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Delbert figured the bill would be a little $15. He had bought seven Hershey’s Special Dark -ounce chocolate bars. They were on sale, reduced from .49 to $1 each. He had studied the various on toilet paper. You need a calculator to out what the best deal is, he muttered he looked at each price tag beneath each . Knowing that the house brand is almost always than the name brand, he settled on Ralfs ‘n Soft 2-ply tissue.

The large plastic package “Comfy Softness.” The 12 double rolls were reduced $7.19 to $5.39. Delbert read the small print the package: “Embossed for softness—Ralfs Bathroom Tissue is , Thick and Plush. Safe for sewer and septic .”

He had also bought about 2 ½ pounds bananas, at 67 cents a pound. A week , no bananas were available. Instead, a sign had , “Bad weather in Ecuador is affecting our banana .”

Delbert was surprised when the bill came to .91. He gave the checker a twenty and got change. Then he pushed his cart over near coffee counter to double-check his bill. There it --$5.91 for the toilet paper. He pushed the cart to aisle 4. He looked at the price on the bottom of the shelf again—it said .32. Ha, he thought. He went back to the checker and told her about the overcharge.