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to want to hug the person who packed my online shop?

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fuzzypicklehead Fri 26-Oct-12 10:13:03

Did my weekly shop online last night, and since the money just doesn't buy as much as it used to, I added mostly "Smartprice" stuff to keep within my budget. It was delivered this morning and in the usual hurly-burly of getting it all in (whilst preventing toddler and terrier from escaping) I signed for it without paying attention to the substitutions.

When I unpacked, I found that a few of the smartprice staple items had been substituted. For the NICE ham stuff. In larger quantities. As a result, I'll be able to cook at least 2 extra (nice) meals for my family before the next shop. It's a small thing, but it really does feel nice.

Molepom Fri 26-Oct-12 10:18:45

Awww, that's lovely.

Just think the packers are all on a low wage too. Bless them. Perhaps pop in your store if that's where they pack from with a card or ring to say thanks?

troubador Fri 26-Oct-12 10:42:53

"Perhaps pop in your store if that's where they pack from with a card"

Really? People do this?

ThatArtfulPussy Fri 26-Oct-12 10:43:14

For goodness sake don't ring the store or draw attention to it - you'll get some poor sod into trouble!

cfc Fri 26-Oct-12 10:43:28

Make sure you make it a generic thanks! I shouldn't imagine Asda bosses would appreciate it as much as you!!

What a lovely thing to have done for you. I am glad you're managing to get some more meals out of it. The amount of food we as a country throw away is crazy.

Fairylea Fri 26-Oct-12 10:44:56

This is standard practice with Tesco online
If they don't have something they substitute up. smile

OldCatLady Fri 26-Oct-12 10:46:19

I may be wrong here...but I always thought that if thy gave you a substitution that was more expensive, they charged you for it? Unless of course, you opt out of substitutes? Because they scan all the items and run it through the till the day of delivery. Could be totally wrong. Lovely for you if it's the same price smile

Fairylea Fri 26-Oct-12 10:48:36

Tesco have always charged me the same regardless of substitutions.

TheBigJessie Fri 26-Oct-12 10:50:23

Don't pop in with a card! Seriously, don't! Even a generic one could make someone suspicious. A thank-you card would be so out of the ordinary!

valiumredhead Fri 26-Oct-12 10:50:42

Pop in with a card? Are you serious? shock

It's what happens if they don't have what you order - sorry to burst your bubble grin

valiumredhead Fri 26-Oct-12 10:50:57

Yes Tesco charge you the same.

flyoverthegoldenhill Fri 26-Oct-12 10:51:12

Dont mention it. They might have been pissed off with their employers and decided to treat a few people ! You could get them sacked. I hate that inane drivel they have to come out with on some tills, and was disgusted to find out they can be disciplined if they don't.

Asda have always done great substitutiond for me. I've never had anything unusual and they always replace with better quality. They get a lot of criticism on here but I never have any problems smile

halcyondays Fri 26-Oct-12 10:53:54

I didn't know if Asda did it, but that's what Tesco do if they are out of something, you never pay extra for a substitution. That's one of the benefits of online shopping.

They would be gobsmacked if you popped in with a card!

Mrsjay Fri 26-Oct-12 10:54:30

For goodness sake don't ring the store or draw attention to it - you'll get some poor sod into trouble!

^ ^ this don't do it is nice when something is a surprise though

fuzzypicklehead Fri 26-Oct-12 10:57:22

I wouldn't draw attention to it, because I wouldn't want to get anyone into trouble. But it wasn't just standard "like-for-like" substitutions, because in addition to the brands being better the quantities were much bigger. They charged the same as the smartprice stuff would have cost, so I paid quite a bit less than the items would have cost.

Inneedofbrandy Fri 26-Oct-12 10:57:33

I always order smart price asda and it normally gets substituted with naice stuff which I pay smart price price for and sometimes random extras like Emma's kitchen fairy cakes or jam tarts.

Do not send a thank you card and draw attention to it.

thixotropic Fri 26-Oct-12 10:59:16

Tesco definitely substitute up, but don't charge. Half of the valuefest that was our order got upgraded last week, some of it to brands, not just own brand too.

(though we are so used to the value ranges now that I unpacked the own brand pineapple tin and thought 'wow - posh its got a photo on it and everything

mmmerangue Fri 26-Oct-12 10:59:35

I think someone at the store has a vendetta against their manager and is being passive-agressively generous grin Win for you!

fuzzypicklehead Fri 26-Oct-12 11:06:41

Now I shall have to find a way to pay it forward... I could stop hungry passersby to offer them jacket potatoes.

HorraceTheOtter Fri 26-Oct-12 11:07:01

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PumpkInDublic Fri 26-Oct-12 11:12:21

How lovely. Love the idea of you paying it forward too. Lovely, lovely people in the world.....

ProbablyDoingTheWrongThing Fri 26-Oct-12 11:37:30

Think it's because more people are buying value these days so it's more likely to run out, mushrooms for example, ours never has the huge trays of elcheapo mushrooms these days angry

roooibos Fri 26-Oct-12 11:43:44

Oh really, of course you won't get the packer into trouble, this is part of the service. The items are not 'rung through the tills individually' either, (to whoever said that) how do you think that would work with the amount of orders going out every day?!

Send a card to say thanks if you like, just saying you're pleased with the service, nobody will be in trouble!

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