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Worldwide Travel Adaptor 1p @ Tescos

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banned7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
Went to Tesco's in Thetford this afternoon and was looking at sun cream when I spotted travel adaptors hanging reduced to 49p. Went to the till and it scanned through at 1p!

Not sure if it's nationwide! Be ware though as there was two hanging there (they look pretty similar and do the same thing everything on the label was exactly the same except the barcode) both labelled at 49p but one of them scanned at £1.93.

Sorry if I've done any thing wrong!
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banned7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
Sweet just what I need! thanx
#2
What are the last 3 numbers in the bar code? Makes the right one easyer to find! Cheers.
banned#3
the two i bought (one was £1.93 one was 1p.) the last three digits are 058 and 254. The one that went through as a penny I think is the 058. I made the mistake of not checking the receipt until I got home and didn't realise they both didn't cost 1p!
#4
I hope you get a refund on the £1.93 item
#5
wendyak
I hope you get a refund on the £1.93 item


Double the diff.............that will be a £2.88p refund and you keep the item...........explain.....item marked at 49p.
#6
antenna
Double the diff.............that will be a £2.88p refund and you keep the item...........explain.....item marked at 49p.


I don't think they let you keep the item anymore... just get double the difference
#7
and its def worldwide? i need one of theese for next week
i was just debating wether to nip too tescos or morrisons - think il now nip to tesco and see if i can get one of theese,
thanks :thumbsup:
#8
Cool. 48p saved off of my world tour. Every little helps.
#9
Russ2626
I don't think they let you keep the item anymore... just get double the difference


You're wrong. You get double the difference of the overcharge and keep the item. If you are overcharged by 2p, you'd get 4p back and the item, as you've bought the item! If you get overcharged £1 on an item that should be 1p, you should technically get £1.98 back (double the difference of 99p). You might get told it's at the store's discretion, mind...
#10
Prufrock
You're wrong. You get double the difference of the overcharge and keep the item. If you are overcharged by 2p, you'd get 4p back and the item, as you've bought the item! If you get overcharged £1 on an item that should be 1p, you should technically get £1.98 back (double the difference of 99p). You might get told it's at the store's discretion, mind...


I think they stopped it entirely after this.
#11
Russ2626
I think they stopped it entirely after this.


That was the cause for the change of policy from R&R to DTD.
The DTD policy is still current & in effect; though you will often have a hard time convincing CS to honour the policy.
#12
Russ2626
I think they stopped it entirely after this.


Interesting read... free xbox's! :w00t:
#13
voted cold as are very pricy
only kidding-heat added
banned#14
yeah it's definitely worldwide which is weird because it said european adaptor on the receipt. I opened it though to make sure and the intructions say worldwide.
Hope that helps.
#15
87ka87
yeah it's definitely worldwide which is weird because it said european adaptor on the receipt. I opened it though to make sure and the intructions say worldwide.
Hope that helps.


Can confirm this - it's a world adaptor that comes up on receipt as European adaptor as 1p. And was marked at over £2 on the shelf.

So HOT!
#16
They still do the double the difference!! They gave it me yesterday.

Plus it's on the wall of the customer service dept as one of there 10 guarntees
#17
Great find. Heat added, thanks
#18
hot_top
Interesting read... free xbox's! :w00t:


Mate from work got one of they free xbox deals. :thumbsup:
#19
esq3585
Mate from work got one of they free xbox deals. :thumbsup:

Thanks to them, Tesco have removed that promotion
#20
What is this new shop Tescos that has opened?
#21
Got some today but as I was leaving the quick till the assistant got a bit shirty and said that they cannot sell anything that scans at 1p............I told her that it was too late as they had accepted my money and walked off!
Checked with a friend who works there and policy is that if anything goes through at 1p they must refuse to sell it , how stupid is that ?
#22
Russ2626;5231454
I don't think they let you keep the item anymore... just get double the difference

Of course they let you keep the item.

Consider an item with an SEL of say £12.97 and it scans @ £12.99. Do you really think they will only give you 4p back and not let you keep the item?
#23
Russ2626;5232105
I think they stopped it entirely after this.


The policy which they stopped was the R&R (Return & Refund), where they would refund the total purchase price and allow you toi keep the product.
Their new policy is double the difference which is certainly still active. Where you are charged more than the advertised price, you now get double the difference back and still keep the product.

Only on rare occassions, such as that described by 87ka87, does the double the difference actually give a greater benefit than the old R&R policy.
#24
Premier
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Only on rare occassions, such as that described by 87ka87, does the double the difference actually give a greater benefit than the old R&R policy.


Not rare, merely over 50% difference in misprice. So using the £12.99/£12.97 example above - if this item were charged at £12.99 but was marked at £6.49 on shelf (at most) - you could argue the toss with CS and walk out with the item and £13 (i.e better than the old R&R).

True I had far more success with R&R than DTD, but if you are wise, you can save a bit...

Good post and heat added. Maybe someone could tell me if this is anywhere in London, as I will too if I get there first!
#25
hussaifa;5241088
Not rare, merely over 50% difference in misprice. So using the £12.99/£12.97 example above - if this item were charged at £12.99 but was marked at £6.49 on shelf (at most) - you could argue the toss with CS and walk out with the item and £13 (i.e better than the old R&R).

True I had far more success with R&R than DTD, but if you are wise, you can save a bit...

Good post and heat added. Maybe someone could tell me if this is anywhere in London, as I will too if I get there first!

No argument required :)

Double the difference is the Tesco current policy where a customer is charged more than the advertised price. My local store willingly hands over double the difference without any argument whenever I've had reason to indicate that I've been overcharged. (They also remove the erroneous label immediately to avoid other claims).

However, it's not so common to be charged double or more the indicated price. ;-)

Btw, the tesco policy isn't there purely to benefit the customer. Charging more than the indicated price is a serious matter and the alternative might be to involve Trading Standards. Successful prosecution for charging a price higher than indicated can lead to a penalty of up to £5000 per item wrongly priced. That means if there are 20 identical items on the shelf, Tesco could be fined £100,000.

Double the difference is a very cost effective way to avoid such fines - and the customer goes away happy thinking they've got a bargain. What you call a win-win situation.
#26
Urzrkymn
What is this new shop Tescos that has opened?


Tesco are opening stores all the time, easily the biggest supermarket in Britain and not far off in Europe.
#27
ChrisMav
Tesco are opening stores all the time, easily the biggest supermarket in Britain and not far off in Europe.


Nah, Tesco is nowhere near catching Carrefour.

Picked one up today....unfortunately, there was no SEL..and I got the one that was just shy of £2.
#28
Anyone know what the barcode is for this 1p one??

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