Here’s another one of those cases that lead me to ask: what would you do?
Home Depot makes a mistake at the checkout and a $199 tool scans for $.01. The sale is completed at $.01 before the store realizes the mistake. By then, the customer says “sorry, the transaction is completed.”
Is it a case of a “deal is a deal”? Or is it more like a clerk that gives you too much change? And what do you do, then?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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