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To think this is the most stupid substitute I have been sent to date.

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Bunraku Fri 29-Nov-13 12:43:24

I ordered an electric toothbrush on sale in my tesco delivery. The toothbrush was out of stock and so they have sent me the replacement heads. hmm

PavlovtheCat Fri 29-Nov-13 12:44:04

Sorry, I shouldn't laugh but that's so funny! twats.

VenusDeWillendorf Fri 29-Nov-13 12:45:15

Of dear. Are they too tiny to hold?

What was the make and a model- I love leccy toofbrushes on sale!

WorraLiberty Fri 29-Nov-13 12:46:03

OMG that is stupid! grin

I once ordered sanitary towels that were out of stock and they got replaced by panty liners.

Yeah, like they're going to cope when the flood gates open hmm

dyslexicdespot Fri 29-Nov-13 12:47:49

I ordered multipurpose contact lens solution from Sainsb, they sent ear drops!

Bunraku Fri 29-Nov-13 12:48:57

It was a pro clinical c200 venus

worra grin apparently their system makes the suggestions but it makes me wonder what the programmer was thinking...

DropYourSword Fri 29-Nov-13 12:51:26

Just drink a whole jar of'll be so jacked up on caffeine you won't actually need the electric toothbrush bit!

happygirl87 Fri 29-Nov-13 12:52:26

For my birthday I went to pizza express with a big group of friends and then everyone headed back to mine for drinks. As we has just had dinner I wasn't providing food. I ordered 100 plastic cups online- which were substituted for a 100 piece plastic cutlery set.

The thing that annoyed me the most was surely if you were doing a picnic or something and needed cutlery, if you had thought to order the cups you would have thought to order the cutlery at the same time?! Who would benefit from that swap??!

Jollyb Fri 29-Nov-13 12:53:49

I had the opposite. Ordered a loaf of bread and apparently there were no suitable substitutions!

trainersandcake Fri 29-Nov-13 12:56:25

My brother in law ordered apples and got mini apple pies... I wouldn't have believed it had I not seen it!

Acinonyx Fri 29-Nov-13 12:56:55

I'm always amazed when they have no potatoes. How can one of the biggest supermarkets in the universe have no potatoes!

Whatisaweekend Fri 29-Nov-13 12:58:28

I once ordered some taramasalata. They delivered a smoked haddock ready meal for one!! hmm

PuppyMonkey Fri 29-Nov-13 12:59:51

Have posted about mine loads on MN - I ordered a bottle of white wine and got...
... A loaf of white bread.

Thanks Tesco confused
Was a few years back, I'm sure they've improved.
The bloke in Customer Services nearly wet himself laughing.

IorekByrnisonsArmour Fri 29-Nov-13 12:59:52

"Yeah, like they're going to cope when the flood gates open"


judytheobscure Fri 29-Nov-13 13:10:50

I ordered some large oranges once and they sent onions as a substitute. I can't even begin to fathom the thinking behind that one.

specialsubject Fri 29-Nov-13 13:13:15

I asked for dried coconut and got poppadums...

to be fair, at 2am I'd probably make the same mistake.

StephenKatz Fri 29-Nov-13 13:16:58

I remember a MNer posting that she'd ordered a certain brand of sanitary towels and they didn't have them in stock so they were substituted with a big bar of chocolate. Genious grin

Weeantwee Fri 29-Nov-13 13:20:47

grin at white wine substituted with white bread.

I ordered febreeze from ASDA and got a linen scented candle as a substitute.

I suppose it kind of makes sense, I could waft the scent in the direction of the curtains I wanted to freshen up.

spiderlight Fri 29-Nov-13 13:22:21

I once ordered an avocado and got two spiral bound notebooks hmm

TheSmallPrint Fri 29-Nov-13 13:27:28


Quite regularly it seems that the massive Tesco warehouse has run out of apple juice. I would mind if they didn't advertise the 11 million brands of apple juice on their website!

Bunraku Fri 29-Nov-13 13:38:33

Some of these have got me cracking up grin

itsatrap Fri 29-Nov-13 13:46:43

I ordered wholewheat fusilli pasta once and got muesli instead (it was plain too, not even any raisins!) I thought that was pretty ridiculous but the toothbrush heads has had me in stitches.

owlbegoing Fri 29-Nov-13 13:52:15

I ordered PINK balloons, PINK princess candles and a PINK number candle. They gave me a BLUE one! I realise that they come in both colours for the same item code but really!! No common sense!

Not me, but I remember a MNer saying she'd ordered white wine, and it had been substituted with grapes - a sort of DIY version!! grin

welshnat Fri 29-Nov-13 13:56:24

I once ordered ladies razor blades, their replacement was men's disposable razors. Although they couldn't find a substitute for my bottle of rose wine!

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