Watch out for so-called deals
I received a coupon for an item reduced to $1.39 plus tax.
Regular price was $7.99. Wow, I thought, sounds like a great little stocking stuffer then I proceeded to purchase the item. I was quite dismayed at what happened.
The store charged me 12 per cent tax on the original list price then added the discount price to my invoice.
I queried that and, well, basically told don’t like it, don’t buy it. I proceeded to fill in their complaint card, not much space unless you like everything. No response.
I meant to write this information in a letter to the editor a few weeks back. I just received another offering of an item reduced 72 per cent from $4.99 to a price of $1.39. So this store has charged the HST on the list price which would be $4.99, not the $1.39 so this item you will pay $1.39 plus $0.60 HST to a total of $1.99, you should be paying $1.46.
I am sure wondering if this store gives the HST difference to Revenue Canada.
Warning watch those sale items and what the stores charge you for tax, it just might be more than 12 per cent.