Skip to comments.Grocery price stickers no longer mandatory next week (MA)
Posted on 01/02/2013 12:29:47 PM PST by matt04
Individual price stickers on groceries may disappear in the new year.
A new state law allows shop owners to place price scanners throughout their store as an alternative to having individual tags on each item. Many larger stores already have such scanners.
It is designed to be a cost saving measure, but it has some disadvantages for customers. Some consumer advocates also argue that scanners can be unreliable.
Mary Ann Spencer of Springfield told 22News that the change is not good for her.
"It would be more difficult for me because I am handicapped, and so if I had to run back and forth with an item to see how much it's going to cost, it would take me an awful long time to do my shopping, she said.
Before the new law was passed, Massachusetts was the last state in the country to require individual price stickers on each item. Retailers are still required to have product prices marked in store aisles.
Well, they did elect a stanch solid conservative by the name of Romney...
So, I guess being handicapped means she's too stupid to look at the price tag on the shelf...
save the buggy whip industry
hum? Really, there is not one thing I buy at the grocery that is individually priced but “wait for it”, there is a price on the shelf right by the product.
Good lord, some people are sooooo helpless.
I think you’ve helped us identify the nature of her handicap
Side by side comparison shopping? Hell, we don’t need that in Mass. People here have lots of money. What’s a few dollars per grocery store trip? No problem.
Another reason I can not imagine living in Mass.
What?! Am I reading some common sense? Couldn’t be.....
How about this idea? I know it’s crazy. But, how about the stores do what they want, and the customers choose to go to the stores that do what they want, and stay away from the stores that don’t do what they want?
“Good lord, some people are sooooo helpless.”
You have to understand that here in the People’s Republic, our economy depends on helplessness. We have a whole state bureacracy dedicated to helplessness. We have a whole private helplessness industry to deal with the state helplessness bureacracy.
Massachusetts, where helplessness is nobody’s fault and everybody’s business!
I shop looking at the shelf labels and the ‘price per ounce’ amounts constantly. I do shelf side-by-side comparisons everyday.
I don’t want this change.
and the customers choose to go to the stores that do what they want, and stay away from the stores that dont do what they want?
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Keep coming up with COMMON SENSE answers to non problems and ‘they’ vill vant to talk to you......<: <: <:
The shelf stickers with the unit price stay. They no longer have to place a sticker of every can of corn, box of pasta, etc.
Yah,he was the filthy worthless Commie who promised to repeal OsamaObamaCare,promised no tax increases and never laid eyes on "Rules For Radicals",Bill Ayers,"Reverend" Wright or Van Jones.
That Communist punk!
“”It would be more difficult for me because I am handicapped, and so if I had to run back and forth with an item to see how much it’s going to cost, it would take me an awful long time to do my shopping, she said” I guess now we know why POSs like this stayed back in the 1800s when the people with BRAINS went WEST. People like this stayed back and became MASSHOLES and NEW YAWKERS!
Don’t worry. It’s all going to go all electronic RFID so that you can buy and sell with only your debit and credit cards.
Then, it will be real easy to implement .... (technology is taking us down that path).
Oh, HORROR: MA shoppers are going to be forced to endure the benefits of technological advancement in retail! OH NO!
Makes it easier to track the subjects; for our own good of course.
Did this story fall out of a time warp from 1980?
Reminds me of the old Chick Tract about the Mark of the Beast.
A guy goes into a grocery store and tries to buy food without the Mark of the Beast. The cashier yells and store security grabs him. Then they take him out to a portable guillotine driven around.
The crowd cheers as they get to watch another get his head chopped off.
I daresay they would be several in the world’s society that would cheer the beheading of Christians, right now.
It’ll make it much easier for the stores when inflation hits big-time.
For the consumers? Maybe not so much.
“Some consumer advocates also argue that scanners can be unreliable.”
Before I retired, the error rate of a UPC with error checking was lower than 1 in 13 million. I wonder how many consumer advocates could enter in the price of 13 million items without an error!
Where an error can occur is the human entering a new price into the store’s database such that when the UPC number is called up an incorrect price will be sent to the register.
Pricing every item in the store is a daunting and expensive task.
I recently got one 89 oz orange juice free because the scanner priced it higher than the labeled price.
I remember when K-Mart started not marking their products on the shelf. That was probably 20 years ago and I havent been back there since.
Or maybe he was against those things before he evolved in favor of them, or was it he was for them before he evolved against them? Oh well, give the etch-a-sketch another shake and make it what you want, I mean even after he ran during two elections and did his damnedest to smear every other candidate, he didn't really want to run for President
But don't worry stalwart conservatives like Paul Ryan and the GOPe in congress would "hold his feet to the fire"..........you know those same stalwart conservatives that voted for the "fiscal cliff" disastrophe.
That the communist punk you referring to GSC? Or is there some FR fantasy-land candidate you thought was the "second coming of Reagan" by the same name?
How about we come up with real candidates that actually have Conservative values rather than defending liberal massholes like Myth Romney and pretending something they're not?
Massachusetts politicians bravely take a big jump from the 1960’s all the way into 1970’s technology.
I think it’s terrible. I consider the labels on the shelf, and especially the unit prices, an important service I want from the store.
“Massachusetts was the last state in the country to require individual price stickers on each item. Retailers are still required to have product prices marked in store aisles”.
Some confusion here. They are just normalizing things.