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Tesco, black magic & morality!
2 April 2012
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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.

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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
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Tesco la la la la

- there! - praises sung.


... for cheering me up AGAIN!  You can find more bargains yourself at Tesco by following this link --> Tesco Online.

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