Tightwads vs wallmart

Tightwads vs wallmart

Postby CD » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:16 pm

I find myself cheering for the tightwads.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 59401.html
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Re: Tightwads vs wallmart

Postby Rick345 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:37 pm

Actually I think everyone should do as she did however, this article tells only half the story. She also went to the same Wal-Mart and bought several items and presented the cashier with a coupon for a five dollar discount for one of the items. The five dollars was taken off the purchase price but, tax was charged on the entire amount. For example say her item was 10 bucks and she had a 5 dollar off coupon. The cashier charged her only 5 dollars for her purchase but, the sales tax was calculated on the entire 10 dollars and that is actually what she sued for. Wal-Mart cash registers are programed to charge tax on the total as if the coupon was never presented. Its all perfectly legal and since city, county, and state governments would lose money if the law were changed and Wal-Mart get 1% on ALL taxes collected neither Wal-Mart nor the law is likely to change.
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