Ariz. electronics customers getting quality merchandise for their money - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Money

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Ariz. electronics customers getting quality merchandise for their money

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:45 am

Ever wondered if you truly got what you were paying for when it came to your electronics purchases? Well there is little need for Ahwatukee Foothills residents to fear. According to the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures (ADWM), people in Arizona get quality merchandise for their buck.

The ADWM conducted unannounced inspections from July 13 to 22, in 34 electronic stores across the state. These inspections checked for fair pricing.

“Pricing accuracy is paramount as businesses compete for customers,” said Shawn Marquez, director of compliance at the ADWM.

Arizona business owners apparently concur with Marquez’s assessment because a 99.6 percent compliance rating was achieved by stores selling electronics, during the week-long inspection.

Not only did stores typically perform well when it came to giving accurate prices, inspectors actually listed 36 individual items as underpriced. Ahwatukee was clear of any price gauging, according to the ADWM.

Inspected stores included The Apple Store, Best Buy, Office Max, Target and Fry’s Electronics, among others. The inspections were done across the state and not all stores were inspected.

“Competition is fierce in the Arizona marketplace and overcharging shoppers will result in customers shopping elsewhere, we are pleased with these results and encourage retailers to remain vigilant in their efforts to provide clear and concise prices to their customers,” Marquez said.

• Jeremy Bush is a senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He is interning this semester for the AFN.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Problems with Arizona's licensing process for medical marijuana dispensaries?

PHOENIX (3TV) - As Arizona voters consider whether to legalize recreational marijuana this fall, there are new questions about the state’s med…

Published: August 27, 2016 - 1:27 am @…

Roaming Charges: Bernie’s Used Cars

This week Bernie Sanders started moonlighting as a traveling used car salesman. A month ago, the neophyte salesman volunteered to handle the p…

Published: August 27, 2016 - 12:39 am @…

Book Bangs: THE CRAZY LADY AUTHORS PRESENT Romantically Incorrect boxset

THE CRAZY LADY AUTHORS PRESENT Romantically Incorrect & Erotically Incorrect Fall Crazy in Love with the Crazy Lady Authors Not just crazy…

Published: August 27, 2016 - 12:07 am @

DIY Garage Blog

There’s nothing like a summer road trip. The warm sea breeze flying through your hair as you cruise down the coast. The fresh, piney air as yo…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 11:58 pm @…

Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona said in its brief filing in U.S. District Court in Phoenix that the case has been assigned to the Justi…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 10:55 pm @…

Justice Dept to decide charges against Arizona lawman in racial profiling case

PHOENIX - The US Justice Department will decide whether criminal contempt charges will be brought against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio for violat…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 10:25 pm @…

Justice Dept. will now decide on bringing contempt charges against Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The U.S. Justice Department will decide whether criminal contempt charges will be brought against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio for violating cour…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 9:55 pm @…

This Week In Political Money: The Super PACs Fighting to Keep John McCain in Office

We’ll be posting this roundup each week leading up to Election Day. Share your thoughts about these must-read stories and always feel free to …

Published: August 26, 2016 - 8:54 pm @…

Arizona Rattlers mount furious rally but fall short against Philadelphia Soul in ArenaBowl XXIX

GLENDALE - The Arizona Rattlers rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit but didn't do enough to earn what would have been a record sixth Ar…

Published: August 26, 2016 - 7:23 pm @…

Trump Campaign CEO Bannon Once Ran Biosphere II Project

Trump's Campaign CEO Ran a Secretive Sci-Fi Project in the Arizona Desert, Mother Jones "Long before Stephen Bannon was CEO of Donald Trump's …

Published: August 26, 2016 - 7:24 pm @

Facebook on Facebook

Twitter on Twitter


Subscribe to via RSS

RSS Feeds


Most Popular

Online poll