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Worst Discount Ever

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
This has to be one of the stingiest discounts I have seen :giggle:

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/web/jsp/product/index.jsp?pid=50281833 xmas lights

Have you seen anything more scrooge worthy :whistling:
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
u think thats bad often gamestation where i used to work where charging more for destroyed secondhand games than the new ones!
#2
It's the same at GAME - New can be cheaper than pre owned.
#3
I've seen offers in supermarkets such as 'Buy two for £1' and the product costs less than 50p - therefore they are charging you more than double when you double the quantity!
#4
bloaty
Have you seen anything more scrooge worthy :whistling:


I'll leave not_the_messiah to answer that. ;-)
#5
In Tesco this week I saw a 54p loaf of bread reduced to clear at 78p! :?
#6
Christmasshopper
In Tesco this week I saw a 54p loaf of bread reduced to clear at 78p! :?



:w00t: :? :thinking: :giggle:
#7
kelly_o_fanatic
I've seen offers in supermarkets such as 'Buy two for £1' and the product costs less than 50p - therefore they are charging you more than double when you double the quantity!


If you see it again and it's something you want, try buying it. Discounts are usually done on the basis that If x = y then deduct z (where X is product, Y is quantity, and Z is the amount to deduct from the total), so it checks for the items, not the value. This means that you can sometimes score some great bargains. Those two 50p items sold together for £1, for example, might normally be 99p each, so the computer would deduct 98p, meaning your two 50p items get 98p knocked off, making the price just 2p.

My dad and I have exploited this bug massively with Sainsbury's. It's brilliant.
#8
I was in sainsburys the other day and the guy there was marking the TTD Lamb chops down to 20p. They were for that days date but on the package it said buy 2 save £2 anyway i bought 4 packs and i paid £-3.60:w00t:
#9
ryancs
I was in sainsburys the other day and the guy there was marking the TTD Lamb chops down to 20p. They were for that days date but on the package it said buy 2 save £2 anyway i bought 4 packs and i paid £-3.60:w00t:



lol thats weird!:giggle:
#10
shreyasmorjaria
lol thats weird!:giggle:

I no i was pleased with myself:giggle: Im going to keep an eye out for this in the future. i only bought 4 packs but what if i bought the lot:p
#11
ryancs
I was in sainsburys the other day and the guy there was marking the TTD Lamb chops down to 20p. They were for that days date but on the package it said buy 2 save £2 anyway i bought 4 packs and i paid £-3.60:w00t:


I used to do that, but the supermarkets in the area caught on to people and put up signs at the reduced counter saying "reduced items cannot be reduced more, any discounts such as buy one get one free will not work" or something along those lines.

Yeah remember a year or so ago buying loads of 30p pizzas from Tesco's reduced from like £3 then had about 10 bags of shopping and paid about £2 for the lot.
#12
Lidl reduce things by 1p lots actually.
#13
dxx
If you see it again and it's something you want, try buying it. Discounts are usually done on the basis that If x = y then deduct z (where X is product, Y is quantity, and Z is the amount to deduct from the total), so it checks for the items, not the value. This means that you can sometimes score some great bargains. Those two 50p items sold together for £1, for example, might normally be 99p each, so the computer would deduct 98p, meaning your two 50p items get 98p knocked off, making the price just 2p.

My dad and I have exploited this bug massively with Sainsbury's. It's brilliant.


No I mean items which are always 50p, not ones that are reduced

BTW - dad does that though, buys stuff reduced to clear that are on other offers
#14
dxx
If you see it again and it's something you want, try buying it. Discounts are usually done on the basis that If x = y then deduct z (where X is product, Y is quantity, and Z is the amount to deduct from the total), so it checks for the items, not the value. This means that you can sometimes score some great bargains. Those two 50p items sold together for £1, for example, might normally be 99p each, so the computer would deduct 98p, meaning your two 50p items get 98p knocked off, making the price just 2p.

My dad and I have exploited this bug massively with Sainsbury's. It's brilliant.


I can second this - works exactly the same at Waitrose - where I work part time.
#15
Asda are shocking with some of their items

3 Individual bottles of Asda own brand cola sells for about £1.10 yet a multipack of 4 costs £1.70

It is for this reason the in-laws seperated a multipack of four to get three bottles out because it worked out cheaper, only to be told off at the checkouts because the bottles hadn't got a barcode to scan
#16
roundy07
Asda are shocking with some of their items

3 Individual bottles of Asda own brand cola sells for about £1.10 yet a multipack of 4 costs £1.70

It is for this reason the in-laws seperated a multipack of four to get three bottles out because it worked out cheaper, only to be told off at the checkouts because the bottles hadn't got a barcode to scan


Why didn't they just buy all 4??
#17
1.10 for 3 bottles works out to be 36p per bottle

1.70 for 4 bottles works out to be 42p per bottle

They thought it was stupid to pay 42p a bottle when you can get it individually for 36p and didn't see why they should pay more because they hadn't got any individual bottles on the shelf lol
#18
best ive seen was a friends shop , the sign was this

2 for the price of 3

and sure enough people were going to the counter with 3 lots of items in their baskets
#19
roundy07
1.10 for 3 bottles works out to be 36p per bottle

1.70 for 4 bottles works out to be 42p per bottle

They thought it was stupid to pay 42p a bottle when you can get it individually for 36p and didn't see why they should pay more because they hadn't got any individual bottles on the shelf lol


ahhhhhhhh sorry I understand now. Brain wasn't working last night. :giggle:
#20
In Asda last week their boxes of 6 cornetto's that are £1.00 has a 2 for £2.00bargain sign.....

my mum was impressed :giggle:
#21
Maplins have a few items in their window at the moment, with bit 'you save! 0%!' signs on them. Like, wow maplins!
#22
I can beat all of these....

My employer offers discounts with several companies (Thortons, Avis, Vauxhall etc). When I needed to hire a car for a week I got a quote through the normal website for about £190. I then remember about the discount and re-input the details and entered the discount code given by my employer. The result was a quote for £260!! The discount was -£70!! :w00t:

I didn't take up the discount.......
#23
I'll have to get the missus to look out for that x = y then deduct z when I get my head round it :-D
#24
was in asda and they were selling 2 for £10 on packs of 4, quattro titanium razors.

the 8 pack was £7.76

:?

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