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Old 17-09-2012, 19:55
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Anyone watching this?

IMO it will be sensationalist bull, but lets see.
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Old 17-09-2012, 19:59
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Anyone watching this?

IMO it will be sensationalist bull, but lets see.
I agree, it'll be another high calibre programme like the one about the bookies.

I can see it now "Sugar is 1 from poundland and only 89p in the supermarket!"
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Old 17-09-2012, 19:59
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Just watching now.

I don't normally shop at Poundland but it will be interesting to see if their deals really are deals.

Looks like the sizes are going to be smaller at Poundland compared to other shops.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:06
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This from Asda is "currently on offer"... Keyword being offer really...

The breads on offer, the Dettol is on offer...
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:08
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This from Asda is "currently on offer"... Keyword being offer really...
ep, poundland always sell the same price, supermarkets have it cheaper for a day or two, then charge twice the price.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:09
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So the conclusion of the show is "people are stupid"

There you go, the programme can end now, sorry if I gave the ending away

Thought it was widely known that most of the stuff in Poundland was specially made slightly smaller sizes to enable them to fit into the 1 price tag.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:10
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ep, poundland always sell the same price, supermarkets have it cheaper for a day or two, then charge twice the price.
Agreed, although to be fair that won't always be the case.

But this show is really digging for anything.

EDIT: Gotta say, they commented on the appearance of PoundLand, their secrets of Poundland shop isnt very attractive...

Are they even allowed to use the brand on their shop sign? Isnt that misleading?
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:10
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How can it be misleading if it is on the label clearly?
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:12
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Honestly who cares, I go in pound land ..things are a pound...I make the choice wether to buy or not to buy, the choice is the consumers, no one forces me into pound land or forces me to buy their products, what a stupid program.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:12
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Well whatever he says, pepsi and loads of other fizzy drinks are tons cheaper in Poundland than in Tesco.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:14
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i have seen...
cadburys
nestle
Nescafe
Quakers

All say extra free, these products aint made by poundland.

surely if this is an issue, then it is a manufacturing issue.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:14
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ep, poundland always sell the same price, supermarkets have it cheaper for a day or two, then charge twice the price.
So, if you have any sense, you get it from the supermarkets when they have it on offer at a cheaper price.

I'm assuming you have a kitchen with cupboards, a fridge and freezer to keep stuff in-- most people don't need to buy stuff to use the same day.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:15
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This from Asda is "currently on offer"... Keyword being offer really...

The breads on offer, the Dettol is on offer...
Exactly. And what that so-called consumer law 'expert' said was just pants as well.

So the conclusion of the show is "people are stupid"

There you go, the programme can end now, sorry if I gave the ending away

Thought it was widely known that most of the stuff in Poundland was specially made slightly smaller sizes to enable them to fit into the 1 price tag.
Exactly.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:15
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Honestly who cares, I go in pound land ..things are a pound...I make the choice wether to buy or not to buy, the choice is the consumers, no one forces me into pound land or forces me to buy their products, what a stupid program.
BIB. Good Point. When we go into a 1 shop, we know how much things are, if we buy things on impulse - then so be it. We do that in supermarkets and they spend a fortune on marketing for that very reason too...
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:17
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But a Poundland is usually bang in the middle of a town centre, whereas the large Supermarkets are usually not! (Of course there are the express ones but they tend to charge more anyway!)

So I could buy 180g of Nutella from Poundland or spend x amount in petrol then driving to a Supermarket, having to park, navigate the Supermarket, queue.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:17
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How can it be misleading if it is on the label clearly?
Because whilst you and I might read the actual weight, many people don't and a jar of something is just a jar of something.

But I always shop around and if Asda have something on their high rotational price (Yes I know what you do bloody Asda!) then I leave it until it has dropped back to it's lowest rotational value.

Nescafe Gold Blend Asda Rotational prices: 5.00 - 5.50 - 6.48! and round and round it goes! Mind you they have just brought out a refill pack for 6.00 but it contains a jar and a half an so works out at 4.00 a jar BUY! BUY! BUY!
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:19
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So the conclusion of the show is "people are stupid"

There you go, the programme can end now, sorry if I gave the ending away

Thought it was widely known that most of the stuff in Poundland was specially made slightly smaller sizes to enable them to fit into the 1 price tag.
I didn't know, but I'm more amazed that the big brand names are willing to supply just Poundland with completely different packaging, (sizes and 'extra free' etc).
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:19
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BIB. Good Point. When we go into a 1 shop, we know how much things are, if we buy things on impulse - then so be it. We do that in supermarkets and they spend a fortune on marketing for that very reason too...
Thing is, in britain we hate a winner, we far prefer the underdog.

Businesses are on their arse, theres mass unemployment, but one store is bucking the trend, and continuing to grow.

The media need a way to make a negative story out of that, get a bit of scandal out of it.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:19
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Nutella Chocolate Spread - 200G - TESCO 1.29

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Produ.../?id=259802530
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:20
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This has been desperate stuff so far. Read the labels folks........
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:20
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Honestly, who has the time? I only drink diet Pepsi and at the moment it's 2 for 3 in Asda, 1 a bottle in Sainsbury's and Poundland and 89p a bottle at Tesco.

I only found this out because I went into Tesco that I don't usually go into. If all the supermarkets are doing this on everything, which they are, who has the time to price check on everything and buy the cheapest from each one?
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:20
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It's like religion: If people go to poundland and THINK that they have got a bargain and are made happy by that, what's the problem?

Real poor people like me HAVE TO shop around so that I know I'm really buying something at its cheapest.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:21
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Ah, so it is the same price them, you fool
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:21
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Those inflation busting prices are definitely a con.
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Old 17-09-2012, 20:22
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The expert is an idiot as well, not a clue what she is talking about.
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