by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:
A major retailer appears to be rounding transactions up to the next dollar as a so-called ‘change shortage’ ensues
A grocery store receipt posted to Facebook reveals that the large grocery store chain Kroger appears to be exacting change from customers by rounding sales up to the nearest dollar using the current “change shortage” as the guise.
According to the original Facebook post by April M., the store clerk demanded a full $3 for a gallon of milk which cost $2.49 plus $0.02–that’s a total of $2.50 yet the clerk demanded a full $3.
“Stopped by Kroger today for just a gallon of milk,” the post explained. “Seems due to this ‘Change Shortage’, their new policy is to round every cash purchase UP to the next full dollar!”
“I can even accept if they insisted on they could not “give” any coin back,” the post continued. “It cost $2.41. I offered $2.50 payment.”
“The clerk refused the quarters, explained ‘due to change shortage’ policy & demanded another dollar instead,” the original post from April M. stated. “So literally the clerk was insisting I pay the $3 or they were refusing the sale. WTF ?!?”
Copied and pasted.
“Stopped by Kroger today for just a gallon of milk.
Seems due to this “Change Shortage”, their new policy is to round every cash purchase UP to the next full dollar!
I can even accept if they insisted on they could not “give” any coin back.
It cost $2.41. I offered $2.50 payment.
The clerk refused the quarters, explained “due to change shortage” policy & demanded another dollar instead.
I offered the $2.50 again.
Clerk: “Your total is $3.00.”
Me: The total is $2.41, which $2.50 adequately covers & I don’t care to give up the 9 cent, but I do NOT accept being up charged 60 cent while you refuse to take the coins I am offering.
Clerk: it’s $3.00
So literally the clerk was insisting I pay the $3 or they were refusing the sale. WTF ?!?
** While a part of this Policy may include an option of apply to a Kroger card or donate, it was not mentioned or offered that way. **
This is how being FORCED into a Cashless economy begins!
So if you are limited funds, live by cash bases & no credit cards, your screwed.
Btw, thank you to Jon H. for stepping in & helping in the moment. However, the situation of this Policy is awful. — at Kroger (633 Armour Rd, Bourbonnais, IL).”
Via April M.
This topic was covered extensively by Allen Marcus who appeared on The Shepard Ambellas Show on July 14.
You can listen to the broadcast here via iHeartRadio: