When you buy sausages costing ninety eight cents, how much do you expect to pay? Ninety eight cents.
So, when Mary Bach, a consumer activist, was asked to pay $1 by Walmart in Pennsylvania for sausages priced at 98 cents, she decided to take the giant warehouse store to court.
Walmart argued that it was a price packaging mix-up. Bach thought otherwise and said that it was intentional.
Judge Charles Conway agreed with Bach, ruling that Walmart breached trade laws. In the end, Back was awarded $100 in damages and $80 for legal fees.
The Pittsburg Tribune-Review reported that Greg Rossiter, Walmart spokesman, disagreed with the ruling, and is considering its options. Even the company’s attorney Timothy Nieman contends that Bach has a 17-year history of battling it out with the company over pricing faults.
But for now, Bach got her two cents worth.