Supermarket Gaffes: Shoppers Reveal Massive Pricing Mistakes
A Tesco shopper found herself the ultimate mis-price in one of its branches recently, when she spotted a pack of ham that was "reduced" from £2.51 up to £9.60.
Yesterday, Jayne Ward posted a picture of the sham deal in Facebook Group Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing and Bargains.
The picture shows a pack of four slices of turkey ham with an original price of £2.51, then accidentally given a 'reduced' sticker of £9.60.
Jayne's picture quickly gained the attention of fellow bargain hunters. Hundreds of people laughed at the 'deal' and shared their own pictures of sham deals.
Katie Lester shared a picture of "bargain" Kinder eggs in Asda that were advertised at a whopping £79 each:
Maureen Simpson shared another Tesco deal, a picture of a Cornish steak pasty reduced a whopping 2p.
Savvy shoppers jumped in on the conversation, joking that they'd rush to go and buy it.
Gosh must rush!
Every little helps (Tesco).
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk said, "Supermarkets make mistakes every day, sometimes to the benefit of savvy shoppers, sometimes not. In this case, the benefit is that it provides a good laugh. Of course these are accidental pricing errors, I don't think anyone genuinely believes a pack of ham was being sold for £9.60.
"It seems to be that the turkey ham was previously being sold at £16 per kilogram, and that it was reduced to £9.60 per kilogram. If that's true, the reduced price should have been about £1.50."
In a separate post, Helen Black shared a supermarket gaff from Aldi. A pack of their Monster Munch alternative brand, Snack Rite:
It shows how Helen got just one claw crisp, and then a giant malformed piece. It certainly was a monstrous pack.