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One item? Or two?

By johnboy - 7 November 2011 29

coke and mars

Last week I wandered into the convenience store in the Civic bus interchange and noticed they had mars bars stuck onto the coke bottles.

Wondering how it would work I grabbed one and was intrigued when the mars bar was scanned and charged seperately.

Fair enough? Or a bit dodgy? I’m not sure but thought I’d throw it over to you Rioters.

What’s Your opinion?


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29 Responses to
One item? Or two?
pink little birdie 1:30 pm 07 Nov 11

ummm Mars and Coke are owned by the same company

Ummmmm. I think you could be wrong as I don’t think Coca Cola is in the confectionery business.

Ok then.
Coke vending has distrubuting rights to Mars brand products in Australia. http://www.cokevending.com.au/recognised_brands.asp
I assume that there are other such marketing deals between the 2 companies

Rawhide Kid Part3 12:52 pm 07 Nov 11

pink little birdie said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

I think the Coca Cola company will have something to say about this as they generally don’t like cross promotion with other products. That’s why you never see any other products in Coca Cola shop fridges except their own.

ummm Mars and Coke are owned by the same company

Ummmmm. I think you could be wrong as I don’t think Coca Cola is in the confectionery business.

pink little birdie 12:35 pm 07 Nov 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

I think the Coca Cola company will have something to say about this as they generally don’t like cross promotion with other products. That’s why you never see any other products in Coca Cola shop fridges except their own.

ummm Mars and Coke are owned by the same company

Classified 12:28 pm 07 Nov 11

Unless there’s a sign or label advertising a deal of some sort if you buy the pair, I think you could safely assume that normal price would be charged.

It’s called upselling, Jim, but not as we know it.

Rawhide Kid Part3 12:21 pm 07 Nov 11

I think the Coca Cola company will have something to say about this as they generally don’t like cross promotion with other products. That’s why you never see any other products in Coca Cola shop fridges except their own.

KB1971 12:14 pm 07 Nov 11

trevar said :

I would be inclined to take them over to the register and after the kid’s scanned them say you don’t want the Mars Bar. That way, the inconvenience of having to change the sale on the register and redangle the Mars Bar on another bottle, and possibly hold up other customers is a very slight punishment for their very slightly cheeky attempt to gouge more money from you!

Hehehehe, I was having this discussion with my wife while we were in Target one day. She was trying to stop the kids from tipping the Chupa Chup stand over & I was like “bugger them, if they want to place all this crap in the reach of kids while they are waiting in line then they get what they ask for”.

I know they all do it but Target have taken it to the extreme.

trevar 11:57 am 07 Nov 11

I would be inclined to take them over to the register and after the kid’s scanned them say you don’t want the Mars Bar. That way, the inconvenience of having to change the sale on the register and redangle the Mars Bar on another bottle, and possibly hold up other customers is a very slight punishment for their very slightly cheeky attempt to gouge more money from you!

KB1971 11:52 am 07 Nov 11

If it is the place that is in close proximity to you the I would say yes.

I would rather walk to Supabarn than buy stuff from there at their soper over inflated prices, they are worse than a service station.

I am so glad IGA opened up.

krats 11:05 am 07 Nov 11

Call Crime Stoppers!!! Life Will Never Be The Same…Think About It,They Are In Business To Turn A Profit.Not To Turn You All Warm And Fuzzy With A Free Mars Bar.

GardeningGirl 11:03 am 07 Nov 11

EvanJames said :

I’d assume the mars bar was a present with the coke, like those things they stick onto the fronts of magazines. I’d not expect to be charged for it, I’d expect the price to be displayed for that purchase clearly. Because if I wanted to buy a coke and a mars bar, I could easily grab a coke, and a mars bar. so having the mars bar atttached to the bottle would say to me “free mars bar with this coke”.

Exactly!
And while I think the plastic bag ban is OTT I would like to see something done about stupid wasteful unnecessary plastic packaging like that ridiculous pocket attached to the bottle. Where are you Greens?

EvanJames 10:49 am 07 Nov 11

I’d assume the mars bar was a present with the coke, like those things they stick onto the fronts of magazines. I’d not expect to be charged for it, I’d expect the price to be displayed for that purchase clearly. Because if I wanted to buy a coke and a mars bar, I could easily grab a coke, and a mars bar. so having the mars bar atttached to the bottle would say to me “free mars bar with this coke”.

Does Nick know you’ve got his bottle of coke?

qbninthecity 10:43 am 07 Nov 11

Slightly dodgy. I think they need to clearly specify that both items are at the normal price, or mention that its a “deal”, eg. get a certain amount off if you purchase both items as a “pack”

Solidarity 10:38 am 07 Nov 11

Athryn said :

This has been occurring in service stations for a while now. There’s nothing better than a cold Coke and Mars on a summers day… Yes, I really am that fat LOL

I’d rather a Corona and a stripper, but that’s just me….

blub 10:34 am 07 Nov 11

Seems fair to me. Even if there’s a special deal on the combo, they’d probably have to scan both for inventory purposes, and the computer would calculate the combo price.

Athryn 10:30 am 07 Nov 11

This has been occurring in service stations for a while now. There’s nothing better than a cold Coke and Mars on a summers day… Yes, I really am that fat LOL

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