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January 1, Walmart Shoppers: Please Check Receipts!



Now, folks, here’s a tale that could only unfold in our modern, digitized world. Y’see, in my day, when you bought a pair of bananas, they cost you a couple of pennies and a friendly nod at the grocer.

Nowadays, a gal in Louisiana walks into a Walmart, and them bananas nearly cost her a day’s wages.

A woman from Shreveport, Louisiana, discovered she had been mistakenly charged $150 for two loose bananas at a Walmart Supercenter.

Dorothy Sutton shared her experience in a video posted to social media, urging viewers to always check their receipts.

The video, which has amassed over 40,100 views on TikTok since it was posted on Sunday, May 7, shows Sutton’s receipt confirming the costly bananas.

Initially, she misidentified raspberries as the overpriced item, but she later corrected this, clarifying that the bananas were listed as “site merch” and charged $150.86.

The incident occurred on Saturday, May 6, at 2:56 p.m., with Sutton’s total for the 27-item purchase reaching a staggering $316.54.

Sutton reflected on the experience in her video, admitting she hadn’t immediately noticed the charge. It was only when she was almost to her car that she checked her receipt and saw the exorbitant price.

Despite the refund she received from Walmart, Sutton chose to share her experience as a public service announcement.

Her post sparked a conversation among users, with many expressing surprise at the transaction and others sharing their own experiences of overcharging.

This event has further stoked ongoing discussions around consumer overcharging, prompting the Los Angeles County of Consumer & Business Affairs to issue a press release warning customers about potential overcharges due to incorrectly programmed sale prices in grocery and retail store scanners.

So next time you’re at the store, take a page from Sutton’s book. Check your receipt, stand up for what’s right, and don’t let no one charge you $150 for bananas. That’s what I’d call a raw deal.


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