Expensive Hair Spray
Posted: 2009-04-10. Categories: Louisiana, Wal-mart

I recently decided to go through a couple of my receipts before I threw them away. I know I waited a long time, but I will for now on check them before I leave the store. I went to the Rayville, Louisiana Wal-mart, the day before Christmas and bought a large variety of items; Christmas presents, groceries, necessities, etc.

HairsprayI just about tossed the receipt and stopped to looked it over, just in case there was something on it that I would want to keep it for. I scanned over it and noticed one spot where there was a charge for hair spray for $37.68.

Now I was wondering if I purchased something for a kid from the movie Hair Spray, but after thinking about it, we have hardly any girls in the family and I don’t usually spend that much anyways.

So I called the store and had them look it up for me and it was for an actual bottle of regular hair spray. Talk about an overcharge. They said the price of the hairspray was $3.33. I would say that is quite a huge overcharge.

Now they told me to bring the receipt up and they would refund me, but isn’t there some sort of law that says they have to not only refund me the amount but a certain percentage of it too? I would be curious to know.

Thanks So Much,
Tammy from Michigan

4 Comments to "Expensive Hair Spray"

  1. Retail Bandit says:

    Dear Tammy,

    That is a huge overcharge. Unfortunately, you only have 30-days under the Michigan Scanner Law to claim the bounty. You are fortunate that the store is agreeing to refund the overcharge at all. This could have been an expensive lesson.

    Always check your receipts!

  2. Sue says:

    Our local Wal-Mart store overcharged an employee shopping on her off the clock time and was told store employees were not eligible for the 10X rebate. Is this correct?

  3. Retail Bandit says:

    This is not true, there is no exemption in the law for employees. Just remember that Michigan is a right to work state. They can fire her for no reason at all or for any reason and I can tell you from experience that it’s hard to fight.

    I was working for Subway and said Merry Christmas to some customers. I was later pulled aside and told that I wasn’t allowed to wish customers a Merry Christmas, so I called Subway’s Corporate office for clarification and was informed that that was not Subway’s policy but the owners policy.

    The next day I went into work and was terminated. Of course I couldn’t get an attorney to help me fight my wrongful termination and when I called the Michigan Department of Labor – Wage, Labor and Hour division, I was told that they could fire me because I was an at-will employee and there was nothing I could do about it.

    Simply put she needs to weigh her job against what the law allows and if she can live with her decision.

    Thanks for asking,

  4. Sue says:

    Our local Wal-Mart store overcharged an employee shopping on her off the clock time and was told store employees were not eligible for the 10X rebate. Is this correct?