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Title: Greedy Tescos
Post by: powerspade on January 01, 2010, 04:14:28
I very rarely go to Tescos or any other supermarket come to that but I needed to buy some new boots for use down the allotment and a couple of pairs of jeans. So I popped over to Merthyr yesterday, on arrival at Tescos I was faced near the entrance with a mountain of EASTER EGGS. Are they going bonkers or what.  No just plain Greedy. A day or so after Christmas when the birth of Jesus is celebrated and Tescos put out stock for Easter. Well it turned me right off the GREEDY SODS. I got my jeans  in Primark and the boots form a local shoe shop. My New years resolution will be"STUFF TESCOS"
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: PurpleHeather on January 01, 2010, 05:31:44
You do realise that your refusal to shop there will make their share price plummet and place thousands of jobs at risk.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: zigzig on January 01, 2010, 07:30:29
Every one will be cashing in their club card points and it will ruin them
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: debster on January 01, 2010, 10:09:43
when my daughter was growing up i worked for woolworths for 8 years, every christmas eve the christmas stuff had to be taken down and the easter eggs put out and no staff were allowed home til it was done, so believe me its not just tescos
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 01, 2010, 11:08:27
we never even go onto their car-parks, let alone in their shops.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 01, 2010, 11:12:36
Several years ago I had a part time job in Evans.

Christmas Eve we left at 9pm in order to display the sale items.

Nightmare.

If you work for an essential service I can understand having to work these hours but not in a shop.

Vowed never to do it again. :)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grawrc on January 01, 2010, 12:00:45
I don't think Tesco is any different from any of the other big stores in this respect. If the stuff is on the shelves it's because their customers will buy it. So greedy customers!! ;)


Or maybe Tesco et al are guilty of greed and the customers of gluttony? Just cutting those two would massively reduce the number of deadly sins to 5.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: caroline7758 on January 01, 2010, 13:24:43
I don't think Tesco is any different from any of the other big stores in this respect. If the stuff is on the shelves it's because their customers will buy it. So greedy customers!! ;)


Or maybe Tesco et al are guilty of greed and the customers of gluttony? Just cutting those two would massively reduce the number of deadly sins to 5.


I was about to write something very similar!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: pigeonseed on January 01, 2010, 13:36:01
Who actually buys Easter eggs now?

I'd be interested to know whether anyone buys them so early or if the supermarkets just need to keep festive and colourful displays to attract shoppers.

Anyway I'm also sulking with Tescos, I asked if I could have any of their old banners to cover my allotment and they said they don't allow anyone to have them.

I don't think they've noticed I'm sulking though... ;)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tomatoada on January 01, 2010, 14:10:52
My Father worked at Cadburys in the thirty's and would not buy Easter Eggs or Chcolate out of the shops.  He said it was too old .  I must admit the chocolate he brought home from " The Chocolate Shop" which was in the factory for workers tasted wonderful.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: macmac on January 01, 2010, 14:47:22
I don't think Tesco is any different from any of the other big stores in this respect. If the stuff is on the shelves it's because their customers will buy it. So greedy customers!! ;)


Or maybe Tesco et al are guilty of greed and the customers of gluttony? Just cutting those two would massively reduce the number of deadly sins to 5.

Given that every square ft of store space has to generate income you're right if folk didn't buy it it wouldn't be on the shelves
I worked for several food retailers in the past inc Tescos and yes they're all the same, that said they were a very good company to work for and despite what people think they had a strong policy on customer service and we were encouraged to always go the extra mile for the customer- just read that back and I'm waiting for the funnies ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: lottie lou on January 01, 2010, 15:03:38
Don't worry - every time I have asked any shop if I can have any bits and bobs that you know they are going to chuck out the answer has always been "No".  Simply resorted to skip dipping whilst walking to and from work.  Found loads of possibly "useful" items in them.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Paulines7 on January 01, 2010, 15:13:49
Eggs or no eggs, I am not going to give up shopping at Tesco. 

We took our caravan twice through the tunnel to France last year using Tesco points so it didn't cost us anything.   ;D   Saving my points to have two trips this year too.    ;D ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Pesky Wabbit on January 01, 2010, 15:21:22
I dont think its a matter of having eggs out, but more of not having empty/bare shelves. These not only look ugly, but also dont earn money.

As soon as the working New Year gets under way, these good will all change. Not sure what the Winter seaonal goods are though - jumpers, Ski ware ?

I was in an Asda Homeware store yesterday and they had summer garden furiture filling the shelves !!




Who actually buys Easter eggs now?


If they're made of chocolit - Manics, by the truck load.  ;)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: gridgardener on January 01, 2010, 15:24:15
silly me i always thought they put the valentines day candy up after Christmas.
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Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Unwashed on January 01, 2010, 16:00:04
I'd like to be affluent enough to shop at Waitrose because I think you'd have to go a long way to find a more ethical company than the John Lewis partnership, but as a working man I'm happy to spend my money with Tesco.

My celebration of Christmas has nothing to do with the baby Jesus, and Christians would do well to look at the behaviour of their own church before they go pointing the finger at secular organisations.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on January 01, 2010, 16:11:46
There are always those who let us down, but you shouldn't judge religious people by their worst. You wouldn't like it if I judged all atheists by the worst I could find.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Unwashed on January 01, 2010, 17:32:52
That doesn't wash Robert.  The accusation here is that Tesco is greedy.  But the concept of greed, as one of the mortal sins, is a protection racket invented by the Christian church.

Yet ironically the Christian church is probably the wealthiest organisation on the planet.  The Church of England has 4Billion in the bank - I can just imagine the squeeling if the government took that to help us out of our current fix.  Tesco give about 2% of their pre-tax profit to charity.  Churches don't even pay tax.

