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Los Paisanos, Smith Street--RIP-OFF ALERT

Marion Morgenthal | Jan 10, 2010 01:48 PM

I've rarely shopped at Los Paisanos, but went in there this afternoon, mainly on recommendation from this board. I was waited on by an older, very slow moving, man. My first order was $13.00 on the scale, and I then asked for a half pound of an item that was $7.99 per pound. He sliced that where I didn't see him, and came back and told me the total was $18.70. I gave him a $20, and off he walked. I put the second item on the scale, and it was .54 pounds, which doesn't come to near the $5.70 he charged me. He came back to the counter and changed the amount to what the scale said, then told me I had given him a $10 bill, not a $20. I'm very sure it was a $20, but no way to prove it.

So, in a single transaction, he tried to rip me off for an individual item, then swapped my $20 for a $10 and demanded more money. I would highly recommend that anyone shopping there (if you feel you have to) watch very carefully on the scale, and announce what bill you are handing over as you do so. As for me, don't think I have any reason to ever walk into that store again.

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