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    • nzseries1
    • By nzseries1 1st Oct 10, 10:25 AM
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    It's just like high street sales where everything is "up to 50% off".

    Why not say everything is "up to 100% off"? "up to 200% off"?

    It's still technically true, even if nothing is actually discounted at all!
    You're spelling is effecting me so much. Im trying not to be phased by it but your all making me loose my mind on mass!! My head is loosing it's hair. I'm going to take myself off the electoral role like I should of done ages ago and move to the Caribean. I already brought my plane ticket, all be it a refundable 1.
    • nzseries1
    • By nzseries1 1st Oct 10, 11:02 AM
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    And the piece on The Simpsons where Lisa is taking a tour round a box factory.

    Tour Guide: Each box contains a certain percentage of recycled material!
    Lisa: And what percentage is that?
    Tour Guide: Zero. What? Zero is a percent.
    You're spelling is effecting me so much. Im trying not to be phased by it but your all making me loose my mind on mass!! My head is loosing it's hair. I'm going to take myself off the electoral role like I should of done ages ago and move to the Caribean. I already brought my plane ticket, all be it a refundable 1.
    • Sceptic001
    • By Sceptic001 1st Oct 10, 11:06 AM
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    I still don't see where the 5% comes from. Or was it just a typo?
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 1st Oct 10, 11:27 AM
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    • 1st Oct 10, 11:27 AM
    I still don't see where the 5% comes from. Or was it just a typo?
    Originally posted by Sceptic001
    Yes, I believe so.

    [Or a deliberate "mistake" to get publicity?]
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 1st Oct 10, 1:07 PM
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    • 1st Oct 10, 1:07 PM
    I now genuinely believe it was just a typo and am now feeling slightly mean for blogging it.
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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    • Toe-Jam
    • By Toe-Jam 1st Oct 10, 1:09 PM
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    • 1st Oct 10, 1:09 PM
    I now genuinely believe it was just a typo and am now feeling slightly mean for blogging it.
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    Slow news day ?
    • nzseries1
    • By nzseries1 1st Oct 10, 2:10 PM
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    I now genuinely believe it was just a typo and am now feeling slightly mean for blogging it.
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    I wouldn't feel bad... it's free publicity for them, even if just for a few of us!
    You're spelling is effecting me so much. Im trying not to be phased by it but your all making me loose my mind on mass!! My head is loosing it's hair. I'm going to take myself off the electoral role like I should of done ages ago and move to the Caribean. I already brought my plane ticket, all be it a refundable 1.
    • Sceptic001
    • By Sceptic001 1st Oct 10, 2:26 PM
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    I wouldn't feel bad... it's free publicity for them, even if just for a few of us!
    Originally posted by nzseries1
    I agree with nzseries1 - (nearly) all publicity is good publicity, and 3% fixed for one year looks good to me. Only Santander is paying more, and only to existing long-suffering customers.
  • jeffcrowe
    Sainsbury's Bank
    Sounds like an offer about a year ago.
    We applied, filled in all of the forms in and sent them off, and it was getting very close to the end of the offer, and guess what....
    Sainsbury's could "find" my wife but could not "find" me.
    So we missed out on the offer and put our money somewhere else (at a better rate it just so happended).
    • Princess Coupon
    • By Princess Coupon 4th Oct 10, 8:40 PM
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    Martin I think you've also fallen victim to the dreaded typo:

    "why not say paying between three and nine percent"

    Nine?
    AKA: PC

    ...
    Rest in Peace Fred the Maddest Muppet in Heaven

    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 4th Oct 10, 9:20 PM
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    Martin I think you've also fallen victim to the dreaded typo:

    "why not say paying between three and nine percent"

    Nine?
    Originally posted by Princess Coupon
    Yep that was the point - it could've been any number
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    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 10th Oct 10, 12:58 PM
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    If indeed it was a typo - and there seems no good reason to invoke a Conspiracy Theory just here - it does make you wonder just how carefully important financial press releases are proof-read...
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