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  1. Friends have been raving about Lidl for ages, but I've yet to bite the bullet. What is the quality of the meat and fish like? I know it's cheap, but is it cheap for a reason? Not sure where they source stuff from. Any thoughts anyone?
  2. I have often noticed that supermarkets will show price per Kg of products on the shelf. This helps the consumer make an informed choice regarding the size and pricing of a product. But, to confuse customers they will often show price per 100gms of the same product but maybe a different brand. I think this is a blatant example of deception designed to make customers, not that good with their sums, unable to make a comparison. Today, however, in Sainsbury's I saw a real hum-dinger! A box of 40 camomile tea bags was show with the price per 100gms. The same make of camomile tea bags in a box of 20 was shown as 5p per unit!
  3. But what happened to Asda ? http://www.oft.gov.uk/news-and-updates/press/2012/116-12 Eight supermarkets have agreed to a set of OFT principles to address concerns over special offers and promotions for food and drink. Aldi, Co-Op, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have agreed to adopt the principles into their own policies, following constructive engagement with the OFT. The principles clarify the OFT's view on how promotional claims should be used so that consumers can rely on them being fair and meaningful regarding the value of the product or the existence of a discount.
  4. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231406/Bottles-champagne-sale-10-Christmas-season-supermarket-price-war-starts-early.html
  5. Hi all, Been a long time since I was around these forums, however searching Google this morning drew me here and I am glad it did to be honest. I have a car on finance (just over a year left on a four year agreement), and at some point over the coming months I would like to trade up to something newer, and something more practical (I currently have a Passat saloon that has done just over 100k, and could really do with a hatch or an estate). We bought the current car from The Car Shop in Swindon, and to be fair our experience wasn't bad - bit of a hike from where we are, and there was a bit of too-ing and fro-ing with documents etc for the finance (which wasn't The Car Shop's fault, but rather due to us recently having moved house and waiting for my driving licence to come back from the DVLA); The current finance agreement is in good order (no defaults etc), and my credit rating is considerably better than it was in times gone past. I started by looking back at The Car Shop, but to be honest the distance from their showrooms, coupled with the fact that the vast majority of their stock seems to have mileages in the region of 80k miles and more, really put me off. So, I had a look at CarCraft's website, and have even seen a couple of cars on there within budget that I like - however, a bit of searching Google has led me to the conclusion that I would be mental to go anywhere near them! Therefore, can anyone assist with a recommendation for a car dealer or supermarket that are actually worth a light, somewhere around South West London/Staines?
  6. After having used Ocado for a long time, both for personal and business use, I joined their facebook page. I was shocked to find that during the bad weather at the end of last this year, employees were posting such things as "if you expect to have your groceries delivered, then we (the delivery drivers) expect you to clear your path." I and another customer pointed out that there are many reasons why this may not be possible eg old age or disability. I also objected to the tone and content of this post. The wife of one of the other drivers wrote that "disabled customers should stop moaning and use the local shops in bad weather!" Several other employees also said that they "liked" these comments. I made a complaint and was told that they have a social network policy, but that it was not available to the public, that "liking" a comment is not the same as saying it and that the partners of employees can say what they like as they are not employees of the company. Things became more serious at Christmas time. One employee began to harrass me on facebook (presumably because i'd made complaints in public and/or private). Ocado were indifferent to this and it was only after he began to impersonate me to try and humiliate me that he was banned after I contacted facebook about it. Shortly after this, another delivery driver began to insult me and openly use obscene four letter words. I made a further complaint and was ignored, even after sending them a copy/paste of the posts. Several of my posts of no importance were removed by "The Ocado Facebook Team" eg how much I enjoyed the marmalade cake that I had recently purchased from them. After being ignored the first time, I sent them a message asking to be put in contact with the office of the CEO. This resulted in me being banned from the page!!! I managed to find the details myself and was told that "Ocado are under no obligation to respond to communications (from customers) on facebook or via any other avenue" and that "they do not have to give a reason why they ban people from their facebook page". In response to my question as to what action had been taken regarding my most serious complaint about being verbally abused and why the individual was still posting on the page, after I, the customer who had been verbally abused had been banned, I was told that "this was a private personnel issue". Needless to say, all accounts with Ocado in my direct and indirect control have now been closed. I am really disappointed that this company has turned out to be so false. I genuinely believed that this company was totally customer focussed, as, up until interacting with staff on-line and with the CEO office, the only contact I had had was with the delivery drivers at my home who were polite, friendly and helpful. Sadly, it seems that it was all false and, after scratching the surface, I found out what employees and management REALLY think about their customers. I thought i'd share this to help others (disabled or able bodied) decide if they should use this particular company. Thanks for reading this, Richard.
