I saw a post elsewhere here asking about a site that claimed Tesco was ripping people off. I have copied this post as the first post to make the links live. Everything stated is a reference to the content of the sites, and is not advocating its content - that is for you to decide.
This is the site...http://www.tescoripoff.com/
It was based on prices scanning at a different price to those displayed.
Also yellow shelf edge specials seem to have small dates at the bottom - and are displayed AFTER the date has passed.
I remember in the past a Tesco advert showing a character played by Prunella Scales getting a 100% refund for being overcharged - but it seems this policy was stopped - as it was too easy to get your messages free.
Tesco obviously stood to lose from there own advertised policy - and it was ended. Not before this site claims numerous reasons were offered to customers as a reason for not honouring the advertised policy,
It also claims a spin was offered to the Telegraph last year - 'In a statement to the Daily Telegraph who ran a report on the policy's demise, Tesco blamed their customers for "exploiting" the policy.' However, I fail to see how taking something legally and contractually from someone who is trying to take money from you illegally (and in order to avoid a massive fine) is a form of exploitation.
Negligence is negligence - its a bit like claiming people would rush to poor doctors to reap the compensation. If the overcharging was sufficiently bad to permit its exploitation, then how much was this overcharging earning Tesco?
Roughly £400 000 000 a year the site claims (based on a study of 17 stores expanded as a representation of all UK stores).
The site also states the following...
"It's official: Tesco Chief Executive says "It's OK for us to charge you more than the price on the shelf"... " I am very sorry that you feel that this was misleading, however, as long as the expiry date is clearly displayed, we can continue to sell a product after an offer has expired.""
The following sites were also suggested as helpful...http://www.tesco-complaint.blogspot.com
- a rapidly-growing online list of complaints about Tesco's shoddy customer servicehttp://www.verylittlehelps.com
- a forum for Tesco customer employees and customers to share their views about the companyhttp://www.tescopoly.org
- a campaign to highlight Tesco's impact on its supply chain both in the UK and internationally, its impact on small businesses, on communities and the environmenthttp://www.supermarket-sweep-up.com
- looking at the true cost of Tesco's success and dominancehttp://www.stopunthanktesco.com
- a campaign against a new Tesco store in Norwichhttp://www.tescotown.co.uk
- a campaign against a new Tesco store in Invernesshttp://www.everylittlehurts.org.uk
- a campaign against a new Tesco store in Tolworthhttp://www.tescno.co.uk
- a campaign against a new Tesco store in Colchesterhttp://www.stoptesco.info
- a campaign against a new Tesco store in Glasgow
Finally - a look at wikipedia showed the following...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesco#Criticismhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Tesco
If the allegations are true - it may add an entirely new meaning to 'Tesco Price Check