Tesco, Jumping up Prices at Lightning Speed.

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Found 10th Nov 2016
Just left my local Tesco, Own Brand BRITISH (!!!) salted and unsalted butter, 98p. I bought this earlier on today for 85p.

An increase of what, over 15% in the space of a couple hours...

Tesco's sure does make yer blood boil!

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When was the price increased prior to that and when is the next price increase?

That'll be the only way to tell if prices are jumping up or you just happened to witness a price increase.

How much butter do you go through a day? X)

it will be on "offer" at the weekend for £0.85

The metal/paper in the foil wrapper is imported - THAT will be the excuse, anyway.

It's a price match line. Asda put there's upto 98p from 85p

And what about the evident price fixing of baby food? Seems a little coincidental that all supermarkets and smaller non-national stores all increased prices by the exact same amount for Aptamil stuff. **** me right off.

GrantG182

And what about the evident price fixing of baby food? Seems a little … And what about the evident price fixing of baby food? Seems a little coincidental that all supermarkets and smaller non-national stores all increased prices by the exact same amount for Aptamil stuff. **** me right off.



Isn't baby formula pricing fixed by the Government? They cannot have it on offer nor can they advertise it.

Wholemeal bread has been 60p a loaf now 75p cant see it going back down

Was £1.10 the other day
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Edited by: "Wongy110" 10th Nov 2016

archer1204

Wholemeal bread has been 60p a loaf now 75p cant see it going back down



If it's their own brand, then it's been 75p for months where I live.

Predikuesi

If it's their own brand, then it's been 75p for months where I live.


i know it wasn't own brand more hovis medium but seemed small(400g)
http://img.tesco.com/Groceries/pi/247/5010003000247/IDShot_225x225.jpg

Edited by: "archer1204" 10th Nov 2016

probably to pay for their 2.5 million tesco bank refund

Original Poster

archer1204

Wholemeal bread has been 60p a loaf now 75p cant see it going back down



Bread went up a few years ago when there was a bad year for the wheat crop and it never came down, now it is ratcheting up again!

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RossD89

How much butter do you go through a day? X)



I'm not sure if I'm getting that sandwich thing correct, now does the bread go in the middle?

RossD89

How much butter do you go through a day? X)


He likes Marge better only kidding oO X)

summerof76

He likes Marge better only kidding oOX)


http://i.imgur.com/nrBMnaB.png

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stuarthanley

When was the price increased prior to that and when is the next price … When was the price increased prior to that and when is the next price increase? That'll be the only way to tell if prices are jumping up or you just happened to witness a price increase.



Tell me the mathematical formula you use, is it not if one number is bigger than another number????

archer1204


Boy, you're quick

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

It's a price match line. Asda put there's upto 98p from 85p



That's even worse! A de facto price fixing cartel, sold as if they are 'doing the punter a favour'.

summerof76

Boy, you're quick

That's what his Mrs says after 9 secs

I know because she complains to me

Just had to


Edited by: "philphil61" 10th Nov 2016

philphil61

That's what his Mrs says after 9 secsI know because she complains to me … That's what his Mrs says after 9 secsI know because she complains to me ;)Just had to


X)

scottswaha

That's even worse! A de facto price fixing cartel, sold as if they are … That's even worse! A de facto price fixing cartel, sold as if they are 'doing the punter a favour'.



But the price has actually gone up. Bit of bed time reading.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

But the price has actually gone up. Bit of bed time reading.



So, the Farmers will no doubt get a generous extra whiff of Dave Lewis's farts to cover their increasing costs while He pockets the actual money increase. And who did this turbo-numpty work for previously??
Unilever!!!

Edited by: "scottswaha" 10th Nov 2016

Banned

your lucky then I went into Dudley's burnt tree store last night after butter funny enough and in there it is £1.10 used to be £0.89 I also noticed quite a few other items were a lot more expensive in the end I went to asda.

scottswaha

Tell me the mathematical formula you use, is it not if one number is … Tell me the mathematical formula you use, is it not if one number is bigger than another number????


So you happened to witness a price rise. What makes it "a price jump at lightning speed"?
Anybody would think Tesco was raising its prices on things on a daily basis. Be careful, in 2 weeks time that same butter will be £32 a block. oO

I remember being a kid in the 70s, listening to my Mum talking about food price rises, and thinking ' what...?' Now I'm all grown up, I get it, and take it proper personally when I go to my intended buy at the supermarket and it's gone up

jase.2

probably to pay for their 2.5 million tesco bank refund


That's a Christian act of kindness from Peter to pay Paul.

This is just one product line of thousands, "Every little helps" is alive and kicking.

My local store is going through a major overhaul, so they can't be short of profits.

