Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
1778 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 203


  Reply # 746866 18-Jan-2013 14:08 Send private message

I for one couldn't care less if they are exactly "1 foot or 6 inches" long or not. To me these terms are indicative of the sort of size you get rather than the exact volume\weight.

Do any of you honestly think that as a result of complaints subway will increase the quantity they give the customer? No... they're a business so they will put the same amount of ingredients into a longer skinnier sub to address the complaints and ultimately I as a customer will get precisely no benefit from all this... Just my opinion of course...

1448 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 102

Subscriber

  Reply # 746870 18-Jan-2013 14:15 Send private message

sidefx: Do any of you honestly think that as a result of complaints subway will increase what they give the customer? No... they're a business so they will put the same amount of ingredients into a longer skinnier sub to address the complaints and ultimately I as a customer will get precisely no benefit from all this... Just my opinion of course...


Yes, I agree with this point fully.  But I don't agree with the mentality that because they are working with a material which gives random results they should be able to mislead people.

Where do you draw the line?  Footlong sub of 11 inches is fine?  How about a 10 inch one?  8 inches?  Any bread roll they bake which is shorter than a foot should be rejected.  Just like other companies do when they make products out of specification.  I would imagine if they did this then it would be more economical for them to aim for 13 inches - give away slightly more and waste a lot less.

19418 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1263

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 746889 18-Jan-2013 14:34 Send private message

Satch:
This issue is simply a company not selling what they advertise (if imperial measurements in retail are illegal in NZ, then why haven't they been prosecuted by now?  Again, irrelevant).  I've seen via the media other companies that were prosecuted in the past for selling under-weight/under-volume products, so why should this particular situation be any different?


Imperial measures are illegal on goods that require labelling of weight or dimensions under the FSA or FTA legislation, all measurements must be in metric.

Subway's "footlong" and "6-inch" are both only trademarked product names to describe a product. They are not FSA mandated labelling requirements for foodstuffs as there is no legal requirement for on premise made takeaway food to include any weight or dimension requirements under the FSA labelling laws so they're not breaking any laws.

781 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 150


  Reply # 746893 18-Jan-2013 14:46 Send private message

sbiddle:
Satch:
This issue is simply a company not selling what they advertise (if imperial measurements in retail are illegal in NZ, then why haven't they been prosecuted by now?  Again, irrelevant).  I've seen via the media other companies that were prosecuted in the past for selling under-weight/under-volume products, so why should this particular situation be any different?


Imperial measures are illegal on goods that require labelling of weight or dimensions under the FSA or FTA legislation, all measurements must be in metric.

Subway's "footlong" and "6-inch" are both only trademarked product names to describe a product. They are not FSA mandated labelling requirements for foodstuffs as there is no legal requirement for on premise made takeaway food to include any weight or dimension requirements under the FSA labelling laws so they're not breaking any laws.


Of course breaking laws and misleading customers are two separate things - otherwise the advertising industry would be a lot different...
If I buy a car advertised with 17" rims and it comes with 15" rims, I'd be entitled to get it righted under the CGA. If I buy a TV advertised as 48" and it turns out to be 44", I'd again be going back under the CGA.
Having said that, a sandwich is a more organic product - you can expect some shrinkage in adverse weather ;-)

27 posts

Geek


  Reply # 746965 18-Jan-2013 16:37 Send private message

BlueShift: Having said that, a sandwich is a more organic product - you can expect some shrinkage in adverse weather ;-)


That happens to other organic things as well.. more important organic things heehee ;-)

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by charsleysa on 3-Sep-2014 13:19 (155 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


Does NZ need better gun laws?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by gzt on 3-Sep-2014 14:03 (136 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


What tyre brand/model to look at ?
Created by Mark, last reply by Oblivian on 2-Sep-2014 21:36 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by gzt on 2-Sep-2014 11:42 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


VideoEZY OnDemand
Created by Andib, last reply by sen8or on 3-Sep-2014 07:45 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Cirque du Soleil Cellphone Hijack
Created by myopinion, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Sep-2014 18:01 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 1-Sep-2014 11:32 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by BigHammer on 3-Sep-2014 13:46 (568 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.