CARD SHOPS

Is it just me but whenever I am in a shop looking at birthday cards etc, it is very hard to find the prices. The cards have codes on them which are supposed to match a display of prices, if you can ever find one.

Not just card shops, just been into WHSmiths and no prices at all, said the price lists are coming later in the week.

I know there is a huge profit margin on cards and no I don't make my own.

Do these places just expect you to pay whatever they ask at the till.?

Worse when you are buying a few cards and want to compare the prices.

Good on Tesco, they individually price cards....but I never see any I like there

God I feel better for that rant.....!

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:oops: I work in Birthdays :oops:

Banned

I believe its an offence fora shop not to display prices.
Not sure which law but trading standards told me it was law

Moon Pig online is pretty reasonable and they post the card for you..
saves all that shopping around and you can personalise the card..

moonpig are excellent! the whole code pricing structure is a deliberate attempt to confuse imho

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colinsunderland;5891886

I believe its an offence fora shop not to display prices. Not sure which … I believe its an offence fora shop not to display prices. Not sure which law but trading standards told me it was law



Yes it is and I wish trading standards would visit more card places and point this out to them. I suppose it's small fry given the more serious stuff they have to deal with

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barky;5892044

moonpig are excellent! the whole code pricing structure is a deliberate … moonpig are excellent! the whole code pricing structure is a deliberate attempt to confuse imho



Of course it is. They want to make you feel guilty you want to know the price of a poxy card.....(am sure birthday shops don't do that) but I hate Clintons for that

u not got a card factory shop near you? we got 2 in our town and they have prices on the back of every card..

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CuteKitty26;5892326

u not got a card factory shop near you? we got 2 in our town and they … u not got a card factory shop near you? we got 2 in our town and they have prices on the back of every card..



What a nice change :thumbsup:

i do understand where your coming from i never use clinton cars or others like that because of the pricing.. you eventually find the price and think OMG how much for some card!!! lol see if you have a card factory near, they sell gorgeous cards really cheap!!

CuteKitty26;5892326

u not got a card factory shop near you? we got 2 in our town and they … u not got a card factory shop near you? we got 2 in our town and they have prices on the back of every card..



yes we ahve one of those the huge cards are only £1.99!!!

cards are priced

29p
59p
89p
99p

the 99p ones are big and then the £1.99 huge cards great quality i never buy cards from anywhere else now

CuteKitty26;5892422

i do understand where your coming from i never use clinton cars or others … i do understand where your coming from i never use clinton cars or others like that because of the pricing.. you eventually find the price and think OMG how much for some card!!! lol see if you have a card factory near, they sell gorgeous cards really cheap!!



Was in there for a card couple of weeks ago. Got a lovely daughter one for 99p. Also got 5 for a £1 ordinary birthday cards. 79p each or 5 for £1. Quite nice cards too:thumbsup:

Banned

i tend to only buy a few cards for a few people but the cards i do get are really nice ones and hand made

heres a place they do really nice hand made cards for all occasions

freewebs.com/sun…htm

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churchill;5892790

i tend to only buy a few cards for a few people but the cards i do get … i tend to only buy a few cards for a few people but the cards i do get are really nice ones and hand madeheres a place they do really nice hand made cards for all occasionshttp://www.freewebs.com/sunbeamgreetingscards/orderpaymentdetails.htm



Nice idea

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iglimpse;5893111

Nice idea



i just think they bring out cards for everything nowadays just to take more money from you and most card shops employ every tactic to rip you off and i think buying hand made cards are great idea and meen more unless you can make your own then its the next best thing. the cards are alot nicer then the ones in shops they are also not expensive and well they are just better cards and you can also get exactly what you want made

its hard getting certain cards like granny, grandpa, grandma and so on most card shops just dont sell cards with what you call family members and also getting cards made meen that you get whateva on them like to get a card from my daughter to my dad is impossible because hes poopy instead of grandad

if any of that didnt make sense sorry been drinking lol
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