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Is it me or has tesco got really expensive latley

Broxy Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Looks like they have put about 10% on the bill in this household in the last few months.
Sainsburys now seem to be cheaper for better food.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I wouldn't say Sainsbo's is cheaper, definitely better though.
#2
I thought tescos price are a bit steep i mean £2 for a tube of prigles is more expensie then my corner shop!
#3
I was thinking the same about Asda!
#4
I hate Tesco. My local has hardly no choice of other brands, it's either Tesco's own or go elsewhere
#5
all supermarkets are expensive at the mo, we always shop at asda and went to tesco last weekend for a change and found it to be more expensive

think each supermarket has certain items cheaper and each has their qualities just depends where you like to shop
banned#6
What's 'Tesco'?
#7
Does this coincide with the disappearance of the Asda 'this week we have this many products cheaper than Tesco' adverts.

Probably the supermarkets steadily increasing all their prices so in another month or so they can say 'look we've dropped the prices on 5000 products this week'
banned#8
the trick I find is just to shop at each of the big 4 on a revolving weekly basis and ONLY buy in bulk what is on special offer. This way you save around 40% over the year. Of course, you need a decent storage larder and freezer.

and ALWAYS shop via mysupermarket to see what you have saved.

What is more of a concern is the fact that maunfacturers are now reducing the weight of the products but keeping the packaging the same size!
banned#9
greg_68;8449823
Does this coincide with the disappearance of the Asda 'this week we have this many products cheaper than Tesco' adverts.

Probably the supermarkets steadily increasing all their prices so in another month or so they can say 'look we've dropped the prices on 5000 products this week'

exactly. This is such a con.

I buy these every month and they have ALWAYS been £3 so I guess for one week they put the price up to £6 cos the big offer now is:-

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/ScreenShot027-1.jpg


No idea how they can call this a NEW product either!
#10
I like the Argos adverts for a £50 product in the 'sale', at the bottom in small print it says 'was sold previously for £40'. They even admit it used to be cheaper.
#11
My favourite apples (Pink Lady) which used to be £1.99 for a pack of six, has suddenly rocketed up to £2.70. I was not happy to see this!
#12
greg_68
I like the Argos adverts for a £50 product in the 'sale', at the bottom in small print it says 'was sold previously for £40'. They even admit it used to be cheaper.


at least they are honest about it, unlike tesco & asda
banned#13
whatsThePoint;8449917
So as Tesco have tried to con you, how do you react

oh you say nothing to them and go shopping again there next time as well

As long as people put up with it, they'll keep doing it

If I followed your advice, I'd only be able to shop at the corner shop as they are all as bad as each other.

I just play them at their own game and ONLY buy items on BOGOF in bulk (e.g 200 tins of napolina chopped tomatoes cost me 24p per can - now 99p per can!). Branston Baked beans worked out at 22p per can etc etc
[mod]#14
Prices do rise. There is a reason for the hike and it might not be down to the greed of Tesco.
#15
You will find that the cost of fuel rising and issue with flights into the uk have affected the prices. Supermarkets were importing from Africa via Spain and then driving the goods over. Price rises would be necessary to maintain the enormous profits
#16
whatsThePoint;8449639
I wonder how lidl and aldi do better food at cheaper prices all the time :?


No loyalty schemes
Warehouse to Shop floor storage no wasted manhours on shelf stacking
Virtually no marketing budgets
No free plastic bags
Happy to take on ugly fruits that the main supermarkets won't for vanity
I bet generally they are far more efficient and less worried about branding
Not worried about a "nice" shopping experience, just "pile em high sell em cheap" which works...
UK is obsessed with the "nice shopping experience" go to Lild etc abroad and it's far far far more popular than the "nice" main supermarkets in UK: British Consumers are Shallow/Vain and we pay for it.
banned#17
schizoboy;8450186
No loyalty schemes
Warehouse to Shop floor storage no wasted manhours on shelf stacking
Virtually no marketing budgets
No free plastic bags
Happy to take on ugly fruits that the main supermarkets won't for vanity
I bet generally they are far more efficient and less worried about branding
Not worried about a "nice" shopping experience, just "pile em high sell em cheap" which works...
UK is obsessed with the "nice shopping experience" go to Lild etc abroad and it's far far far more popular than the "nice" main supermarkets in UK: British Consumers are Shallow/Vain and we pay for it.

am I the only one that finds lidl / aldi food to be generally really poor quality compared to branded products?
#18
csiman
am I the only one that finds lidl / aldi food to be generally really poor quality compared to branded products?


50/50, but then I also shop at Farmfoods :oops:
#19
csiman
am I the only one that finds lidl / aldi food to be generally really poor quality compared to branded products?


I dont buy bread from there as never feels soft - but do get somethings on a regular basis as got both shops nearby. They do have some crazy things for sale though dont they!!!

Shengis
50/50, but then I also shop at Farmfoods :oops:


lol I never shop in farmfoods because our local store is just filthy! Its so dull and dreary - whereas Iceland is clean, bright and staff friendly!
#20
bossyboots
I dont buy bread from there as never feels soft - but do get somethings on a regular basis as got both shops nearby. They do have some crazy things for sale though dont they!!!



lol I never shop in farmfoods because our local store is just filthy! Its so dull and dreary - whereas Iceland is clean, bright and staff friendly!


But everything in Iceland is covered in ash these days. :w00t:
I am not loyal to any particular store but try to take advantage of special offers wherever and whenever they appear.
#21
bossyboots
lol I never shop in farmfoods because our local store is just filthy! Its so dull and dreary - whereas Iceland is clean, bright and staff friendly!


Yeah but Icland stuff is just as rubbish as FF stuff, just a bit more expensive. I used to shop there when I got staff discount:whistling:
#22
what I have noticed has jumped right up in price is Pepsi! I drink a lot of it on a Friday:whistling: and normally if I have forgotten to get it at supermarket - pick it up in my local spar shop. It was always around £1.45 a bottle but now its £1.99:w00t: When I saw it at that price I walked to the other shop in my village and they were the same, saying its really shot up in price
#23
dcx_badass;8450832
Have been 91p a tube for at least a week. I shop 60/40 M&S /Tesco.



I vary between M&S+Waitrose/One of the main four in varying percentages.
Other than maybe Sainsburies, none of the main four come close to the M&S and Waitrose when it comes to fresh produce quality, but then prices can be a little absurd with them too.
#24
Yep they have made £3.17billion this year, dont make that sort of money without charging extortionate prices. I have converted to asda, much cheaper
banned#25
bossyboots;8450847
what I have noticed has jumped right up in price is Pepsi! I drink a lot of it on a Friday:whistling: and normally if I have forgotten to get it at supermarket - pick it up in my local spar shop. It was always around £1.45 a bottle but now its £1.99:w00t: When I saw it at that price I walked to the other shop in my village and they were the same, saying its really shot up in price

this is exactly my point. If I have see 2 x 2L bottles for £2 I just buy about 50 bottles.

when food is on super special price, then just buy as much as you can afford / store. Saves an absolute fortune in the long run.

My garage could do a good impression of a tesco express store

it would be one funny insurance claim if my garage burnt down lol ;-)
#26
Tesco have always been expensive, it's just masked by some cheap products.

Sainsburys IS cheaper and better quality too.
#27
csiman
this is exactly my point. If I have see 2 x 2L bottles for £2 I just buy about 50 bottles.

when food is on super special price, then just buy as much as you can afford / store. Saves an absolute fortune in the long run.

My garage could do a good impression of a tesco express store

it would be one funny insurance claim if my garage burnt down lol ;-)


I am the same btw - Lidl last year had bottles of Pepsi for 50p and I bought tons of it. Co-op few weeks back had Domestos Bleach for 37p and I bought over 200 bottles :w00t: I own a domestic cleaning business so that was just a fantastic saving for me. Yes, like you, my garage is like a supermarket :lol: In fact, I havent had my car in since I loaded in the Domestos :-D
#28
csiman
am I the only one that finds lidl / aldi food to be generally really poor quality compared to branded products?


Because of just that, you compare their food to brand products and not price for price i.e people seem to compare Aldi/Lidl food to say Tesco premium food or even big companies like Birds Eye then say they are lower quality.

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