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Apologies for the asleep (opposite to 'woke') turn of phrasing...

Biggest fucking rip off twats - out them here...

Holland and Barrett 1000mg Omega capsules (250) - £24.99!

Even with their 'buy one get one for a penny' offer that's £12.50.

Same thing in Home Bargains is £3.79.

Robbing bastards.

Surely nobody can beat that for ridiculous markup?

They've got to be nailed on to go pop?

Same fatal mistake as HMV, Woolworths, BHS, Debenhams etc. IMO - thinking their 'name' can justify being 3x the price as elsewhere for the same (or similar) product.

 

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May I just check the spelling of gip in this context please?

I always thought it was gyp, short for “being gypped” eg. Being overcharged for groundwork on your driveway by a gang of transient east Europeans with connections to Bucharest?

It doesn’t matter really, but I’m a massive pedant.

 

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54 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Same with these fucking pizza companies like Dominoes etc. Charge about 3 times the price as any other (independent) takeaways, and then put offers on to make them cheaper.

Cunts.

Pizzas are outrageous. £15 a dominoes pizza and it is sugary shite. 
 

Vitamins and off the shelf medicines are massively marked up and have the same ingredients as the cheap ones

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29 minutes ago, Spider said:

May I just check the spelling of gip in this context please?

I always thought it was gyp, short for “being gypped” eg. Being overcharged for groundwork on your driveway by a gang of transient east Europeans with connections to Bucharest?

It doesn’t matter really, but I’m a massive pedant.

 

I read it as gip,gip,gip as in retch, retch, retch. Someone chucking up if you will.

Hope that help.

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1 hour ago, Youri McAnespie said:

Apologies for the asleep (opposite to 'woke') turn of phrasing...

Biggest fucking rip off twats - out them here...

Holland and Barrett 1000mg Omega capsules (250) - £24.99!

Even with their 'buy one get one for a penny' offer that's £12.50.

Same thing in Home Bargains is £3.79.

Robbing bastards.

Surely nobody can beat that for ridiculous markup?

They've got to be nailed on to go pop?

Same fatal mistake as HMV, Woolworths, BHS, Debenhams etc. IMO - thinking their 'name' can justify being 3x the price as elsewhere for the same (or similar) product.

 

Go to Home Bargains?

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1 hour ago, Breightmet Boy said:

i only use chippies, never order curries, pizza etc.  As i live on my own, i cook for 4 and freeze so i can nuke it when i get in.  

It's all the sundries with a curry though - a pain in the arse to get everything together at once, and onion bhajis are very hard to replicate at home.

The actual curries are usually a rip-off though.

1 hour ago, Spider said:

May I just check the spelling of gip in this context please?

I always thought it was gyp, short for “being gypped” eg. Being overcharged for groundwork on your driveway by a gang of transient east Europeans with connections to Bucharest?

It doesn’t matter really, but I’m a massive pedant.

 

They're interchangeable - like gypsy and gipsy. I only put 'gyp/gip' as originating from honourable tinkers in my twenties, after being gypped.

Back in the day when they were honourable 'tinker' wasn't pejorative as they mended metal goods, tinker being another name for tinsmith.

1 hour ago, bolton_blondie said:

It's like people who pay £2 for a packet or neurofen. Can get paracetemol for 19p in home bargains. Same stuff. 

Some uppity arse at Asda - not a real pharmacist, was giving the hard sell to some young lad 'Express' this and 'Plus' that...

She'd told me there was none of my prescribed meds in with a disinterested shrug so I chimed in to ruin her pitch, told him "Those co-codamol at £1.25 are the exact same thing, mate, just take them with a cup of coffee or can of coke for the caffeine".

He must've sensed my status as a quack/mountebank 'Dr' because he took my advice.

40 minutes ago, boltondiver said:

Go to Home Bargains?

Yes, and boost our transfer kitty in the process.

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1 minute ago, bolton_blondie said:

Sorry I meant ibuprofen. 

😁

You're dead right.

Always get own brand 'ofen or 'amol. Pence rather than pounds.

Another one that's a rip off. Spices and pulses: get down to House of Raja then look at supermarkets etc. Robbing bastards at tesco etc, no need.

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True its the same stuff but it can be made in a poorly cleaned factory etc.

Someone i knew worked M nA westhoughton which was a hole, people flicking bogies into the paracetamol mixers etc because they are treated poorly.

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29 minutes ago, Tungsten3 said:

True its the same stuff but it can be made in a poorly cleaned factory etc.

Someone i knew worked M nA westhoughton which was a hole, people flicking bogies into the paracetamol mixers etc because they are treated poorly.

Vaccinated whilst helping your headache!

 

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All about marketing. We live next to a river and the missus was about to buy 10 sandbags for fifty something quid on the internet. Soon stopped her, went to Jewsons and got 100 bags for £0.40each which take  about £1.00 of bagged sand each.

I should set up my own website to sell sandbags but can't be arsed

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On 19/02/2021 at 15:07, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Same with these fucking pizza companies like Dominoes etc. Charge about 3 times the price as any other (independent) takeaways, and then put offers on to make them cheaper.

Cunts.

Dominos is salty processed shite 

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On 19/02/2021 at 15:38, Spider said:

May I just check the spelling of gip in this context please?

I always thought it was gyp, short for “being gypped” eg. Being overcharged for groundwork on your driveway by a gang of transient east Europeans with connections to Bucharest?

It doesn’t matter really, but I’m a massive pedant.

 

Shouldn't that be a huge pedant? Only asking for a pedant....

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2 hours ago, Duck Egg said:

We had those fireway pizzas again last night.  They put to shame every other takeaway pizza I've ever had. 

Is that at the bottom of Bury Rd going into Bury ? Or maybe a different branch of the same outfit? 

 

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59 minutes ago, fatolive said:

Is that at the bottom of Bury Rd going into Bury ? Or maybe a different branch of the same outfit? 

 

This ones in Westhoughton but I understand its part of a chain

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