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  Reply # 861957 19-Jul-2013 07:53
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Toledo: I made a complaint recently to New World about this recently... Im sick of spending time shopping in supermarkets for products that have a good price on the shelf to find out later when looking at the invoice that I was charged normal price. When your buying 50 odd items at once you cant sit there and check the price of each item as they scan it and 9 times out of 10 you will get something priced wrong.

May seem like a pretty small issue and only a few $ worth at a time but it annoys the hell out of me and they dont really seem to care.

I would more often than not find that New World Waiuku would have the wrong special tags on the wrong products.

I used to take them off on put them on the floor or hand them to the manager and tell them the tags were on the wrong product, I do feel that this was more down to stupidity of the staff members than a concerted effort to rip consumers off.

Oh, that's nothing. My local New World in Stokes Valley (and the only reason I use them is that they are 1 of only 2 supermarkets I pass on the way home from work - the other also being a New World) are so lazy that you usually don't even see the special tags up!! You have to look at the electronic shelf prices to work out for yourself what the specials are!!! (So special tags are put up, but in my 2 months of going there, I've experienced many of them).  This store owner needs a rocket under him as his staff as discourteous, arrogant and not engaged in their jobs. On the up side, their fresh bread products are pretty good.

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  Reply # 861973 19-Jul-2013 08:12
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LOL, you are kidding right? NZ's food prices are some of the highest in the world for a reason, and the supermarket owners make very good money. Fruit and vege prices are also very high margin, the growers get very little. I often see our local stores owner driving around in their new audi. Heinz BB's are far cheaper at their normal price in the UK when I was there, works out at about $1.20 at current exchange rates.

Not kidding at all - If you invested your time and money into running a successful business you'd want a decent return on investment as well.
Yes Heinz Baked Beans average 66p at Tesco's but to purchase and retail a can of Watties Baked Beans at $2 a Supermarket would be losing.
Whilst this has moved wildly off topic I am more than happy to debunk any myth you may have?

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