Sunday night I noticed in an ad that a local store had Ball pint jars marked down so I ordered some and was going to do curbside pickup yesterday. There were a couple of other things we were getting low on so I figured I’d just add them to the list and pick it all up at once. I paid, got the order confirmation, then this morning before we left, I had a message that the jars were out of stock. Good grief . . now I had to drive to town for a couple of things I could have done without. I told Vince . . I’ll go anyway and go inside and see if they have other jars I might can use.
I got there and they had the jars I had ordered that they said were out of stock so I put the three cases in my cart. I scanned them to be sure they were coming up the sale price. No . . they were not. They were $3 more per case.
I got up to the register and told the lady that the jars were a lower price online. I had it pulled up on my phone and showed it to her. She said “Are you sure they’re the same size jars?” I read it to her . . “Ball regular mouth pint jars – $10.99.” She said “Are you sure that ad is from this store?” I read it to her – store name and address. She’s standing there looking at me like I’m trying to steal from the store. I handed her my phone. She scrolled up and down, read the exact same thing I had just read to her. She handed me my phone back and said “Let me pull it up on my phone to make sure.” Really?
Yes, her phone said the same thing my phone said so I got the jars for $10.99 per case.
I’m sure people do go in there and try to convince them that prices are lower on things but . . I read it to her on my phone; she looked at my phone and then she pulled it all up on her phone. No one is going to pull the wool over that cashier’s eyes!