According to the group's report, after debit card reform was enacted, consumers paid, on average:
- $2.22 (or 6.6%) more for the same items at Home Depot in Atlanta. "Despite this retailer's claims to the contrary, our shoppers saw price increases at this chain more than any other," the EPC says.
- 80 cents (or 5.4%) more for the same items at Wal-Mart (WMT) in Portland, Maine.
- $1 (or 2.6%) more for the same items at 7-Eleven in Washington, D.C.
- 30 cents (or 2.9% more_ for the same items at Walgreens (WAG) in Boston.