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Red Nose's 1p each @ Sainsbuys

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In my local sainsburys they were selling red nose's at 1p each reduced from £1 Im guessing sainsburys will donate 70p still, hopefully! Read More
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In my local sainsburys they were selling red nose's at 1p each reduced from £1

Im guessing sainsburys will donate 70p still, hopefully!
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[mod]#1
I work there, not been in over the weekend so i have not seen in the Lincoln store. Its worth adding heat to this to get it noticed especially if we are donationg 70p to charity reguardless.

If i hear anything at work tomorrow ill post and let you know if the 70p still goes.
3 Likes #2
wud definately buy if i saw. worth the 70p donation.
4 Likes #3
These just make you look silly. I can't understand why anyone wears them.
#4
Sainsbury's making a 69p loss per Red Nose? Doubt it.
12 Likes #5
LongPockets
These just make you look silly. I can't understand why anyone wears them.


i think you and your priorities are widely missing the point.
1 Like #6
Buy 100 costs you £1 Sainsbury's £7 and sell them next year at 75% of the markup and make erm erm a fool of yourself for ripping a charity off. X)

Wear them or not its the donation that counts Longpockets
15 Likes #7
LongPockets
These just make you look silly. I can't understand why anyone wears them.



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[mod] 1 Like #8
bburdett
Sainsbury's making a 69p loss per Red Nose? Doubt it.

Sainsburys take thousands of pounds of loss every week. Loss leader they are called.

when you see beer on offer like buy one crate get 2 free, we lose money. although it pulls trade through the door and sometimes more sales.

Sainsburys support a lot of charitys including local charitys as well as big names.
#9
Yeah a good cause and post etc but where was the comedy this year?Awful!
This yrs 'highlight' was Fearne Cotton in a swimsuit,yuk!
3 Likes #10
simplyjimbo
Buy 100 costs you £1 Sainsbury's £7 and sell them next year at 75% of the markup and make erm erm a fool of yourself for ripping a charity off. X)

Wear them or not its the donation that counts Longpockets

Not brilliant with maths but I think if you bought 100 for £1 then the donation from Sainsbury at 70p a nose would be £70 not £7 - I'm off to buy a few tomorrow just in the hope that Sainsbury do still give their donation.
#11
I am gonna stock up on as many as I can get and sell them next year - cheers OP!!
1 Like #12
I just noticed that Jay too fast typing (_;)
#13
No such thing as loss leaders.

NeoTrix
bburdett
Sainsbury's making a 69p loss per Red Nose? Doubt it.

Sainsburys take thousands of pounds of loss every week. Loss leader they are called.

when you see beer on offer like buy one crate get 2 free, we lose money. although it pulls trade through the door and sometimes more sales.

Sainsburys support a lot of charitys including local charitys as well as big names.
10 Likes #14
Sainsburys has already bought these noses from the supplier and thus the charity donation has equally already been made. Comic Relief will make no additional money from you buying one now (if you'd bought one before Red Nose Day then Sainsburys would have ordered more of them, thus increasing the donation). Sainsburys are now just trying to make any money they can off them/prevent them being thrown away.

Edited By: dalekinvasion on Mar 21, 2011 18:36
[mod] 2 Likes #15
rwillia2
No such thing as loss leaders.

NeoTrix
bburdett
Sainsbury's making a 69p loss per Red Nose? Doubt it.

Sainsburys take thousands of pounds of loss every week. Loss leader they are called.

when you see beer on offer like buy one crate get 2 free, we lose money. although it pulls trade through the door and sometimes more sales.

Sainsburys support a lot of charitys including local charitys as well as big names.



tell that to justin king

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_leader

and oh ive worked here for 5 years, i think there is.
2 Likes #16
I find it very frustrating that some stores still had them left over when my local was sold out and on phoning said that everyone is still asking for them. Why can't a company like Sainsbury's move stock from stores with too much to stores with too little!
[mod] 1 Like #17
dalekinvasion
Sainsburys has already bought these noses from the supplier and thus the charity donation has equally already been made. Comic Relief will make no additional money from you buying one now (if you'd bought one before Red Nose Day then Sainsburys would have ordered more of them, thus increasing the donation). Sainsburys are now just trying to make any money they can off them/prevent them being thrown away.


that make sense. not being sarcastic it does, just didnt think of it in that way, im the electrical specialist there and my sales work different, im sure your spot on mate.
[mod]#18
newmann
I find it very frustrating that some stores still had them left over when my local was sold out and on phoning said that everyone is still asking for them. Why can't a company like Sainsbury's move stock from stores with too much to stores with too little!