And Christmas isn't even a Christian festival, the Christians co-opted a pagan nature festival.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 01, 2010, 17:37:48
Oh give it a rest,it is New Year's day :(
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: manicscousers on January 01, 2010, 18:02:39
soon, it will be seeds an' plants an' trees, blow the easter eggs, let's get the gardening stuff in  ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tomatoada on January 01, 2010, 18:10:08
soon, it will be seeds an' plants an' trees, blow the Easter eggs, let's get the gardening stuff in  ;D
Yes.  Back to gardening and naughty jokes.   Anything else I think leave to others.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Carol on January 01, 2010, 20:36:28
Not been to Tescos for a wee while because of bad roads but managed to get to MORRISONS in Berwick on Tweed and lo and behold the aisle at the entrance was piled high with Cadbury's Choc. eggs.  Every supermarket will have them on display, not just Tesco.

Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: emmy1978 on January 01, 2010, 21:30:50
Jeez. Makes me want to bang my head off a wall.  :'(
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: powerspade on January 02, 2010, 05:18:27
Well that's the last time I shall be bothering to log onto this site let along placing any remarks or topics on here. The number of abusive emails I have had of you lot leaves me with disgust. With regards to comments about putting Tesco workers on the dole when Tescos opened up their first shop in Cardiff they employed a work force of 350 people the number of shops that closed down because of Tescos in Cardiff totaled over 380 shops with a work force of nearly 1000 people put out of work. To even think that Tesco is doing us all a favour  is missguided the only people that Tesco care about is their share holders. If you want to see what Tescos does to local shops pop into Ystrad Mynach in the Rhymney Valley Once it was a thriving place now it has been reduced to  ghost town.  Personally I give most of my suppport to local growers and local grocers and butchers 
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Baccy Man on January 02, 2010, 06:58:58
Personally I give most of my suppport to local growers and local grocers and butchers 
That becomes a lot harder one tesco opens, the local producers are usually the first to be put out of business.
We have Tesco stores due to open soon in Drenewydd, Llandod, Machynlleth & Trallwng despite the independent retail assessment reports (http://www.keepmachspecial.org.uk/?p=303) pointing out numerous problems it will cause on top of all the other objections to the planning application. Tesco have approached local producers offering to purchase from them but insist on paying significantly less than it costs to produce the food which clearly isn't going to work. As the Tesco stores are opening in the 4 main towns in the area where the local producers are currently selling their goods they are likely to suffer severely once the Tesco stores open as people will inevitably be shopping there instead.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 02, 2010, 09:45:26
Well that's the last time I shall be bothering to log onto this site let along placing any remarks or topics on here. The number of abusive emails I have had of you lot leaves me with disgust. With regards to comments about putting Tesco workers on the dole when Tescos opened up their first shop in Cardiff they employed a work force of 350 people the number of shops that closed down because of Tescos in Cardiff totaled over 380 shops with a work force of nearly 1000 people put out of work. To even think that Tesco is doing us all a favour  is missguided the only people that Tesco care about is their share holders. If you want to see what Tescos does to local shops pop into Ystrad Mynach in the Rhymney Valley Once it was a thriving place now it has been reduced to  ghost town.  Personally I give most of my suppport to local growers and local grocers and butchers 



I can not understand why you have had abusive mails.

If that is the case you should report the members to the moderator.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: asbean on January 02, 2010, 10:43:08
Why would anyone want to send abusive email regarding Tesco?  Perhaps there is a large percentage of people who work for/have shares in the company who want to stand up for their "rights" and Tesco are watching the comments and paying them in "club points" or whatever.  Don't forget that Dow watch comments closely.

The supermarkets in this country have over the years found the way of changing our shopping and eating and drinking habits that is greatly to their advantage, they are run by accountants and not grocers.  The whole situation is spiralling out of control, and the more money and power they have the worse it will get.

Every Tesco that opens destroys more than it is worth, but people can't see that.

I rarely shop there and would be happy to see them get their comeuppance.  I see them as a major player in the "English Mafia".

Rant over.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: macmac on January 02, 2010, 10:46:36
 still like Tescos but I did see an article about them once that said their philosophy was....
To sell EVERYTHING
           EVERYWHERE
       to EVERYONE
       ALL THE TIME
makes you think doesn't it  :o   
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 02, 2010, 11:23:03
I must admit I hate shopping in supermarkets.

You have to go on a fairly long drive to get to one from here.I get half way round and want to be out so I just don't use them.

Only 2 Adults and two dogs to feed so we manage quite well just using local shops.I find that our food bill is much cheaper as I think when you go around supermarkets you tend to buy much more than you need.

Must admit if I happen to be by an M&S FOOD HALL i AM IN THERE.Love their food.Happily that does not happen too often.

Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Froglegs on January 02, 2010, 11:40:35
still like Tescos but I did see an article about them once that said their philosophy was....
To sell EVERYTHING
           EVERYWHERE
       to EVERYONE
       ALL THE TIME
makes you think doesn't it  :o   
Judging by all the daft buggers queuing at the checkouts with there trolleys piled to the top on Xmas n new years eve, who can blame then for cashing in on the greed of the masses
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Sparkly on January 02, 2010, 12:12:38
We don't have a tescos near us, but we do have a huge ASDA hypermarket and now a sainsburys. I have to say that I really hate shopping at any supermarket. I find them far too crowded and seem to be full of people with no manners.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Froglegs on January 02, 2010, 12:39:07
It's not just in supermarkets it's where ever you go sadly manners are a thing of the past. :(
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: lottie lou on January 02, 2010, 13:03:14
Tescos don't always win.  When they opened up an Express store in Bournville, Birmingham they were refused a liquor licence.  Bournville being part of the Cadbury estate - Quakers - so no chips shop. pubs or alcohol outlets. 

Argument given, I think, that this ruling was "old fashioned, out of date" in this day and age.  However I believe they are appealing.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: SamLouise on January 02, 2010, 14:12:59
Well that's the last time I shall be bothering to log onto this site let along placing any remarks or topics on here. The number of abusive emails I have had of you lot leaves me with disgust.

I can not understand why you have had abusive mails.

If that is the case you should report the members to the moderator.

Indeed.  Powerspade (should you log on again) please do not hesitate to report any abusive or unpleasant communications you receive via A4A.

Do you mean actual emails/PMs or or are you referring to the replies within this thread I wonder?

