BBC has a very interesting article regarding the questions that have been raised regarding in-store and online price discrepancies.
Read the article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4089785.stm
Apparently the OFT is examining four areas of concern:
charging for a premium product and supplying a regular item;
higher prices charged for online purchases than in-store items
and whether websites are used to off-load food close to the sell-by date.
I for one have suspected the last point in my experience with Sainsbury's (yes - I should have noted that I wanted my groceries as fresh as possible, but should that not be taken for granted to some extent?). Both my milk and my cheese were very close to expiry when they arrived. The cheese that I had ordered had been replaced with the cheese that was a day away from expiry... suspect that the cheese I ordered probably was in stock - but they just needed to unload this one! fishy..:?
What do you think - have any of you noticed pricing differences (online as opposed to instore)? Would love to hear any thoughts...