weeks. Last 5 have been $19.94. The same thing this time was $16.13. Not everything is up.
 

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I was on Amazon yesterday to get some toothpaste. The one I picked was the same as I got last time. Then it was $6 and now $14. The price per ounce was off so I reported it. When I went back to it it was listed at $9.
Anti-Inflation warrior. I salute you.
 

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Michigan used to have a bounty law. IDK if it is still on the books.

If you got overcharged at the scanner, you complete the sale then you show the receipt to the cashier, would be easier now with smartphones, and they would have to refund you something like 5 or 10 times the amount they over charged you.
Back when I lived there had a friend's wife that would look for those and get huge discounts.
 

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Michigan used to have a bounty law. IDK if it is still on the books.

If you got overcharged at the scanner, you complete the sale then you show the receipt to the cashier, would be easier now with smartphones, and they would have to refund you something like 5 or 10 times the amount they over charged you.
Back when I lived there had a friend's wife that would look for those and get huge discounts.

Up here if you find pricing mistake like cashier price doesn't match shelf label price you get the item free if it is under 10. Otherwise you get 10 off.

 
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Up here if you find pricing mistake like cashier price doesn't match shelf label price you get the item free.
This was years ago, 15 maybe, you completed the transaction and turned around and went back to register or service desk, showed them your receipt then got the bounty of it was either 5 or 10x the price. Again, prior to 2003.
 

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Mhis was years ago, 15 maybe, you completed the transaction and turned around and went back to register or service desk, showed them your receipt then got the bounty of it was either 5 or 10x the price. Again, prior to 2003.

Many years ago, probably 20 or so, Lucky supermarkets were having more expensive prices in the computer system than on the shelf on a lot of their items. They were eventually caught and IIRC, the punishment was, if the item was under 5.00 it was free, if it was over I think the knocked off 5.00 off the price.
They had to do this for five years.

I looked for the punishment in the northern California Lucky's stores but I couldn't find it.
I did find this older article about Lucky's in LA.
Seems 9% of their items were marked and charged incorrectly.

 

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Publix (located in 8 southeastern states) has a policy that, if an item rings up exceeding the shelf or advertised price, you get 1 of that item free. If you had more than 1, the rest will be changed to the advertised/marked price.
 

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CT passed a similar law several decades ago when computerized inventory started to become common. Back in the old days a price tag was put on each item on the shelves. The cashier would read that tag and input that price into the register. As part of that law they permitted stores to put products on the shelves without an individual price tag on each item with the free item "penalty" if the store was gaining the system by "mistakenly" having the register system's prices higher than that on the shelves. The stores are required to prominently post this free item policy at or near the store entrance.

Such "mistakes" were pretty rapidly cleared up-they are pretty uncommon now.

This saved the stores an enormous amount of labor costs.
 

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I have said in another thread we need even higher interest rates, higher income taxes and government austerity to finally bring back 2019 prices. But I know I am spitting in the wind as nobody listens. :(
None of those things will help home prices.
 

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Up here if you find pricing mistake like cashier price doesn't match shelf label price you get the item free if it is under 10. Otherwise you get 10 off.



Grr. Just reminds me - recently when scanning a "reduced" item at the self-service till, it did what those tills often do, and scanned the original bar code, missing the 'reduced price' one. I decided not to put up with it this time, and waited for one of the staff to pass by and pointed it out. They rescanned the item and it came up with the reduced price. Only after I left the shop did I realise they hadn't cancelled the first scan, so I had been charged _both_ the full price _and_ the reduced price for the same item.
Another reason why I hate those self-checkout tills (that are now the only option).
 
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Anyway the renewal bill will come up in April, so God knows how much increase they will want now. I may mention how much want but I will certainly blame the increasing prices of everything, but mostly to cover the losses from EVs.
Just got the renewal bill .. up another 20%.... $167 for the same coverage, now up an eye watering 67% in 3 years.
 
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Just got the renewal bill .. up another 20%.... $167 for the same coverage, now up an eye watering 67% in 3 years.
Have any of you had major car repairs recently? It's ridiculous. And has not a thing to do with EVs.
 

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Have any of you had major car repairs recently? It's ridiculous. And has not a thing to do with EVs.
He's projecting it onto EVs, probably has the app on the smartphone that tracks you whether your opted in or not, and drives not as well as he thinks.

Progressive has the plug in device, which is then not supposed to collect app data, (and my wife drives worse than she thinks she does) but I had the app on my device, and use a company vehicle, which puts about 5k miles every 2 months or so give or take.

We also bought a New Chevy, which of course the 1st year includes the free wifi, smart features ect. They have been outed for selling the driving data.

Our rates went up 50 per month, every 6 month coverage period, until the 3rd renewal where we cut and changed. Started at 150 per month, the last renewal was going to be almost 300 a month for single car 2 drivers over age of 50. I am sure but no proof they tracked my app data and factored it in even though what I drive is covered by employer's policy.

Also, other than springing up the whole breakdown repair insurance industry, why had regular insurance never offered that before, why only collision and medical?
 

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Have any of you had major car repairs recently? It's ridiculous. And has not a thing to do with EVs.
No claims, no tickets, no nothing. Making any claim is a dicey proposition. I noticed something fishy when I switched insurers several years ago and immediately got a "3 year claims free discount". I was thinking, "how is that possible, I just got here." Thats when I remembered the state insurance database that is associated with your license plate that police use to automatically know if you have required liability coverage or not by scanning your tag. If the insurance companies have access, which likely includes your driving record of tickets and accidents then they know if you likely have filed a claim.

Ive got about a month to shop around, but honestly Im likely not going to find cheaper coverage. I may consider self insuring and just carry liability w/unins motorist. Or I just might give in again and pay for full coverage.

Surprisingly insurance company stocks are at all time highs and profits are healthy. eyeroll.gif

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No claims, no tickets, no nothing. Making any claim is a dicey proposition. I noticed something fishy when I switched insurers several years ago and immediately got a "3 year claims free discount". I was thinking, "how is that possible, I just got here." Thats when I remembered the state insurance database that is associated with your license plate that police use to automatically know if you have required liability coverage or not by scanning your tag. If the insurance companies have access, which likely includes your driving record of tickets and accidents then they know if you likely have filed a claim.

Ive got about a month to shop around, but honestly Im likely not going to find cheaper coverage. I may consider self insuring and just carry liability w/unins motorist. Or I just might give in again and pay for full coverage.

Surprisingly insurance company stocks are at all time highs and profits are healthy. eyeroll.gif

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And I don't buy the new vehicles only having a 0.4% increase.. or maybe that's STEALERship markups!
 

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No claims, no tickets, no nothing. Making any claim is a dicey proposition. I noticed something fishy when I switched insurers several years ago and immediately got a "3 year claims free discount". I was thinking, "how is that possible, I just got here." Thats when I remembered the state insurance database that is associated with your license plate that police use to automatically know if you have required liability coverage or not by scanning your tag. If the insurance companies have access, which likely includes your driving record of tickets and accidents then they know if you likely have filed a claim.

Ive got about a month to shop around, but honestly Im likely not going to find cheaper coverage. I may consider self insuring and just carry liability w/unins motorist. Or I just might give in again and pay for full coverage.

Surprisingly insurance company stocks are at all time highs and profits are healthy. eyeroll.gif

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It is also tied to your credit report. Lower rating = higher premiums.
 

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