And for what it's worth, I do believe PurpleHeather's comment was made very tongue in cheek and not to be taken seriously (I may be wrong of course!) :)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Pesky Wabbit on January 02, 2010, 15:32:16
The rise of the supermarket since the sixties has been entirely due to ... err ... popularity.

If supermarkets are so hated by the population of this country, how come when I drive past one, its carpark is over flowing.

Why do people shop there ? Price, convenience, price, locality, price, ease of parking, price, long opening hour, price, and ... err ... PRICE.

These days its pretty hard not to live near to a supermarket, surly only possible if you go out of your way to plan it like that.

Before the advent of supermarkets, people went shopping nearly everyday. Today we drive up to the supermarket front door, fill the boot with a weeks worth, or more, of groceries, and spend the rest of the week doing as we please (or going to work  :( ).

For those of you who like to spend more, be more inconvenienced, spend even more money on parking - if you can find a space , then there are still local shops around, it might be harder too find them, but thats the economy we live in today.

If you want to live in an old fashioned style of life, try the IoW.

For me I hate shopping, its just one of life's necessities. The quicker i can get it over and done with, the better. I'd rather spend the time with the family that spend it shopping.

Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Baccy Man on January 02, 2010, 16:23:31
Well that's the last time I shall be bothering to log onto this site let along placing any remarks or topics on here. The number of abusive emails I have had of you lot leaves me with disgust.

I can not understand why you have had abusive mails.

If that is the case you should report the members to the moderator.

Indeed.  Powerspade (should you log on again) please do not hesitate to report any abusive or unpleasant communications you receive via A4A.

Do you mean actual emails/PMs or or are you referring to the replies within this thread I wonder?

It is not the first time Powerspade has mentioned receiving abusive messages through this site, they have previously had to change their email address to prevent people sending them such messages. http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,55970.msg571037.html#msg571037
If the messages in question have not yet been deleted then they can still be reported so appropriate action can be taken if they were PMs there is a 'Report To Admin' button on the bottom right corner of every message if they ere emails they could be forwarded to Dan (his email address is in his profile). If inappropriate messages do not get reported then nothing can be done about them.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: angle shades on January 02, 2010, 16:24:12
 I never shop at Tescos, don't like there methods... don't like supermarkets  :)/ shades x
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: powerspade on January 02, 2010, 19:07:42
Well the PM `s I have received have called me a sheep S###r , one called me a atheist which as a christian I find very offensive, and several messages in which I was told to "F" off. It didn't take long for the Christmas spirit to died did it, and bye the way last autumn our local Tescos got caught by the trading standards people for adjusting their petrol pumps to give short measure They reckoned that over two years they cheated drivers out of half a million litres of fuel. That  information  was on BBC Wales news and in the Western Mail newspaper. There have been 7 people on here sending me abusive messages, to be straight they are not worth a packet of crisps between them. I buy my eggs from the local farm which is 200 yds away, also I buy lamb from them and cheese, fresh chickens, I also get a couple of loads of manure with them. I am 80% self sufficient with my own grown vegetables and also provide most of my own soft fruit, apple and plums. I purchase some seed from Willies but potatoes onions sets and shallots, lime and canes etc I get from my local garden/pet shop in Bargoed
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 02, 2010, 19:12:45
Well the PM `s I have received have called me a sheep S###r , one called me a atheist which as a christian I find very offensive, and several messages in which I was told to "F" off.. There have been 7 people on here sending me abusive messages

who were they? name and shame, I say!!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: manicscousers on January 02, 2010, 19:13:40
good grief, powerspade, I can't understand why anyone would send abusive e mails about your post  ???
I'm sorry you've been upset by them, send their names to dan, he'll sort them for you, totally confused from wigan  :-\
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: emmy1978 on January 02, 2010, 19:14:47
Powerspade-don't be put off by the k***heads. report the abusive messages to the mod if they are a pm or, as has been said by other posters forward them to dan's email. I used this site for a solid year when I got my first plot and there was never a problem...ever! Trolls have found their way into the land of gardens (maybe we should have all kept our gnomes!) but don't let them deter you. Get them reported and get them banned.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: emmy1978 on January 02, 2010, 19:15:42
who were they? name and shame, I say!!

Yep, I agree.  ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: angle shades on January 02, 2010, 19:16:23
 I also say name and shame.. take care ../shades x
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: northener on January 02, 2010, 19:22:38
Whats happening here then? Tesco power machine? Like Tony says name and shame lets take a look.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: SamLouise on January 02, 2010, 23:39:03
Grrrr, I just typed out a long response and lost it through a time out!  >:(

Powerspade, I did PM you earlier today, I hope that you received it.  I'm glad to see you have decided to sign back in and hopefully you will continue to do so.  I am also glad to see that you have decided not to 'name and shame' and it's probably for the best if it stays that way.

For any communications you deem as unpleasant or abusive, please do not hesitate to use the report button.  Whilst Ceres and I can (and will) definitely contact anyone responsible for any abusive contact, unfortunately that will be as much as we can do so I would also suggest you contact Dan via his email, as BM suggested previously in this thread so he can deal with the situation as he sees fit but please do so as your enjoyment on here should not be spoilt :)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 03, 2010, 09:19:31
SamLoise, why are you glad that powerspade hasn't 'named and shamed' ?
shouldn't we, the board members be told who is sending abusive mails?
or is it ok for everyone to do it??

a little clarity would be appreciated, please.

rgds, Tony
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Unwashed on January 03, 2010, 09:49:44
The number of abusive emails I have had of you lot leaves me with disgust.
Come on powerspade, put up or shut up.  Your e-mail isn't published, so how can anyone have sent you an e-mail.  Were you just upset by the responses posted in this thread?  You posted angry invective in a public discussion forum and it generated a range of opinion, none hostile to you personally.  Now why not pick your toys up and come and play nicely.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: powerspade on January 03, 2010, 10:06:28
unwahed you are one of them
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: BarriedaleNick on January 03, 2010, 11:15:01
unwahed you are one of them

Your email is private so if you are getting abused via email then it will have nothing to do with members here unless you gave them your addresss. If you have had an abusive PM then report it.  If you are complaining about unwashed's comments on this thread concerning religion then grow a thicker skin.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: SamLouise on January 03, 2010, 11:45:02
SamLoise, why are you glad that powerspade hasn't 'named and shamed' ?
shouldn't we, the board members be told who is sending abusive mails?
or is it ok for everyone to do it??

a little clarity would be appreciated, please.

rgds, Tony

Because the situation in question is between Powerspade, the people responsible for sending unwarranted PMs/emails and I'd say Dan (as he's the only one who can do anything about it at the end of the day)

I'm not sure how you feel it would benefit YOU or other members to have another row/witch hunt start about something that has nothing to do with them?

