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updated: 2/27/2014 6:34 AM

Wisconsin warns about overcharges at American sale

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MADISON, Wis. -- State regulators are advising consumers to pay attention to the price they're charged if they shop at American TV & Appliance liquidation sales around Wisconsin.

Consumer protection officials say inspectors conducted a price verification survey at each of the seven American stores in Wisconsin this week and found some items are ringing up higher than the advertised price.

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Wisconsin law says consumers are entitled to a refund when they are charged more than the lowest advertised price. Inspectors from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection checked a total of 325 items at the stores in Appleton, Brown Deer, Madison, Oak Creek and Waukesha.

In a statement, American says it's confident consumers will pay the price as tagged. The company says it has not received any consumer complaints.

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