One of the most important points during shopping spending is the correct reading of the price tags. When price tags are understood correctly, they have a great effect on increasing your savings.
Price tags always tell you the product you will buy. Some of the information you can see on the labels where the product you will buy is produced, the distinctive feature of the product, the sales price of the product including all taxes and the unit price of the product. Moreover, it is obligatory to include this information on the labels in accordance with the “Price Labels Regulation“.
In this article, I will try to talk about the reasons and some customer rights that will require you to examine the price tags during your spending.
Labels not only allow you to see the price of the product you bought, but also affect your spending decisions. You can see the prices of alternative products thanks to the labels and make your choices in line with the price.
In cases where the labels slip at the shelf level or the wrong label is used for the wrong product, it will be appropriate to examine the label beforehand.
Although product prices sometimes change, the prices on the shelves may not be updated. At this point I want to give a tip, the consumer always has the right to buy the product at the price he sees on the label. Many large retail companies inform their staff on this issue. So if it says a different price on the label and you notice that when you arrive at the cash register or pay a higher fee for the product you received on the receipt, tell the staff. As per your request, the difference in the price of the label and product can be paid to you, or you can also use your right to return the product.
I know that we do not witness such situations in daily life, but retail personnel face the same situation many times.
2. Unit Price
The labels contain information such as weight, quantity, unit price of the products. By examining this information, you can choose more economical products. Unit price; For example, it allows you to see prices such as liter in a beverage or weight or gram in edible food.
Having an idea about unit prices will make it easier to find more economical products and will also save you money on your expenses.
3. Expiry Date
The expiration date is one of the most important areas that you should not neglect to look for when buying food products. Generally, in fresh food products, the expiration date information is on the labels, and most of the time it is on the packages.
Buying an expired product means you throw your money directly in the trash. Also, instead of purchasing products that you cannot use before the expiration date, you can choose products that are on the back shelves and whose expiration date is later.
4. Discount Cheats
Take a closer look at the discount price tags we are accustomed to seeing with yellow labels most of the time. Generally, grocery stores apply these discounts to customers with a special discount card. If you do not have a discount card, you can buy similar products at a more affordable price in different place, but you may have to buy them at a very high price. To be honest I make this mistake a lot.
5. Cents Traps
Another point to note is the frequent cents tricks. 1 Cent, which labels call 0.97, $ 10, which they call 9.99. It is important to pay attention to cents tricks in the price tags and to compare alternative product prices in order to be a more conscious consumer.
This little information will allow you to act more consciously during your spending. Remember, in any case, you are entitled to a refund.