And Unwashed, I'm not sure there was any need to be quite so abrupt in your response :)

I've given all the advice I can give and I hope that Powerspade acts upon it :)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 03, 2010, 11:52:02
SamLoise, why are you glad that powerspade hasn't 'named and shamed' ?
shouldn't we, the board members be told who is sending abusive mails?
or is it ok for everyone to do it??

a little clarity would be appreciated, please.

rgds, Tony

Because the situation in question is between Powerspade, the people responsible for sending unwarranted PMs/emails and I'd say Dan (as he's the only one who can do anything about it at the end of the day)

I'm not sure how you feel it would benefit YOU or other members to have another row/witch hunt start about something that has nothing to do with them?

And Unwashed, I'm not sure there was any need to be quite so abrupt in your response :)

I've given all the advice I can give and I hope that Powerspade acts upon it :)

thanks for the response, SamLouise, that makes the whole situation a lot clearer. No we don't want or need another row / witch-hunt on here.
regards, Tony
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Unwashed on January 03, 2010, 14:18:06
unwahed you are one of them
I assume this is directed at me.

I have not sent powerspade any e-mail or private message whatsoever.  The whole of my contribution to this debate is contained in my posts to this thread.  Powerspade, would you care to clarify?

SamLouise, powerspade accused unspecified members of sending "a number of abusive e-mails", and as I was one of the members to have taken issue with the original post it would be a reasonable inference that were this to be true, some of those e-mails had been sent by me.  Powerspade has subsequently specifically accused me of sending e-mails.  I wouldn't want members here, or indeed people who visit this site and know me in real life, to think that I would abuse anyone in this manner.  I suggest that the accusation is false and that powerspade owes us all an explanation.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: northener on January 03, 2010, 20:41:34
Might i just had that Tescos are a bunch of Tw**s. 
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on January 04, 2010, 20:13:22
Actually greed wasn't invented by the church. It goes back to the days when the overwhelming number of people were poor, and suffered from regular famines. When rich people stuffed themselves while the many went hungry, this was rightly seen as something terrible. The church inherited this attitude, and declared it to be one of the worst of sins. The issue of the church's wealth came along much later in its history, and I agree it hasn't been handled properly. But like I say, don't judge religions by the worst you can find. It's not all bad.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Unwashed on January 04, 2010, 23:05:57
No, greed wasn't invented by the church, it's just a behaviour.  But sin, that's a disease invented by the church, and greed is marketed as one of the big-seven.  Of course, the church controls the medicine, and it's made itself rich and powerful selling it.

So the concept of greed being a dirty thing is a Christian idea, so to accuse Tesco of greed is to judge a secular organisation against a Christian value.  Yes, of course Tesco is greedy.  All for-profit organisations are greedy by definition.  It's what greedy is - the persuit of profit.  It's only a problem because the church has loaded the word.  It's a circular argument.

And again, it's a very tricky accusation for a Christian to make, because the church itself does so very poorly when it's measured against pretty much any of its religious values - though hats off, it is a remarkably effective business.

I'm not necessarily saying the Christian church is an unhealthy organisation, I'm saying it ought to keep its nose out of secular affairs.

And I'm not necessarily saying that being a Christian makes you a bad person, but my experience is that it doesn't necessarily make you a good person.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: carrot-cruncher on January 05, 2010, 06:52:48
eeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr.............how did we, as a collection of responsible, mature, level-headed people manage to go from a debate regarding the ethics (or lack thereof) of supermarkets to slagging off religion and other people's religious beliefs????

For a gardening community we should all be ashamed of ourselves.

CC
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: BarriedaleNick on January 05, 2010, 08:28:48
I disagree Carrot-cruncher.  For a start it's the middle of winter and there is not much growing to be done so we all tend to talk about everything and anything.  Also the original post kicked it all off by refering to religious affairs and lastly I don't think anyone is slagging anything off - It seems a fairly moderate exchange of views and if we as adults cannot do that about religion given the power that it wields then we should be ashamed of ourselves.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 05, 2010, 08:34:24
What I don't understand is why people shop at Tesco's if they dislike it so much   ;D

I think they should have a place to pray at the entrance,they have everything else  ::)

I agree it is ridiculous to bring the church into a debate like this........Robert,I would not bother responding to Unwashed as that is what he wants you to do    ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: BarriedaleNick on January 05, 2010, 08:46:54
I would not bother responding to Unwashed as that is what he wants you to do    ::) ::) ::)

Surely Betula that is the entire point of internet forums - of course he (and I and you when we post) want people to respond.  If we didn't I'm not sure why anyone would post anything ever.   ;)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 05, 2010, 09:15:02
True I suppose but in this case I suspect just after a row  :)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: saddad on January 05, 2010, 09:22:58
There is a world of difference between no replies... (I often trawl back and say something on empty posts) and people just being contetious (?sp)  :-X
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: lottiedolly on January 05, 2010, 09:58:46
This is why i never talk about politics or religion as people has such strong views on such.

My thoughts are always, thats your views i respect them now keep them to yourselves.

Right back to the thread....

I have always thought that it is ridiculous that the stores stock easter eggs in january and xmas stuff in sept, but we are now a consumer society and if people did not purchase said goods at these times of the year then the shops would not stock them. The answer is to not purchase these goods until a more realistic timeframe.

