Shops selling off Covid surplus?

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PreppingPingu
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Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by PreppingPingu » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:37 pm

In another post I said that our big Sainsbury was selling off large 16k bakers bags of plain flour for £3. (Theses had been specifically shopped in during the Covid flour shortage.) Well, today in our Tesco express, they had 500g bags of pasta reduced to 37pence. Later that day at The Range, I saw massive amounts of decent quality 9packs of loo roll at £2.99. I am thinking that shops are getting shot of their surplus "panic buying Covid stock" to make room for Christmas stock that is coming into stockrooms across the country atm. So keep your eyes peeled as there are bargains to be had.
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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by Arzosah » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:11 am

That makes sense ... I was ever so jealous of your 16kg for £3! I've been trying not to think about it, in fact :mrgreen:

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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by Lemne » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:26 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:11 am
That makes sense ... I was ever so jealous of your 16kg for £3! I've been trying not to think about it, in fact :mrgreen:
Me too. I looked again in Sainsbury's today in case they had found one in the back :D

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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by Stonecarver » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:35 pm

What was the expiry date for that flour? Currently lidl flour at April 21. Personally go for longer life over price
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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by Lemne » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:49 pm

Stonecarver wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:35 pm
What was the expiry date for that flour? Currently lidl flour at April 21. Personally go for longer life over price
I've just bought 2 x 16kg sacks online and it came with an expiry of 10/02/21. Not happy and trying to return it.

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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by jansman » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:15 pm

Lemne wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Stonecarver wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:35 pm
What was the expiry date for that flour? Currently lidl flour at April 21. Personally go for longer life over price
I've just bought 2 x 16kg sacks online and it came with an expiry of 10/02/21. Not happy and trying to return it.
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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:08 pm

I buy my flour from the local bakery, they buy theirs from the flour mill over the road so its about as fresh as you can get...... I don't think the mill sells to the public, and if they did it would probably be by the 25kgs sack.

I'm keeping an eye open for random bulk sales, but haven't found any yet
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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by Lemne » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:52 pm

jansman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:15 pm
Its in date code.Your statutory rights have not been infringed.
Maybe so but I have Consumer Rights which mean I can return an item bought online within 14 days from the date of delivery without giving a reason but I have contacted them to give one. It's bad business and if they are looking for repeat orders its not going to happen with short dated stock like that. Lesson learned I will wait for the flour to come available at my usual mill.

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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:34 pm

Lemne wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:52 pm
jansman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:15 pm
Its in date code.Your statutory rights have not been infringed.
Maybe so but I have Consumer Rights which mean I can return an item bought online within 14 days from the date of delivery without giving a reason but I have contacted them to give one. It's bad business and if they are looking for repeat orders its not going to happen with short dated stock like that. Lesson learned I will wait for the flour to come available at my usual mill.
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Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

Post by daylen » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:42 pm

Lemne wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:49 pm
I've just bought 2 x 16kg sacks online and it came with an expiry of 10/02/21. Not happy and trying to return it.
Is that a particularly short date? I must admit, we use so much flour that although we have plenty of stock, we don't normally keep it for too long so never look at the best before date.

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