I was just reading some tips on Become.com’s Pocket Change Blog on how to deal with the problem of when the price on the signage or price tag of an item differs from it’s real price.

This is such a common problem for us bargain shoppers, that I thought would share the solution proposed in the blog. The blogger, who works/worked at a big box retailer, states that if the signage or pricing sticker is off due to retailer error, then the customer is entitled to receive that item at the listed price. He then suggests that if the retailer doesn’t give it to you at that price, then you should contact a very Orwellian sounding governmental organization called “Weights and Measures” to report the error. Apparently retailers are very afraid of this agency, it’s sort of like the Board of Health for non-food related retail stores.