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are supermarkets getting more expensive


1 Jun 2013 5:01PM
stuff like cola sweets a certain brand of choc digestive I remember you could walk into any supermarket and come out with a bargain

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brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 5:07PM
Simple answer is yes.

They are also getting more devious with their pricing, reducing the pack weights and keeping the same price as the original, 2 for 1 offers which cost more than buying the products separately etc.

Its down to us as the customer to wise up to their tricks and refuse to be taken in by them, by careful shopping we are still keeping our weekly shop price stable but it does take longer to check every item to make sure its the best deal available
213hardy e2
6 643 England
1 Jun 2013 5:48PM
Totally agree with Brian, but equally as the cost of fuel goes up/stays high. everything else goes up, for the simple reason that everything you buy at some point in it's life HAS to travel by road at least once, be it biscuit or bricks. And that's just then end product, if you added in all the ingredients that it takes to make a product, and their transport costs, you're looking at a tidy sum that has to be passed on to the consumer.
(Sorry Ex trucker RantTongue)

Having said all that yes Supermarkets are robbing B******S!

Den
Gaucho e2
13 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 6:12PM
I was back in England briefly a couple of weeks ago and I can assure you they have! Price of wine is outrageous Sad
edtaylor e2
3 104 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 6:46PM
Don,t forget. This is "rip off Britain". All the supermarkets in my opinion collude together.
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 6:50PM
Supermarkets are the mafia in all but name.
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 6:55PM

Quote:Price of wine is outrageous

It is in the so called pub restaurants where I was charged 5.50 for a standard glass of bog standard wine.
justin c 11 4.6k 36 England
1 Jun 2013 7:01PM
I've also noticed the extortionate prices especially in rip-off Tesco's. It's not unusual to see prices increase overnight by 100%, if they've even got the products on the shelves Sad. They've become so powerful they can do exactly as they please and rob their customers blind. I find that Asda are cheaper on a lot of things and now go out of my way to avoid giving anything more than I absolutely have to, to Tesco's. I'm sure they're all as bad as each other but over the last twelve months it's Tescos over inflated prices that I've become very aware of. When I enquired why certain products have gone up by over 100%, the customer service staff said there was no specific reason other than they could get away with it and they too thought it was disgusting and shopped elsewhere.
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:30PM

Quote:Stuff like cola sweets a certain brand of choc digestive I remember you could walk into any supermarket and come out with a bargain

Quote:Stuff like cola sweets a certain brand of choc digestive I remember you could walk into any supermarket and come out with a bargain


Simple solution - get yourself into your local B&M , the Range , Poundland etc all that stuff is in there for a fraction of supermarket prices .
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
1 Jun 2013 8:32PM
You may take some comfort from the fact that you aren't the only ones paying more. This past winter prices of virtually everything have skyrocketed. Until this past year we paid about 6-8 dollars for a roasting chicken, now they're 12-14 dollars. We just stop buying things that go up in price unrealistically. Beef is another product that has gone through the roof. With produce, it seems only fruit has become noticeably very high in price. It's quite easy to get around it though, with a bit of planning. We go through the weekly flyers from the 3 or 4 supermarkets that we shop at and make our list, with preference given to sale items. I will also generally pick up items in the shopping aisles that are not priced and drop them at the cashiers and get a price check and leave them, just on principle.
1 Jun 2013 8:32PM
I find Iceland good on price
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
1 Jun 2013 8:52PM

Quote:I find Iceland good on price

Does that take into account a return air fare ? Wink

Forget the shopping, great place for photography Smile
2 Jun 2013 12:14AM

Quote:Stuff like cola sweets a certain brand of choc digestive I remember you could walk into any supermarket and come out with a bargainStuff like cola sweets a certain brand of choc digestive I remember you could walk into any supermarket and come out with a bargain

Simple solution - get yourself into your local B&M , the Range , Poundland etc all that stuff is in there for a fraction of supermarket prices .



Wedding tog shopping in Poundland. Has to be a truth in there somewhere, surely?!!
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 Jun 2013 12:53AM
I dare any of you to try this.

Next time your in the super market, before bagging each item as it goes through the till, remove and discard the outer packing, handing it back to the store to dispose of before you leave.

Smile Smile
puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 10:55AM
You ought to come out here to Tenerife, if you think the supermarkets in the UK are bad. Unless you go to the capital, Santa Cruz to do your shopping, at El Campo, which over a 1 hour drive. We have small supermarkets, where prices are high. We have several shops with the Iceland badge, but they are astranomical prices for UK goods. You see 2 for 1 offers, but you don't get them here! Choice is extremely limited compared to going to the UK supermarkets. There's 3 things I miss living here; a good pint of cask ale (from the North, not that Southern rubbish) UK type supermarkets, where you can get practically anything and watching Huddersfield Town. Everything else you can keep.

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