There was an offer 3 fruit juices for £2 (orange with bits and other juices)
I chose 2 oranges and one pressed apple. This would have worked out at only 8 p more than the basics, which I would have got otherwise.
It didnt come up on the till, i went to the customer desk. The bloke said the apple isnt in that offer, I said it was and went along with him to the shelf.....he pointed out it wasnt i pointed out it was as it was sandwiched between two "3 for 2 red price tickets" and the white bit showing the normal price was exactly the same price as all other 3 for two (88p...the white bit was exactly the same and stood out like all the others on offer as they were in a sea of red 3 for 2 tix) , he then pointed a minute extra bit of red on the left of the ones that 'were on offer' I then shifted the red 3 for 2 tix to the left of the white apple 88p sign (because the red tix were overlaying on top of the apple ticket) to agree rtrhat this minute bit was missing, feeling beaten i conceeded that this was technically correct, on the way back i suggested jauntily (and niot nastily cos he was a pensioner) that perhaps the apple juice might be moved as its same price and positioning might be mistaken by many
He then said yes he had already made the exact same trip 3 times already that day, but that they are not allowed to move the products around on the shelves, that the positioning was carefully and specifically detailed from somewhere central, what even though it means tyhe staff have to do more needless walking i asked, yes he said.
Then it makes sense, this is deliberate, the assumption is maybe that some families think ill get two basics at 58p (total 116p) see the offer think ooh nicer juice nearly the same price, make the same mistake, either dodnt notice it or dont complain to change it thus ending up paying 264p this is the way that snidey marketing and product placement (pun intended) works.
I wouldnt feel half so annoyed if it werent for the fact that i feel that some sneaky little shit has tried to be clever and hoodwink me.
Well the jokes on them cos I will search for them and winkle them out and give them a good dressing down.