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TESCO BLACK MAGIC MORALITY
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On account of a little bit of black magic I am now morally obliged to write an article praising TESCO. Quite where morality, black magic and Tesco intersect I am not sure but I still feel morally bound. The point is that I was browsing their web site doing my groceries when I came across a box of Black Magic chocolates in the "Half Price" list. It was originally £6.51 and now reduced to £3.25. I was pondering whether to treat myself and thought I would check the price per gram as that often gives me a good idea of whether the item is good value or not. What? £0.00/g. Now that looked interesting to me. Obviously it is a mistake and Tesco are quite good at making mistakes, as the Nice Price Rice article, Bargain Price Rice article and the Fishy Fish Price article all illustrate.
So I rubbed my chin and pondered the possibility of getting a box of Black Magic for zero pence.
I picked up the phone and dialled the Tesco free-phone number. It was a long story but eventually I was talking to a nice Scotsman called Reece and I explained that the lowest displayed price (which Tesco say they will sell at) was 0p per gram so I was wondering if I could pop the box of Black Magic in my virtual shopping basket for nothing. I did explain that I was actually doing Tesco a favour by error checking their web site and it was probably a bargain price for them for the work I was doing. I also explained that if they did let me have the box for nothing that I could write a nice web page singing their praises and that was worth a lot more than £3.25. The kind gentleman said that he was not sure he could authorise the sale but he had another idea; He suggested that he could give me a £5.00 voucher if that would be satisfactory. Well I thanked him profusely, accepted the offer and said I would pop the chocolates in my shopping cart.
I didn't pop the chocolates in my shopping cart because on reflection I decided I could benefit more from the "£5 and no chocolates" than "£5 plus chocolates". However I did feel morally obliged to put up a web page thanking Tesco Customer Services and singing their praises.
La la la la
Tes-co la la
Tesco la la la la
- there! - praises sung.
and... "THANK YOU TESCO"
... for cheering me up AGAIN! You can find more bargains yourself at Tesco by following this link --> Tesco Online.