I shall go now before anyone starts shouting at me...............bows out with dignity..... ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: emmy1978 on January 05, 2010, 15:04:49
Sorry to jump in here when I really should keep my mouth shut. Surely making a profit isn't in itself greedy? If my OH made no profit on his plumbing work he would be a charity.  :-\
Tesco are greedy in the way they want all of the market not just a share. They are not alone though and I think the original poster said Tesco as that is where they happened to be.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 05, 2010, 15:10:40
But surely the fault is with us,the great British public.

If we did not shop at Tesco and shop at the shops that are put out of business it would never happen.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: caroline7758 on January 05, 2010, 15:34:25
Just seen cream eggs and mini eggs in Sainsbury's but ignored them! With the amount of choc still around from Christmas it made mefeel morelike throwing up than buying them! ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Sparkly on January 05, 2010, 15:35:58
But surely the fault is with us,the great British public.

If we did not shop at Tesco and shop at the shops that are put out of business it would never happen.

There are good number of people who can't afford to care (time or money wise) - this is where the significant number of people come from.

I don't like shopping at supermakets fullstop.

I don't like the idea of the monopoly they have or the prices they pay to producers.

I do shop at them though. Fortunately less so nowadays.

I am lucky. I can afford to pay the prices that the local butchers charge (these are easily double the supermaket prices). I also have the lottie for most of our fruit and veg.

Many people are not in this situation, even though they may like to be.

Time is another issue. Many families are working long hours and cannot find the time to spend all saturday morning going around various local shops. This may be their only time to do important family activities.

I know for one if I was working 50+ hours a week in a minimum wage job, with both partners working (or a single parent family). I would be saving my money and time by shopping at a large supermarket, whether I was feedling the corporation or not.

In an ideal world... needs must all all that.

Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Poppy Mole on January 05, 2010, 16:02:10
Well said Sparkly - I think that just about sums up the whole issue.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Deb P on January 05, 2010, 16:37:52
I must be very odd then, as I quite enjoy shopping! ;D

I use the http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/ site every month at least to check which store I can buy our 'average' shop the cheapest....for us most of the time that is Salisbury's, but I also regularly shop at Aldi,Lidl and Iceland for certain specific things we like and are good value, as well as local farms for meat and eggs. Our closest supermarket is actually Tescos, but we really only use it for the occasional top up item.

I confess I have no loyalty at all to any shop whatsoever, I judge good 'value' on quality and price, and usually only use the supermarkets at certain times of the day to pick up the clearance reductions, plus make use of BOGOF multi buys, but only on stuff we usually buy anyway. We also don't buy many branded products, having tried the own brand type of most things, we have stuck to those we liked and went back to branded on those we didn't, that can save a few pennies.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: cornykev on January 05, 2010, 18:49:25
Well said Sparkly, now where did I put my club card, I need to book a holiday.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grannyjanny on January 05, 2010, 18:56:53
Sparkly just seen your post & presume you are in the Manchester area. Have you been to Unicorn food co-operative in Chorlton. It's fantastic, great products & prices. It's vegan but still lots to buy.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Sparkly on January 05, 2010, 19:00:58
Sparkly just seen your post & presume you are in the Manchester area. Have you been to Unicorn food co-operative in Chorlton. It's fantastic, great products & prices. It's vegan but still lots to buy.

I have heard of this, but not been there yet. When the snow thaws I will put it on the list to do!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grawrc on January 06, 2010, 10:56:08
Went shopping yesterday. At Tescos the carpark was full and the huge hypermarket was bursting with customers. Folk were queuing for petrol. 1 mile down the road Morrisons was virtually empty and I was able to park in pole position at their front door. There were no cars in the petrol station.
Heading on to Ikea I was amazed to find it almost completely empty of customers (normally you have to fight for breathing space).

It made me wonder whether Tesco is sending us subliminal messages  (maybe the club card is a brain trainer) or whether they have got their market research right and are giving people what they want? Choice, convenience, price, one-stop shopping... I could go on.

My local shops; butcher and general store ( very good but store has limited range), fishmonger (never go there as the fish always looks sad and range is very limited), Iceland, chemist's, 3 pubs, 2 cafes, 1 restaurant (all the pubs do food too) + one takeaway, 3 hairdressers, 1 betting shop, 1 computer repair shop, 1 electrician's, 1 undertaker, 1 optician and 2 beauty salons. When I first lived here there was a full range of shops including a greengrocer's and I could do all my shopping on foot locally. Except I didn't have the time to walk the rounds and queue the queues then go elsewhere for the "exotica" not available locally so I went to the supermarket.

Now I have the time to shop locally there is a very limited choice so either I go to the supermarket or I spend a great deal of time (and money) bussing or driving around to get everything I want.

In an ideal world juggernauts like Tesco would not exist but they do exist and clearly most people choose to shop there hence their spectacular growth and profits.

Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: SamLouise on January 06, 2010, 11:06:30
Going slightly off topic a minute, I wish we had a local butcher (that's right, not ONE buthers in our whole town) because when you see how they manipulate meat before it reaches the supermarket, you know you're paying for sub-standard quality no matter how they may tart it up with 'best' labels.  Although, we do have a butchers in the next town (about nine miles) and he has his meat delivered from a (very) local farm and cuts it up out back and brings it straight into the shop.  As you can imagine, the queues are not short! lol.  We used to have several local butchers and greengrocers but as we now have THREE tesco stores (2x superstores and 1 in the town centre) 1 Sainsbury superstore and 1 Asda superstore in our town alone, the little shops all went belly up.  I'm not against the big stores, they def. provide all you need but there's no doubt that quality is lost along the way.  Just my two penneth. 
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: pigeonseed on January 06, 2010, 11:18:10
I find local shops can actually be much more convenient, if they're on the way to work or home or something. Doing a big shop is tiring and boring, and you can end up wasting food if your plans change.

When I used to live in Birmingham and London, I used them for most of my shopping. It was really nice to be on my way home, think 'what do I fancy for tea?' and pop into a shop to buy something.

