So this is what “an offer” looks like at Tesco?
Yes, it was previously €8.19 but now, special price of €9.50 (with a saving of €2.19)!
Three conclusions that I can draw from this:
- Tesco thinks people can’t do simple maths the moment they see the word “Save” followed by a reasonable amount of figure (who cares if it’s incorrect and can someone tell me how to reconcile those 3 figures above?).
- Tesco’s management is dumb and can’t tell that when the price goes up, it’s no longer savings of any sort.
- Tesco has faulty and unreliable computer system which can’t calculate (they’ll probably claim this incident as computer error anyway).
And as a bonus, funny how the offer is supposed to end on 24 November 2009 but this is still sitting on the shelf and I do know of someone who paid that higher price just over the weekend. Normally, if there’s any real deal, the expiry date is strictly enforced. I should know. I’ve bought things before which when the prices didn’t show up on my receipt and I queried them, I was shown that the offers had expired and so I was not entitled to whatever special prices despite the tags still sitting on the display.