Every little helps if you’re Tesco


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Every little certainly does help, expecially if you’re Tesco

The UK’s favourite supermarket has turned your weekly big shop into beellions. Seemingly the masters of alchemy, Tesco have today announced pre-tax profits of over £3.13 billion - a record for a UK retailer and, despite the recession, 10 per cent up on the previous financial year.

The company’s total revenue was £59.4 billion, meaning consumers are spending over a billions pounds a week with them. However, the figures also illustrate the tight margins Tesco are working too - just 5p in every pound. Every little helps though, or so we’ve heard.

Tesco has warned however, that the second half of the last financial year saw a steep downturn in consumer spending, and that it was too early to predict the company’s performnce over the coming twelve months.

Bitterwallet confidently predicts Tesco will continue to rake in billions - we put it down almost entirely to their hypnotic yellow label offers, and no doubt you do too.

http://www.bitterwallet.com/every-little-certainly-does-help-expecially-if-youre-tesco/10359

What do you think..Do you think we are still being overcharged at the checkout..
 
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That's quite a chunk of change! Interestingly, that is only 3 time the amount of the premier league salaries of 2007/08.

Supermarkets do seem to be doing well in the downturn, as it's one of the few places that most of us need to go to - we all need food :)

On a totally irrelevant sidenote, one of the most annoying things on the planet is that "ping" sound from the Tesco adverts, IMO :lol:
 

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shopping at supermarkets can damage your health

What do you think..Do you think we are still being overcharged at the checkout ...
always have been

I would love to see a "non-profit" supermarket ... oh, 'ang on, wasn't that tried before, they were called the CO-OP?

:lol:


My Asda today said, "you can only have two plastic carrier bags, you can buy our recycled bags for a price" ... so I stood there unwrapping anything in plastic and asked for three carrier bags ... I was "escorted" to the door for some reason, without my shopping?? :confused:


PS
How much fat is in "fat-free" products? Is supermarket bread (their cardboard stuff) really bread? ;)
 
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crazylegs said:
What do you think..Do you think we are still being overcharged at the checkout..

I now live in Bow, East London..I am about 5 minutes away from Roman Road market...So all veg shopping is done there..As for fish and meat, I jump in the car or on the bike and head to Brixton market...The rest of the stuff her indoors gets from pound shops....About the only time I go into TESCO, ASDA, SAINSBURY or the like is to buy razor blades...And that I find to be expensive...Unfortumnately have to shave 4 times a week, and it gets costly...And yes I do think they over charge...
 

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People are overall daft...they complain about everything and everyone, they move in mysterious circles , get irrational when they can`t understand...20 years ago being ripped off for food prices was understandable but not now..

Good luck Tesco..you are showing up what a complete and utter non sensible food shopping people we are ..

i do believe they even bin Millions in out of date food

Golden rules

1.. write a menu for a week
2..Shop around for bargains
3..get home delivery

If you can`t be bothered or arsed to do it..coz the other half does the shopping then in my opinion shut up (Not a dig at the thread starter :)).It only takes an hour or two..My kids love deciding what to eat on a specific day and we eat well..dont waste much..buy frozen veg instead of fresh (unless you gonna eat it all) put bread in the fridge to keep it an extra day or two..etc etc..but above all get wise and stop complaining, if we all did ...then Tesco would be forced to drop prices coz profits would be down...

so there.. And i am a man and can outshop you all


To leave on a golden note


Do Not Shop Whilst Hungry
 

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I don't think supermarkets overcharge.

(ducks hail of bottles and bricks)

Have you ever thought just how cheaply you could eat on some of their stuff?

Try making a spaghetti bolognese with the economy range and the most expensive item - by percentage - will be the spices and herbs.

It's all a case of shopping sensibly and miserly and not sticking religiously to your favourites.

Stock up with the special offers and only eat what's sellling two for one and the like.

And the supermarkets aren't there for the good of mankind, they are a business and the sole purpose of a business is to make money. If people aren't happy with that, consider communism. Their profit against turnover is actually quite small compared to some other businesses.

They also constantly strive to bring us new things and there's not much you can buy in small specialist shops that can't be had in supermarkets now.

I always wait until something is selling for a really good price and then buy loads of it. At the moment I have about 200 washing machine tablets, 60 Andrex karzi rolls and 800g of Nescafe Alta Rica Coffee, as examples. Mind you, I bought those from Makros.

As for the Co-op, my only experience of them is poor quality and high prices, they are always a last resort. I think the Co-op thrived before supermarkets came along in a big way, probably before 1970.

I do mourn the passing of a great number of high street shops but the truth is that supermarkets can sell far more cheaply and offer a greater variety. A bit sad perhaps, but that's the reality of a free market.

Myself, I don't care for Tescos much, Asdas have a few things I like but their stuff is largely rubbish and I rather like Sainsburys and Waitrose.

Pip pip! :D
 
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Rush said:


i do believe they even bin Millions in out of date food




Do Not Shop Whilst Hungry


On the first...Sainsbury and TESCO donate nearly £50 000 worth of food that is about to go out of date or reach its expirey date every week to St Mungo'sone of UK's leading homless charaties...Along with Pret Manger, who also donate daily to the same Org and many other homeless charaties....

As for the second point there..Very true, if youi shop when you are hungry you buy on impulse and tend to spend near 5 times your normal amount...
 

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I always wait until something is selling for a really good price and then buy loads of it

OK Bog roll ...how much do you pay ???

