To find these retail practices annoying
Mistlewoeandwhine · 03/12/2019 15:54
- Having to pay 10% service charge added to the bill (with no pre mention of the fact) in Yo Sushi - which is expensive enough for what it is anyway. I only noticed when I read it on the receipt afterwards. I always tip waiting staff 10% anyway but I give it in cash to the actual server so I know they get it. If Yo Sushi want to pay their staff higher wages, they can do it themselves.
- Lush - I know some people hate it but I don’t. I like their products but I can assure you that I buy FAR LESS when some stranger is standing beside me, disturbing my rare moments of peace and making me smell stuff I’ve no interest in.
Stop it Lush!
Berrylove · 03/12/2019 16:02
There was a store assistant in our lush that literally wouldn’t leave me alone, I did the usual oh I’m just looking thanks, for her to say oh but have you tried this? Come with me! Trekking me about the store showing me various products for a good 15 minutes. I actually bought something just so she would shut up and I could leave. If only I’d have had the backbone... smh
chocolatesaltyballs22 · 03/12/2019 16:02
I also hate what I call the 'till tat upsell', eg in Clinton's when you go in for a birthday card and they ask if you want a pen/charity band/stamps with that? I'd have fucking asked for said piece of tat if I'd wanted it! Petrol stations also do this.
Thedonkeyhouse · 03/12/2019 16:03
Mine at the moment is being asked to buy something else so that the original thing I was going to buy is part of a deal and is therefore cheaper - even though I don't want or need the additional thing.
I'm trying to reduce my consumption of stuff generally and also declutter my house. The last thing I want is unnecessary items cluttering up the place.
I had an almost argument with a sales assistant a few weeks back who insisted that I take advantage of the deal - even though there wasn't a single thing in the range of additional items that I wanted, could use or could even pass on to someone else.
It just encourages waste.
flouncyfanny · 03/12/2019 16:22
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itstootsmcgee · 03/12/2019 16:28
Superdrug and their point card shite.
For the third time NO I DONT WANT YOU TO FIND MY ACCOUNT AND ADD THE POINTS, I JUST WANT TO PAY FOR MY THINGS AND LEAVE.
It might not be a bother for you but I fucking hate shopping at the best of times and have just stood in the queue for a ridiculous amount of time whilst you've done the same for people before me.
MerchantOfVenom · 03/12/2019 16:49
Incessant bothering while you're wandering around. It makes me leave the store empty-handed.
Up-selling at the till. One store here is so bad for it, that if I had more balls I'd just say upfront, before they even launch in, that I'm only interested in what I, personally, have brought up to the till, and no, I don't need a water bottle, reusable shopping bag, to make a donation to xxx charity / your bottom line.
To sign up to your loyalty programme.
To engage in meaningless chat about how my day's going, and what my plans are for the remainder of it. It's completely insincere, and you don't give a shit. There are better ways of pleasantly passing our 90 seconds together than by asking me inane shit about my day.
I know these directives come from on high, and that it's the poor minions who have to carry it all out, but that makes it even worse.
The people actually forced to endure it - sales people and customers - hate it!
Sparklingbrook · 03/12/2019 16:56
The pens at Clintons that they sell at the till are the best pens ever, but I found that out because I was aked if I wanted to buy one.
I don't mind an email receipt-less paper is a good thing IMO. although a lot of stores now ask if you want a receipt at all.
i feel so sorry for the cashiers at B&M and Savers having to ask everyone if they want something at the till, knowing they most likely don't.
Dustarr73 · 03/12/2019 16:59
Oh and counters so covered in stuff, there isn’t a place to set my bag so that I can get my purse out to pay, without knocking over an avalanche of small items. I find all that very stressful.
^^^This.And also,asking for a bag,not h=getting a bag and the stuff just piles up.And then you get in everyone elses way.
Youvegotafriendinme · 03/12/2019 17:02
I work in retail and thankfully we don’t have to sell anything at the till or take details. We do have to approach you if possible but once we’ve asked if you need help and you say no, we leave you alone.
I personally don’t speak to people about ‘how much shopping left/you been shopping long or just got here etc’ as I hate it done to me.
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