Cuyahoga County puts advertised prices to the test

3:05 PM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- School supplies are in demand right now and some stores may be ripping you off.

Cuyahoga County held a Back-To-School Blitz. Stores randomly picked across the county had 25 items audited to see if the prices matched the ones placed in their ads.

Out of 138 stores, 20 failed the test. The county says items like notebooks and pens failed to meet the price in the ads.

"If you are using an ad that brings you into the store, have that ad with you. When you are at the counter to pick up the notebook make sure the price is right," says Cynthia Sinch, Cuyahoga County's director of Consumer Affairs.

Consumer experts say when shopping for school supplies, take your time so that you can catch any potential pricing errors. 


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