In the past week, in 4 different shops and restaurants, I’ve been short changed, or over charged on my purchases.
I can’t say whether any of these were deliberate or not, but given the crowds and rush that people are under when they’re making their Christmas purchases, it’s a perfect time for people to miss out or not notice such things.
In my experiences recently, I pointed out the error, and on each occasion it was resolved immediately. So quickly in fact, that you’d nearly be suspicious that the person concerned knew that something was up in the first place, and knew they’d been caught out – but that’s just my cynical side.
Always always check your change. Don’t feel rushed when you’re at the top of the queue. Count out your change, and make sure that only items that you’ve purchased are on your receipt.
Read here for more Value Ireland tips on what to watch out for when shopping and to make sure you’re not short-changed.