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firlandsfarm
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Derek27 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:54 pm
Been into Tesco Express and saw 6 onion bhajis reduced to £1. I was gonna buy them but the pricing guy came along and starting repricing the reduced shelf. So I did the rest of my shopping, went back to the bhajis and found he put them up to £1.15!!!

FFS, I would have paid £1.15 in the first place for them but I'm not having them now!
They may have been a different pack of Bhajis ... someone else may have got 'yours' for 50p! :D
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Derek27
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I was looking for some garden lights when I found some for a penny each. I thought I'd have 6, wondering what's the catch and then I came across this!
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What's the flipping point? Nobody's going to pay that much for delivery!!
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Derek27 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:32 pm
I was looking for some garden lights when I found some for a penny each. I thought I'd have 6, wondering what's the catch and then I came across this!
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What's the flipping point? Nobody's going to pay that much for delivery!!
In the old days some companies chose names like Aadvark, A1, AAA etc in the hope you'd call them first when you were looking for a plumber or cab etc in the Yellow Pages.
I think that 0.01p plus postage has become the new Aardvark for the digital age.
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Derek27 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:32 pm
I was looking for some garden lights when I found some for a penny each. I thought I'd have 6, wondering what's the catch and then I came across this!
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What's the flipping point? Nobody's going to pay that much for delivery!!
Why didn't you qualify for Prime delivery ?
Maybe if you buy 206 garden lights and bring the order up to 50 quid.
Goodbye night sky
Hello Heathrow runway 3 :shock:
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Wildly wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:33 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:32 pm
I was looking for some garden lights when I found some for a penny each. I thought I'd have 6, wondering what's the catch and then I came across this!
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What's the flipping point? Nobody's going to pay that much for delivery!!
Why didn't you qualify for Prime delivery ?
Maybe if you buy 206 garden lights and bring the order up to 50 quid.
Goodbye night sky
Hello Heathrow runway 3 :shock:
I clicked on the link and it just took me to a search page. But I think it's £7.99 P&P for each light. They must be sending them in a limousine. :?
firlandsfarm
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Derek27 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:32 pm
I was looking for some garden lights when I found some for a penny each. I thought I'd have 6, wondering what's the catch and then I came across this!
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What's the flipping point? Nobody's going to pay that much for delivery!!
It was an early eBay thing but over time eBay have brought it under control ... you can search by Cost+PP, you can rate the supplier's PP charge in your supplier feedback and I think eBay have some influence that the PP charges are reasonable. Shame to see Amazon lagging behind.
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firlandsfarm wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:56 am
Derek27 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:32 pm
I was looking for some garden lights when I found some for a penny each. I thought I'd have 6, wondering what's the catch and then I came across this!
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What's the flipping point? Nobody's going to pay that much for delivery!!
It was an early eBay thing but over time eBay have brought it under control ... you can search by Cost+PP, you can rate the supplier's PP charge in your supplier feedback and I think eBay have some influence that the PP charges are reasonable. Shame to see Amazon lagging behind.
That rings a bell, I knew I saw cost plus p&p somewhere. Personally I think they should bring back hanging to deal with such people, but at the very least they should be barred from selling on Amazon.
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The cat's not well - sickness and diarrhoea! The diarrhoea lands in the litter tray but the vomit could be anywhere!!

While I'm here, I'm getting flipping sick of vegan plant-based food being passed off as 'chichen tenders' or 'sausages' and claims on food packages that we can make the world a better place by eating crap. If you want to be a vegan eat vegetables the way god made them. There's no need to pretend it's a dead animal!
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Derek27 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:27 pm
The cat's not well - sickness and diarrhoea! The diarrhoea lands in the litter tray but the vomit could be anywhere!!

While I'm here, I'm getting flipping sick of vegan plant-based food being passed off as 'chichen tenders' or 'sausages' and claims on food packages that we can make the world a better place by eating crap. If you want to be a vegan eat vegetables the way god made them. There's no need to pretend it's a dead animal!
I think that's a bit unfair, there are plenty of people that like the taste of meat but for environmental or moral reasons they'd rather not eat it. Doesn't seem unreasonable that they might want a meat-tasting alternative which gives them something of the experience of eating meat without the ethical and moral complications that they might want to avoid.
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darchas wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:42 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:27 pm
The cat's not well - sickness and diarrhoea! The diarrhoea lands in the litter tray but the vomit could be anywhere!!

While I'm here, I'm getting flipping sick of vegan plant-based food being passed off as 'chichen tenders' or 'sausages' and claims on food packages that we can make the world a better place by eating crap. If you want to be a vegan eat vegetables the way god made them. There's no need to pretend it's a dead animal!
I think that's a bit unfair, there are plenty of people that like the taste of meat but for environmental or moral reasons they'd rather not eat it. Doesn't seem unreasonable that they might want a meat-tasting alternative which gives them something of the experience of eating meat without the ethical and moral complications that they might want to avoid.
What I said about vegans was tongue-in-cheek, but they shouldn't label food as chicken strips if it's just a substitute.

By the way, how do people who think meat eating's immoral know what it tastes like? Perhaps we should have human meat substitutes for people who think cannibalism's immoral. ;)
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