But this was in areas with cheap local shops, with lots of interesting fresh produce. (Ie areas with lots of immigrants who like cooking)

If you only have an expensive local shop with a few wrinkled veg and ready meals - it's a lot less attractive!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grawrc on January 06, 2010, 11:34:49
Yes I agree Pigeonseed. When I lived in town the local shops were quite splendid and offered a huge choice of fresh local produce. interestingly since I moved Tesco, M &S food and Waitrose have opened up in the area and already the small shops are feeling the pinch and several have closed.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on January 06, 2010, 13:57:51
No, greed wasn't invented by the church, it's just a behaviour.  But sin, that's a disease invented by the church, and greed is marketed as one of the big-seven.  Of course, the church controls the medicine, and it's made itself rich and powerful selling it.

So the concept of greed being a dirty thing is a Christian idea, so to accuse Tesco of greed is to judge a secular organisation against a Christian value.  Yes, of course Tesco is greedy.  All for-profit organisations are greedy by definition.  It's what greedy is - the persuit of profit.  It's only a problem because the church has loaded the word.  It's a circular argument.

And again, it's a very tricky accusation for a Christian to make, because the church itself does so very poorly when it's measured against pretty much any of its religious values - though hats off, it is a remarkably effective business.

I'm not necessarily saying the Christian church is an unhealthy organisation, I'm saying it ought to keep its nose out of secular affairs.

And I'm not necessarily saying that being a Christian makes you a bad person, but my experience is that it doesn't necessarily make you a good person.

The point that for-profit organisations are intrinsically greedy is the best argument out for Communism. If you want to accuse the church of starting that, I won't argue! We didn't invent sin by the way, we inherited the concept from the Jews.

I completely agree that some Christians are bad people; some of the behaviour I see around churches is just horrendous. All too often, they behave like abusive families. You're welcome to argue that the church is an unealthy organisation, and if you get your facts right, I'll probably agree with you.

When you say that there are some areas that the church should 'keep its nose out of', then I think you're completely out of order. I'm not telling you to keep yours out of our business, I just think you need to stop generalising, and get it right. We have such a thing as free speech, and we have the same right to comment on anything we like as you do. Philosophically, it's an impossible request. The most basic belief of the church is the idea that the universe was created by a being who takes responsibility for it, and who delegates part of that responsibility to humanity. With that as a basis, we will never accept that there is anything which is not subject to God, or which is not our business.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: pigeonseed on January 06, 2010, 15:46:18
What a mad and interesting conversation!  :)

I think religious people might label bad things 'sin' and that's a religious concept, but greed is also a secular concept. Greed and being greedy are by definition negative, even if you're an atheist (which I am).

Making a reasonable or fair profit isn't greedy. Surely we call it greed when a person/organisation's wants are destructive or deprive others.

So if we want too many throw-away items, we destroy natural resources, maybe we also get them because of the low pay and poor life chances of others who produce them. Then we're greedy (us as well as Tescos)

However, having said that, I feel pulled in two directions. One is to feel moral outrage about the damage that our supermarkets and our way of life do. And the other is to think dispassionately about it and see it's not fair to hate Tescos and us for being very good at capitalism. It's the system and we're working it.

Okay - so when it stops snowing, ashall we start a revolution? Or just put the kettle on?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: saddad on January 06, 2010, 15:52:06
Put the kettle on... the revolution will wait..  ::)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Poppy Mole on January 06, 2010, 15:59:12
A week or two's time we'll all be too busy gardening for a revolution - now where's the teapot!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grawrc on January 06, 2010, 15:59:57
I'm having a cuppa right now! And no I'm not saying where I bought it and whether it's Fairtrade or not! ;D ;D :P A wee break from the cleaning using product free e-cloths from John Lewis.

Am I getting neurotic? :o :o
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Unwashed on January 06, 2010, 16:08:40
Robert, I'll have to think about what you've said.  No, not all religeous people and bad, and a few have made a positive difference - more fool the rest of us if we let the bad ones get away with it.

Anywho, I've brought the teapot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teapot)

Quote
If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: pigeonseed on January 06, 2010, 16:09:10
Okay - I shall put the kettle on too!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Bugloss2009 on January 06, 2010, 16:58:14
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If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time
[/quote]

how did you know? Does that mean you're one of us?

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af163/Bugloss2009/teapot.jpg)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: BarriedaleNick on January 06, 2010, 17:12:49
Somebody somewhere has got to be high!
Have a cup of tea, have another one, have a cup of tea..

I am one too!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grawrc on January 06, 2010, 17:34:58
I blame Tesco!! ;D ;D :P
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on January 07, 2010, 11:06:31
Quote
If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time

Since it can neither be proved or disproved we could have an endless debate about whether, if it exists at all, it can be regarded as a 'real' phenomenon. But if it exists, it does so within the universe, or 'creation'. That then leads to the question of who put the teapot there. It's the same as Erich von Daniken's nonsense (anyone remember that?) about technology being derived from alien visitors. It just raises the issue of how the aliens, if they exist, managed to discover the technology. Did they learn it from a further lot of aliens, and if so, where did they get it?
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Bugloss2009 on January 07, 2010, 11:15:40
Occam's Razor would get rid of the Cosmic Teapot
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: BarriedaleNick on January 07, 2010, 11:56:00
Occam's Razor would get rid of God too!

Since it can neither be proved or disproved we could have an endless debate about whether, if God exists at all, it can be regarded as a 'real' phenomenon. But if God exists, it does so within the universe, or 'creation'. That then leads to the question of who put God there.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 07, 2010, 13:05:09
Occam's Razor would get rid of God too!

Since it can neither be proved or disproved we could have an endless debate about whether, if God exists at all, it can be regarded as a 'real' phenomenon. But if God exists, it does so within the universe, or 'creation'. That then leads to the question of who put God there.
and who does his washing?
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Pesky Wabbit on January 07, 2010, 15:08:31
I expect God uses a high tech machine for that , like the rest of us.  ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Bugloss2009 on January 07, 2010, 15:12:31
Occam's Razor would get rid of God too!

not necessarily I think, but I did wonder for a bit
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on January 07, 2010, 16:56:39
But if God exists, it does so within the universe, or 'creation'. That then leads to the question of who put God there.

