A TESCO’S shopper was baffled to see a bizarre sale that advertised an INCREASE in the price of chicken.
Amanda Jane Cheese was at her local store in Stowmarket, Suffolk when she spotted a yellow label with a price of £4 struck out and replaced by a higher £4.25.
A Tesco shopper was baffled to see a sale advertising a 25p price increase[/caption]
Amanda shared pictures of the offer, which was for a Whole Extra Large Chicken, to Manchester Money Saving, a popular Facebook group for bargain hunters in Manchester.
“Love a Tesco bargain!” she wrote.
Members of the group were quick to react to the mistake.
“That’s not a bargain that’s an insult,” on wrote.
“Omg…thats a bargain paying an extra 25p,” said another.
A third remarked: “I love spotting these faux pas, it happens all the time in all supermarkets!”
“Inflation,” joked another.
Tesco’s website says the chicken had in fact been reduced to £4.25 from £5, a genuine saving of 75p.
A spokesperson for Tesco told Manchester Evening News : “We’re sorry for the incorrect labelling on this product, it has now been updated in the store to show the correct reduction from £5 to £4.25.”
They also said they would be contacting the store’s duty manager to have the mistake corrected and thanked Amanda for pointing it out.
Contrary to popular belief, shoppers are not automatically entitled to buy good labelled at too low a price for the lower amount.
According to Citizens’ Advice, you can ask the shop to honour the price, but they are not obliged to.
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But if you realise you’ve paid more for an item than it was advertised for at the time, you can ask the shop to refund the difference.
You can find everything you need to know about the rules around advertised pricing on the Citizens’ advice website.
Tesco thanked Amanda and said the price would be corrected[/caption]
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