Warned to be wary when shopping at some stores in Wisconsin

By KBJR News 1

Warned to be wary when shopping at some stores in Wisconsin

February 26, 2014 Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 2:39 PM CST

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Consumers are warned to be wary when shopping at television and appliance stores in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is warning consumers to watch out for checkout errors while shopping for televisions and appliances because a DATCP survey shows that of seven television and appliance stores in Wisconsin, 5.5% of the 325 total items checked rang up higher than the advertised price.

You are advised to take the sticker or tag from the item with you to the register and compare the sticker price to the price that rings up at the register.

The highest overcharge on a single item was $314.44 at the Casaloma Drive store in Appleton, Wis. The survey also revealed that West Beltline Highway store in Madison had the highest number of overcharges. The errors have since been corrected at the West Beltline Highway store.

The DATCP says Wisconsin law requires that stores charge the lowest advertised price and consumers are entitled to a refund when they are overcharged.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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