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20% off TVs at Tesco...

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by lilachardy, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    ... that's VAT free.

    NO NO NO!
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    ... that's VAT free.

    NO NO NO!
  3. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    VAT free is never VAT free anyway.
    Customs & Excise don't let the company off because they are selling things at a discount. They just pay the VAT on a lower sale price.
  4. Nazard

    Nazard New commenter

    If I were you I would take five of them to the check-out. 20% off 5 TVs must be 100% off altogether, surely?
    Worth a try ...
  5. Andrew Jeffrey

    Andrew Jeffrey New commenter

    I'm so glad it's not just me that's anal about this. It's almost as annoying as the signs in shops that shout about their sale which has 'UP TO 80% OFF'.


    sorry for ranting. I feel 20% better now.
  6. But you would get 100% off

    Trouble is you are buying 500% of TVs

    Re the OP ... aaaaaaaaaaaargh
  7. Oh cmon, let the buyer psychology appeal to the masses [​IMG]
    New Year "We hate VAT rises" culture eased by a nice little softner.
    I like Tescos ATM. I needed a memory stick in a rush.... £15 something quid...through the self service...£2.99...hmm
    Looked at the few 9-5ers behind me and thought..."they can hang on"...so back to the shelf...3 more...yes...still all going through at £2.99....another trip later, 7 more and I look like a mobile f'ing server stumbling out of Tesco.
    So, Mr Tesco, you may screw up, but thanks on this one [​IMG]
    ...and further thanks for the additional clubcard points...not quite enough to get another memory stick but I thank you all the same. I shall use the points towards one of your 20% TVs and claim the VAT back through my business
  8. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    I like to think it's Tesco doing their bit for education.
    The removal of the 17.5% rate took away an interesting maths technique, but now we have this bizarre claim we have a whole new investigation!
  9. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    My sister found a hefty Sainsburys clubcard point offer on loose bananas. It was such a good deal that she went through the checkout with a single banana several times until they noticed, removed the offer and started getting the message out to other stores.

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