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State weights and measures sizes up tech-gear sales

PHOENIX (Tucson News Now) - State regulators are out making sure people get the deals they're looking for when they buy computers and tablet devices on sale.

The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures has made surprise inspections to big-box retailers throughout the state.  Inspectors audited businesses to verify if the price advertised was really what consumers paid at the cash register.  

In all, 34 stores located throughout the state were inspected beginning on July 15 through July 22 this year.  They had a near-perfect 99.6 percent compliance rating, after auditors looked at nearly one thousand individual products.  Only one OfficeMax store in Phoenix failed a price accuracy inspection where 2 overcharges were uncovered totaling $20.11.

A list of the stores who received unannounced inspections:

  • The AppleStore     5 stores inspected -(100%)
  • BestBuy                6 stores inspected- (100%)
  • CostcoWholesale  6 stores inspected- (100%)
  • Fry'sElectronics   1 store inspected-( 100%)
  • MicrosoftStore     1 store inspected- (100%)
  • Office Depot         1 store inspected- (100%)
  • OfficeMax            2 stores inspected- (1-fail 92%) (1 – 100%)
  • SamsClub             2stores inspected- (100%)
  • Staples                 7 stores inspected (6 stores 100%) (1 – 96%)
  • Target                  1 store inspected- (100%)
  • Wal-Mart             2 stores inspected- (100%)

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