The merchant who places a price tag on each product must sell you the item at the price indicated on the tag, never at a higher price. He is not required to observe the Price accuracy policy.

Exceptions to the individual labelling rule

Some goods are exempted from the individual labelling rule, for example:

  • items that cost less than $0.60;
  • food not packaged before sale;
  • trees, plants and flowers.

The page dealing with the Labelling and price indication rule provides the full list of these exceptions. The merchant must indicate the price of these goods in close proximity.

What if the price at the cash register is higher than the price of the good? The merchant is required to sell you the product at the lower price.


Last update : November 24, 2017

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