Nobody ever held that God created himself, at least not in the Religions of the Book. Traditionally, he's been regarded as the uncreated First Cause, who set all the chains of cause and effect into motion. So nobody created him, put him there, or caused him to come into being. Logically, something has to have started it all off, and I'm not sure William of Occam would help there. He said that you mustn't multiply entities unnecessarily, but something has to have pressed the equivalent of a button.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: saddad on January 07, 2010, 17:54:29
I didn't think I'd missed the "creation" and existence of God debate, not having tried to teach it at GCSE for the first time in ten years... but I think I have missed it, or the point, or the teapot...  :-X
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: redimp on January 07, 2010, 18:21:26
I'm Zero the Hero and my head is floating away in the sky don't know why...
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Bugloss2009 on January 07, 2010, 18:26:04
I'm Zero the Hero and my head is floating away in the sky don't know why...

don't know why.........because you're off you're t*ts on drugs, you Pothead Pixie!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grawrc on January 07, 2010, 20:22:42
I blame Tesco!! :-[
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 07, 2010, 20:59:20
I didn't think I'd missed the "creation" and existence of God debate, not having tried to teach it at GCSE for the first time in ten years... but I think I have missed it, or the point, or the teapot...  :-X

Bertrand Russell, was the chappie, Saddad.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teapot
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Unwashed on January 07, 2010, 21:41:37
Sorry saddad, I didn't see what you were asking.  I'd linked my teapot reference to the Wikipedia article that tonybloke referenced.

Anywho grawrc, it's not all Tesco.   Wasn't it the church that invented the three-for-one deal?  ;)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Georgie on January 07, 2010, 22:23:56

Anywho grawrc, it's not all Tesco.   Wasn't it the church that invented the three-for-one deal?  ;)

ROFL now that is funny.  But where's the original poster?  Still some explaining to do methinks.

G x
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: . on January 08, 2010, 00:16:31

 Gone to Iceland ?
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: wilko on January 08, 2010, 07:58:55
[quote(these are easily double the supermaket prices][/quote]


 :-[ I beg to differ, we are butchers and our meat is free range and local, and NOT TWICE THE PRICE OF SUPERMARKET PRICES.

many people just look at the pack price and not the price they are charging per kilo, which is often comparable with our prices, it really annoys me when people assume that local shops are naturally more expensive,  >:(

anyway back to topic.........our sainsburys have no signs of Easter eggs, the sales on ;)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: 1066 on January 08, 2010, 08:05:26
Back off topic -

"I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
"Tip me over
and pour me out!"

 ;D  ;D  ;D

I think the shops that are more expensive than the big superstores are the likes of the Coop, small one here and boy are they pricey! And yes they have some cadbury's cream eggs  ::)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Poppy Mole on January 08, 2010, 08:09:18
I think you'll find that Cadbury creme eggs are on sale all year round & have been for many years now
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 08, 2010, 09:18:24
Yes..........and I swear they are getting smaller each year.

I blame Tesco   :'(
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: saddad on January 08, 2010, 09:22:01
I blame Occam....  :-X
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 08, 2010, 09:23:24
Could that tea pot have something to do with it   ??? ???
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: saddad on January 08, 2010, 09:25:14
Yes... but I can't eat Cream eggs so I'll have to have a pot of "real-i-tea"  ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 08, 2010, 10:23:38

Anywho grawrc, it's not all Tesco.   Wasn't it the church that invented the three-for-one deal?  ;)

ROFL now that is funny.  But where's the original poster?  Still some explaining to do methinks.

G x

Hear Hear!!
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 08, 2010, 10:32:14

I think the shops that are more expensive than the big superstores are the likes of the Coop, small one here and boy are they pricey! And yes they have some cadbury's cream eggs  ::)

I beg to differ! our local area is well served by the Co-op  http://www.eastofengland.coop/data/usercontentroot/incs/home/default.asp
their prices aren't far out from the other Major chains, you get a better dividend return per spent than with any other 'loyalty card', they employ local staff, first to offer fair trade products, first to have bio-degradeable carrier bags, etc etc etc...oh yes, and you don't have to own a car to get there (like you do with many out-of-town superstores)

Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 08, 2010, 10:35:59
unwahed you are one of them
I assume this is directed at me.

I have not sent powerspade any e-mail or private message whatsoever.  The whole of my contribution to this debate is contained in my posts to this thread.  Powerspade, would you care to clarify?

SamLouise, powerspade accused unspecified members of sending "a number of abusive e-mails", and as I was one of the members to have taken issue with the original post it would be a reasonable inference that were this to be true, some of those e-mails had been sent by me.  Powerspade has subsequently specifically accused me of sending e-mails.  I wouldn't want members here, or indeed people who visit this site and know me in real life, to think that I would abuse anyone in this manner.  I suggest that the accusation is false and that powerspade owes us all an explanation.

Well,   Powerspade? (over to you, methinks) 
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 08, 2010, 11:03:04
Tony,I agree with you about the co op.

We have one in the village and I am happy to shop there.

The spar has good offers too.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: 1066 on January 08, 2010, 13:02:12
I still believe the coop are pricey - but would agree on fair trade, free range stuff side of things. And the divvi is the best! But I still think they are pricier than the bigguns (but haven't actually wandered around comparing exact prices, better things to do with me time, just the impression I get)

re the eggs - what I meant to add was that they've been moved to more prominent positions by the tills etc, but that's shops for ya  :D

Anyway back off topic ....
"I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
"Tip me over
and pour me out!"

Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: emmy1978 on January 08, 2010, 13:35:12
Co-op can be pricey but so nice.  :) Unlike Scummerfield who are rubbish and pricey. I just hate supermarket shopping. I have to use them-although I get my meat at the market in Blackpool with my Nana and freeze it, we don't eat an awful lot of it anyway, get veggies from grocer at the mo until my growing's back on, but cleaning stuff, storecupboard stuff etc has got to come from supermarket.
OH and I go round them backwards and find this helps us a) buy less crap we don't want and b) is more fun.
But I don't complain when I find cd's for 3 or great kids clothes.  :-X
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 08, 2010, 13:41:04

OH and I go round them backwards and find this helps us a) buy less crap we don't want and b) is more fun.

what a brilliant idea!! Tracie says she'll try this next time!! ;)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grawrc on January 08, 2010, 13:44:44
Co-op can be pricey but so nice.  :) Unlike Scummerfield who are rubbish and pricey.

I could be wrong but I think the coop has taken over Scummerfield.


OH and I go round them backwards and find this helps us a) buy less crap we don't want and b) is more fun.


Do you walk backwards or start at the checkout and go from there to the entrance? ;D ;D ;D Sounds like you'd save quite a bit! ;)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: 1066 on January 08, 2010, 13:53:42
I was trying to figure out how to go backwards with one of those blasted trolleys in tow  ::)

But if you start backwards - that means you start on the booze aisle .......
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Geoff H on January 08, 2010, 14:21:25
My main gripes with Tescos is that they try to squeeze all possible competition out. And the standard of a lot of the stuff at our local Tesco is rubbish. As someone has said local butchers can often match prices on meat if you look carefully enough. Also you are more likely to find a butcher who has meat and knows where his meat was reared.
They probably cannot match Tesco on chicken prices but if you don't mind eating chickens that have been sitting in their own muck...
Tesco apples ....yuck. I try to go to a Cheshire orchard and have started enjoying bought in apples again...and we have choice. The vegetables....sometimes I have thrown better stuff in my compost than my local Tesco have put on the shelves.
Trouble is British consumers are not too bothered about quality. They want it cheap and they want it convenient. The supermarkets win because people can go in and do all their shopping in one go. I live in a small town and if people dont start using the local shops more we are going to be stuck with only Tesco. Then we will only be able to buy what Tesco choose to provide.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: emmy1978 on January 09, 2010, 21:04:42
But if you start backwards - that means you start on the booze aisle .......

Precisely.  ;)
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: cornykev on January 09, 2010, 22:23:43
My heads f#####g spinning reading this thread, but I do love a cream egg and yes they are getting smaller, I'd love to blame tesco but cadburys have got my vote.    ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Sparkly on January 09, 2010, 23:38:22
[quote(these are easily double the supermaket prices]


 :-[ I beg to differ, we are butchers and our meat is free range and local, and NOT TWICE THE PRICE OF SUPERMARKET PRICES.

many people just look at the pack price and not the price they are charging per kilo, which is often comparable with our prices, it really annoys me when people assume that local shops are naturally more expensive,  >:(

anyway back to topic.........our sainsburys have no signs of Easter eggs, the sales on ;)
[/quote]

I can only compare my local butchers, which I will add is excellent quality, fantastic service, free range and local. Many things are twice the price of the supermarket! This may be to do with the catchment area. I know my parent's local butcher is alot cheaper.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: lottie lou on January 10, 2010, 00:05:10
You are lucky to have a local butchers.  I went down to our local butchers two days before Christmas to find it closed and the windows whitewashed.  It was there the previous Saturday.  Its the demise of local specialist shops that is so depressing
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: chriscross1966 on January 10, 2010, 01:56:04
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If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time

how did you know? Does that mean you're one of us?

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af163/Bugloss2009/teapot.jpg)
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Meet the wizard of the keys, and he'll reveal the mysteries
Of Angels' Eggs and Octave Doctors, Radio Gnome and Love Projectors
Then he'll point up in the sky, you will see the Teapots flying
Down the Oily Way...

great to know there are some other fans here... saw them three times last year (Glastonbury, Beautiful Days and Oxford), great to see them back together.....

chrisc
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: grawrc on January 12, 2010, 19:58:28
Pardon me? :P
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: fenbunny on January 12, 2010, 21:05:05
we've just had a Tesco open near us, it proclaims to be the first ever green store. I was glad it opened as sadly I hate the Co_op which was our only local s'market. poor attitude staff but more to the point terrible stock mainly very short shelf life or actually out of date.
As I soon found out the Tescobs was just as pants,I now use the local farm shops.
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: zigzig on January 14, 2010, 04:38:02
A person was weeding their new Allotment with a scythe and accidentally
cut off the tail of A cat which was hiding in the Long grass.



The cat was rushed  along with the tail, over to TESCO'S.







Why?.................................



 
TESCO'S
is the largest re-tailer in THE UK
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: betula on January 14, 2010, 12:23:13
 ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: tonybloke on January 14, 2010, 13:43:18
A person was weeding their new Allotment with a scythe and accidentally
cut off the tail of A cat which was hiding in the Long grass.



The cat was rushed  along with the tail, over to TESCO'S.







Why?.................................



 
TESCO'S
is the largest re-tailer in THE UK

Groan!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: cornykev on January 14, 2010, 19:10:53
Furry funny.      :-X     ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Mr Smith on January 14, 2010, 19:50:03
I very rarely go to Tescos or any other supermarket come to that but I needed to buy some new boots for use down the allotment and a couple of pairs of jeans. So I popped over to Merthyr yesterday, on arrival at Tescos I was faced near the entrance with a mountain of EASTER EGGS. Are they going bonkers or what.  No just plain Greedy. A day or so after Christmas when the birth of Jesus is celebrated and Tescos put out stock for Easter. Well it turned me right off the GREEDY SODS. I got my jeans  in Primark and the boots form a local shoe shop. My New years resolution will be"STUFF TESCOS"
               You did the right thing in supporting Primark they sell clothes and shoe shops sell footwear, I hope in the coming year when 'Tesco's have their offers on food and other sundries that you will also bypass them
Title: Re: Greedy Tescos
Post by: Unwashed on January 15, 2010, 19:50:28
Nice of you to pop in powerspade.  Now, how about that explanation.  Those were pretty ugly accusations you made.