HUUUUUGE price difference between Currys and Tesco

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Found 25th Oct 2009
Was looking for a small portable CD player yesterday and ended up in Currys
They had a Phillips cd player and radio small boom box thing (sorry I cant find it on the website) for £39.99 - not DAB or anything like that. I queried the price and was told it was correct - I really did laugh out loud as Id been looking at similar in Argos earlier for around the £20 mark. He printed the details and again it said £39.99. Went to Tesco - exactly the same model - £24.97

But what a HUUUUGE mark up!
Dont think Ill even bother looking in Currys again

16 Comments

Huge mark up, or Tesco's selling it at a loss?

if you find out a code for it for currys i can find out what they buy it for.......

Sad news is that someone will actually buy at that price, without looking around first.

MAIA;6681875

Sad news is that someone will actually buy at that price, without looking … Sad news is that someone will actually buy at that price, without looking around first.



That's what they rely on and why we have sites such as this :):thumbsup:

is this a serious thread? this is how currys etc stay open

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cribert;6681924

is this a serious thread? this is how currys etc stay open



+1, do people think shops should work on no profit or something?
I'll bet theres stuff in tescos that currys sell cheaper too.

Russ66;6681926

]Price Promise. :thumbsup:



Price promises give some reassurance that we're not being ripped off, but they can wriggle out of honouring them in lots of ways. The slightest difference in model or terms of sale and the price promise is useless:x

colinsunderland;6681960

+1, do people think shops should work on no profit or something?I'll bet … +1, do people think shops should work on no profit or something?I'll bet theres stuff in tescos that currys sell cheaper too.



Like bread :roll:

Supermarkets can afford to sell cheap, draws customers in.

Curry's is running at a lot less profit. They cant afford to do it.

It is a business... not a charity

colinsunderland;6681960

+1, do people think shops should work on no profit or something?I'll bet … +1, do people think shops should work on no profit or something?I'll bet theres stuff in tescos that currys sell cheaper too.



I think threads like this are useful. No one expects shops to work without profit but, come on now, the difference here is ridiculous!

Starr;6681981

Like bread :roll:Supermarkets can afford to sell cheap, draws customers … Like bread :roll:Supermarkets can afford to sell cheap, draws customers in.Curry's is running at a lot less profit. They cant afford to do it.It is a business... not a charity



So finally we will all buy our radios at Tescos as I personally prefer not to subcribe to Currys charity:thumbsup:

MAIA;6682007

So finally we will all buy our radios at Tescos as I personally prefer … So finally we will all buy our radios at Tescos as I personally prefer not to subcribe to Currys charity:thumbsup:



If its good for you then do it, i would buy it at a cheaper place without fail.

For all we know it could of been on speial offer at Tescos'

Out of interest who is cheaper for TVs' Currys or Tescos

The Samsung American style fridge freezer I want to buy for £519, they had 2 display/pre-owned models instore at Curry's - wanted me to pay £599 for one PLUS £49 delivery from round the corner. They both had scratched and they wouldn't budge on that price :x :w00t:

Starr;6682031

If its good for you then do it, i would buy it at a cheaper place without … If its good for you then do it, i would buy it at a cheaper place without fail.For all we know it could of been on speial offer at Tescos'Out of interest who is cheaper for TVs' Currys or Tescos



Up to you to check, or ask on here in separate post!

Point is, this site is to save US money, not validate Currys (or any one elses) prices.

Must have been on special at Argos as well then......for all we know

MAIA;6682388

Up to you to check, or ask on here in separate post!Point is, this site … Up to you to check, or ask on here in separate post!Point is, this site is to save US money, not validate Currys (or any one elses) prices.Must have been on special at Argos as well then......for all we know



Well then maybe the OP should of submited this as a deal rather than in misc :thinking:

The second [URL="currys.co.uk/mar…id="]tv[/URL] i looked at, why the need for the extra [URL="direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx"]£30?[/URL]

Original Poster

The ones in argos were similar spec but different brands - so I was looking around the £25 mark.
I dont think Tesco were selling at a loss as this appears to be the right kind of price for this kind of player. I think Currys price was father inflated hense the thread. I did look at Currys website and cant find it. However this is the one on the tesco site. The numbers on the box match exactly with the ones on the page printed out by Currys - Its a Philips AZ102S
direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx
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