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Price glitch causes beer stampede!
06-02-2011, 04:03 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Tesco mistake leads to beer rush

An error which slashed the price of beer and cider led to a stampede of customers at a number of Tesco supermarkets in Scotland.

A deal offering three boxes of various alcoholic drinks for £20 was going through the tills at three for £11.

Police were called to Tesco in Greenock after heavy congestion was reported in the car park as customers rushed to get the deal.

A spokesman for Tesco said the pricing error was quickly spotted.

He said till operators changed the prices manually until the system was corrected.

It is understood the offer was supposed to be "buy three boxes of beer and save £11".
Instead customers were able to purchase up to 45 small bottles of lager or 36 cans for £11.

News of the error spread quickly from about 1900 BST, with many people posting messages on social networking sites.

There were also problems at a store at the Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow and in Bellshill.

One customer said the situation was "bedlam" as people phoned their friends and some went home to change clothing to come back and buy more beer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-13621315

lol.gifbeercheer.gif that is very cool, wish that sort of thing happened more often hmm.gif
06-02-2011, 04:08 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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coffeetime.gif Guess what's not going to happen here

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06-02-2011, 04:11 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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oh don't say that, we've made some fantastic beer deals 37.gif
06-02-2011, 04:20 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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rofl.gif That €10 case duty free from Sveridge of that Hamm's tasting 5.2% öl was not a great deal, and should have come with a few Vicodin for the hangover that rot gut gave me.

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06-02-2011, 04:23 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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eww no, I didn't even count that one 13.gif
06-02-2011, 04:38 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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beercheer.gif cool wish that would happen here. There's a teller at the big box store in town that never pays attention when scanning grub, last visit we got 4 T-bones for free rofl.gif
06-02-2011, 05:41 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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we can't even buy a t-bone here, there is no such cut of meat. gaah.gif

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06-02-2011, 05:57 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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No, but once one check-out chick mistook the amount of 24 beers for 2 chuckle.gif We didn't do anything wrong, we just didn't tell her beerbong.gif
06-02-2011, 09:17 PM #9
yankees skier
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gaah.gif

Biere.
06-02-2011, 09:30 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Convienient amnesia? Yes, but after we realized the deal we got, we ran out of there. rofl.gif

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06-02-2011, 09:47 PM #11
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(06-02-2011, 09:30 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Convienient amnesia? Yes, but after we realized the deal we got, we ran out of there. rofl.gif

lol.gif I'd have ran like hell.



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