Is taking advantage of Tesco glitches AN ACT OF THIEVERY?

Found 4th Jun 2011
what with the most recent gardening, beer , kitchenware glitches, and not forgetting the TOMATO , john frieda, lolly, do you think we are actually conducting an act of thievery when we take part in exploiting the glitches that's been happened SO frequently in TESCO?

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How can you even contemplate even thinking this, Tesco gets all it deserves, the way they treat their suppliers.

Banned

For even posing the question the OP disgusts me.

Banned

It was an invitation to treat....... And treat they did. (good luck to all the drunks with the truckloads full of beer)

horrible shop i wouldnt even go into it to take advantage of glitches

if they actually employed any staff on the checkouts they could stop these transactions from happening!

Oooooo is there any more glitches , I got the kitchen stuff. I saw a lady on her second trip round she paid both times at the tills , its not theft. But I did nearly poo my pants when I saw a police officer walk in !

A big no

Whats the glitches not heard about these ????

Original Poster

Hi guys,

The reason u m asking this is : I been confront at work when I told my co workers about all the bargains I got over the Tesco glitches. They told me is basically thief when u take advantage of glitches like this. They also said is immoral and basically they will not do it in a million years.

In retaliation I told them all the time Tesco been not a honest company all in all, but they said I dun have to stoop as low ad them.

Really upset about their comments, but at the same time I am questioning my integrity.

That's why I m asking u lots, not that I m working for Tesco x

They also said is immoral and basically they will not do it in a million … They also said is immoral and basically they will not do it in a million years.



Tonight's CCTV footage says different X)

mmmkbb

Hi guys,The reason u m asking this is : I been confront at work when I … Hi guys,The reason u m asking this is : I been confront at work when I told my co workers about all the bargains I got over the Tesco glitches. They told me is basically thief when u take advantage of glitches like this. They also said is immoral and basically they will not do it in a million years.In retaliation I told them all the time Tesco been not a honest company all in all, but they said I dun have to stoop as low ad them. Really upset about their comments, but at the same time I am questioning my integrity. That's why I m asking u lots, not that I m working for Tesco x



They are just miffed you didnt tell them at the time.



Did you get any jinis?
Edited by: "harlzter" 4th Jun 2011

They can refuse to sell an item and remove it from sale. They didnt do that.
So the public have a right to buy any stock that is on sale.

Original Poster

Wats jinis?

Tesco have my name and address and they know everything I buy from them, when I buy it from them, and how much I paid. When Tesco make pricing errors that suit them (which is, in my experience, a common occurrence), upon being made aware of their mistakes, they are entirely capable of tracing me, as well as all the other customers that they have overcharged, and refunding us, or crediting the money to our Tesco Clubcard accounts. This has never once happened.

Ultimately, I think misprices are a grey area. Tesco do far better out of them than we do. We don't always catch them, and when we do, it isn't always worth waiting the several-minutes necessary to get some minimum wage slug to begrudgingly trundle back and forth to check the price, then process the refund, paperwork and all. Tesco, it should be noted, deliberately make the process of getting a refund as tortuously slow as possible, as an intentional means to deter people from claiming. If you catch a Tesco misprice, I think you absolutely should exploit it for all that you can. It's the only way to keep any sort of balance.

mmmkbb

Hi guys,The reason u m asking this is : I been confront at work when I … Hi guys,The reason u m asking this is : I been confront at work when I told my co workers about all the bargains I got over the Tesco glitches. They told me is basically thief when u take advantage of glitches like this. They also said is immoral and basically they will not do it in a million years.In retaliation I told them all the time Tesco been not a honest company all in all, but they said I dun have to stoop as low ad them. Really upset about their comments, but at the same time I am questioning my integrity. That's why I m asking u lots, not that I m working for Tesco x




Its an interesting fact that most replies have justified their action by pointing the finger at Tesco. Would the same people have done the same if the mistake had been in a small local shop I wonder. I'll have to admit to elastic morals here I guess - If I was effectively undercharged like this in a little shop, I'd speak up. Wouldn't in Tesco though, huge impersonal enteprise - not that that makes it right, but it does seem fair game. As someone said earlier, pricing goods is legally an 'invitation to treat' and is not legally binding - they could refuse to sell at this price if they chose. You just took them up on their offer.

