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The supermarket bag tax you don't know you're paying

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Kitkat
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The supermarket bag tax you don't know you're paying

Post by Kitkat on 4th October 2014, 15:51

A shopper was left stunned after he weighed a £1 bag of Asda bananas on a self-scan checkout and found they were only worth 54p.

Alan Hudson was shopping at his local supermarket when he decided to see just how much his £1 bag of bananas would cost if they were loose.

Since posting the shocking video online last week, the clip has amassed 2million views and been shared more than 30,000 times.

"It's disgusting really," said train driver Alan, who was in his local Asda in Boldon, Tyne and Wear.

"There are millions of people living on the poverty line, trying to reduce the cost of their shopping as much as possible and looking out for bargains.

"That bag had a bright red sticker on it, saying they were a pound. It makes it look like a bargain, when in fact you're getting ripped off by nearly half.

"I'm definitely going to be reconsidering my shopping habits, and I hope others do too."

On Asda's website, the £1 bag of five bananas are advertised as costing only 20p each, while loose bananas, under their 'Pricelock' guarantee, are set at 68p per kilo.
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/asda-1-bananas-found-to-cost-just-54p-loose-123257242.html?vp=1

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Re: The supermarket bag tax you don't know you're paying

Post by Umberto Cocopop on 4th October 2014, 17:10

@Kitkat wrote:Asda in Boldon, Tyne and Wear.

I often get my petrol there!
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Re: The supermarket bag tax you don't know you're paying

Post by Kitkat on 4th October 2014, 22:05

@Umberto Cocopop wrote:I often get my petrol there!

Well, so long as you don't buy it in a bag, you should be okay. geek
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Re: The supermarket bag tax you don't know you're paying

Post by Stardust on 7th October 2014, 11:56

@Kitkat wrote:
@Umberto Cocopop wrote:I often get my petrol there!
Well, so long as you don't buy it in a bag, you should be okay. geek

cheesy cheesy cheesy

Funnily enough I weighed two pre-wrapped and priced bags of bananas in a local supermarket last week and both were over the price per kilo as written on the tag.
Plus the checkout listed 3 packets of biscuits instead of 2, that meant wasting time getting my money back (yet again).
I always check my ticket before putting away shopping and leaving because there are often "errors". Multiplied by the number of customers it probably adds up to a pretty sum for the supermarket.



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