Don't you just hate having to pay for plastic bags!

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Found 8th Jul 2008
Informed yesterday that you will now be charged for bags in TKMaxx too. Now this is totally different to Supermarkets since some items which TK sells are odd shapes and extremely heavy so you either won't have one big enough to carry the item or you will need to triple them up or if you are like me and sometimes pop in to browse without your purse and only what you have in your pocket, what happens if you don't have the few pence change for the bag!!! Grrr! I wouldn't mind if any of this whole charging us extra for green issues actually made any difference but very little of it does, it is all such a con! Grrr! It's the day for rants I think! Sorry!

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I'm a good boy - I always reuse my Tesco / Sainsburys bags when I go to Asda now :whistling:

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I tend to buy paper ones so they can breathe more easily

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sassie;2480368

I tend to buy paper ones so they can breathe more easily



What........you carry the kids in them? :shock: ;-)

It does annoy me - it free advertising for them!! Infact we are paying them AND advertising for them!!:x

Syzable;2480403

What........you carry the kids in them? :shock: ;-)



lol:-D

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Syzable;2480403

What........you carry the kids in them? :shock: ;-)



not quite, but your nearly there ;-)

Its stupid how is paying 5p for a bag gunna make you reuse it - the bags suck and break and then take 1000 years to degrade - bring on brown paper bags america style

I totally agree with you. I think TK Max are mad.

Sometimes I come out empty handed. other days I buy loads, you just can't predict whats in there. that would **** me off if i had to pay for their bags.

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Do what I do and just walk out! They'll soon change once they start seeing revenue being lost. Its nonsense that bags dont get re-used. I use all mine as swing bin liners.

I actually heard that none of them are free anyway, the stores that give away 'free' plastic bags have a business plan in place that recoups the cost of the bags by putting the prices up on other things, no business gives stuff away free imo.

If you refuse to buy a bag they will have to accept that people will be walking out of the shop with goods that they cannot determine the difference of if they have been paid for or shoplifted, that should be interesting.

hannah19790;2480406

It does annoy me - it free advertising for them!! Infact we are paying … It does annoy me - it free advertising for them!! Infact we are paying them AND advertising for them!!:x



dandoc2;2480438

Its stupid how is paying 5p for a bag gunna make you reuse it - the bags … Its stupid how is paying 5p for a bag gunna make you reuse it - the bags suck and break and then take 1000 years to degrade - bring on brown paper bags america style



blackpeppa;2480448

I totally agree with you. I think TK Max are mad.Sometimes I come out … I totally agree with you. I think TK Max are mad.Sometimes I come out empty handed. other days I buy loads, you just can't predict whats in there. that would **** me off if i had to pay for their bags.



csiman;2480458

Do what I do and just walk out! They'll soon change once they start … Do what I do and just walk out! They'll soon change once they start seeing revenue being lost. Its nonsense that bags dont get re-used. I use all mine as swing bin liners.





They should all increase the cost 10 fold and then maybe the morons of this country will eventually get the message.
If you don't like the idea of paying carry your own bag. Otherwise do without, contrary to your misguided belief, there are more people in favour of going "green" than there are of you, so your lost custom will not make a scrap of difference.

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how is paying for your carrier bags going 'green'? If I re-use the bags at the supermarket, then I will have to buy bin liners!

What an idiot! Chill out man.

KDH001;2480899

They should all increase the cost 10 fold and then maybe the morons of … They should all increase the cost 10 fold and then maybe the morons of this country will eventually get the message. If you don't like the idea of paying carry your own bag. Otherwise do without, contrary to your misguided belief, there are more people in favour of going "green" than there are of you, so your lost custom will not make a scrap of difference.



...and breathe...hug a tree and RELAX....!

KDH001;2480899

They should all increase the cost 10 fold and then maybe the morons of … They should all increase the cost 10 fold and then maybe the morons of this country will eventually get the message. If you don't like the idea of paying carry your own bag. Otherwise do without, contrary to your misguided belief, there are more people in favour of going "green" than there are of you, so your lost custom will not make a scrap of difference.



