Malory wrote: »
Supermarkets in the US often place limits on the amount of sale items a person can buy.
These are clearly noted on the signs and brochures.
For example, if a brand of butter is on sale, each customer is limited to 2 containers of butter.
When I was a cashier there, there were times when I had to take items away from customers and tell them they could't buy them because they were over the limit.
Of course, you will sometimes get a family of five coming in, with every member purchasing 2 containers of butter, but basically the system works well.
I don't know why UK shops don't institute this system as well. Often people who come in filling up their trolleys with sale items aren't the store's regular customers. They are there because they heard somewhere that there is a sale on x item at the shop. If it were cheaper elsewhere, they would go there. So by placing limits on the number of sales items you can buy, the store would be making things more pleasant for regular customers.
US stores also issue "rainchecks." If you come into a store to buy something on sale and there are no more in stock, you get a piece of paper (a raincheck) which says that when you come back after the sales is over, you get to pay for it at the sale price. This means that it is to the disadvantage of the supermarket to let a few people buy out all the items when they are on sale, because they will then have to issue lots of raincheck. I don't think I've ever seen this practice in the UK (have lived here almost 6 years).
It's really unfair of the store to allow a first-come, first-served policy because not everyone is able to go shopping at the same time. You could have one person who is home all day long and can get to the shop the day the sale starts, and another who works full time and can only get there the following weekend.
Regarding the race issue, I have had plenty of white people push in front of me to reach for something on the shelf before I could get to it. Rudeness is colour-blind.
uolypool wrote: »
We never take more than the freezer can take ;)However after Christmas I went to Tesco with my son and they had pilgrims cheese reduced was 3.99 bogof reduced to 60p each so picked up lots for the freezer.Also had chicken breasts (the ones where they sell them 3 for a tenner) for 59p each.Again bought LOTS for the freezer.The cheese went through at 3.99 each I saw but didnt say anything ,;)then went to customer services and got lots of dtd back:T
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