The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

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Pete
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Fri 30 May, 2008 00.05

On the topic of tesco receipts, which we're only slightly on but I don't care, why is it they have such vague descriptions?

How come if I go to Sainsburys it would read something like
Colgate Total, S Strong Cheddar, Muller Corner SB, Cravendale 2ltr

but at tesco you get a receipt that reads
Toothpaste, Cheese, Yoghurt, Milk?
"He has to be larger than bacon"
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Andrew Wood
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Fri 30 May, 2008 00.08

Don't know, but it doesn't half play havoc at the service desk when trying to sort out complaints.
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Fri 30 May, 2008 00.28

Andrew Wood wrote: Shame, then, that Jack's wife was Sarah Fox.
My only defence is that the "Tessa" version was parroted to a good seventy or eighty of us by our store manager at the time I started.

Clearly, the myth gets passed down within the company as well... :roll:
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Fri 30 May, 2008 08.22

On the subject of company acro-names, how's about IP communications company Mitel (http://www.mitel.com/)? That originated from "Mike and Terry's Electric Lawnmowers".

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cdd
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Fri 30 May, 2008 13.46

Also while we're on the subject what do those little *'s to the left of some products on receipts mean? I don't know if they only appear on the self-checkout machines, I never actually use the human checkouts so I wouldn't know - but I have seen them there definitely.
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Fri 30 May, 2008 13.54

I believe its if the product is subject to VAT - luxury goods are.
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Fri 30 May, 2008 14.11

wells wrote:It was inspired by this the Tesco outside of Ilfracombe in North Devon, were I was a couple of weeks ago, the Tesco was unlike any I had been into before it had an all Glass front so felt very light inside, infact it had a very shed like quality to it, it must have been the smallest out of town Tesco I'd been to as it didnt have a petrol station or even a cafe bizarrely.
I was in that store last year - quite possibly the smallest out of town Tesco I've ever been to. Do they still have the CDs and DVDs on the same aisle as the nappies?
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Fri 30 May, 2008 14.17

all new Phil wrote:
wells wrote:It was inspired by this the Tesco outside of Ilfracombe in North Devon, were I was a couple of weeks ago, the Tesco was unlike any I had been into before it had an all Glass front so felt very light inside, infact it had a very shed like quality to it, it must have been the smallest out of town Tesco I'd been to as it didnt have a petrol station or even a cafe bizarrely.
I was in that store last year - quite possibly the smallest out of town Tesco I've ever been to. Do they still have the CDs and DVDs on the same aisle as the nappies?
Yes, they do indeed.
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Fri 30 May, 2008 14.23

nidave wrote:I believe its if the product is subject to VAT - luxury goods are.
That was my understanding of it too. When I was being till "trained", I enquired, only to be told there were no asterisks on the receipts; I must have been imagining it. Efficient.
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Fri 30 May, 2008 14.30

nidave wrote:I believe its if the product is subject to VAT - luxury goods are.
Yep, and it's surprising to note the kinds of things HMRC consider to be "luxury" goods.

Pet food. Toothpastes and toothbrushes (not wanting to look like Shane McGowan is a "luxury" according to our government). Bog roll (yes, wiping your arse is a "luxury").

And the one which I reckon most people are unaware of is all soft drinks except milk. That includes water, pure fruit juices and squash. I'd love a politician to explain to me why the government should take 8p out of the 58p price of a litre carton of Tesco Value pure orange juice.

And there's some weird rule that biscuits with chocolate inside them (e.g. cookies) are not luxuries and hence not VATable, but if they're coated in chocolate they're VATable.
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Fri 30 May, 2008 14.33

rdobbie wrote:
nidave wrote:I believe its if the product is subject to VAT - luxury goods are.
Yep, and it's surprising to note the kinds of things HMRC consider to be "luxury" goods.

Pet food. Toothpastes and toothbrushes (not wanting to look like Shane McGowan is a "luxury" according to our government). Bog roll (yes, wiping your arse is a "luxury").

And the one which I reckon most people are unaware of is all soft drinks except milk. That includes water, pure fruit juices and squash. I'd love a politician to explain to me why the government should take 8p out of the 58p price of a litre carton of Tesco Value pure orange juice.

And there's some weird rule that biscuits with chocolate inside them (e.g. cookies) are not luxuries and hence not VATable, but if they're coated in chocolate they're VATable.
Yes its a bit nutty really. Something about ice cream being luxury but not frozen yogurt.

Craziness.

Didn't know about toothpaste. Fankly that's outrageous.
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