Monday, 29 March 2010

What a load of shit

Just been to Sainos for a quick grocery shop. Was looking for some toilet paper and I noticed something: all the special packs with three rolls "free" cost 25% more than normal packs.

So, clearly this is some new meaning of the word "free", of which I was not previously aware.

Thieving cunts.

17 comments:

Joe Public said...

They're not thieving cunts; that's the Idiot's Tax.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Don't underestimate the stupidity of people. When it comes to it, who do you think knows more about this - yer average shopper or J Sainsbury's plc?

Quiet_Man said...

Nip round to my place of work, we have mountains of the stuff (it's made here) can sell you a pallet wholesale :-D

Or just put on a hi vis vest, say you're a contractor and go in the staff shop, 50% off.

John Pickworth said...

Look carefully and you'll see this 'attractive pricing' in most of the supermarkets.

Recently at ASDA (I was only in there to try our some new pajamas) you could buy two packs of some sweets for a bargain £1. Or individually, they'd cost you 48p each. Chances are that 95% of people wouldn't have noticed.

At Tesco (trying out their Age 30 alcohol sales policy) a multi-buy biscuit offer sounded like a real bargain. That is until you noticed the multi-buy packs were 250g each while the 'full priced' single equivalents were 300g.

On the whole though, these types of offer are for the most part genuine... except you're not really saving money. You're actually spending more than you wanted to, which is great news for the supermarkets of course.

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Angry Exile said...

Too much to hope for a price per roll on the shelf. Price per breakfast parking exercise would be even more useful but I accept they don't know what I've been eating.

J Demetriou said...

I used to notice this sort of stupidity when I lived in Cyprus. Their supermarkets are horrendous at this sort of thing. It's spread to over here because more and more people are becoming more and more stupid. I wonder why.

People just don't engage brain anymore, and so supermarkets simply try their luck and get away with it.

microdave said...

Whenever I see any special offers in my local Sainsbury's I always try a quick mental calculation (I can just about manage that) and for good measure the shelf labels normally quote a price per 100grams or similar. So there really isn't any excuse to be ripped off, unless of course, you are completely stupid...

cuntface said...

sainos?

rich enough to shop at 'sainos', poor enough to check the price of toilet paper.

cunt.

johnny nunsuch said...

TANSTAAFL or in this case free bog roll -

RantinRab said...

Right, here's what has probably happened. (I work for one of the big bad supermarkets, you know, the ones that 'rip you off').

I bet the bog rolls are a 12 for the price of nine pack. Some shelf filling monkey has put them on the wrong shelf, ie the 'straight' 12 pack place, rather than the nine pack place. The SEL (shelf edge label) is displaying the price for 12, you will have been charged for nine.

Check your receipt, numb-nuts.

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Dark Lochnagar said...

The bastards do it all the time. They also stick the so called 'special offers' on the shelf at eye level and have the cheaper stuff underneath. Ask Rantin Rab, he works for Morrisons. BTW is that really your photo on this page because if it is, you are a right ugly cunt!

RantinRab said...

Eye level is buy level, DL!

carbchick said...

those twofers are to blame for the country's obesity epidemic.

so sainey's did you a favour there.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Carbchick, I don't fucking eat toilet paper! Are you fucking mental?

RantinRab said...

Carbchick??

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Fucking nugget.