The only argument I will make against that is that if the item is on the shelf, it should be sold. I was told that by the ESTL of a Target store on the Eastern USA that I know. It falls to the store to make sure the 'street dated' stuff doesn't make its way to the floor -- Which Neeral has also confirmed. Everything else you wrote is absolutely correct. Personally, I won't be scanning one item and taking the other anymore.