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Title: Overcharged at Fruitadona, 83-10 37th
Post by: Suzaan on January 14, 2020, 07:21:15 PM
This afternoon, was charged $2.99 for large cantaloupe that was prominently marked in two bins in the store $2.50.  Realizing this after I left and thought to check the receipt (which I always ask for even though paying in cash), I returned to show it to her and ask for a refund.  Without a word, the cashier gave me the coins, offering neither explanation nor apology.  Does that mean, 'oh well, I didn't get away with the overcharge this time'?   
Title: Re: Overcharged at Fruitadona, 83-10 37th
Post by: KGDHP on January 14, 2020, 08:22:43 PM
Probably. For what it's worth, I'm team Kim's Brother!
Title: Re: Overcharged at Fruitadona, 83-10 37th
Post by: Shelby2 on January 14, 2020, 08:29:02 PM
I shop there and have never been overcharged, as far as I know. Recently they have been making a lot of improvements to the store, carrying more products and the cashier is always nice -- so I'm a fan.

Sorry to hear about your experience. It's always good to stay vigilant.
Title: Re: Overcharged at Fruitadona, 83-10 37th
Post by: stevn on January 14, 2020, 09:31:59 PM
This afternoon, was charged $2.99 for large cantaloupe that was prominently marked in two bins in the store $2.50.  Realizing this after I left and thought to check the receipt (which I always ask for even though paying in cash), I returned to show it to her and ask for a refund.  Without a word, the cashier gave me the coins, offering neither explanation nor apology.  Does that mean, 'oh well, I didn't get away with the overcharge this time'?

Maybe it means she made an honest mistake. Maybe the price changed today. Maybe she was having a rough day. Maybe her commute was awful. Maybe one of her kids is sick.

Let's not jump to conclusions.
Title: Re: Overcharged at Fruitadona, 83-10 37th
Post by: dssjh on January 15, 2020, 09:28:19 AM
I know folks don't like the sidewalk peddlers but I think they're cool.

They remind me of being in a Middle Eastern bazaar.

or the NYC of the "good old days" -- from the 19th century through the 1970s.

i agree whole-heartedly. they add life to an increasingly sterile, lifeless city.
Title: Re: Overcharged at Fruitadona, 83-10 37th
Post by: jadasie on January 15, 2020, 04:10:07 PM
So, just to be clear, you were overcharged by 49 cents and immediately issued a refund, but because the cashier wasn't apologetic enough to your liking you've decided to take your grievance public?
Title: Re: Overcharged at Fruitadona, 83-10 37th
Post by: N00b on January 16, 2020, 09:14:15 PM
She prob sensed you have bad vibes and decided not to waste her breath
Title: Re: Overcharged at Fruitadona, 83-10 37th
Post by: CaptainFlannel on January 22, 2020, 09:24:15 PM
I'm guessing about half the time I go to the grocery store I'm overcharged for something. I'm vigilant and watch the prices as items are scanned as well as look for the discount that often comes with use of a frequent shopper card. It happens. It's not the cashier's fault, and even if they make a mistake...well, people make mistakes.

Better to operate from a place of kindness towards the cashier than to assume the cashier was trying to pocket your 49 cents.