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people who split their food shopping into 'batches' to pay for separately

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BooCanary Sun 22-Sep-13 21:25:32

How annoying is that?
Today I went to Asda and BOTH people in front of me at the till did this.

Person one paid THREE different times, one for the majority of the shop, one for a few essentials ( milk, bread etc) and a third time for an item of clothing.

Person two then proceeded to pay for their shopping in two sections.

I was waiting bloody ages, fuming and wondering why these people can't just pay once and then divide it up later based on the receipt if they happen to be buying for other people.

SatinSandals Mon 23-Sep-13 20:48:56

I don't think it is 'dodgy ground' having someone else's card and PIN. I use my mother's for her, she is 91 yrs and it is much better than expecting her to do the supermarket shop. It is also a lot faster to have 2 lots of shopping.

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Sep-13 20:51:34

It would be if said card was to go missing and someone steals money from the account Satin. sad

SatinSandals Mon 23-Sep-13 21:05:59

Her card is much safer with me than it is with her!

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Sep-13 21:19:36

I get that Satin, but if you were to lose it and it did get used, the first question would be 'does anyone know your pin?' and it could put any investigation/refund in doubt as someone does.

Would it be better to make the account joint signatures and you able to sign on it and have a card with your own name on?

Also, sometimes if the chip and pin isn't working you would have to sign-what would you do?

SatinSandals Mon 23-Sep-13 21:25:53

I am not going to lose it. If the chip and pin failed I would pay for it. I don't do it as a regular thing so there is no need to have joint signatures. It also isn't going to stop me splitting the shopping in two as generally she gives me cash anyway.

SatinSandals Mon 23-Sep-13 21:26:37

If I am shopping with her I put her PIN in as she has a very shaky hand.

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Sep-13 21:31:40

It's not about stopping you splitting the shopping in two Satin, just about protecting yourself and your Mum from fraud.

You are happy with the arrangement so that's ok, I am just not sure what the bank would make of it that's all.

ZingWantsCake Mon 23-Sep-13 21:47:54

sorry YABU

I often shop for others and it is easier to hand over the receipt.
and some items I want to pay for with a credit card or cash not with tesco card.

I guess you were a bit unlucky, but I don't see why a few extra minutes waiting is such a big deal.

you could have used that time to MN - and be happy about your time well spent!wink

IamSlave Mon 23-Sep-13 21:49:12

I have to split up my shopping onto different cards.
I cant and will not "tot it up later" I have to split it up, for myself.

BabylonReturns Mon 23-Sep-13 22:00:59

Did you manage to bag a parent & child parking space at the supermarket OP?

OhDearNigel Mon 23-Sep-13 22:18:13

I regularly have to divide my shopping 2 or 3 ways. Some is home shopping. The second is for a tuckshop i run at work. The third is for my cake decorating business. They all require separate receipts for accounting purpses. The alternative to doing this would be to go round the shop 3 separate times, dont see why i should be inconvenienced by a long time so that the shopper behind me can save 3 minutes

The moral of the story ? If you're aggravated by the shopper taking 3 minutes longer than anticipated perhaps it's time to start organising yourself better and leaving sufficient time to do your shopping

Solo Tue 24-Sep-13 01:35:33

See, my Mums bank told her to do it this way! give me the CC's and I use that account for her purchases. I'd bet a million quid she doesn't know the PIN and it's the one the bank gave her, I've not changed it!
Oh yes and I've signed the card with my own signature as I once had to forge Mums! so when new cards came through, I signed!

SamanthaB Thu 03-Oct-13 18:29:15

YABU. I do all the shopping for my housebound father. He & I prefer a separate receipt. The same amount of shopping is on the belt irrespective of whether it's divided or not. Some people have complained to me at the checkout. I don't feel it is any of their business, actually.

Solo Fri 04-Oct-13 14:17:46

Well exactly SamanthaB If we took our parent shopping, then they would either be in front of or behind us/me and therefore two people in front of the OP or another person in the queue!

Solo Sun 06-Oct-13 11:18:27

I had a lady in Asda do this to me yesterday. It didn't annoy me in the slightest!

ihearsounds Sun 06-Oct-13 11:46:41

I do it all the time. I regularly pick up things for others. After having the nob of a son banging on my door, threatening to break my hands for nicking of his elderly mum, and calling me some very nasty things, I no longer do a single recipt. He saw a single recipt and he couldn't get it through his thick head that his mum had only paid for her own stuff. And in fact she had saved money because of offers along with another person. Because of him I no longer even get stuff for the other people delivered with mine.

Solo Sun 06-Oct-13 11:51:58

That's very sad ihear sad it's sad that we/you can't help someone out for fear of attack.

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