Things that frustrate us all

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  1. Kor

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  3. tharpdevenport

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    The nearby Piggly Wiggly has been pulling some shit, too.

    Right now they have a two-pack of Butterfinger cups on sale; the creamy thin ones (can't recall what they're called).

    First they were $0.39, then $0.33, now $0.25.

    What the catch? They're expired. They put them on sale a month before they expired.

    So, what exactly am I complaining about? The false advertising, AKA: LIES they tell to sell them.

    There's a sign written on the display saying they are "Guaranteed fresh" and that there's nothing wrong with them, it's just that a local store cancelled their order. This requires three lies, all of which require the buyer to be a dumb bastard and not recognize the lies.

    Lie #1: By definition, something isn't fresh if it's expired. Just say it tastes fine and stop with the "fresh" shit.

    Lie #2: Butterfinger, like any other company, does not ship a product out that is a month away from expiring; I bet if I let them know of this shit, they'd be calling up the store to talk to a manager.

    Lie #3: If a store cancels it's order, it's not shipped out. Why would they pay to have an order shipped out that they cancelled, and why could a company ship out a cancelled order?
    Additionally, there are way too many boxes to have been a cancelled order. Not even Wal-Mart gets in this many. This is likely an aggregate of nearby stores that had to close or still haven't ben able to re-open since hurricane Michael.


    Piggly Wiggly: Where only things go on sale if they are expired or expiring soon.

    Oh, the Butterfingers are not the only example.

    I bought a box of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch that was on sale for $0.77 (something like 12 ounces). Good deal. Started earing it, it was not fresh tasting and kind of hard. Looked at the expiration date, it had expired a month ago.



    Piggly Wiggly also pulls pricing schemes, wherein they price an item close to over just over the price at Wal-Mart, to fool the purchaser who forgets Piggly Wiggly adds ten percent to the purchase price, claiming they sell "At cost". So often it's more there than at Wal-Mart.

    If it's old "at cost", how come the price is higher than Wal-Mart? Wal-Mart is not swelling at cost, the shelf price already has their profit marked into it.


    Publix also pulls shit, too.

    They have buy one, get one free sales. But instead of having a honest sale where you buy one at regular price and get one for free, they price their items just so, so that you don't get one for free, you get one for about $0.50 cents less if you bought two at Wal-Mart. I see this ALL THE TIMES I go in.
     
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    Can relate! Same goes with cups and other kinds of things! My ditch isn't your dumping ground!


    A lot of stores do that. Worst case scenario is with meat.
     
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  7. tharpdevenport

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    I went into Piggly Wiggly yesterday and they've taken down the sign about a store cancelling it's order for the Butterfinger cups and now put something else up. Something about the manufacturer stopping production, but I don't see anything online about the product being discontinued.

    A different product by another company, next to it in another bin has the same sign up, so apparently a new lie is being used by Piggly Wiggly.

    Even the cashier stopped and said, "Can I show you something?". and then she points the expiration date. We have some laughs about it and talk about the lying. I hope she doesn't say this in front of anybody else, 'cause she may get fired.
     
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