TOKYO — A systems error at some Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores last week mistakenly raised cigarette prices, according to an AAFES spokesman.
The error, which happened March 29 to April 2, affected a variety of brands, including the Sonoma brand at Camp Foster stores, according to AAFES spokesman Judd Anstey.
Military regulations require AAFES to set cigarette prices based on local off-base prices, both stateside and overseas, Anstey said in an e-mail. Those prices, then, would normally vary from location to location. On March 29, the error reset the prices at some overseas stores to some stateside prices, he said.
Anyone who feels he or she paid too much for cigarettes during this time are eligible for a refund of the overcharge, Anstey said.
"We are very sorry for any inconvenience this internal error may have caused shoppers and are eager to rectify the cost difference for anyone impacted," he said in the e-mail.