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Do you share food bargains or take the lot?
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I fully agree with that. We used to have a couple around here who would barge in and grab it all, but then peer pressure from the other regulars seems to have worked wonders. We normally have a good chat whilst the SA are marking stuff down. Personally I just stand out of their way and let them get on to the end of a very long shift for low wages with the least amount of fuss, and generally the SA recognise this.
We have a large Italian community around here and they use it a lot. Or you could split and plant on an allotment.
There was a lovely story on here about kids that secretly slip unexpected items (pregnancy kits, condoms etc) into their parents' trolleys. I'd have been tempted to use a similar tactic.
Literally camping in the shop, eh? Too right that's rude!
Who do they think they are, coming in to a supermarket and pitching their canvas tents, rolling out their sleeping bags and cooking sausages on their Trangia stoves?
I have to agree with other posters I will only buy certain things if there is a substantial knock-down in price. Can't see the point in saving 20 p and then the product has to be used that day. Has to be at least 50 per cent off.
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The only times I purposely won't go and buy reduced stuff is when I see a particular regular in, a nice old man. He walks about a 3-mile round trip, on his own, at night, to get the reductions, because he's really hard up. I've been told that he basically lives on whatever he can buy cheap and if he can't get anything, he might go hungry. I'd much rather he got the bargains than me because I certainly don't need them as much.
As an aside, when I was working in a supermarket (I won't say which one!) I was told about two women who had a fight on Christmas Eve over the last packet of Brussel Sprouts- they both grabbed the bag at the same time, wouldn't let go, the bag split and the sprouts went all over the floor and one woman punched the other in the face! Festive spirit or what?!