REMINDERS: Print out the website before you go to the store. Reader Jim ran into some price matching shenanigans at JCPenney:

He tells me that if I had tried to purchase over the web, I’d have actually paid $119.99. I tell him that my wife and I have been JcPenneys customers for a long time. We’ve bought clothes, bedding, all kinds of stuff and recently dropped $200 on cookware. He says to me, “Well, the price is $119.99 and it does show $79.99 as the sale price in the web site. I’ll tell you what, I’ll split the difference with you.”