Retail store scanners 99 percent accurate, Massachusetts consumer affairs office says

December 24, 2011 Off By administrator

Retail store scanners 99 percent accurate, Massachusetts consumer affairs office says
News from Union-News & Sunday Republican:

05/07/03 Springfield Scan- Debbie J. Haley, a sales associate at Rocky’s Ace Hardware on Island Pond Road in Springfield, shows off the new PriceChecker recently installed.

CUTLINE: 05/08/03 – Debbie J. Haley, a sales associate at Rocky’s Ace Hardware on Island Pond Road in Springfield, demonstrates a new PriceChecker installed recently. The PriceChecker reads the bar code of an item held beneath a scanner, identifies it and displays its price.

BOSTON – Shoppers may not always feel they get the best price, but at least they appear to be getting the correct price at most Massachusetts retail stores.

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CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Price of stamps set to increase
News from NWI.com:

The U.S. Postal Service is increasing the cost of a broad range of products, effective Jan. 22.

New prices will go into effect, for example, for first-class mail, standard mail, periodicals, package services and first-class mail international.

The price increase is necessitated by the Postal Service’s difficult financial situation.

The price of a 1-ounce, single-piece, first-class mail letter will go up by a cent to 45 cents. The cost of a first-class postcard will increase 3 cents to 32 cents. Stamped postcards will increase 3 cents to 35 cents.

While users of first-class stamps cannot do anything but pay the increased cost beginning Jan. 22, consumers can stock up now on Forever stamps and use them after Jan. 22.

Forever stamps do not have a denomination. They are sold for the going price of first-class mail stamps at the time of purchase. They remain valid whenever the consumer wishes to use them.

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