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12 Red Roses for £2 at Asda
12 Red Roses for £2 at Asda

12 Red Roses for £2 at Asda

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Asda have just released details that they will be selling 12 red roses for £2 starting from Thursday. This easily beats the offers from Aldi at £4.99. I obviously dont know what the quality is like as they have not been released yet but just a heads up in case anyone is thinking of making the purchase for a loved one....

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Original Poster

They did the same last year aswell... link below

dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

Struggled to add a pic on here, but in the link is last years pic

Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These roses can't be produced at this price without exploiting the growers, I know they are loss leaders but not to that extent!
Besides, if your loved one gave you a bunch (cos its not a bouquet) of roses which cost less than a pint or ten fags, how romantic would you consider that to be?

sausage25;7782931

Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These … Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These roses can't be produced at this price without exploiting the growers, I know they are loss leaders but not to that extent! Besides, if your loved one gave you a bunch (cos its not a bouquet) of roses which cost less than a pint or ten fags, how romantic would you consider that to be?



Im sure they'd b fine with it as long as they look good. If not shes the wrong woman for you.

Ultimately you wouldnt buy them if they looked sh*t.

Original Poster

sausage25;7782931

Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These … Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These roses can't be produced at this price without exploiting the growers, I know they are loss leaders but not to that extent! Besides, if your loved one gave you a bunch (cos its not a bouquet) of roses which cost less than a pint or ten fags, how romantic would you consider that to be?




Its not a quality forum its a deals forum.... It give speople the choice to decide if they want to buy the item..... Too many critical people on here.... you are your own person so decide if its right for you...

sausage25;7782931

Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These … Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These roses can't be produced at this price without exploiting the growers, I know they are loss leaders but not to that extent! Besides, if your loved one gave you a bunch (cos its not a bouquet) of roses which cost less than a pint or ten fags, how romantic would you consider that to be?



As long as they look good at 9am on February 14th, surely thats all that matters :thumbsup:

sausage25;7782931

Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These … Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These roses can't be produced at this price without exploiting the growers, I know they are loss leaders but not to that extent! Besides, if your loved one gave you a bunch (cos its not a bouquet) of roses which cost less than a pint or ten fags, how romantic would you consider that to be?



If she moaned about it, I would trade her in for a newer model.

spenspuma;7783000

As long as they look good at 9am on February 14th, surely thats all that … As long as they look good at 9am on February 14th, surely thats all that matters :thumbsup:



Doesn't matter how much they cost as long as they look good, why spend £25+ if these look the same??

Basically the florists will bump the price up by 50% for the exact same flowers that you could buy the week before or the week after :x

WheresMeNuts;7783051

If she moaned about it, I would trade her in for a newer model.



You can do that ?
is it like the hyundia deal and does the new one come with a 5 year guarantee, servicing is ok i could do that myself. :whistling:

Banned

They will be out of stock come 12th Feb. And any bought before this will be dead by 14th. But it's a good way to get people through the doors and buying more expensive flowers.

Like any gift, you never tell them how much it costs, but if you gave the woman in your life 120 roses (which would only cost £20), I think you'll find it results with a smile on the their face and a tear in their eye.

I suspect they will also think you spent a lot more. "You shouldn't have. You must have spent a fortune." "Well, you're worth it my love"

You'll be in their good books until at least Easter ;-)

WheresMeNuts;7783051

If she moaned about it, I would trade her in for a newer model.



I think you'll find it's women that often trade cheaper models in for a more expensive model.

It's the thought that counts, but if your thoughts go straight to a £2 bunch of roses then you're not going to have to worry much about roses next year.


Having said that, these are perfect for your wife, after all you've done the hard part.

thanks for this

I love flowers it the thought that counts:)
These would also be good for the younger greneration at love;-)

sausage25;7782931

Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days.



You sound like someone who got a slap in the face for Valentine's Day, rather than Roses. I bought these from Asda last year, as a last minute addition to the other stuff I'd bought for my wife. They opened up nicely in time for Valentine's Day and lasted for ages - the missus was really pleased with them.

sausage25;7782931

These roses can't be produced at this price without exploiting the growers



As opposed to exploiting the buyers by making them ridiculously overpriced at this time of year, I know which ones I'd rather choose.

bobdylan;7783134

Doesn't matter how much they cost as long as they look good, why spend … Doesn't matter how much they cost as long as they look good, why spend £25+ if these look the same??Basically the florists will bump the price up by 50% for the exact same flowers that you could buy the week before or the week after :x



[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]And frankly I'd be so bloody shocked at actually getting flowers at all I'd be delighted with them!!! lol[/FONT]

I am sorry to say that the quality will probably ok for these.

