Rogue Sellers Set Up Fake ‘Yard Sales’ To Get Around Paying Rent, Taxes

Rogue Sellers Set Up Fake ‘Yard Sales’ To Get Around Paying Rent, Taxes

Want to start a retail business but don’t want to be bogged down with having to sign a lease or paying all the taxes associated with running a store? Just pretend you’re having a yard sale each weekend… at a different house every time. [More]

The targeted Walmarts.

Do Different Walmarts Charge The Same Price For The Same Item?

Have you ever wondered whether different Walmart stores in the same area charge the same price for the same items? Perhaps you did, but never got around to doing the legwork to find out whether that’s actually the case. Fortunately, Rob Cockerham is here, and has a lot of free time. Evidently. He did the experiment that I’ve always wanted to do, driving around to three different Walmarts around Sacramento on the same day to compare the prices of identical items. The results? Don’t waste your time driving around to different Walmarts for groceries. Unless you live in Rancho Cordova and need to buy an awful lot of chicken breasts.
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Someone Out There Really Hates This PetSmart Store

Someone Out There Really Hates This PetSmart Store

Just like most major retailers, PetSmart has been the subject of more than a few complaints. But though some of you may have wanted to do so, no Consumerist readers have taken out their PetSmart-related anger with the assistance of their car — and a baseball bat. [More]

IRS Raids Car Wash To Collect On 4 Cents

IRS Raids Car Wash To Collect On 4 Cents

Two IRS spooks descended on Harv’s Metro Car Wash in midtown Sacramento to collect on a four-cent debt. “They were deadly serious, very aggressive, very condescending,” the owner of Harv’s said. [More]

Is Kohl's Systemically Overcharging Customers?

Is Kohl's Systemically Overcharging Customers?

Don’t walk out of Kohl’s without first double-checking your receipt. The store apparently has a penchant for overcharging customers, according to the Sacramento County Department of Weights and Measures, which fined the chain $2,000 for repeatedly failing surprise inspections. CBS sent an enterprising reporter to see how long it would take for them to uncover a pricing discrepancy of their own. Almost immediately, they found a woman who was charged $64.99 for a pair of shoes marked $59.99.