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    • HappyUser
    • By HappyUser 19th Dec 18, 9:30 PM
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    100 WOW
    JUST EAT hideous charges
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    • 19th Dec 18, 9:30 PM
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    JUST EAT hideous charges 19th Dec 18 at 9:30 PM
    Hello,


    I noticed that Just Eat in my area introduced several food shops that traditionally never had delivery facilities.


    These shops come with a hefty cost of £2 for delivery. A bit pricey considering they do e.g. 20 deliveries in an hour, but hey, you can say it's alright.


    However, the poor consumers do not know what is really going on. Just Eat charges every food item of the shop, at least £1.75 more than the prices you pay at the shop!


    Isn't this the most disgusting thing that a delivery company can do?


    So, the poor customer orders like a couple of burger meals and they end up paying £5-6 more for the delivery!


    That's absolutely a steal, is there any organisation to complain about these hideous practices?


    They cannot overcharge the same thing, it should be illegal! They charge for delivery, which is fair, but they also inflate heavily the prices!!!


    This company is really the most horrendous company ever. They made money out of nothing and now they heavily rip off people!
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    • Zero Sum
    • By Zero Sum 30th Dec 18, 2:42 PM
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    Also as I live alone, JustEat have minimum order amount which when ordering from directly from the takeaway, doesn’t have a minimum order
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Id say that was fairly rare as most takeways i know have a minimum delivery.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 30th Dec 18, 3:33 PM
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    If people only used JE how would they know about portion sizes? And if the size was say 5-10% smaller most wouldnt really notice the difference anyway.
    Originally posted by Zero Sum
    so you really think that a JE order gets 2 chips less, 1 spoonfull of rice less or a smaller 12" pizza than if you walk in off the street ?

    When i buy say for example rice or noodles they come in a plastic tub and are full whether i order by JE or phone the place direct. The tubs are a standard size.
    Why would they risk alienating me as a customer to save a few pence and lose all my future custom.

    Lets also not forget that i might order from a place a couple of mile away to try it where as i would not have bothered or perhaps even known the place existed.

    I am also far happier paying via s secure payment method rather than giving out card numbers, address etc to a company i know nothing about over the phone.

    I had a lovely Chinese delivered last night courtesy of JE and used the 50% off code they sent me. No doubt ill use them again next week BUT..... I may also decide to just pop to the local chippy instead and do it Old Skool

    If i decide on a Kebab i never use JE as i have a favourite place a short drive away.

    Its simple really isnt it. You either choose to use them or you dont, nobody is forcing you to do anything.
    Last edited by baza52; 30-12-2018 at 3:41 PM.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 30th Dec 18, 6:16 PM
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    work for JE LOL.
    Originally posted by baza52
    Welp, that took longer than I expected for that line to be trotted out.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
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    • HappyUser
    • By HappyUser 30th Dec 18, 9:04 PM
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    Welp, that took longer than I expected for that line to be trotted out.
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet

    You can easily replace that with being some poor investor who bet on Just Eat AIM stock or working for a company that has Just Eat as customers. But I think you could put the effort to understand what is meant.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 30th Dec 18, 9:35 PM
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    You can easily replace that with being some poor investor who bet on Just Eat AIM stock or working for a company that has Just Eat as customers. But I think you could put the effort to understand what is meant.
    Originally posted by HappyUser
    No need to be cryptic here, why not just be clear what your real gripe is?
    Your other post suggest your self employed or running your own business.
    Do you carve Donner meat for a living by any chance?
    • Zero Sum
    • By Zero Sum 30th Dec 18, 10:25 PM
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    so you really think that a JE order gets 2 chips less, 1 spoonfull of rice less or a smaller 12" pizza than if you walk in off the street ?

    When i buy say for example rice or noodles they come in a plastic tub and are full whether i order by JE or phone the place direct. The tubs are a standard size.
    Why would they risk alienating me as a customer to save a few pence and lose all my future custom.

    Lets also not forget that i might order from a place a couple of mile away to try it where as i would not have bothered or perhaps even known the place existed.

    I am also far happier paying via s secure payment method rather than giving out card numbers, address etc to a company i know nothing about over the phone.

    I had a lovely Chinese delivered last night courtesy of JE and used the 50% off code they sent me. No doubt ill use them again next week BUT..... I may also decide to just pop to the local chippy instead and do it Old Skool

    If i decide on a Kebab i never use JE as i have a favourite place a short drive away.

    Its simple really isnt it. You either choose to use them or you dont, nobody is forcing you to do anything.
    Originally posted by baza52
    Im sure most probably dont but it wouldnt surprise me if some did do it & you wouldnt be alienated because you wouldnt notice. And theres ways round the tub sizes also in that you might get less meat in a curry for example
    • baza52
    • By baza52 30th Dec 18, 11:05 PM
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    Im sure most probably dont but it wouldnt surprise me if some did do it & you wouldnt be alienated because you wouldnt notice. And theres ways round the tub sizes also in that you might get less meat in a curry for example
    Originally posted by Zero Sum
    but if you drive to the takeaway you could spend more in fuel than you lose in food pound for pound. Lets not forget paying to park, time taken and wear n tear on the car.
    Even if you walk you could lose more calories getting there n back than the 5% of food your missing out on.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 31st Dec 18, 9:29 AM
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    The problem is that hideous Just Eat company wants to get rich by providing a nonsense dirt cheap almost zero value service.
    Originally posted by HappyUser
    I think they provide a great service. Easy to use app, online card payments, reviews, keep me updated with progress, etc, etc. All far better than flying blind and trying to find a good carry out that delivers in an area i dont know.

    For regulars theres usually discount vouchers floating about / offers and if i lived somewhere and I'd just ring them direct anyway.

    If you dont like it, dont use it. They provide a very useful service.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • bery_451
    • By bery_451 1st Jan 19, 4:39 PM
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    but if you drive to the takeaway you could spend more in fuel than you lose in food pound for pound. Lets not forget paying to park, time taken and wear n tear on the car.
    Even if you walk you could lose more calories getting there n back than the 5% of food your missing out on.
    Originally posted by baza52
    How many calories?
    • baza52
    • By baza52 1st Jan 19, 5:41 PM
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    How many calories?
    Originally posted by bery_451
    about 27 but more if its uphill
    • Takmon
    • By Takmon 30th Jan 19, 2:53 PM
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    Do you have a comprehension difficulty or something?
    The thread is not about JE charging delivery charges (they do for £2.50 in most cases).

    The thread is about JE ADDITIONALLY inflating EVERY SINGLE price of the menus. So you not only pay delivery charges, but you also pay inflation.

    And this inflation is not 10-20%. It can be 50% for a single order.
    Originally posted by HappyUser
    But it isn't Just Eat that are inflating the prices it is the restaurant themselves and if you read the thread you would see they have a guarantee where they will refund double the difference if this is the case.

    I've used Just Eat in many locations when travelling around the country (most recently 2 weeks ago) and I've never seen prices on there higher than the restaurant charge directly (I always check the restaurant online before ordering).

    A lot of places also do free delivery, so there is no real extra cost when ordering through Just Eat for customers.
    I really don't see what your problem is and if you have paid more then simply claim on the price guarantee.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 12th Feb 19, 10:58 AM
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    Thanks friends for price info
    Originally posted by harryrobrts
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