My missus had a flower shop and was basically drummed out of business by Tesco cynically selling flowers, below cost, whenever there was a traditional boom time for florists. Mothers day, Valentines day et al. These times kept florists in business and please remember that the price bumps during these special days are not due to the florists but due to the suppliers who have to bid more at the flower auctions in order to buy the flowers.

Asda are just carrying on the good work and none of these stores will be happy until there are no florists, record shops, butchers, greengrocers, clothes shops, sweet shops, bakers or any other small independant shops in existance.

dazco;7783523

Asda are just carrying on the good work and none of these stores will be … Asda are just carrying on the good work and none of these stores will be happy until there are no florists, record shops, butchers, greengrocers, clothes shops, sweet shops, bakers or any other small independant shops in existence.



It's progress of sorts, people want to be able to buy everything in one shop, not having to visit 10 different shops and pay more.

I must admit I fall into the category of wanting everything in one shop.

davelfc;7783556

It's progress of sorts, people want to be able to buy everything in one … It's progress of sorts, people want to be able to buy everything in one shop, not having to visit 10 different shops and pay more. I must admit I fall into the category of wanting everything in one shop.


I know.

By the way, do not believe the hype that you are paying less in the supermarket.

At the moment leeks in Morrisons=£2.60 a kilo, leeks at the market=£1 a kilo.

Banned

Perfect. Off to Asda......may as well get some munchies too!

dazco;7783613

At the moment leeks in Morrisons=£2.60 a kilo, leeks at the market=£1 a k … At the moment leeks in Morrisons=£2.60 a kilo, leeks at the market=£1 a kilo.



Generally you'll pay more in the smaller shops. Of course there will be slight variations, most outnumbered by the actual convenience and other savings.

Getting back to flowers.

Maybe Adsa pricing the flowers at this price will force the suppliers to florist shops to have to cut their prices, it all has a knock on effect. The days of ripping off the public by hiking up prices for specific events might be a thing of the past.

Think I will wait until 15th , might be half price then. ;-)

davelfc;7783691

Generally you'll pay more in the smaller shops. Of course there will be … Generally you'll pay more in the smaller shops. Of course there will be slight variations, most outnumbered by the actual convenience and other savings.Getting back to flowers.Maybe Adsa pricing the flowers at this price will force the suppliers to florist shops to have to cut their prices, it all has a knock on effect. The days of ripping off the public by hiking up prices for specific events might be a thing of the past.


You do not understand.
Flowers are sold at auction, the suppliers have no control over what they pay. If they want flowers during a busy season then they have to pay more, supply and demand.
The supermarkets go to the same auctions and then sell them at a loss

Bargain :thumbsup:

bobdylan;7783134

Doesn't matter how much they cost as long as they look good, why spend … Doesn't matter how much they cost as long as they look good, why spend £25+ if these look the same??Basically the florists will bump the price up by 50% for the exact same flowers that you could buy the week before or the week after :x



Not quite true there.

My girlfriend has just closed her shop after working for three years as a florist.
She imported her flowers from Holland because they were the best quality (and were much more expensive for her to buy, but this was reflected in her customer satifaction), her profit as a florist did not cover the bills, hence that is why she closed, and her profit around Valentines day and other special days were no bigger, she just worked longer hours (like 20 hour days) to cope with demand. The suppliers charge her more for her flowers, which were charged more by the growers. Simple knock on effect really.

But don`t knock the florist, they work hard, I`ve seen it first hand, and before I met me girfriend, I used to think flowers were a rip off and the florist was making a killing....how wrong I was.

Some women make me laugh,

Why is all us men have to treat you on valentines day? When you lot do nothing for us men.

I personally take my missus out and treat her to flowers,nights out as well as other things all year round.

louisg;7784162

Some women make me laugh, Why is all us men have to treat you on … Some women make me laugh, Why is all us men have to treat you on valentines day? When you lot do nothing for us men.I personally take my missus out and treat her to flowers,nights out as well as other things all year round.



:thumbsup:

united4eva;7784206

:thumbsup:



:thumbsup:

the best idea is to buy about 4 of these, then you have 48 red roses for £8!!!!!

so even if the quality is slighly lacking you can make up for it by quantity and im sure just the thought of a boquet of 48 roses will get you somewhere :P

Buy these and the Morrissons meal deal for £8 and you are sorted for a tenner

lovesit;7783457

I love flowers it the thought that counts:) These would also be good for … I love flowers it the thought that counts:) These would also be good for the younger greneration at love;-)



I THINK ABOUT GETTING MY MRS FLOWERS ALL THE TIME :thumbsup:

louisg;7784162

Some women make me laugh, Why is all us men have to treat you on … Some women make me laugh, Why is all us men have to treat you on valentines day? When you lot do nothing for us men.I personally take my missus out and treat her to flowers,nights out as well as other things all year round.



