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Are You Getting What You Pay For?

Date: Tuesday, October 18
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free; registration appreciated.
Location: Fellowship Hall
Speaker: Mary Bach

Your shopping trips will never be the same after this entertaining and educational presentation packed with important consumer information.

Do you ever feel “ripped off” in the marketplace? Do you understand Pennsylvania’s amusing and confusing sales tax applications? When you pump a gallon of gas, how do you know that that is what you received? Have you noticed that packages are shrinking the amount of product we get for the price we pay? When selecting merchandise, do you have to hunt for the price? Have you ever been overcharged at a scanner checkout register?

Speaker Mary Bach is a long-time independent, nationally recognized, independent Consumer Advocate. She has numerous television and radio credits, including appearances on the “Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, “Donahue”, and “Dateline”, as well as many segments on local TV programs and talk-radio shows. She has been interviewed and quoted in many publications, ranging from “Good Housekeeping”, “Business Week”, and “Money Magazine” to “USA Today”, “Wall Street Journal”, “Washington Post”, and “Philadelphia Inquirer”, among many others. She has keynoted or been a featured speaker or workshop presenter at numerous state, national, and international conferences on a wide variety of consumer issues. Mary has been on the forefront of telemarketing issues, from the consumer’s perspective. She is Vice-President of the Scanning Certification Advisory Board, helping to set industry standards for retail pricing accuracy at the checkout.