If you’re anything like the rest of the population, more often than not, you don’t check your receipt after buying groceries.
But a new survey has revealed that two in five of us were overcharged at the till in the past year.
The finder.com.au survey of more than 2,000 Aussies found that one-quarter of us don’t bother checking over their dockets and of those who did, they’d only demand a refund if they’d been overcharged by $10.
But it’s not all bad news for customers: under the Scanning Code of Practice, if an item scans with an incorrect price, depending on the retailer, a customer may be entitled to the item free of charge.
Woolies is the only supermarket giant to honour the code while Coles and discount-supermarket Aldi each has its own version.
Do you check your dockets with a fine-tooth comb?
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