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LouLander wrote: »
I almost bought an orange-stickered free-range chicken at Lidl (Bournemouth town centre) yesterday morning, but when I got to the till, the member of staff took a good look at it, said it wasn't "on our system" and therefore she couldn't sell it to me.
It was one of three orange-stickered free-range chickens, so I am presuming the other 2 weren't on their "system" either. It's original price was just over £6.
Has anyone else heard this reason for not selling a product at Lidl? (And is it Lidl-speak for "the staff want this"?!)
VfM4meplse wrote: »
I learned something new this week - Asda does not slice its YS bakery bread. I don't mind (for 20p I think I can manage to slice it myself) but I just thought it was weird.
Cinders2001 wrote: »
Anyone else feel that Sainsbury’s do not reduce their foods in the cold ‘day of expiry’ section enough to encourage a purchase?
So many of the items are only reduced by 20p or at best recently 60p, on items that cost £’s originally so not much saving.
To my my mind, a lot of these are still there at the end of the day and will be dumped!
I live next door to a big branch and I’m in there all times of the day and evening.
Asda and Morrisons on the other hand really do lower their reduced prices.
Bacman wrote: »
Here's a tip you will like to know about. It is useful at any of the supermarkets.
Yes, the time of day affects what they reduce items down by, however one thing they know but won't often tell you - the amount when they are reducing items is also dictated by how many they have left. For example, if they have something with a couple on-day items you might get say 20% off however if they have a dozen of the same item on-day then when they enter the amount in their discount gun it might reduce by say 33%.
It is worth knowing - even worth digging on the shelves to see if there are others so you can say to the assistant "there are 20 here". If you don't then they may only reduce all of them by a smaller amount so you end up paying more!
LeeUK wrote: »
They do not enter prices into the "gun" (Hand Held Terminal given it's proper name, which is also used for a multitude of other tasks). They scan the product it takes a percentage off. First reduction is, for example, 25% then second reduction 50% and so on. Only at the end of the day do they go down to daft price like 5p to clear, and only then do they enter the price manually.
Yes, the amount of product to clear dictates how low the price goes. If for example they have 5 mozzarella balls on today's date, the might all clear through at 25% off before lunch. If they have 125 of them then it might take all day to clear them.
Also it's not recommended to go rooting through the shelves and asking the assistant to reduce something for you. It is company policy almost anywhere that product can not be reduced on demand and the assistant is not going to risk their job for you. Also refusal often offends.
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