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
- 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
- Report suspected inaccuracies or violations of weights and measures
laws and regulations to your local or state weights and measures
Department of Consumer Protection /
Michael D. Bannon
50 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901