Author Topic: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !  (Read 1586 times)

meddyg

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Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:43:50 am »


'Is this some sort of promotion?' I asked the assistant.

Turns out the (millionaire-by-now) owner of Pet@Home went to my school. Bad at maths ? I can't remember.

hellymedic

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Re: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 12:57:17 pm »
Are 'Full Pigs' Ears' different from plain 'Pigs' Ears'?

I've seen similar pricing anomalies on the Sainsbury's website, where the big pack is worse value. Shopping online makes it easier for me to check these things.

PaulF

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Re: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 02:03:21 pm »
I've got a colleague who can make a pigs ear our of anything for far less than that. ;D

Basil

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Re: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 02:22:49 pm »
When I lived in Brum, the local co-op had small 250gm packs of spaghetti priced at less than half that of the same brand 500gm packs for a couple of years.
Just meant we had to buy several small packs.
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Re: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 09:51:29 pm »
Sorry, did someone say something?

Re: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 07:40:21 am »
They all seem expensive.

The supermarket favorite is the twin pack of cheese sat next to the single block for just under twice the price. However, when you check the weights the single block is 400g and the twin pack is 2 x 350g. One particular brand, named to suggest it comes from a city with an important church building, ‘excels’ at this malpractice.

T42

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Re: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 09:20:45 am »
Me Da used to talk about making a pig's ear out of it when I screwed something up, e.g. simple arithmetic. Suspect Victorian euphemism, as in wheatear.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Basil

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Re: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 10:06:10 am »
Probably from the biblical (I think) reference about not being able to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
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Re: Pets at home - amusing pricing structure !
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 10:20:11 pm »
I thought the ears went into Swedish meatballs, along with the eyelids and anuses.
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