Savings, Tesco style

So this is what “an offer” looks like at Tesco?

Anyone who fancies this offer?

Anyone who fancies this offer?

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.

Tesco. Fail.

2 Comments so far

  1. Boru (unregistered) on December 9th, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

    Nice one. Seen loads of those in Tesco.

  2. Lil (lilianl) on December 12th, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    Hi Boru, it’s amazing how they believe they can get away with it!

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