• July 19, 2024

More And More People Falling For A Trick Grocery Stores Try On Us EVERY TIME We Shop…

A shopper at a Woolsworth grocery store in Brisbane, Australia, recently revealed how they fell victim to one of the oldest money tricks in the book, and they want their story to inspire other grocery shoppers to be more vigilant.

The shopper explained that the supermarket giant had stocked a full shelf of John West canned tuna on a shelf of sale products, tricking people into thinking the full-price items had been reduced.

The yellow signs on the shelf claim that the price of the stocked items had been reduced by half to just $1.35 each, but the tuna cans were actually full price. If you take a closer look at the items on the shelves, you will see that John West canned tuna does not qualify for the sale. Even though these items are stocked near the sale items, the grocery store is charging full price for the tinned tuna.

In the Reddit post, the shopper wrote, “Well played, Woolies, you got me at the register for $2.60 each.” The shopper was disappointed that they had fallen for the trick, but they admitted that they could have left the cans at the register. The shopper saved a few cents per can, but not as much as the signs had indicated.

The grocery store shopper believed that Woolsworth was trying to increase the price of John West’s canned tuna from $2.80 to $3.20 and decided to do so by first offering the canned tuna at a discount. The shopper was disappointed that they fell for such a “micro-scabby” action, which happens when supermarkets use tactics like shrinkflation and increasing prices before discounting.

Although thousands of people thought that Woolsworth was trying to trick customers, some people believe that the grocery store chain made a mistake by stocking the canned fish near the sale items.

One person who used to work at Woolies explained that the incident was not a scheme and that it was probably an employee who had mistakenly placed the cans of tuna in the wrong spot.

“Used to work at Woolies, ain’t no scheme. Can guarantee some night fill bloke who’s… seen a tuna special so filled it up with what he thought was all tuna,” one person wrote. “Front-end checkout girls are going to cop hell the next day when all the Karens who docket check demand that they all be free because of mispricing.”

Another person suggested that the front-end checkout girls would likely cop a lot of grief the following day when all the customers who docket-checked demanded that the tuna cans be free because of the mispricing. “Not Woolies trying to rip you off. Most likely an employee just placing it in the wrong spot.”

While some shoppers may be tempted to buy items that they believe are on sale, it is essential to pay attention to the details on the price tags. In this case, the price tag did not match the product, and it led to a shopper paying full price for something they believed was on sale.

Source: AWM

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