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>> No. 11581 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 8:02 pm
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Shoppers at a Tesco store had to be told to "sit" like dogs before they scrambled for reduced price meat.

A video shot by Facebook user Johnny Lester in the Weston Favell store shows people forming a scrum as they cram their baskets full of bargain produce.



Fucking hell.
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>> No. 11582 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 8:10 pm
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If that link doesn't work then this one should.

>> No. 11583 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 8:32 pm
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Didn't they know that people are only meant to do this over useful things? Like television sets, for example.
>> No. 11584 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 9:03 pm
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I've seen what I'd describe as an undignified scrum around the reduced section before, with people practically grabbing the item out of the staff member's hand as soon as he puts the yellow sticker on, I didn't mean "scrum" literally though and I've never seen anything like the video.
>> No. 11585 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 9:15 pm
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I have visions of someone at that the reductions unit going CROUCH TOUCH PAUSE and then grabbing the stuff they want before running off.
>> No. 11586 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 9:23 pm
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There was a pretty good one off strip in Viz about this.
>> No. 11587 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 9:27 pm
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When I worked at Tesco it wasn't uncommon for people to snatch items out of the reducer's hand the second the label was put on it, rather than actually giving them chance to put it back on the shelf. They'd usually have a swarm of people around them.

Fortunately I didn't work on the fresh produce aisles, so I just had to put up with tramps trying to gnaw the security tags off bottles of gin.
>> No. 11588 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 9:40 pm
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I guess people just have this fetish for humiliation.
>> No. 11589 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 9:51 pm
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And yet during the London riots, looters were forming orderly queues.

Law abiding citizens are the worst.
>> No. 11592 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 12:51 am
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Depressing but not uncommon. Whenever I've gone to Tesco at whatever time all the reduced meat and stuff is put out, there's always a crowd of people who plough right in and scuffle to get the food, seen people pushed over before even. It tends to be blacks and Indians/Pakistanis, I think they're just thrifty people as they always tried to haggle with me when I worked on tills at a clothes shop.
>> No. 11593 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 12:56 am
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RacistBirminghamLad? You didn't update your thread in /emo/, did you make friends yet?
>> No. 11594 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 12:58 am
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Not him. I'm not racist, I've just noticed that those of a darker hue tend to drive a hard bargain.
>> No. 11595 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 6:46 am
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They do. There's a reason many estate agents loathe dealing with Pakistanis.
>> No. 11596 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 10:16 am
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The reductions at Tesco are shit thesedays. Hardly seems worth it anymore.
>> No. 11598 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 11:24 am
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I dunno, lad. The local Tesco Metro I sometimes go to has some really good reductions at the right time. Friday night at about 9pm is when I usually find the best stuff; and it co-incides with when I go out to buy booze, so it works out well for me.
>> No. 11599 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 12:17 pm
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I remember when I said something as harmless as "pakis are all tight bastards" in a retail thread a while back, and they were all over me like hyenas stripping a carcass.
>> No. 11600 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 12:37 pm
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>and they were all over me like hyenas stripping a carcass
Who were? Whitey? Pipe down, racistmate.
>> No. 11606 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 1:39 pm
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The big Asda I live immediately behind used to be 24 hours, which was great because I could do my big shop at 11 at night when no fucker was there with the added bonus that some stuff in the reduced section would be reduced as far as 2p that late. Now they've made it shut at 10pm and nothing ever gets reduced below like 60% the original price. The amount they must throw away now is quite worrying.
>> No. 11610 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 2:15 pm
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So have you lobbied anyone at Asda to waste less food or have you just worried about it?
>> No. 11611 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 2:18 pm
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I am interested in doing this. There is a bloke at the front with a microphone during the daytime yapping on about deals (à la Phoenix Nights - and it could actually be the Asda they filmed it in, according to the locals), so I could swipe that at some point and give people a good telling off about buying food with "the best dates" on when they're planning on eating it as soon as they get home anyway.
>> No. 11612 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 2:18 pm
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It's been brought up before here I seem to recall, with the more worrying clarification that it's not because they WANT to throw out tons of food, but because food safety laws and such force them to.
>> No. 11615 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 2:42 pm
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I'm always prepared to be wrong, but that sounds like health and safety law being blamed for the discontinuation of school trips. Nominally maybe, in reality probably not.
>> No. 11628 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 5:55 pm
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My local Tesco Express reduces fresh food, usually bread, mushrooms, hummus and potatoes, to around 5p if you go late evening.

I've no idea what the proper Tesco supermarkets are like and I'm not going near one if they put reduced meat out in a trough for scumbags to fight over like a pack of piranhas eager to get a pork chop reduced to half price.

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