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stuarthanley

So you happened to witness a price rise. What makes it "a price jump at … So you happened to witness a price rise. What makes it "a price jump at lightning speed"? Anybody would think Tesco was raising its prices on things on a daily basis. Be careful, in 2 weeks time that same butter will be £32 a block. oO



No. I WOULD call a jump of 16% a lightening quick rise. So would virtually all of the commentators above...

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splender

This is just one product line of thousands, "Every little helps" is alive … This is just one product line of thousands, "Every little helps" is alive and kicking.



6 months in jail for the previous directors skulduggery would be nice, "every little helps".

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juggler1

I remember being a kid in the 70s, listening to my Mum talking about food … I remember being a kid in the 70s, listening to my Mum talking about food price rises, and thinking ' what...?' Now I'm all grown up, I get it, and take it proper personally when I go to my intended buy at the supermarket and it's gone up



Did you not like Tesco's special offers? Their multi-buys are wonderful, 2 for the price of 3???

Original Poster

philphil61

That's what his Mrs says after 9 secsI know because she complains to me … That's what his Mrs says after 9 secsI know because she complains to me ;)Just had to



Perhaps Her legs won't spread just like Marge does..
Edited by: "scottswaha" 11th Nov 2016

scottswaha

6 months in jail for the previous directors skulduggery would be nice, … 6 months in jail for the previous directors skulduggery would be nice, "every little helps".


I see, I just found this news report on 22 Sept 2016. I wonder how the trial is getting on? There should be equivalence law brought out to equate the amount of financial fraud (though appear to be victimless at face value) to the amount of murders. Say have an arbitrary £1m is equivalent to murder of a person. ( Or take an average of statistical average on the amounts of the money that people had murdered for in historical records of murder and manslaughter and then adjusted using the amount of money for contract killing, again from using historical records. And then weigh this average by the mens rea in the amount of self control and discipline that the person should have had in job role description in his/her job application CV.)
.
The beauty of the above proposal of equivalence in law is that the market price for sentencing is determined fairly using market forces as in retail supply and demand.


Edited by: "splender" 11th Nov 2016

Lightning travels at around 220,000 miles per hour when travelling … Lightning travels at around 220,000 miles per hour when travelling downwards from a cloud, and then reaches a speed of 220,000,000 miles per hour when moving skyward on its return stroke.



Aldi still sell salted butter for 80p and unsalted for 85p

scottswaha

No. I WOULD call a jump of 16% a lightening quick rise. So would … No. I WOULD call a jump of 16% a lightening quick rise. So would virtually all of the commentators above...


Think You have got "time" and "price increase" mixed up somehow.

It's butterly outrageous, op.

juggler1

I remember being a kid in the 70s, listening to my Mum talking about food … I remember being a kid in the 70s, listening to my Mum talking about food price rises, and thinking ' what...?' Now I'm all grown up, I get it, and take it proper personally when I go to my intended buy at the supermarket and it's gone up



Yeah, we are still lucky, I can just remember being told that dad was getting paid twice a week, because inflation was so high, the money he was given on Monday would only buy half the groceries by Thursday.

A LOT of these price rises are simple gouging, with BREXIT as an excuse; since the EU milk quota system was abolished, milk prices at the farm gate have crashed, so baby milk, butter, cheese etc, should all be going DOWN in price.

Gentle_Giant

Yeah, we are still lucky, I can just remember being told that dad was … Yeah, we are still lucky, I can just remember being told that dad was getting paid twice a week, because inflation was so high, the money he was given on Monday would only buy half the groceries by Thursday.A LOT of these price rises are simple gouging, with BREXIT as an excuse; since the EU milk quota system was abolished, milk prices at the farm gate have crashed, so baby milk, butter, cheese etc, should all be going DOWN in price.


Brexit or no brexit, the £ goes up and down like a yo-yo because of the way we couldn't stablise our economy due to heavy reliance on too many risky variables through poor national economic policy that couldn't take the risks out. Last time £ was this low was 2008/9, then it was due again to poor economic management, namely , piling into mortgage lending and banks lent out too much with no capital and bust the system right under the noses of the government and the financial scrutiny watchdogs. That's wasn't due to EU at all. And after nearly 10 years, the taxpayers' contribution has yet to be reimburesed as the busters dug such a deep hole that we haven't got out of yet (Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland Group) and even Santander still suffer the repercussions of Enron collapse (insufficient money to invest in their infrastructure improvement).

Edited by: "splender" 11th Nov 2016

haritori

Isn't baby formula pricing fixed by the Government? They cannot have it … Isn't baby formula pricing fixed by the Government? They cannot have it on offer nor can they advertise it.



Pricing isn't fixed but they aren't allowed to do any special deals, advertising, loyalty points etc. on the up to 6 months formula. EU regs.
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