On offer at poundstretcher Coloursoft 18 x rolls for £2.99

or 2 for a fiver..

computer come here and evaluate...£%$£"!^&%$^&^)(_)**&^^^%%..working ....


36 rolls for £5 = 13.90p per roll ...next time you go the big supermarkets try getting Coloursoft four pack for 56p ...lol no chance ..more like £1.99
 

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I'm quite happy with supermarkets I have to admit, although I know you can get some items cheaper at other places - they do everything at quite a good price if you buy sensibly :)

Our local one is a Sainsbury's, so I walk there a couple of times a week to stock up on things. Most of it is veg, meat and then accompaniments like pasta or lentils for soup etc... I also stock up on special offers like a few of you have mentioned, loo rolls and toothpaste seems to be discounted every so often so I buy a few.

I definitely agree with you Rush when you say to plan meals and don't shop when you're hungry. After a few weeks of being students, we quickly noticed that it's not a good idea to go to the shops with an empty shopping list. Beer, biscuits and milk can't make many meals :lol: (mind you, that was 6 years ago now :eek:).
 

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Rush said:
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OK Bog roll ...how much do you pay ???

Dunno, I'll check next time I stock up - which will probably be about July/August. Less than half of what the supermarkets generally charge anyway.

Rush said:
On offer at poundstretcher Coloursoft 18 x rolls for £2.99

or 2 for a fiver..

Yes, but (forgive the pun) it's crap innit? :D

There are some things I refuse to skimp on and soap & bog roll are two of them.

I have tried every toilet tissue in extistence and there's no doubt about it - Andrex are the best.

Nowt worse than your finger going through some rubbish bog roll .....eeeeeeeeeyooooooooo :eek: Or it divides from double ply to single ply all by itself, the plys are misaligned, the rolls are less wide, there aren't so many sheets per roll... and on.

As for soap, it's so cheap I figure may as well get the best - a little luxury if you will :)

Since my radiotherapy I can't wet shave anymore so use one of those Philips three rotary head electric shavers that you can take in the shower. It fills up with Nivea shaving lotion and auto-feeds the heads - brilliant :thumb: It's cheaper than wet blades but the lotion ain't cheap.

Anyhoo, I digress, where was I?

Oh yes, championing the karzi roll that little labrador pups run around with :D (do they still do that ad?)
 

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Ok Flops...low down on the bog roll

18 Rolls - 2 Ply
Average total area : 40 sq metres
Average roll length : 21.6 mtrs

and its as soft as andrex ..trust me..umless you have huge thumbs..or the like :)
 
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Rush said:
Ok Flops...low down on the bog roll

18 Rolls - 2 Ply
Average total area : 40 sq metres
Average roll length : 21.6 mtrs

and its as soft as andrex ..trust me..umless you have huge thumbs..or the like :)

This is what I love about this forum..We have gone from discussing XYZ about window59, Linux choclate bars to the price of sh*te paper...NAme another forum you could do this on..??
 

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floppybootstomp said:
I have tried every toilet tissue in extistence and there's no doubt about it - Andrex are the best.



Eeeh nay lad. Can't beat squares of old newspapers,hanging on a nail. :D
 
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Eeeh nay lad. Can't beat squares of old newspapers,hanging on a nail. :D


The days when da would sit and tare the old paper into squares and stick em on the nail in the out house...Divvent think they ad em down south though.....


Edit: Oooops me best shut up..Think Uncle Flopps is fronm up North somewhere int he..?
 

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Hey nivrip, they's tough up north eh our kid? :D

Never mind newspapers to do the biz (best use for 'em actually, lol) who remembers that Jeyes stuff? :eek:

Who ever invented that needs shooting, it was one step away from sandpaper and for some reason when I were knee high to a grasshopper all the schools insisted on stocking the toilets with that stuff.

Ouch.

And MrMad - yes, I was originally from Birkenhead (it's that one on the other side of the water to Liverpool) but as I was only about three months old when I moved out to venture down here and become a southern jessie the town of my birth does not really have any great significance in my life.

Eh oop our kid by 'eck as like and all that :D
 
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who remembers that Jeyes stuff? :eek:


Was that the same as the Bronco bog roll or was it something completely different? Bronco- I remember it well and absorbent it wasn't. It was so shiny you could see your face in it. :D
 
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It was so shiny you could see your face in it. :D

And was so shiny when you w*ped you r ar*e you got it half way up your back......


@ Ian....Ian I think we need a placeus regulars can have an un edited chat..One that might not be family friendly....lol
 

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Was that the same as the Bronco bog roll or was it something completely different? Bronco- I remember it well and absorbent it wasn't. It was so shiny you could see your face in it. :D

That certainly sounds like the prime suspect to me. Horrible stuff.
 
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I think your talking about Izal toilet paper..Used to have it in school when I was a lad, It was really hard and crispy and rough as f**k and it never used to fold properly so if you weren't carefull you'd end up with a paper cut right up your cr**k..:D

They still sell that in Tesco's by the way, so at least we be sticking to the topic of the thread..:lol:

I do most of my shopping at supermarkets but always go for the BOGOF deals and try to stick to the non branded stuff either on the top shelves or right down on the bottom shelves, out of eye level where all the expensive stuff is marketed at you..

There are some things I don't skimp on and thats my orange juice (cause the cheap stuff is nasty) and I like Hovis wholemeal bread..

Glad I started this thread now..:nod:
 

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