Costco has their stuff together. I didn’t think I would ever see a Scanning Code of Practice at Costco. Ever.
But I did!
We go to Costco a lot and their kitchen stuff is a great price and they have some stuff that I covet. One of the things that I’ve had my eye on is the colored knife set. My heart would be happy when I was cutting bread with a purple knife – and well, I’ve heard great things about the set.
But there are lots in stock and it wasn’t really on my radar for must by. So I passed them by when I didn’t notice them on sale on top of the display. Until we walked down a few feet and noticed a clearance price – and what!? It was for the knives.
Two price tags. One knife set. Clearance for under ten dollars and Costco takes part in scanning code of practice.
The cashier was confused about the picture we showed her of the two tags. The tags were both for the same product, but one had a different item number.
The second floor manager said it was a mistake, the sign shouldn’t be out there.
By this time we had that Crazy psycho toddler who was channeling that girl from the exorcist so I took her to the food area to reason with her while Jamie talked to another manager, who offered to give him the lower price.
Crazy exorcist-needing toddler decided to be even crazier and I was starting to get ‘the look’ from passerbys so it was time to take the kid to the car.
So, Jamie talked to another manager who came down, and was still confused about why there were two tags and why he should get the knives for free.
And finally, the last manager – who confirmed that under SCOP, he was right. The price coming up in the system is higher than that displayed on the floor.
Scanning code of practice states that if an item comes up at a higher price than the sign says, you get it for free under $10, and $10 off if it’s over.
This sort of thing never happens at Costco, I would say it’s akin to winning the Costco lottery.