Hate to burst your bubble mate but the charging for carrier bags is not to protect the enviroment but to drive the costs down for the supermarkets and shops.

ask anyone who has ever worked in a supermarket on a checkout and one thing that is drummed into you is to not give away too many bags as there is constant pressure from above to get the costs of the dept down and one of the biggest cost just happens to be carrier bags.

so its got nothing to do with helping the enviroment, thats just a great piece of spin to divert from the real reason of charging for bags and unfortunatly you've fell for it hook line and sinker and are helping the likes of tescos tk maxx etc drive their cost down and boost their profits.:thumbsup:

I just use a rucksack, haven't needed a plastic bag in weeks.

I find it ironic that a lot of the bags that you have to pay for are, although made from recycled materials, not bio degradable. So that kind of rips the stores arguments about helping the environment apart.

Tesco and Co-op give free bags and they are bio-degradable.

I refuse to buy carrier bags, I have a dozen bags that I have bought from Tesco ( not plastic) and I use them for supermarket shopping ( when I actually remember to get them out of the boot) but if I was forced to buy a "bag for life" I would shop elsewhere, it's not about the environment it's about hitting the consumer with another cost.

When you are by the fruit & veg, grab a load of the clear plastic bags and put them in your pocket. Then, when you get to the counter, put all your stuff in them. They are pretty naff bags but its funny watching the checkout staff wondering if what you are doing is allowed...

As an aside, whats going to happen to the self-service checkouts when they enforce paying for bags?

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jah128;2481150

When you are by the fruit & veg, grab a load of the clear plastic bags … When you are by the fruit & veg, grab a load of the clear plastic bags and put them in your pocket. Then, when you get to the counter, put all your stuff in them. They are pretty naff bags but its funny watching the checkout staff wondering if what you are doing is allowed...As an aside, whats going to happen to the self-service checkouts when they enforce paying for bags?



lol I would soooooo love to try that!

its ridiculous....i know its gott strt somewhere but there are so namy other things out there...this is the easiest thing for the fat cats to target and pretend to give a damn about the earth!

Marks and Spencers are the worst for this.....annoys the poop out of me!

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KDH001;2480899

They should all increase the cost 10 fold and then maybe the morons of … They should all increase the cost 10 fold and then maybe the morons of this country will eventually get the message. If you don't like the idea of paying carry your own bag. Otherwise do without, contrary to your misguided belief, there are more people in favour of going "green" than there are of you, so your lost custom will not make a scrap of difference.



of course it will
every £ profit they lose make a difference to their profits
Did you even read the opening post?

Now this is totally different to Supermarkets since some items which TK … Now this is totally different to Supermarkets since some items which TK sells are odd shapes and extremely heavy so you either won't have one big enough to carry the item or you will need to triple them up



are you suggesting everyone should carry a couple of dozen bags round with them on the off chance they see something they like that won't fit into a normal sized carrier?
If I go to the supermarket and use say 10 2p bags on a weekly shop, how exactly is that being more 'green' than going and using 10 free bags?

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colinsunderland;2484282

of course it willevery £ profit they lose make a difference to their … of course it willevery £ profit they lose make a difference to their profitsDid you even read the opening post?are you suggesting everyone should carry a couple of dozen bags round with them on the off chance they see something they like that won't fit into a normal sized carrier?If I go to the supermarket and use say 10 2p bags on a weekly shop, how exactly is that being more 'green' than going and using 10 free bags?



My rant was about all shops, but I'm saying that TKmaxx are more unreasonable than supermarkets

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colinsunderland;2484282

of course it willevery £ profit they lose make a difference to their … of course it willevery £ profit they lose make a difference to their profitsDid you even read the opening post?are you suggesting everyone should carry a couple of dozen bags round with them on the off chance they see something they like that won't fit into a normal sized carrier?If I go to the supermarket and use say 10 2p bags on a weekly shop, how exactly is that being more 'green' than going and using 10 free bags?



The whole idea is if they charge you for the bags then you are more likely to bring your old ones and reuse
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