We do buddy, but there has to be a big call for it, we shift stuff around all the time but the issue is TIME, it can take a few days to authorize a pickup for it with the depot, because its them that have to make the trip to us to then take it to its destination.

when it comes to red noses at this stage im sure they wont bother because of fuel costs, unless of course we are somewhere in the lorrys original journey.
1 Like #19
our sainsburys had loads out today and car noses and it had ' make a donation to customer services '
1 Like #20
Is it just me or does Honkus look like the Forever Alone meme?
#21
Just to let people know the point of this sale was to allow customers to choose how much they wanted to give for each nose\toy. none of the money made from now on will go to sainsburys but to charities chosen by the local store. a 1p price was put as a minimum but customers are encouraged to leave 10p etc which 100% goes to the charity.
#22
newmann
I find it very frustrating that some stores still had them left over when my local was sold out and on phoning said that everyone is still asking for them. Why can't a company like Sainsbury's move stock from stores with too much to stores with too little!
Are people so stupid that if they cant wear a red nose they cant make a donation by phone?
#23
dalekinvasion
Sainsburys has already bought these noses from the supplier and thus the charity donation has equally already been made. Comic Relief will make no additional money from you buying one now (if you'd bought one before Red Nose Day then Sainsburys would have ordered more of them, thus increasing the donation). Sainsburys are now just trying to make any money they can off them/prevent them being thrown away.

You're wrong, because however futile their efforts are, if they end up selling their remaining stock, they'll be more likely to buy more red noses for next year (or at the very least, the same amount).

Buying remaining stock now = more stock bought next year = a greater donation to charity.
#24
My store removed all the red nose stuff from in front of the checkouts yesterday, they slightly over ordered. Had tonnes left, don't know if they put it back on the shop floor last night or today as it was all put out the back
#25
NeoTrix
rwillia2
No such thing as loss leaders.

NeoTrix
bburdett
Sainsbury's making a 69p loss per Red Nose? Doubt it.

Sainsburys take thousands of pounds of loss every week. Loss leader they are called.

when you see beer on offer like buy one crate get 2 free, we lose money. although it pulls trade through the door and sometimes more sales.

Sainsburys support a lot of charitys including local charitys as well as big names.



tell that to justin king

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_leader


and oh ive worked here for 5 years, i think there is.


A quote from wikipedia:
"Video game consoles have often been sold at a loss while software and accessory sales are highly profitable to the console manufacturer. In the current generation of consoles; both Sony and Microsoft have sold their consoles, the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, respectively, at a loss and made up for it through game software and accessory profits"

They trying to tell us Sony are making a loss on PS3's despite being sold for around £200-£250, surely not?. To manufacture one would come no where near to that cost, or at least i never would have thought so.
1 Like #26
ehpablo
No such thing as loss leaders.

They trying to tell us Sony are making a loss on PS3's despite being sold for around £200-£250, surely not?. To manufacture one would come no where near to that cost, or at least i never would have thought so.

Not sure what the situation is now, but they were certainly losing a LOT of money on each console when they first came out. It was worth it to them for the accessories and the games sales, not to mention to ensure that Blu-ray won the HD format war. An independent group tore the PS3 apart and analysed the estimated cost of production (allowing for bulk orders and that sort of thing) and worked out it cost a hell of a lot more to make than they sold it for. And if you think that the shop, the distributer and the factory all have to make a margin on it before sony gets their cut, then it's even more likely that it was a loss leader for them. Of course as technology progresses and producing the components becomes cheaper they get closer to making a profit on each unit. Not sure if they are there yet, but I'm guessing they must be close.

(Same goes for XBox 360) I believe that the Wii was the only one of this current console generation that was making a profit from the start. (mainly because their console is not very high powered)
[mod]#27
ehpablo
NeoTrix
rwillia2
No such thing as loss leaders.