  7. TESCO TAT WHERE ELSE BUT CHINA TO MANUFACTURE YOUR CHEAP AND NASTY PRODUCT ? IT IS THE BEST PLACE BY FAR TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS, SHODDY PRODUCTS, UNFIT FOR PURPOSE. TESCO CAN ALWAYS BE RELIED ON TO KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE CHEAPEST RUBBISH. Yes, this is about a TESCO own brand toaster manufactured in China and foisted on unsuspecting little me in the quaint belief it would actually work adequately. I mean, what could go wrong with a toaster ? Either it works or it doesn’t. If the electric element heats up it will toast the bread. If it doesn’t heat up it goes back to the TESCO supermarket from whence it came for a full refund. It is the second TESCO toaster I bought. It took a long time to realise just how badly made they are. The first toaster just stopped working one day and as I had had it a few months, I didn’t think I would get anywhere asking the rapacious Tesco Supermarket for a refund. So, I bought another one. Silly ! I should have known better. Toast always seemed to get stuck and have to be prised out of the thing. You had to get a fork and poke an prod and lever the toasted bread out. The slot to put the bread in was particularly narrow, being obviously designed to take only the ‘ironed’, flat, mass produced supermarket white sliced rubbish apology for bread that TESCO foists on millions of people. There was no way this tatty TESCO toaster was going accept crumpets or any bread you might have to cut with a bread knife unless you cut it to carefully measured widths so thin it would inevitably disintegrate before you got it into the toaster. There was always a possibility of death by electrocution too if you forgot to switch the toaster off at the mains because your fork, or knife, or whatever, would touch the bare exposed electric elements that glowed red hot with death inducing electricity to burn the toast with. Nearly all toasters used to be designed quite differently with a flap you opened to place your bread in and then close it to push the bread up against the electric element. It was quite impossible for toast to get stuck and so no death inducing poking around the naked electric element with metal cutlery was ever needed. The reason I suspect this well tried and tested - infinitely more efficient and safer design - is no longer manufactured is because the interfering, goody goody EEC Euro control freaks sitting on their immensely stupid backsides at our expense in Euro fantasy land (that’s Brussels) have decided that particular, safer design of toaster is too unsafe and it would therefore be much safer if the electric elements were less open to view and were hidden away down a deep dark inaccessible slot in which you poked your bread into. These Euro crazed idiots didn’t think of the law of unintended consequences on their interfering, busy body diktats. With the original design of toaster no one ever had to poke around live electrical elements with metal instruments to prise out their toast. But with the newer design now forced upon everyone by the Euro Prats, a great deal of poking about with metal cutlery in amongst the exposed electrical elements of millions of toasters goes on, as toast is forever getting stuck. But, back to the real shoddiness of a lousy TESCO product that is basically a death trap. Like other toasters, the TESCO toaster has little vertical wires in front of the dangerous live electric elements to keep the bread away from the glowing red hot element because if slightly damp bread was to actually touch the electrical elements they could ‘short out’ and a fuse would blow somewhere, or else your plug would melt and catch fire or something. This kind of typical accidental short circuiting fault in all sorts of electrical equipment is a very common cause of domestic house fires. But these little wires in the grimly shoddy TESCO toaster are not the robust, firmly placed and rigidly immovable little wires they should be, securely anchored at both top and bottom so they actually do their job reliably of keeping bread away from the naked electrical elements. Instead, the wires are thin, not at all robust. They are flimsy and bend easily as you put bread into the toaster. But the crowning glory of sheer breathtaking, nasty, dangerous, shoddiness is that the bottom ends of these wires - right at the bottom of the little bread slot of the toaster - are not actually firmly anchored at all. Instead, the cheap minded designer of the toaster decided to simply run the wires through a little hole in a metal plate right at the bottom of the toasting slot. This saves the bother of soldering the bottom ends of these wires and means the toaster can be made more cheaply. But guess what happens ? Why, the bottom ends of the wires easily pull out of their allotted holes as bread is prised reluctantly out of the narrow toasting slot. This is particularly likely to happen almost every time the toaster is used if, like me, you either make your own ‘real’ bread, or just buy it from a proper baker, and then have to cut it with a bread knife. This non uniformly shaped slice of bread tends to easily catch on of these pathetically flimsy protective wires in this cheap and dangerously nasty TESCO product. This is very likely to pull these wires out of the holes where they will randomly twist and bend as the toaster is used and they will snag your bread even more enthusiastlcally, until one day they contrive to touch two or more of the bright red hot exposed electric elements which will promptly short circuit your toaster, or house, or possibly your life. So, that’s why my first TESCO toaster died so soon after buying it and this latest bit of TESCO Tat that passes itself off as a toaster has now got nearly all these wires waving in the breeze just waiting to cause a short circuit which will eventually kill the toaster, or me, or my family. Meanwhile using the shoddy little rubbish TESCO toaster is just a nightmare. Well done the Euro idiots and well done TESCO for producing a dangerous and breathtakingly shoddy product; and well done China for producing yet more sub-standard rubbish which is foisted on the rest of the World.
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