Mary Bach wanted Walmart’s two cents. No, really. When the Pennsylvania woman was charged $1 for frozen sausages that were marked at 98 cents, she demanded — and received — a refund. It might have ended there, too, but Bach returned to the store nearly a week later and found that the error had not been fixed. Although she was offered a refund again, Bach declined — and sued the retail giant last year.
The store manager who testified pointed to a change in the item’s packaging that led to the price discrepancy, claiming that it wasn’t intentional. Nevertheless, the judge ordered Walmart to pay her $100 and reimburse her court costs of around $80. “We take the accuracy of our pricing very seriously,” a Walmart spokesman told local news station WTAE.
According to local news channel WPXI, this was the fifth time Bach had taken Walmart to court. Previous court victories were also over small amounts, such as a $2 discrepancy in the price of a pair of pants. Walmart didn’t respond to a message requesting comment.