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Metric Information Advice to the Consumer
- Buy solid commodities by weight or dry measure rather than by count, whenever possible.
- Check the unit price (price per pound, per quart, etc.) of what you buy.
- Learn to read scale and meter indications, and make sure you watch the weighing and measuring of your purchases.
- On unit-priced items, make sure you are paying the correct price for the quantity received.
- Package size can be deceptive. Read and compare labeled quantities in relation to price.
- Demand accurate weight and measure in your purchase in the same way you would demand accurate change from the cashier.
- Use the scales that some stores provide to check the weights of your purchases.
- Become acquainted with your local or state weights and measures department, and consult them if in doubt on any weights and measures questions.
- Report suspected inaccuracies or violations of weights and measures laws and regulations to your local or state weights and measures office.
Department of Consumer Protection /
Weights and Measures
Michael D. Bannon
1260 Almshouse Rd., 4th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901