I just read this in a newsletter I get. This woman had every right to be upset. I know I have bought produce this way myself. From now on, I'm going to weigh it too!!
Albertson's Apple Bags
contributed by Dorrie J.
I'm outraged! I just got back from picking up a few things at
an Albertson's grocery store. It's more upscale and pricey,
but it had a few good sale items. One was a three-pound bag of
red delicious apples for 99 cents. Not a bad price as those
are often 99 cents per pound. So I narrowed my search down to
two bags and decided to use the handy scale to determine which
one to buy. The first bag weighed 1.8 pounds. The second
weighed 1.5 pounds! I checked the sign and the writing on the
bag. The bag read "contains 3lbs," and yes, they were 99 cents
a bag. Confused, I tried another scale and three more bags
plucked at random. Not one weighed more than two pounds!
So, I found the produce manager who seemed surprised, but
unwilling to do anything. He explained they get them bagged
like that, and they'd already sold at least 15 or 20 bags. He
then instructed me to fill my bag from their by-the-pound
apples on display nearby.
Can you believe that? As I watched, two more shoppers loaded a
bag into their carts and wheeled off. I whispered the
information to one woman who didn't seem to care. Oh, well.
You can bet I'll be weighing all my bagged produce from now
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