Advice to consumers
- Buy solid
commodities by weight, rather than by count, whenever possible.
- Observe the
unit price (price per pound, per quart, etc.) of what you buy.
- Learn to
read scale and meter indications, and confirm the weights and
size of your purchases.
- For unit
priced items, check your purchase to confirm you are paying the
correct price for the quantity received.
- Package size
may be deceptive. Read and compare labeled quantities in relation
- Some stores
provide scales on which you can check the weights of your purchase.
- Become acquainted
with your local or State weights and measures official, and consult
him if in doubt on any weights and measures matter.