Great 'What NOT to buy in Pound Shops' Hunt

Former_MSE_Penelope
Former_MSE_Penelope Posts: 536 Forumite
edited 24 November 2009 at 7:54PM in Shop but don't drop
Pound shops are often huge bargains (just bought box of after eights there - yum ML) but the business model is designed by selling some things worth more than a quid and some less so it evens out.

We want to tap into MoneySavers’ collective knowledge to find out what bargains to avoid. What shouldn’t you grab?


Please include the normal price and the pound shop price.

For the other side of the story, go to our Great 'What to Buy in Pound Shops' Hunt.

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  • hayley11
    hayley11 Posts: 7,625
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    edited 25 November 2009 at 1:38PM
    Ooh the first to reply!

    I saw bags of sugar (definitely 1kg) in my local pound shop, a bag of sugar doesn't cost £1 so thought that was a bit of a rip off. Shall look out for more ;)
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  • Sponges!!!

    they sell a five pack in the pound shop - BUT you can get them for around 14p for a pack of five in asda smart price / tesco value ect
  • far
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    hayley11 wrote: »
    Ooh the first to reply!

    I saw bags of sugar in my local pound shop, a bag of sugar doesn't cost £1 so thought that was a bit of a rip off. Shall look out for more ;)

    Be careful which ones they are - Poundland sell 1.5KG bags which work out pretty cheap but 1KG bags would be dear - in any case you can currently get 1KG of sugar from Poundstretcher for 59p.
  • gjs1701
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    Paracetamol. 3 boxes of 16 for a pound, while they are 14p a box in Wilkinson or even 28p a box in the supermarket.
  • rosekitten
    rosekitten Posts: 1,812 Forumite
    16p in ASDA
    :j:j:j
  • rosekitten
    rosekitten Posts: 1,812 Forumite
    Also the large car sponges £1 each
    49p in Asda & Tesco
    :j:j:j
  • rosekitten
    rosekitten Posts: 1,812 Forumite
    not forgetting the 3 for two on Foxes
    biscuits in Poundworld same ones were
    between 44p to 55p in supermarkets
    or in some supermarkets 2 for a £1.
    :j:j:j
  • jamespir
    jamespir Posts: 21,456 Forumite
    hayley11 wrote: »
    Ooh the first to reply!

    I saw bags of sugar in my local pound shop, a bag of sugar doesn't cost £1 so thought that was a bit of a rip off. Shall look out for more ;)

    the bags of sugar are cheaper than anywhere thyre 1.5kg
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  • rosekitten
    rosekitten Posts: 1,812 Forumite
    in fact I would say that Poundworld are my
    least favourites among the £ shops.They have
    a few things that you would say,ooh thats a good
    price for them and the rest is stuff that is considerably
    cheaper in the likes of Homebargains,Wilkinsons &
    B&M stores
    :j:j:j
  • jenniewb
    jenniewb Posts: 12,835
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    Never buy just one can/bottle when on offer for "4 for a pound"- if you buy one, its a pound, if you buy 3, its a pound, if you buy 4, its a pound. The staff either don't care or don't know how to divide 100 by 4! Madness!!
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