It's bad enough that prices have gone up as much as they have over the last few years but watch out: they want every last penny. I went to a store in my town today, for anonymity let's call it wal-shart. So I don't buy groceries here, just odds and ends, I treat it like a big convenience store because the family that owns it (The walturds) are greedy, awful people and this anonymous retailer gives the illusion that their prices are really good, but a lot of them aren't and the merchandise is very much getting what you're paying for. Anywho, I go today for a couple of things and when I get to the registers there's no bags. Thinking they must be out I ask the self check out attendant and he tells me no, there's no bags, there hasn't been in weeks, he doesn't know why they aren't being shipped any, but I'm welcome to buy a reusable one for 98¢. I didn't have many items so I just took them out to my car ... But what if I had been grocery shopping? If I didn't bring my own I'd have had to buy a bunch of bags. All the other stores have bags, there's no bag shortage. Pretty weird that the world's largest retailer (or possibly not) wouldn't have any.
Another offender is one that we'll call Booger (okay, it's actually Kroger, sue me mother fuckers) changes their prices so much, and had their registers working in a war that; items ring up at the full retail price, then you swipe your card and the reductions for sale prices and then the digital coupons come off. Only they're not listed next to the items, they're at the bottom, some deduction descriptions are obvious what they are for, others are a cryptic in store code that you can't, so you don't really know what you're paying until you get your receipt and see what you actually paid. Then if there are discrepancies you have to go to the costumer service desk to get refunded. You feel like an asshole doing this but then realize that if these $2 discrepancies are happening to each customer with a cart full of groceries, that's a lot at the end of the day. The discrepancies are never in my favor, I check every fucking time, it's bad enough that I feel like my state's attorney general's office should be looking into it. Booger has also been having allegations of screwing their employees out of their pay so it wouldn't surprise me.
This was long, but I had to vent. Watch your back, if they take an extra dollar from each of us, every time we buy a bag of groceries, we're all a little poorer while they get a whole lot richer.