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Imagine during check out; you're paying RM250 for your groceries at an "atas" supermarket and think that is normal because well maybe your three bags of fruits and vegs costs that much at an expat infused supermarket in Bangsar.
Well, to be fair, I took a half day off work because I was hit by viral fever (took a week to recover) and wanted to get some good Vitamin C boost by going to my favourite grocer in Bangsar Shopping Center, which is 5 mins away from my office. During checkout I was too tired to notice how much was charged individually for my items, I normally check because, in Malaysia, it's quite notorious of supermarkets to charge you the "wrong price."
When I got home, I happily told my bae (it's short for baby, seems like a trend now to use this term) I got lots of fruits, including his favourite blueberries which he has to have every morning for breakfast. Baby G (my bae) went "OMG why did you buy RM109 blueberries?".
I went "OMG!" smacked my head. I should've been more careful to buy "normal" blueberries because this grocer sells all kinds of fruits, imported from Japan and blah blah. Strawberries could go up to RM100 here so I figured, I must've made a mistake but wasn't I sure it said RM10.90 on the board?
I checked my receipt, and it says fresh produce can be exchange in 2 days time. Like a mad woman, I called up Sam's Grocer and spoke to a lady about my accidental expensive blueberries mishap. She said I could come back tomorrow to change it. A sigh of relief.... phew.
A few minutes later, I received a call again from them. The lady apologised and said this was a mistake from their end, the blueberries is RM10.90 and not RM109.00. I could bring my receipt and get a refund for what I paid, no need to bring the blueberries back. PHEW! So I wasn't crazy enough to buy RM109 blueberry pack! And a lesson to me to keep my eye on the cash check out next time or just don't shop when I'm sick.
Fast forward, I did return with my receipt but was surprised I was still charged for the blueberries after thinking it may be a token of goodwill to waived it off due to the wrong price tag on it. Especially when it's an angmoh grocer.
Lesson No.1 - Check your prices during checkout always
Lesson No.2 - Charge the grocer your Uber fare if they don't waive off the wrongly charged item.