MSE News: Revealed: The true extent of Tesco's 'Big Price Drop'

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edited 5 December 2011 at 6:59PM in Gone off!
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"Tesco's 'Big Price Drop' resulted in typical falls at the till of about 2.5%, figures reveal ..."
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  • amandada
    amandada Posts: 1,168 Forumite
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    No surprise there. I worked for a while for Tesco, doing what they called File Maintenance Control (FMC). The main part of the job was making sure the prices on the shelf edges were correct and that items went through the tills at the correct price.
    All the price increases had done 1st thing in the morning before the store opened and I can guarantee that for every 1 price decrease there were at least 2 increases...every single week
  • zorgan
    zorgan Posts: 60 Forumite
    Supermarkets are professional shufflers!

    Just like energy companies, they shuffle stuff around to confuse people take off money here add on there to try to fool the consumer into thinking they have a good deal.

    Juggle the pennies about making it look like your saving money reduces transparancy - it is a trend which too many companies get away with, they also only like to highlight what your saving on and don`t tell you what they have increased to balance things out.

    :mad:
  • Ive worked in department stores, petrol stations and currently a food hall and this isn't new news to me. Infact through the years common practice. I am very keen at reading the label on the shelf and checking unit prices on items. When I question a multibuy of salad 1.49 each or two for 3 pounds I was told its across the range so if you mixed and matched a more expensive item you still made a saving. I hate it, I really do. The saving in question then added up to around 13p with a more expensive product. Hardly worth it if you were not planning to buy both items.
    The practice I find most disturbing is half price deals that I've never seen full price. (ie they have spent 28 days in only one outlet at the full price so the can be rolled out across the country at half price)
    If it looks too good to be true maybe it is.:mad:
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  • What a surprise we are not getting a deal!!! Blame the governments that let these companies get too large and get away with the crap that they tell. Sainsburys are disappointing me big time lately, they say they have reduced prices but in fact the quality has dropped huge!!! They all have us and the only way we can make them change is by boycotting them!!!
  • And people stop using home deliveries they give you Tartuffe with a short shelf life and offer you bad alternatives boycott the big supermarkets unil thy stop treating us like fodder
  • charlie792
    charlie792 Posts: 1,744 Forumite
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    amandada wrote: »
    No surprise there. I worked for a while for Tesco, doing what they called File Maintenance Control (FMC). The main part of the job was making sure the prices on the shelf edges were correct and that items went through the tills at the correct price.
    All the price increases had done 1st thing in the morning before the store opened and I can guarantee that for every 1 price decrease there were at least 2 increases...every single week

    Exactly!

    Since the price drop Ive not seen any reduction in my shopping bill, infact if anything its gone up and Ive had the clubcard points slashed too.

    Obviously I don't buy anything thats classed as 'essential'....

    The things that seem to have risen, seem to have done by a massive percentage increase too - ie my usual can of tuna 45p now 76p, curry sauce used to be £1, now £1.57....

    To top it all off my local Tesco has less offers/multibuys of the things I actually want now and the so called price drop items are constantly out of stock.....
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  • VT82
    VT82 Posts: 1,079 Forumite
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    Tesco Value Baked Beans just before the price drop - 28p
    Tesco Value Baked Beans just after the price drop - 26p
    Tesco Value Baked Beans now - 31p

    Tesco Value tinned spaghetti before the price drop - 18p
    Tesco Value tinned spaghetti now - 25p
    (39% increase)
  • cosmic-dust
    cosmic-dust Posts: 2,618 Forumite
    Tesco big price FLOP. People aren't stupid and know exactly what these big supermarkets do.
    I made a mistake once, believeing people on the internet were my virtual friends. It won't be a mistake that I make again!
  • i love shopping online. and, let's face it, end of day we're all getting ripped off, no matter which supermarket we choose.
    following each and every promotion out there is almost impossible!
    we just have to keep following strict shopping lists.
  • and by the way - great work from mysupermarket.
    i didn't really liked them before but i may give the a try now.
    and Tesco's response? give me a break! pathetic!
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