After reading the post, Ripped off at Walmart – Money Saving Lesson Learned by Karrie at Happy Money Saver, dated October, 2013 I was a bit curious. Had Walmart remedied it’s fraudulent pricing practice over the last year and a half?
So today I purchased a package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts at the Walmart Neighborhood Market. I paid $9.35 for the package. The price label said that it contained 4 lbs 7.0 oz of boneless, skinless chicken breast.
|Entire package, unopened.|
Just like Karrie at Happy Money Saver I weighed the entire package. According to my brand new digital kitchen scale the total weight of the package and chicken was 4 lbs 13.4 oz.
I then weighed several items to check the accuracy of my digital scale.
Next I weighed an empty container. It totaled 6.0 oz.
|Empty container = 6.0 oz|
I then added the untrimmed chicken to the 6.0 oz container and the total was 4 lbs 8.5oz, meaning that the chicken alone weighed 4 lbs 2.5 oz.
|Untrimmed chicken, less the weight of the container = 4 lbs 2.5 oz.|
|Empty package 11.0 oz.|