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Australian Competition and
Consumer Commission
http://www.accc.gov.au/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:25:09 +0000) 07 May 2000 5:57:28am
Australian Retailers
Association (ARA) Codes of
Practice (including scanning)
14 December 2008 3:40:27pm
It would appear that retailers (and their association) are being careful to prevent you finding this information so for my own recollection and to stuff their careful system up you will find the scanning code of practice for computerised checkout systems in supermarkets 2004 as as well as other codes of conduct at this page.

The following are the main bits (from the downloadable PDF):

3. The Item-Free and Multiple Purchases Policies

3.1 If the scanned price of an item is higher than the shelf price, the customer shall be entitled to that item free.

3.2 Where multiple items bearing identical bar codes, or the same PLU number, are purchased and scan at a price higher than the shelf price, the customer shall be entitled to the first item free and the others at the lower (that is the shelf) price. Where multiple pre-packed items, of the same product, which have a set price per kilo (and therefore do not have an identical bar code) are scanned at a higher price than the shelf price, the customer shall be entitled to the first pack scanned for free and the other packs at the correct price per kilo.

3.3 Where there is a difference between the shelf price and the scanned price of the item, the discrepancy will be remedied immediately by the store.

3.4 A scanning error shall be deemed to have occurred when an item has been scanned or the correct PLU number keyed-in and a price higher than the shelf price is registered on the checkout terminal display. It is not necessary for a customer to have paid for the item or to have left the store to be entitled to receive the item free under the Code. Where an operator error has occurred, that is the wrong PLU number is keyed in or the wrong product is identified by the checkout operator, the consumer is not entitled to the product for free.

3.5 If a customer removes, alters or otherwise interferes with a shelf price label or bar code, the customer loses her/his right to receive the item free.

4. Retailer Responsibilities

4.1 Retailers undertake to apply the Code in spirit as well as in the letter, so that high ethical standards are followed by all relevant retailers.

4.2 The retailer is obliged to ensure that the interests of customers are protected by the development of inhouse procedures designed to ensure the integrity and accuracy of computerised checkout systems at all times.

4.3 The retailer will also encourage customer awareness of the Code through the display of signage at each checkout or each entry point to the store. This sign must be clearly visible to customers standing at the checkout or upon entry to the supermarket.

4.4 Staff are required to be familiar with the provisions of the Code and to ensure that customer inquiries or grievances about the Code are handled in a courteous and efficient manner. The retailer will ensure the maintenance of staff training programs to that end.

4.5 The retailer will maintain supplies of Code information materials and provide customers with a copy of the Code leaflet on request.

4.6 Common sense should dictate the period in which a store will accept a customer complaint. As a guideline for customers and store staff, however, it would be reasonable to deal with a complaint up to one month after the error is alleged to have occurred. (See also Section 10 below).

[CHECKURL Validation 6 Apr 2014]
Broadband Choice http://www.
17 September 2004 9:24:09am
A Broadband ISP Directory.
[CHECKURL Validation 6 Apr 2014]
#301 - PERMANENT move to http://bc.whirlpool.net.au/
BuyQuick (.com.au) http://www.buyquick.com.
au/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
14 December 2008 3:41:06pm
Computer Swap Meets - Dates http://technologymarkets.
14 December 2008 3:50:57pm
[CHECKURL Validation 6 Apr 2014]
#301 - PERMANENT move to http://www.technologymarkets.com.au/
Consumers Online - The
Commonwealth Government's One-
Stop-Shop for Consumer
Protection in Australia
18 March 2001 3:09:08pm
[CHECKURL Validation 6 Apr 2014]
#303 - See Other
Innovations http://www.innovations.
com.au/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
11 January 2008 7:00:20pm
Innovations is Australia's leading home shopping company. Founded in 1985 and based in Frenchs Forest, Sydney, Innovations provides its customers with unique and quality products.
Lasoo.com.au - Search offers
and catalogues from your
local retail stores
18 April 2008 5:33:46pm
Portal to view all local catalogs (Target, Big W, KMART, Dick Smith, Tandy, Teds, Office Works, Telstra, Fantastic Furniture, Spoltlight, Go Lo, Guardian Pharmacies and more). Has some search capability. Looks very promising!

Note that if a specific search fails try using more generic terms (remember most catalogs are mostly images which can't the searched), do for example if "paper mario" fails, try "Wii" etc.

[CHECKURL Validation 6 Apr 2014]
#301 - PERMANENT move to http://www.lasoo.com.au
Online Shopping Australia -
Shop & Buy on the net in
au/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:42:02 GMT)
11 January 2008 7:00:20pm
List of links to auto, electrical and many of categories of stores.
Petrol or Other Fuel Prices
in Australia
pricesearch.aspxOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
31 May 2008 4:01:04pm
Red Book - Check CAR Value http://www.redbook.com.
au/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
25 May 2003 4:58:33pm
Before buying or selling a car, check the value of the car you own or are about to buy. The price screen shows the typical trade-in value from a dealer, or private sale value if you intend to sell or buy a car privately. You can also compare up to 3 vehicles side by side, or search for particular cars e.g. all V8's or medium size hatchbacks.

Trade-in and private sale values on used motor cycles, sidecars and trailers. Compare cycles.

Smart Saver Online - FREE
Money Saving Coupons
14 December 2005 6:18:50pm
[CHECKURL Validation 6 Apr 2014]
#301 - PERMANENT move to http://smartsaver.com.au/
wishlist.com.au http://www.wishlist.com.
au/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
11 January 2008 7:00:21pm

A complete listing of all URLS is available if you are having trouble locating a URL.


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