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    alandbailey
    Another Tesco Massive Price Increase
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    • 4th Oct 08, 6:32 PM
    Another Tesco Massive Price Increase 4th Oct 08 at 6:32 PM
    The Whitworths 500gm white sugar cubes which have been priced at 36p are now priced at 77p.
    Before there is a plethora of postings advising me thatthis is the way of retailing, I would point out that a) the SEL did not show it as a limited offer and b) Tesco appear to be funding its claim to be Britain's biggest discounter by discounting junk food but increasing the prices on some staples. Isn't that them being a bit hypocritical ?
    I am only posting this to inform other MSErs who may wish to go to their Tesco and see if they have any stock left at the lower price.
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    • deanos
    • By deanos 4th Oct 08, 7:29 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 7:29 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 7:29 PM
    Ive noticed a few of Tesco own label items going up recently since they brought there new own brand discount lines with funny names to make them look like a bargain.

    EG : Tesco Cola 37p now £44p, the new one whatwver its called is 39p
    Last edited by deanos; 04-10-2008 at 7:33 PM.
    • charis18uk
    • By charis18uk 4th Oct 08, 8:20 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 8:20 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 8:20 PM
    Tesco passata sauce was 29p NOW 44p
  • heskpesk
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    • 4th Oct 08, 8:44 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 8:44 PM
    The Whitworths 500gm white sugar cubes which have been priced at 36p are now priced at 77p.
    Before there is a plethora of postings advising me thatthis is the way of retailing, I would point out that a) the SEL did not show it as a limited offer and b) Tesco appear to be funding its claim to be Britain's biggest discounter by discounting junk food but increasing the prices on some staples. Isn't that them being a bit hypocritical ?
    I am only posting this to inform other MSErs who may wish to go to their Tesco and see if they have any stock left at the lower price.
    Originally posted by alandbailey

    You could always shop elsewhere
    • jetty
    • By jetty 4th Oct 08, 8:51 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 8:51 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 8:51 PM
    You could always shop elsewhere
    Originally posted by heskpesk

    i wish i could shop somewhere else, we only have a tescos altho there is talk of a new sainsburys, that will take agesssssss to build, i'd trade them both for an asda :confused:
  • unrich
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:16 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:16 PM
    Clipper peppermint tea was 79p before the summer.

    During the summer it was marked discontinued and dropped to 40p (I bought lots.)
    Recently its gone up to 1.19.

    So its either a 50% increase or a 198% increase depending on where you start looking.

    I've started buying from Clipper directly now and buy in bulk lots and lots of tea just so mr Tesco doesn't.
    • milliemonster
    • By milliemonster 4th Oct 08, 9:34 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:34 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:34 PM
    i wish i could shop somewhere else, we only have a tescos altho there is talk of a new sainsburys, that will take agesssssss to build, i'd trade them both for an asda :confused:
    Originally posted by jetty
    Hmmm Sainsbury's will be much cheaper I'm sure (I am being sarcastic!)
    Yes this is nothing new Tesco's do it all the time, they have promotions on (like their fruit and veg pledge) and BOGOF's on junk like pizza's and dairylea dippers or dunkers or whatever they are called and then sneakily raise the price of other staples to counteract it hoping you won't notice
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    • mrs lds
    • By mrs lds 4th Oct 08, 9:37 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:37 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:37 PM
    Tesco large milk 6 pints up from 2.12 to 2.25 overnight
    • beyond skint
    • By beyond skint 4th Oct 08, 9:39 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:39 PM
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:39 PM
    I find asda do this all the time then after a month or so do a roll back for instance. Product was 82p then hikes to 1.58 then rolls back to 79p. People think it's a huge saving but really it's just a few pence
    • milliemonster
    • By milliemonster 4th Oct 08, 9:48 PM
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    milliemonster
    I find asda do this all the time then after a month or so do a roll back for instance. Product was 82p then hikes to 1.58 then rolls back to 79p. People think it's a huge saving but really it's just a few pence
    Originally posted by beyond skint
    and while that's being rolled back, something else is being hiked up
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    • felicity1
    • By felicity1 5th Oct 08, 9:01 AM
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    felicity1
    Noticed the milk increase this week, we have been shopping for the 'reduced' milk for ages now and freezing but even this seems to be short on supply.

