Did Target fix glitch in pricing system?

Posted at 7:20 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 21:26:41-04

Investigators went shopping undercover at Target to find out if the store has fixed a "glitch" in its pricing system.

It's a story the investigators first broke Monday, after learning Target was charging more for medicine found in the baby aisle than on the same exact medicine found near the pharmacy. 

Shoppers were spending more money on Infant's Tylenol, Motrin, Target brand Infants' Gas Relief Drops and Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water when buying the products from the baby aisle. 

When questioning Target about the markups, a spokeswoman said it was an error in the store's pricing system that was causing the discrepancy. She said Target fixed the glitch and that the new pricing should be reflected on shelves within a few days.

That was a week ago.

On Friday, it was found that Target only made adjustments to the Infants' Tylenol. 

While shopping, the investigators came across a different markup. This one was in the pet aisle. A 30 ounce box of Arm and Hammer Pet Fresh Carpet Odor Eliminator costs $4.09 in the pet aisle. The same item, only 12.6 ounces bigger, costs two dollars less in the cleaning aisle. 

Investigators reached out to Target to find out why changes were made to just one of the products in the baby aisle and to question the store about what was found in the pet aisle.

Target did not respond by Friday evening. 


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