After reading a sales add from Walmart, I visited the North Tonawanda NY store to purchase some twelve packs of Coca Cola products. They were advertised in the ad at three dollars per twelve pack.
At the checkout, I was charged three-fifty plus deposit. When I disputed this and refused to pay, the manager claimed that there was a sin tax on the pop that I had to pay in addition to the New York state sales tax and can deposit. I have heard of no legislation on this as a state tax and only that New York City was considering it. I left the soda pop on the counter, refusing to accept this.
No other store in our area has created this charge in addition to the advertised price. This is not the first issue that I have had with Walmart Personally, I am done doing business with this store but for those who want to continue shopping there, watch your receipts closely.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Manager.