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    End of date products in supermarkets....

    Say supermarket A have reduced Item A to 75% off original price, as they are nearing end of date and the product has become damaged.

    Would you open the package, take out the "bad" items from it, and ask for a reduction cos you don't want half of the items?

    Just read a thread on mse and it amazed me that much, i had to get opinions

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    Can you do that? as in.. legality? personally if they were rotten/mouldy i wouldnt want to touch it.. lol

    No i wouldn't because i'm not that desperate,i'd also die of the shame!!

    Original Poster

    Inquisitor;7227703

    Can you do that? as in.. legality? personally if they were rotten/mouldy … Can you do that? as in.. legality? personally if they were rotten/mouldy i wouldnt want to touch it.. lol



    not sure on legality but as you haven't paid for the item then you shouldn't open the package. It's reduced for a reason

    they would just be like, I'll dispose of that for you, meanwhile here's a fresh pack for you. I work at Waitrose and thats what we do anyway!

    some things are just not worth it even if its reduced, i saw steak reduced at tescos tonight but more than half the pack was brown ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Original Poster

    hdizzle;7227718

    they would just be like, I'll dispose of that for you, meanwhile here's a … they would just be like, I'll dispose of that for you, meanwhile here's a fresh pack for you. I work at Waitrose and thats what we do anyway!



    but the item is reduced for a reason Supermarkets always try to sell their "damaged" goods off cheap, otherwuse they have to put the items on the waste bill for the day :thumbsup:

    faevilangel;7227734

    but the item is reduced for a reason Supermarkets always try to sell … but the item is reduced for a reason Supermarkets always try to sell their "damaged" goods off cheap, otherwuse they have to put the items on the waste bill for the day :thumbsup:



    true but...
    Waitrose have a 'waste is better' ideology. For example selling a damaged product isn't good for their brand image, so they try and avoid selling it at all. Instead they reduce it and sell it to their staff, or just destroy it.
    I'm sure Tesco arent the same though...

    ilovelilac;7227727

    some things are just not worth it even if its reduced, i saw steak … some things are just not worth it even if its reduced, i saw steak reduced at tescos tonight but more than half the pack was brown ewwwwwwwwwwwwww



    Beef muscle meat not exposed to oxygen (in vacuum packaging, for example) is a burgundy or purplish color. After exposure to the air for 15 minutes or so, the myoglobin receives oxygen and the meat turns bright, cherry red.

    Thus as a matter of fact brown beef is fine to munch on! Although obviously if its been in the fridge for over 5 days and is turning brown and has a bad smell about it then its past its eating stage :thumbsup:

    hdizzle;7227784

    true but...Waitrose have a 'waste is better' ideology. For example … true but...Waitrose have a 'waste is better' ideology. For example selling a damaged product isn't good for their brand image, so they try and avoid selling it at all. Instead they reduce it and sell it to their staff, or just destroy it.I'm sure Tesco arent the same though...



    similar to M&S then, not good for the brand, let staff buy it discounted or get rid :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    hdizzle;7227784

    true but...Waitrose have a 'waste is better' ideology. For example … true but...Waitrose have a 'waste is better' ideology. For example selling a damaged product isn't good for their brand image, so they try and avoid selling it at all. Instead they reduce it and sell it to their staff, or just destroy it.I'm sure Tesco arent the same though...



    If the item clearly isn't edible e,g. mouldy, ood, severely damaged then it will be disposed of, but 90% of items are still clearly edible and people will eat it

    faevilangel;7227824

    If the item clearly isn't edible e,g. mouldy, ood, severely damaged then … If the item clearly isn't edible e,g. mouldy, ood, severely damaged then it will be disposed of, but 90% of items are still clearly edible and people will eat it



    I know but if it doesnt look good, then they dont like it. I'm not saying I agree, im just saying thats what they do

    id have to be starving to do that

    awoodhall2003;7227813

    Beef muscle meat not exposed to oxygen (in vacuum packaging, for example) … Beef muscle meat not exposed to oxygen (in vacuum packaging, for example) is a burgundy or purplish color. After exposure to the air for 15 minutes or so, the myoglobin receives oxygen and the meat turns bright, cherry red.Thus as a matter of fact brown beef is fine to munch on! Although obviously if its been in the fridge for over 5 days and is turning brown and has a bad smell about it then its past its eating stage :thumbsup:



    o...................................... :thinking:




    :? :-D

    deb8z;7227712

    No i wouldn't because i'm not that desperate,i'd also die of the shame!!



    lmao ME TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    no pride there then lol. No i wouldnt do it.
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    might as well just shoplift. Its the same in my opinion.

    Sounds awful to me... wouldnt wanna touch a food unless I'd already bought it.

    Inquisitor;7227877

    o...................................... :thinking:



    i asked a butcher once, and then had to re look it up for certain words!

    have you got a link for this thread? :-D
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