NeoTrix
bburdett
Sainsbury's making a 69p loss per Red Nose? Doubt it.

Sainsburys take thousands of pounds of loss every week. Loss leader they are called.

when you see beer on offer like buy one crate get 2 free, we lose money. although it pulls trade through the door and sometimes more sales.

Sainsburys support a lot of charitys including local charitys as well as big names.



tell that to justin king

and
[url=%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Ca%20class=]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_leader[/url]" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_leader


and oh ive worked here for 5 years, i think there is.


A quote from wikipedia:
"Video game consoles have often been sold at a loss while software and accessory sales are highly profitable to the console manufacturer. In the current generation of consoles; both Sony and Microsoft have sold their consoles, the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, respectively, at a loss and made up for it through game software and accessory profits"

They trying to tell us Sony are making a loss on PS3's despite being sold for around £200-£250, surely not?. To manufacture one would come no where near to that cost, or at least i never would have thought so.


I'm not entirely sure about the manufacturers as i deal in sainsburys, I do know our profit margin on TV's is only 10% so when we end up selling ex displays we are in effect losing some. although most f the moeny is pulled in via accssories and games.

i cant comment on much else because im not 100% of the details,

when i went to coventry offices they told us that they make more selling 10pks of own brand batterys than they do when they sell a TV, Sounds crazy right? yep its mad but thats what they are doing.

its the add on purchases that pull the profit in, batterys, control pads, games , hdmi leads ect....

(source: Head office coventry)
#28
ehpablo

They trying to tell us Sony are making a loss on PS3's despite being sold for around £200-£250, surely not?. To manufacture one would come no where near to that cost, or at least i never would have thought so.


Yeh, consoles do make a loss. But I agree loss leaders don't exist in the way people think (like the beer example), sometimes the promotions are run & determined by the manufacturer or distributor, and the retailer passes this large discount on to the shoppers. People who think that the retailers price things below what they pay for them are mistaken. Perhaps once floor space & staffing costs have been accounted for they might turn out to be loss-generating products if every such item was bought by a non-returning customer, and that was all they bought. In reality that's not the case. There is no ``loss'' made by the retailer.
Discounted items such as this, and end-of-line sales are different, they may be sold at a loss I don't doubt

Edited By: mikeleeds on Mar 21, 2011 20:48: spell
#29
You look scary.
#30
ehpablo
NeoTrix
rwillia2
No such thing as loss leaders.

NeoTrix
bburdett
Sainsbury's making a 69p loss per Red Nose? Doubt it.

Sainsburys take thousands of pounds of loss every week. Loss leader they are called.

when you see beer on offer like buy one crate get 2 free, we lose money. although it pulls trade through the door and sometimes more sales.

Sainsburys support a lot of charitys including local charitys as well as big names.



tell that to justin king

and
[url=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_leader


and oh ive worked here for 5 years, i think there is.


A quote from wikipedia:
"Video game consoles have often been sold at a loss while software and accessory sales are highly profitable to the console manufacturer. In the current generation of consoles; both Sony and Microsoft have sold their consoles, the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, respectively, at a loss and made up for it through game software and accessory profits"

They trying to tell us Sony are making a loss on PS3's despite being sold for around £200-£250, surely not?. To manufacture one would come no where near to that cost, or at least i never would have thought so.


Yes common misconception that consumer electronics cos penny's to make and sell for hundreds, the PS3 originally cost Sony about £750.00 per unit to make, you can knock about £100.00 to £150.00 off that for the bulk and mass ordering they did on components, but still cost them about £600.00 per unit and sold for £425.00. it took a couple of years to get back into the black on exh unit sold and still the margin is very slim, Sony makes its main revenue from consoles with Software sales and licensing as do MS.

Nintendo is the only consumer video games electronics company to make profit from day one on each console sold to date. hence why the Wii`s specs are weak in comparison to MS and Sony`s offerings.

For some strange reason it annoys me when smart asses try to tell me that the Nokia phone they hold in there hands cost Nokia a few pence to make yet they had to pay £400.00 for it! do you really think that with the competition around electronics companies wouldn't sell as cheap as possible to compete more efficiently, there is no conspiracy it cost money to make new techs and don't forget R&D, Logistics, Taxes and other unseen costings. I am sure some products make healthy profits but some items make a small margin of profit, but as they sell millions of products a month its worth it.