Gotta be worth it though for the odd bj :whistling:

lovesit;7783457

I love flowers it the thought that counts:) These would also be good for … I love flowers it the thought that counts:) These would also be good for the younger greneration at love;-)



this

sausage25;7782931

Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These … Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These roses can't be produced at this price without exploiting the growers, I know they are loss leaders but not to that extent! Besides, if your loved one gave you a bunch (cos its not a bouquet) of roses which cost less than a pint or ten fags, how romantic would you consider that to be?



I agree I was going to buy them last year then I saw them, they do indeed look cheap and nasty.

Hot vote from me for the deal though.

dazco;7783826

You do not understand.Flowers are sold at auction, the suppliers have no … You do not understand.Flowers are sold at auction, the suppliers have no control over what they pay. If they want flowers during a busy season then they have to pay more, supply and demand.The supermarkets go to the same auctions and then sell them at a loss



Thanks for filling in that gap in my knowledge.

dazco;7783826

You do not understand.Flowers are sold at auction, the suppliers have no … You do not understand.Flowers are sold at auction, the suppliers have no control over what they pay. If they want flowers during a busy season then they have to pay more, supply and demand.The supermarkets go to the same auctions and then sell them at a loss



may well be true in most cases but not in this one-asda are MAKING 5.8% on these. asda do NOT do "loss leaders" as someone else stated-those days are long gone. Not sure how other supermarkets operate but asda just screw their suppliers for all their really good deals.

even the 25 quid console games show a profit on the telxon guns.

Milk at my local is ~£1.10 for 4 pints. Milk in Asda is ~£1.75
Bread (Kingsmill) is ~£0.89 at local, ~£1.14 in Asda...

Asda et al must have some serious buying power with these for example, so why is it the local shop can sell them cheaper and stay in business, yet these supermarkets seem to sell at such a higher price (even given the consideration to wages, running costs etc etc).

Supermarkets make a killing on most things and where they make a loss (eg possibly on these flowers), they soon rake back from other products

sausage25;7782931

Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These … Cheap and nasty tiny headed roses which will droop within two days. These roses can't be produced at this price without exploiting the growers, I know they are loss leaders but not to that extent! Besides, if your loved one gave you a bunch (cos its not a bouquet) of roses which cost less than a pint or ten fags, how romantic would you consider that to be?



you're with the wrong woman. in normal loving relationships it really is the thought/effort that counts, not the value. it is valentines day after all, not someones 18th.

SS381;7785829

Milk at my local is ~£1.10 for 4 pints. Milk in Asda is ~£1.75Bread ( … Milk at my local is ~£1.10 for 4 pints. Milk in Asda is ~£1.75Bread (Kingsmill) is ~£0.89 at local, ~£1.14 in Asda...Asda et al must have some serious buying power with these for example, so why is it the local shop can sell them cheaper and stay in business, yet these supermarkets seem to sell at such a higher price (even given the consideration to wages, running costs etc etc).Supermarkets make a killing on most things and where they make a loss (eg possibly on these flowers), they soon rake back from other products



Big myth about supermarkets being cheaper. Yes they are on certain products where they can kill the competition, ie SOME groceries... but then they easily enough rake it back on other stuff which people buy out of 'convenience'.

horsepills;7783500

As opposed to exploiting the buyers by making them ridiculously … As opposed to exploiting the buyers by making them ridiculously overpriced at this time of year, I know which ones I'd rather choose.



Defiantly the case! Especially when you consider I baught roses later in the year as a surprise for my girlfriend, paid £12 for 20 and they lasted almost a month. So even if they die a few days after valentines day would still make these a pretty good buy (probably not if thats the only thing you've got her mind) :-D

I will buy these as an addition too, might even buy them and use them for the petals. Unless someone know's of elsewhere thats cheap?

camcorderkid;7783298

Like any gift, you never tell them how much it costs, but if you gave the … Like any gift, you never tell them how much it costs, but if you gave the woman in your life 120 roses (which would only cost £20), I think you'll find it results with a smile on the their face and a tear in their eye.I suspect they will also think you spent a lot more. "You shouldn't have. You must have spent a fortune." "Well, you're worth it my love" You'll be in their good books until at least Easter ;-)



Nice one :thumbsup:
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