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Wal-Mart To Pay $2.1M For Overcharging Customers

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A Black Friday shopper was shot in the parking lot of a San Leandro Walmart during an attempted robbery. (credit: CBS)

A Black Friday shopper was shot in the parking lot of a San Leandro Walmart during an attempted robbery. (credit: CBS)

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $2.1 million for overcharging customers in violation of a 2008 agreement.

California Attorney General announced the agreement today saying the agreement came after Wal-Mart failed to resolve errors in pricing at checkout stands.

“Consumers should feel confident that the price on the shelf will be the same price they are charged at the cash register,” said Attorney General Harris. “Californians who shop at Wal-Mart should know that they have the right to ask for the appropriate discount.”

According to the terms of the 2008 judgment, customers who were overcharged at the cash register should have immediately received $3 off the lowest advertised price of the item. If the price was less than $3, they were to get it free.

With today’s agreement, Wal-Mart has to continue that program plus put up signs in their stores describing the policy. They will also designate a person in each store to ensure pricing accuracy.

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