Safeway Accused of Overcharging Shoppers Who Buy Food Online
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Safeway is being accused of bilking customers who buy groceries online at Safeway.com. According to a class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco last week, the grocery retailer tells customers that they will be charged the same prices for food sold in the stores that day. They are then charged $7 to $13 for delivery, depending on the size of groceries.
But one Pennsylvania man says the grocery store is tacking on an extra 10 percent to online purchases -- and consumers are unwittingly paying it.
"Other than visiting the store to check prices on the day of delivery, consumers have no way of knowing that Safeway has overcharged them," the lawsuit states.
SF Weekly called Safeway officials, who have not yet responded. We will update you when we hear back.
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