children in need branded 2gb sd cards and 2gb usb sticks with 5 year warranty £1 @ Asda instore
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children in need branded 2gb sd cards and 2gb usb sticks with 5 year warranty £1 @ Asda instore

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Found 27th Nov 2011Made hot 27th Nov 2011
found in scunthorpe store on entertainment counter pressume it's national .usb sticks marked as £1 cards scanned at £5 when i pointed out the reduced to £1 label they sold me the cards at £1 each

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...which means Children In Need just about break even, presumably. Voted cold.

Original Poster

it says £1 from the sale of this product will benifit children in need on the packaging so i guess they will be no worse off

What is on the cards?

Thanks

musicals

...which means Children In Need just about break even, presumably. Voted … ...which means Children In Need just about break even, presumably. Voted cold.

ahh that is a bit harsh isnt it?

Edited by: "bevjab" 27th Nov 2011

musicals

...which means Children In Need just about break even, presumably. Voted … ...which means Children In Need just about break even, presumably. Voted cold.



This has no affect on Children In Need - they clearly don't manufacture their own memory sticks. Whoever it is outsourced to produce them on licence and ASDA will donate a certain amount from each one to the charity. The worst thing that will happen is due to it being on sale, ASDA don't donate the £1 but as CIN haven't actually spent anything on them, they are none-the-wiser and don't lose a penny.
Edited by: "callum9999" 27th Nov 2011

Reduction stickers indicate the store has reduced them to clear, so is not likely to be nationwide.

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got some this time last year from local asda for £1.50- said on the packaging that they donate £1 to charity from each sale.
Edited by: "VISHY" 27th Nov 2011

Was looking at these in my local Asda (Middlesbrough South Bank) on Saturday, and they were definitely marked up as £5.
As others have said, £1 from each sale is given to Children In Need, so the charity will get the same amount irrespective of whether retailers sell them at £1 or £100. Surely it's better if it's £1...

Voted hot - good price for the OP and for anyone else who can get them at that price.

Sounds to me like Asda just want to clear their stock now and are doing so at no cost at all to CIN. They still pass on the full £1 to the charity but are taking a hit on their overheads (acquisition costs etc) and foregoing any profit margin they might ordinarily have made on them.

An earlier poster said that it says on the packaging that £1 from each purchase goes to CIN. So this drop in price has no adverse consequences for CIN and you could say it will benefit them more as Asda will presumably be able to clear their remaining stock at this price, which it seems (from the fact that they still have stock left to get rid of) they would not have been able to do at £5.

I struggle to see how this can't be anything but a good deal for the buyer and the charity - its just Asda that will be losing out.

Heat added

musicals

presumably



Fail.

These were available in a few asdas near me around this time last year for the same price so worth looking out for.
Edited by: "honeyb35" 28th Nov 2011

Sorry cold for me £5 in my Asda...loads left

callum9999

The worst thing that will happen is due to it being on sale, ASDA don't … The worst thing that will happen is due to it being on sale, ASDA don't donate the £1 but as CIN haven't actually spent anything on them, they are none-the-wiser and don't lose a penny.



Clearly, from the item being placed on sale, CiN lose the £1 donation, while the consumer still believes they are helping this charity, thus not donating via other sources. I guess it's hot as a deal but not as a donation.

markbloke

Fail.



Glad to see we've reached an intellectual level of debate.

callum9999

The worst thing that will happen is due to it being on sale, ASDA don't … The worst thing that will happen is due to it being on sale, ASDA don't donate the £1 but as CIN haven't actually spent anything on them, they are none-the-wiser and don't lose a penny.

markbloke

Fail.



CiN wouldn't be getting the £1 donation either way. If these weren't reduced to clear they would be thrown out the back and forgotten about - they won't keep out-of-date stuff out on the shelves when they have another huge charity promotion launching and of course, Christmas merchandise to go out.

And we can't even know for sure that ASDA won't donate the money. Granted, charity items generally have the proviso that donations don't apply if it's on sale - but especially considering the packaging makes no reference of this - there is nothing stopping ASDA doing it anyway. It's hardly going to cost them much.

callum9999

CiN wouldn't be getting the £1 donation either way.


Exactly my point. And Humble Consumer will be thinking they had donated. Not a dig at Asda, but I'm sure that no money will be donated by the company unless there's a significant amount of PR to be had. Which there won't be in this case. Granted, this is a good price for a usb stick but it's not a charity donation by any means. So hot deal, cold donation.

Anyway, this is a deals site not a philanthropic organisation. Next!




I'd imagine the charity had their money from these SD cards ages ago.
It's unlikely Asda sell the units then send £1 to Children In Need and keep the rest to pay the supplier and cover their overheads etc.
The manufacturer's more likely to produce a certain number of units, sell them to supermarkets etc. receive their money, and donate £1 for each one. Doesn't then make any difference to anybody except Asda whether the product is destroyed, sold at full price, or discounted...

Like stealing from charity, cannot say it is hot. Voted cold.

musicals

Clearly


Fail.

None of these in my local Asda, several trays of of Children in Need lego things cluttering the counter but no SD cards or USB drives.
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