In Maryland you have to honor the price that an item is marked. If a store forgets to take the sale sticker off or even if they make a mistake, they have to sell it to you for that marked price. I remember when that law was passed in the early 80s. Maryland is probably a little over-the-top when it comes to such laws and it is not known as a business-friendly place. I live here, but I don't necessarily agree with all of the laws. But, yes, there are places where the shelf price must be honored even if it is a mistake.
A lot of places honor price mistakes but not all places. It usually depends on store policy but sometimes I think it depends on the cashier or manager. CVS has always honored price mistakes for me in the past but recently a new cashier was hired and she refused to fix a price for an item that was on the sale shelf because it scanned as regular price (items on the sale shelf often scan as regular price and they usually manually enter the sale price for me). She told me to come back when there weren't so many customers because she didn't have time to deal with it.
Do you all remember the code mistake for puma (was it puma?) about a year ago. An error allowed you to enter several 40 or 60% off codes so that you ended up paying close to nothing for a ton of stuff. They didn't honor the orders (obviously) because it was due to a computer error. I think it is easier to make a computer error than a store price error and that might be why they didn't honor the item. Maybe Amazon was responsible for the price error but it is sold by Kimberly Clark so , unless Amazon was to refund Kimberly Clark, it wouldn't be fair to them. I don't know...
VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 11.7k) posted May 18, 2012
I don't blame them for cancelling the order when you consider that they may well have gotten orders for over 1,000 of the 20 packs given the DP Effect. Great paper towel deals seemed plentiful last fall but mostly at the office supply stores. Hopefully, another one will pop up later.
erick99 (rep: 52.1k) posted May 19, 2012
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