North Carolina Kmart Fined $1,230 For Inaccurate Price Scans

Sure $1230 isn’t a lot of money to a store like Kmart, but it’s something.

The Kmart on Patton Avenue in Asheville, NC is one of 4 stores issued civil fines by North Carolina after inspectors found “excessive price-scanning errors that caused customers to pay more than prices advertised.” Not all states have price-scanning laws, but North Carolina obviously does. We like the idea. Keeps the bastards honest, or “provides needed motivation for price-scanning accuracy to be an area of interest and concern at the corporate level”… if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.—MEGHANN MARCO

4 WNC stores fined for errors in price scanning [Citizen Times]
(Photo: Cosmic Kitty)

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.