Tesco is unpredictable

March 24, 2010

At the least. Those of you who have been following the Tesco ginger beer saga prepare yourselves for more fun and games. if you haven’t been following it you can catch up by scrolling down a few blog posts or two. Here it is in a nutshell. A monkey nutshell.

Tesco sell Old Jamaica Ginger Beer for 52p a bottle. Or two for £1.70. Making an extra 66p for themselves on top of any other profit.

A few days later Tesco put the price up by nearly 40% to 72p a bottle. Still two for £1.70. Making an extra 26p for themselves.

And then Tesco were out of ginger beers. Except they weren’t.

So, like Robert De Niro in Casino, I thought that’s that. Today I went to Tesco, resigned to the almost absolute certainty that my Tesco Ginger Beer Hounddog days would be over. Well, they’re not. Thanks for keeping this going Tesco, you money grabbing nutters!

So, within the last week Old Jamaica Ginger Beer has gone up almost 60%. If this continues it won’t be long before we’re saving ourselves money on your Any 2 offer.

It’s about time we had a poll on this Tesco thing. Oh, and in this one you can vote for more than one.

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7 Responses to “Tesco is unpredictable”

  1. Alex said

    Actually it’s one small bottle (330ml) for 52p; two larger bottles (350-500ml) for £1.70. No conspiracy here, I’m afraid.

  2. Simon Hickson said

    It’s 330ml- 500ml included in the offer. The ginger beer bottle that has risen from 52p to 82p is a 500ml bottle. Oh, and they also include the diddy 300ml bottles in the “offer”. Maybe no conspiracy, but certainly cheeky, misleading and perhaps targeted at those who aren’t so good with numbers.

  3. Andrea said

    I fear this is all going to end ala Michael Douglas in ‘Falling Down’…

  4. Pete said

    this is flat isn’t it?

  5. Simon Hickson said

    Hi Pete,

    Sorry, I don’t understand your question.

    Andrea, no. I might fall down in the shop, for fun. But I’m not the violent sort. And I hope I’m not encouraging anyone else to go nuts in Tesco. I’ll happily be in a film about it though. I’ll call it Ginger Nuts.

  6. This definitely needs to be on Watchdog, in fact it would be worth bringing back That’s Life to report this.

    What’s with the strange links?

  7. Andrea said

    I fear there is a conspiracy, Alex. I was in Tesco yesterday and they were doing jars of a particular type of Nescafe for £2.08 – or £5 for two! I double and triple checked the yellow label, jar size, etc – but no, they absolutely were doing a ginger beer-style promotion…

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