    I too am fed up of seeing the Tesco ads for cheap junk food and am finding just shopping around for the cheapest produce very time consuming and energy sapping.
    • echelon101
    • By echelon101 5th Oct 08, 9:15 AM
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    I too am fed up of seeing the Tesco ads for cheap junk food .
    Originally posted by felicity1
    Me too, oh great I can pick up 8 hamburgers for 97p but they will be crap and tiny. I want cheap, healthy food in large amounts. I know some supermarkets are now pimping these 50p/1 bags of fruit/veg but they are small and a few pence more in the loose section can get about 500-1kg more, especially with potatoes.
    Buy for value not cost.
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  • Keleva
    I've also noticed that since Tesco "rebranded" their value lines, their prices have gone up - although I also appreciate that goods are going up anyway

    Eg, Their value mushrooms used to be 1.29 for 750gms. They are now sold as "Market Value", in smaller boxes (350 gms max?) for about 75p (Going from memory here)

    Milk is hugely expensive now. I choose to buy organic, but often I time it for when the reduced milk is being put out and buy it all and freeze it I very rarely pay full price and have never had any problems with it.
    • sinw
    • By sinw 5th Oct 08, 10:09 AM
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    sinw
    think we need a cheap staples thread so we can find those essentials at their cheapest without running in and out of each poopermarket

    I cant make sence this recession, people have not got nuf money, so supermarkets, newspapers etc.. put their prices up to keep their profit margins high - really they sell less cos people aint got nuf money and dont buy as much. As for a free market economy; well dont get me started, the basxxrds (companies) been robbing people for ages an now they are getting bailed out by goverments (taxpayers/us again) double whammy - i say let it all slip n slide
    Last edited by sinw; 05-10-2008 at 10:18 AM.
  • vaskara
    You will also find that waitrose are making discount offers that are the same as those seen on morrison adverts. This is a big sign that price wars are going to start reducing prices in bigger grocers.
    • CarolTheExtra
    • By CarolTheExtra 5th Oct 08, 10:13 AM
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    Another item which has really made me cross is the Value Line beetroot. Didn't have any jars of beetroot at all for a spell in our Extra store. It has now appeared at the front of the store at 45p when the equivalent is 19p and 20p in Asda and Morrisons. I was so irate I pointed it out at CS. They couldn't believe it but that is as far as it goes. I would liked to have tackled the manager!
    • sinw
    • By sinw 5th Oct 08, 10:19 AM
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    sinw
    Another item which has really made me cross is the Value Line beetroot. Didn't have any jars of beetroot at all for a spell in our Extra store. It has now appeared at the front of the store at 45p when the equivalent is 19p and 20p in Asda and Morrisons. I was so irate I pointed it out at CS. They couldn't believe it but that is as far as it goes. I would liked to have tackled the manager!
    Originally posted by CarolTheExtra
    open a jar an throw it at him
  • topmum
    But Dawn French says Tesco are the UKs 'biggest discounters' in the ad?????
    • sinw
    • By sinw 5th Oct 08, 10:47 AM
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    sinw
    Me thinks she neva been in Tesco to shop only to pik up her big fat cheque and some free chocs (see Dibley)

    I caught Morrisons out on BOGOF the other week:

    Pizza bogof £1.99p

    however

    Shoved them up 50p as before that they were £1.49p

    be careful out there x
    • Aletank
    • By Aletank 5th Oct 08, 10:57 AM
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    I use to buy the Tesco Ice Cream until the recent price increase, It use to be 3for 2, now it's 1.99 each. Thats somethin else I'm goin back Iceland for!
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