Original Poster

So far everybody is saying that's Tesco fault that they din safeguard their missprice items.

I agree strongly that they could have
1.close the aisle/section
2. Rally all staff, inform them about the glitches, n stop people from buying them

But Tesco staff decided to do nothing. Some even help themselves

Is this the opportunity to identify moral/immoral human being? Will u be able to resist the temptation of obvious misspriced?

P/s I m certainly not condemning people taking advantage of this.I m 1 of them. Without the help of glitches or hduk I will not be able to buy quality stuff at bargain prices with my income.

Is just a healthy discussion x



Tesco rob us and their supplyers every so what goes around .......

I guess, but dont know, that this was a computer fault. In the old days stores used to employ people to price the goods. The chances of so many stores being affected in such a large fashion by this kind of pricing error was reduced. But Tesco have determined that they no longer need staff to price goods instore and rely centrally on barcodes. It is only due to social networking that the public are able to take advantage of such deals.

But I dont think it would be too difficult for the Supermarkets to build in failsafes. Its just not been done yet. So for now the public should make the most of these errors as I believe they will in the main be short lived..

Edited by: "WoolyM" 4th Jun 2011

guv

It was an invitation to treat....... And treat they did. (good luck to … It was an invitation to treat....... And treat they did. (good luck to all the drunks with the truckloads full of beer)


Hate to agree with Guv but he's right - it's all in the invitation. A mis-price does not have to be honoured and if they decide to do away with staff and replace them with the self scan machines, which, i admit to using since i don't like dealing with real people then it's their own fault.
Surely a company like that would have some kinda software that would raise an alarm when so many of one line of items are being sold in such vast quantities, it's like when your bank rings you to ask why you have just given $1000 (US $) to your friend via email! (But it sounded too good to be true.....oh wait)

I remember stuff like this when the Littlewoods' code were used and they started to investigate a bit more.

In some ways it's not ideal to take advantage to such levels, since, well, someone will have to pay for the mistake, despite their huge profits, they want to keep making huge profits

But, i am no Tesco fan.......

What are these glitches peeps?

I don't see how it can be classified as theft...Tesco have asked a certain price for an item - providing you pay them the price they have advertised - how can it be theft?
After years in retail, i am aware that a shop is not obliged to sell anything to anyone - as a customer you are on private property (as owned or rented by the shop) and if they don't want to sell it to you for that price - it's their porogative. If i was challenged at the till and told it was a mis-price, i would either buy it for the price it should have been - or left the goods in the shop. End of

gemmyw

What are these glitches peeps?



This WAS one of them
bbc.co.uk/new…315

It was raised as a deal on HUKD

I'll cast a different aspect to this conversation - Is the use of voucher codes that aren't valid to you/cause a glitch that get honoured unknowingly doing wrong?

WoolyM

This WAS one of themhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-13621315It was … This WAS one of themhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-13621315It was raised as a deal on HUKD



Good ole' HUKD

yes it will count as steal.if they are selling expensive then don't buy from them but this can't be justify by stealing from them,and by the way i hate tesco,

Banned

addjon

yes it will count as steal.if they are selling expensive then don't buy … yes it will count as steal.if they are selling expensive then don't buy from them but this can't be justify by stealing from them,and by the way i hate tesco,



Thay celling cheep tho. Mabee jini in till?

whats a jini?



mmmkbb

Wats jinis?

addjon

yes it will count as steal.if they are selling expensive then don't buy … yes it will count as steal.if they are selling expensive then don't buy from them but this can't be justify by stealing from them,and by the way i hate tesco,

edjaned

whats a jini?





major lolz

hell just let me know when glittches occur bring it on
I spend enough in these stores and never get any
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