Do you share food bargains or take the lot?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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  • When I worked at a supermarket the poor girl that did the reductions often had bruises where customers had barged into her or elbowed her as she tried to reduce things, if it was quiet I used to be the decoy, the usual crowd would be hanging around at 7.30pm so I would take the reducing gun and as they all followed pied piper styleee, my friend could take the stuff off the shelves and out the back for reducing :D
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  • I absolutely hate the people that block the reduced bit not letting anyone else in and take it all themselves, im afraid to me that is a selfish attitude. yes i know times are hard but we are all in the same boat! This is MY opinion and i realise others feel different.
    Infact they ruined it for everyone at my local asda as the manager banned all the staff reducing stuff that was in someones hand or trolley! it had to be on the shelf when they got there or no more reduction.
    I have the same attitude as others, i only take what i need, can fit in my small freezer or fridge or i think is a good price. I just can not bring myself to empty a shelf of a bargain, i will always leave some for others.
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    It disgusts me when people stop others from getting a look in, ive nothing against people from getting a bargain but its the way some people go about it. After being on the other end of the supermarkets staff I understand they are under pressure to get the reductions done. If it was me id have a limit per customer. People should have to act the way they do.
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    DCFC79 wrote: »
    It disgusts me when people stop others from getting a look in, ive nothing against people from getting a bargain but its the way some people go about it. After being on the other end of the supermarkets staff I understand they are under pressure to get the reductions done. If it was me id have a limit per customer. People should have to act the way they do.

    The supermarkets dont really care as long as it gets sold (so the supermarkets waste figures are not too high). My attitude is that its there to be sold. First come, first served. Personally i would not clear the entire shelf, but i would get the items i intended eating. Not just because they are there.

    One thing that annoys me is when business (local shops) come and snap up all the bargains to resell. I usually see them in my store on a Friday night 9-11pm closing presumably after they shut their shop.

    Every week its the same people with just the very good offers in their trolley and boxes of it.
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    What is the best time to go and get reductions from somewhere like Tesco (which near me is 24hour opening 6 days a week i think)? Is there a time when they do them in a 24 hour place or is it just random?
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    Bettie wrote: »
    On an evening I've seen people in Asda take everything they find that's reduced on that day put it in their trolley and then hang about for hours waiting for the staff whoopsy person to come with the stickers that get put on last minute reductions- so that piece of meatfor example reduced and in their trolley at 6pm for a fiver then gets reduced at 8pm as they hold it out to the assisant to something really cheap like 50p and because they already have it in their trolley no one else gets a look in.
    I've also seen people selling loads of whoopsies off at the pub later!

    I can't believe people would habg around 2 hours for a reduction! They need to get a life! I get that many are struggling but come on.... and as for selling it later at the pub - seems a bit off to me. I only take what I know we'd use or could freeze.
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    Li0nhead wrote: »
    The supermarkets dont really care as long as it gets sold (so the supermarkets waste figures are not too high). My attitude is that its there to be sold. First come, first served. Personally i would not clear the entire shelf, but i would get the items i intended eating. Not just because they are there.

    One thing that annoys me is when business (local shops) come and snap up all the bargains to resell. I usually see them in my store on a Friday night 9-11pm closing presumably after they shut their shop.

    Every week its the same people with just the very good offers in their trolley and boxes of it.

    yes i understand its there to be sold but theres taking a suitable amount for oneself and theres being greedy
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    sams247 wrote: »
    I can't believe people would habg around 2 hours for a reduction! They need to get a life! I get that many are struggling but come on.... and as for selling it later at the pub - seems a bit off to me. I only take what I know we'd use or could freeze.


    ive not seen people wait 2 hours buit i have seen people wait say 30 mins purposefully for me to go and reduce said items, it was partly my fault as sometimes i would say "ill be doing them in 30 minutes or so" when i should have said "dont know they will get done" but im out of the race now
  • The later the time or the more product then the more likely I am to take more - otherwise I take around 2 packets maybe 4 if I can freeze them. I'm looking for potatoes, vegetables and other basic foodstuffs (unlike my OH who makes a beeline for the bread and pastries *rolleyes*)

    One lady at the bargain fridge was telling me about the potatoes and how it was worth throwing about half of them away for the price so I told her she could mash and freeze or blanche them as roasties and freeze to get more out of them. I can't abide waste :o
  • Soubrette wrote: »
    The later the time or the more product then the more likely I am to take more - otherwise I take around 2 packets maybe 4 if I can freeze them. I'm looking for potatoes, vegetables and other basic foodstuffs (unlike my OH who makes a beeline for the bread and pastries *rolleyes*)

    One lady at the bargain fridge was telling me about the potatoes and how it was worth throwing about half of them away for the price so I told her she could mash and freeze or blanche them as roasties and freeze to get more out of them. I can't abide waste :o

    Oooooo Soubrette...
    I've been thinking of doing that for sometime - making mashed potato's that is, does it freeze ok? & how do you do freeze roasties??
    Sorry this is off the thread guy's
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