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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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KB1971 12:07 pm 16 Nov 11

mareva said :

KB1971 said :

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.

Did you seriously let your kid knock over a Chupa chup stand?

holy sh*t

No but I would not have cared. :), I hate pressure selling.

teej7 11:50 am 16 Nov 11

GardeningGirl said :

[…] 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?

+1
So it’s fine that everything you buy comes in individually-packaged portions (anyone seen the boxes of single-portion liquid washing detergent you can buy now? …because pouring in the right amount using, heaven forbid, your own judgment is just toooooo much), as long as you put it in a reusable shopping bag?

dvaey 4:48 pm 10 Nov 11

EvanJames said :

mareva said :

KB1971 said :

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”.

Did you seriously let your kid knock over a Chupa chup stand?

holy sh*t

The sense of entitlement of Working Families can still be quite confronting for normal people (and normal families, not Working Families).

The lack of ability to read of people on the internet, can still be quite confronting for normal people.. not to mention the ability to jump to conclusions based on the bits theyve just mis-read.

EvanJames 1:22 pm 10 Nov 11

mareva said :

KB1971 said :

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”.

Did you seriously let your kid knock over a Chupa chup stand?

holy sh*t

The sense of entitlement of Working Families can still be quite confronting for normal people (and normal families, not Working Families).

busgirl 12:46 pm 10 Nov 11

tonkatuff82 said :

Jeebers’ crisps!

That’s funny, here’s another one…Cheese n Rice!

poetix 11:26 am 10 Nov 11

Sandman said :

I walked into Woolies the other day to buy a tomato. It was in a big box with other tomato’s

Now that is definitely a greengrocer’s apostrophe…

Sandman 11:13 am 10 Nov 11

I walked into Woolies the other day to buy a tomato. It was in a big box with other tomato’s and because of the close proximity and the fact they were packaged in the same vessel I assumed that if I bought one I would get the rest of them for free.

Come on! Are some people not capable of figuring things out for themselves? If there’s no sign spruiking a special deal then there’s a good chance there isn’t one. Is it that hard to say to say,” sorry I thought it was a deal, I’ll just walk back over to the fridge and get a coke with no Mar’s bar attached.”

I love marketing targeted at impulse buying. I find myself saying “yes, I do feel like a Mars bar with my coke, and it’s even cold. Lucky they were together or I’d never have thought of that.”

mareva 7:07 pm 08 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

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.

Did you seriously let your kid knock over a Chupa chup stand?

holy sh*t

Pandy 9:57 pm 07 Nov 11

tonkatuff82 said :

Jeebers’ crisps!

I’ve seen some pissy complaints on here before but this surely takes the proverbial cake.

N.

Letter to the ACCC is in the mail!!!!!

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