Edited By: haritori on Mar 21, 2011 21:01: ?
[mod]#31
mikeleeds
ehpablo

They trying to tell us Sony are making a loss on PS3's despite being sold for around £200-£250, surely not?. To manufacture one would come no where near to that cost, or at least i never would have thought so.


Yeh, consoles do make a loss. But I agree loss leaders don't exist in the way people think (like the beer example), sometimes the promotions are run & determined by the manufacturer or distributor, and the retailer passes this large discount on to the shoppers. People who think that the retailers price things below what they pay for them are mistaken. Perhaps once floor space & staffing costs have been accounted for they might turn out to be loss-generating products if every such item was bought by a non-returning customer, and that was all they bought. In reality that's not the case. There is no ``loss'' made by the retailer.
Discounted items such as this, and end-of-line sales are different, they may be sold at a loss I don't doubt


we definatly lose cash on the beers, i promise you mate. not a lot but its not a profit either.
[mod]#32
Caz42
You look scary.

this guy ---> chaymation lol hope he doesn't look like that for real.
#33
How does a 'floor operative' who works for a major supermarket know how much each items costs his/ her employer.
Do you see the invoices from the supplier?.... No?.... Do the actual cost prices appear on your system.. no? Thought not..

..and just to satisfy the PS3 question see.;http://www.reghardware.com/2008/01/15/ps3_component_costs_halved/

Well done to Sainsburys and its customers for its effort in the run up to RND
#34
Wooo! These will do great for next years Comic Relief!!

Edited By: MrKez on Mar 21, 2011 22:10
1 Like #35
someone loves their job...
#36
When did Comic Relief become yearly??
#37
newmann
I find it very frustrating that some stores still had them left over when my local was sold out and on phoning said that everyone is still asking for them. Why can't a company like Sainsbury's move stock from stores with too much to stores with too little!


They can, it's just not as easy as you would think. Unless someone at the store is willing to just load stuff up in their car and drive it to another store (with anything valuable like electricals this would never be allowed to happen anyway) then it has to go on a lorry to the depot and then back out on another lorry, unless by a stroke of luck a lorry happens to be going from your store to a store you want to transfer to (very very rare this actually happens when you want it to, and it's only to stores in close proximity and under certain conditions). Then remember if it's any fresh or frozen food you need a temp controlled van/lorry...which only come at certain times of day.

Don't see why they are selling them reduced...there will be different designs next year anyway. It will be like wearing last seasons football shirt to a game, plus no donation will be made.

We just bagged all of ours up and they are going back for recycling, at least then something useful is happening with them.

Edited By: madasadog on Mar 22, 2011 09:10
#38
buying them for a penny so someone else makes a donation, I know it a hot deals website but i hope you have or will donated to charity you tight sods.
#39
LongPockets
These just make you look silly. I can't understand why anyone wears them.

8/10
1 Like #40
guv
What's the actual point of these? OK, I can understand the POV that it'll mean 70p will go to charity, but that's not the case. It's already been donated. The purchase is not going to assist any charity.

So, the only purpose, is for cheapskates who don't want to personally contribute (I assume you'd agree 1p isn't actually a real donation) and make out they have. Maybe store them up for next year, or buy in bulk and take to boot fairs? Some people have no shame I guess.

The point of buying them at 1p is just to get rid - otherwise its landfill, and if you go into Sainsbury's with a child then coming out with a "present" that cost 1p is rather good if you ask me.

If you mean "what's the point of red noses" then.....

Its creating a vehicle for the masses to donate. The idea of these sorts of vehicles for donation is that it plays on vanity ("look at me I've donated"), shame ("if I don't have one, and my friends do, then I'll be left out) and demonstration ("I'm raising money for RND").

It also is designed to drive parents mad by using kids as a persuader ("I want one Mum") - and its cheaper than most "toys" a kid will pester its mother for in a shop.

It's similar to (but not the same as or as effective as) poppies - its just a vehicle for donation, and more importantly, it sets a benchmark for the donation - otherwise people will just put their coppers/smallest silver change into a collecting tin.

Its in our general culture to want something in return for a donation - be it recognition or something more material - this ticks the boxes.

in my opinion.....

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