Asda lying

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
In yesterday's paper an Asda advert for a Nokia 1209 for £13! The tiny disclaimer said 'Majority of stores'. Went to the huge megastore at Roehampton. No, the offer isn't there. It's only on offer near the M25.

Very naughty.
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  • mlutonmluton Forumite
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    Did you buy any thing else when you were there ?

    I hate the small print.
  • moonrakerzmoonrakerz Forumite
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    Why are they lying ? The ad seems to tell the whole truth ! If you couldn't be bothered to check properly........................
    Would you have said they were lying if they had sold out ?

    Next time:- 02087 802780
  • mr_fishbulbmr_fishbulb Forumite
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    Laz123 wrote: »
    It's only on offer near the M25.
    Maybe that's where their 'Majority of stores' are?
  • durham_girldurham_girl Forumite
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    Maybe that's where their 'Majority of stores' are?

    I find that very hard to believe :rolleyes:
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  • mlutonmluton Forumite
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    It got the people into there stores, trick advertising, works well.

    That why they use small print and only put items in 1 or 2 stores nationwide.
  • flakyflaky Forumite
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    Hi,
    I popped into Asda in Rawtenstall, Lancashire on the way home yesterday and they had them behind the counter of the entertainments section. People (market traders :cool:) were trying to buy bulk loads of them to flog on the market, no doubt at marked up prices (didn't succeed). However, they did have a few boxes of them at £13.00 each.
    I bought one for my son, and can put any sim into it as they are also not locked.
    Lancashire is most definitely outside the M25 :p
  • consultant31consultant31 Forumite
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    In my local Asda they will often get something for you from another store if they can.

    Try asking at the customer services till.
    I let my mind wander and it never came back!
  • david39david39 Forumite
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    A few weeks ago, Aldi's were advertising in their store leaflets that they would be selling Full HD 32in televisions at £299 from the following Thursday.
    I did not want one but on the Friday went to my local Aldi on a normal shopping expedition expecting to see the televisions but there were none there. At the checkout, I asked the manager if they had sold out and he said that they had only had two of them and, although there was a queue of people outside when they opened on that day, the first customer in bought both of them. I can't think that the other people in the queue would have been too happy about that.

    A similar ploy to the Asda "entice them in to get something that we might not have in stock."

    Oddly, last week when I went, they had them in stock and on open display.
  • mluton wrote: »
    It got the people into there stores, trick advertising, works well.

    That why they use small print and only put items in 1 or 2 stores nationwide.

    Why is it a trick, unless Asda work on the assumption that none of their customers can read?
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    Laz123Laz123 Forumite
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    edited 31 July 2009 at 9:45AM
    moonrakerz wrote: »
    Why are they lying ? The ad seems to tell the whole truth ! If you couldn't be bothered to check properly........................
    Would you have said they were lying if they had sold out ?

    Next time:- 02087 802780

    Do you phone up the stores every time you go shopping? The retail advertising laws need to be tightened up pre EU. Stores used to have to put 'exceptions' in their disclaimers.

    dmg24 wrote: »
    Why is it a trick, unless Asda work on the assumption that none of their customers can read?

    The retail advertising studio I ran used to do half of MFI's advertising. The rules regarding disclaimers was a lot stricter in those days for some reason. The disclaimer had to be a minimum of 5pt type size so most people could read them without having to resort to the use of magnifying glasses.
    There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
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