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Store Scanners Ringing Up the Wrong Prices

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- You may think you're getting a good deal, but once you get to the register the scanner might charge you more then you bargained for.

A recent survey has found many shoppers across the state could be paying more than the price they're seeing on the shelves. It turns out, a lot of scanners just aren't ringing up the right price.

The scanner survey was conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture and a Consumer Affairs Unit in Seattle. Leaders from the Better Business Bureau say this isn't unusual around the Christmas season.

"You know check your receipt preferably before you even leave the store, look for things that you know were on sale, look for a dollar amount that doesn't seem right and if it doesn't seem right question it," said Norma Miller, from the Tri-Cities Better Business Bureau.

Out of 145 stores where scanners were verified, 21 stores failed the testing criteria.