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Radio Smart Talk for Wednesday, December 12:
It's the holiday shopping season when most of us are buying gifts, spending money, and trying to find a bargain. But with all the hustle and bustle, are we as focused on not getting ripped off as we are at other times of the year?
Wednesday's guest on Radio Smart Talk is always on alert for just that. Consumer advocate Mary Bach is best known for suing Wal-Mart and winning after she was overcharged two cents for a package of sausage. While some may accuse Bach of filing a frivolous lawsuit, she makes the case that the suit made its point.
The brown and serve sausage was listed at 98 cents. When Bach checked out, the cash register charged her one dollar. The two cents was refunded but when Bach returned a week later, the same 98 cent package rang up as a dollar. That's when she acted.
On Wednesday's program, Bach will discuss making sure consumers get what they pay for, don't pay sales taxes on items that aren't taxed, sales taxes on purchases made online, scams and money-saving tips.
Do you have a consumer related question for Mary Bach?
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