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to think that there should be an age limit on buying

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Ithinkitsjustme Wed 31-Oct-12 13:24:41

magazines. As I've said before on here I work for a large supermarket, and the other day 2 young lads (late teens) came in to buy Nuts magazine. I had just refreshed my age restricted sales training and there wasn't anything on it about magazines. I checked with the store and there is no age restriction on this (only if they contain DVD's or games). I have since looked online and can't find anything to say that I shouldn't have served these boys. AIBU to think there should be an age restriction on these types of magazines?

waitingimpatiently Wed 31-Oct-12 14:22:05

There are restrictions on really hardcore magazines though, probably not the type you sell in a supermarket though.
But if you don't think late teens is appropriate age for nuts you are being a little unreasonable. Nuts isn't that bad really.

mutny Wed 31-Oct-12 14:33:14

Really? Late teens? Are you joking?

Ithinkitsjustme Wed 31-Oct-12 14:34:47

It wasn't that I had any reservations on selling them to these particular boys, just that I was surprised that there are no restrictions at all. Would you be happy with your 7 year old buying them?

aldiwhore Wed 31-Oct-12 14:37:08

YANBU. I would include any magazine with an adult theme, Take A Break's content is far worse than NUTS sometimes!

LucieMay Wed 31-Oct-12 14:38:23

I'd be more worried about the horrors on the internet that lie at children's fingertips than a few boobs and bums in nuts.

MrsKeithRichards Wed 31-Oct-12 14:38:51

Same with books really.

They aren't censored and nor should they be.

WelshMaenad Wed 31-Oct-12 14:42:48

I once had to get someone to authorise my purchase of Pregnancy and Birth at an automated checkout. Because it had a 16 age limit attached, not because it's a pile of poorly informed wank. -- "please wait for assistance, or put this back on the shelf, it's crap"--

I found this particularly ironic as we live in the Valleys, and if girls hit 16 before their first pregnancy then it's considered a small triumph...

ClippedPhoenix Wed 31-Oct-12 14:42:52

Its a grey area isn't it OP.

I remember sneaking mags from my dad's hidden stash over to my mates across the landing at 13/14 grin

Ithinkitsjustme Wed 31-Oct-12 14:45:03

You have to be 18 to buy a packet of plastic spoons or 16 to buy a box of Christmas Crackers ffs!

ClippedPhoenix Wed 31-Oct-12 14:46:14

Ay OP, what reasons do they give for that?

Ithinkitsjustme Wed 31-Oct-12 14:50:18

Goodness knows, aparently it's the law! Christmas Crackers contain EXPLOSIVES and plastic spoons come under the law governing knife sales! Seriously.

maddening Wed 31-Oct-12 14:53:40

I think it depends on the content - haven't read nuts so don't know.

Fwiw my little bro and his friend were caught age 10 with the lingerie section of the littlewoods catalogue shock so by late teens a magazine with a few breasts will be par of the course.

ClippedPhoenix Wed 31-Oct-12 14:53:49

The world is definitely being far more mad by the second grin

3mily Wed 31-Oct-12 16:26:48

I got refused service in Asda when I was 16 buying a Xbox magazine because I didn't have any ID with me hmm

Mrsjay Wed 31-Oct-12 16:36:45

I once stayed in my friends late teen sons bedroom was full of posters from Nuts and FHM boys like boobies I didnt know where to look blush you cant by porn until you are 18 though,

complexnumber Wed 31-Oct-12 16:39:48

You have to be 18 to buy a packet of plastic spoons


Lilylightfoot Wed 31-Oct-12 16:40:23

I think this age restriction thing is just getting mm well 'nuts'. My GS13y can not buy cutlery or party popers and could get into real truoable for having a small pen knife.So is every one a baby until they are what 25?

complexnumber Wed 31-Oct-12 16:46:42

That bit about buying plastic spoons is not actually true is it?

Can anyone provide evidence that doesn't come from the DM?

(I'm getting a bit worked up about this. Maybe I ought to read a pedant thread; far less stressful)

Cozy9 Wed 31-Oct-12 16:49:22

Does Nuts magazine have nudity in it or just girls in bikinis etc?

Paiviaso Wed 31-Oct-12 16:51:18


fuzzypicklehead Wed 31-Oct-12 16:51:53

I have been carded for plastic cutlery on more than one occasion. Each time the shop assistant was very sheepish about having to do it!

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Wed 31-Oct-12 16:54:20

A trading standards officer told me once that strictly speaking it is unlawful to sell anything to anyone under 18. This is because a sale is a contract between the seller and buyer and it is unlawful to enter into a contract with a minor. The only exception to this is if the minor is buying something 'essential'. 'Essential' however isn't defined and is open to interpretation.

BJR Wed 31-Oct-12 16:55:51

complexnumber I was asked for ID when buying some plastic cutlery recently, i'm 26 blush

complexnumber Wed 31-Oct-12 17:06:27

complexnumber I was asked for ID when buying some plastic cutlery recently, i'm 26

Crickey! I really would not have believed that!

However I have now instructed both my dd's (9 & 11) never to even think about buying a plastic spoon. I hope they understood the severity of the offence.

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