Shoppers disgusted by Tesco's battery pricing
LAST Friday while shopping in Tesco's, we purchased four D cell batteries. Checking the price we found that if we bought two packs of two Duracell batteries, it would cost us £3.50 per pack, a total of £7.
Almost next to the two packs were single packs of four at £8. I spoke to a young line manager and asked him to check the price. It was correct. I asked him, why the difference? His response was: "People buy them."
A lady next to me in the queue, hearing the conversation, told me of a two for one situation she was aware of. Apparently, she had spotted two for one offers in the reduced racks and the same goods in another isle with the same offer on them. Her concern was that shoppers purchasing from the discount area would think they had a discount, when in fact they did not.
The checkout ladies, hearing my issue, got one of the floor managers to speak to us. He said that pricing was not done in this shop but he would contact someone about it. This was a much more professional response.
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On Saturday we went into Tewkesbury Tesco's. Passing the battery rack, I took a look. The price on them was the same as the Cheltenham shop. Are Tesco's in it to help the public or to help themselves?