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How stores stack up for accuracy

Post staff report

Here's how area stores' listed prices compared with how they ring up on electronic scanners:

Service Merchandise, Northgate - 78 percent accuracy. Eleven of 50 items scanned incorrectly, costing a customer $22.78 more than listed prices out of $4,404 in purchases.

JC Penney, Northgate - 84 percent accuracy. Of 50 items valued at $ 1,380, a customer could have paid $40.02 more than expected.

Lechters, Kenwood Towne Centre - 88 percent. Of $173.51 in purchases, a customer could have paid 72 cents extra.

United Dairy Farmers, Pleasant Ridge - 88 percent. Of $51.95 in purchases of 25 items, a customer could have paid 26 cents more than expected.

Wal-Mart, Northgate - 88 percent. Of $267.85 in purchases, a customer could hav e paid 91 cents less than expected.

Kmart, Groesbeck - 90 percent. Of $466.98 in purchases, a customer could have p aid $18.04 less than expected.

SteinMart, Symmes Township - 90 percent. Of $1,219.95 in purchases, a customer could have paid $48.99 more than expected.

Kmart, Forest Park - 94 percent. Of $1,101.50 in purchases, a customer could ha ve paid $6.75 more than expected.

United Dairy Farmers, Blue Ash - 94 percent. Of $88.24 in purchases, a customer could have paid $1.42 more than expected.

Sam's Club, Pleasant Ridge - 96 percent. Of $1,634.45 in purchases, a customer could have paid 89 cents less than expected.

Here are the stores with 100 percent accuracy:

BeBe at Kenwood Towne Centre.

Best Buy, Tri-County.

Burlington Coat Factory, Springdale.

Channel 48 Store of Knowledge, Kenwood Towne Centre.

Disney Store, Kenwood Towne Centre.

Media Play, Norwood.

Micro Center, Sharonville.

Service Merchandise, Tri-County.

Toys R Us, Tri-County.

Value City, Tri-County.

Walgreen, Madeira.

World of Science, Northgate.

The other stores with passing grades: All 98 percent:

Biggs, Harrison Township.

CVS, Montgomery.

KayBee Toys, Forest Park.

Kohl's, Symmes Township.

Office Depot, Anderson Township.

Parisian, Kenwood Towne Centre.

SteinMart, Norwood.

Walgreens, Symmes Township. 96 percent:

Lechters, Northgate - one item of 25 wrong - $1.80 in the customer's favor.

Source: Hamilton County Auditor's documents obtained by The Post.

Publication date: 01-05-00

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