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Simple maths question...

If a 500ml bottle of orange juice is marked 99p then how much is a 750ml bottle of the same stuff marked 25% extra free?

according to Mr M.A. Hussain cashier of texaco service station it should be £1.35 and he refused to be swayed on the matter,his exact words being "you go lawyer...we go court..."

ive kept my receipt though but im not sure what to do.it seems a bit too victor meldrew to take it any further but i didnt even enjoy the juice because of what had happened.

i was embarassed trying to explain it to him and only gave in because people were behind me.

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Simple maths question...

If a 500ml bottle of orange juice is marked 99p then how much is a 750ml bottle of the same stuff marked 25% extra free?

according to Mr M.A. Hussain cashier of texaco service station it should be £1.35 and he refused to be swayed on the matter,his exact words being "you go lawyer...we go court..."

ive kept my receipt though but im not sure what to do.it seems a bit too victor meldrew to take it any further but i didnt even enjoy the juice because of what had happened.

i was embarassed trying to explain it to him and only gave in because people were behind me.

It depends entirely on what they mean by "25% extra free". 25% of what?

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Ok, that's fine. ;)

As I say, I can totally see why others will have a differing opinion on him than that that I have, but I just find him amusing.

That was an extremely rare phenomena on P&B, Fraser. A relatively reasoned discussion/debate between two posters. :lol:

:lol: True, but then again we don't have underlying offline problems that cause us to argue furiously with total strangers over the internet. It's a bit of fun and not to be taken seriously.

Poofs. :P

Oh get you. You're just jealous because Tom and I are the new TwisteH/Blair-skint-student orgy. :P

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:lol: True, but then again we don't have underlying offline problems that cause us to argue furiously with total strangers over the internet. It's a bit of fun and not to be taken seriously.

Oh get you. You're just jealous because Tom and I are the new TwisteH/Blair-skint-student orgy. :P

The new? We're still here! :angry:

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25% extra juice id imagine. the 750 ml bottle said on it "750mls for the price of 500mls"

right next to the bottle in the fridge was the 500ml bottle price marked 99p

i can see where they made the mistake because they shoulnt have had both bottles on sale at the same time. but thats not my problem

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25% extra juice id imagine. the 750 ml bottle said on it "750mls for the price of 500mls"

right next to the bottle in the fridge was the 500ml bottle price marked 99p

i can see where they made the mistake because they shoulnt have had both bottles on sale at the same time. but thats not my problem

Well for a start, 25% of 500ml is 125ml, and 25% of 750ml is 187.5ml.

Either way, it's not the same as 750ml for the price of 500ml as you can't make a volume comparison by percentage that involves 25%.

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Well for a start, 25% of 500ml is 125ml, and 25% of 750ml is 187.5ml.

Either way, it's not the same as 750ml for the price of 500ml as you can't make a volume comparison by percentage that involves 25%.

So what your saying is that i shouldnt go to my lawyer with this?

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Poofs. :P

Says the man who's relationship with TBSS has (to word it midly), blossomed over the internet recently. :P

:lol: True, but then again we don't have underlying offline problems that cause us to argue furiously with total strangers over the internet. It's a bit of fun and not to be taken seriously.

Oh get you. You're just jealous because Tom and I are the new TwisteH/Blair-skint-student orgy. :P

1 - True lol

2 - Whilst I appreciate the sentiment, do not EVER compare me to those two. EVER! You understand?!1111 If you want to compare yourself to them then that's your choice, but leave me out of it omg lolz!

You are so last year.

:lol:

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So what your saying is that i shouldnt go to my lawyer with this?

What did the 750ml container actually have written on it?

Almost regardless, I don't think you'd have a claim, as such puffs like "25% extra free" aren't legally binding.

If you were to take it any further, it would probably be to someone like Trading Standards. It's not clear enough what is meant by 25% extra free. 25% of what volume is the crucial question. If it is of 500ml, then there's still 125ml unaccounted for, in which case you'd have to discern whether or not the remaining 125ml need necessarily be sold at the same volume rate as the first 500ml. If so, then you'd need to add 25p or so to give a total of circa £1.25.

If it is that there is a set volume at which price x is charged normally, but that you get an extra 25% free volume to bring it up to 750ml, then you'd be basing it on the price of 600ml of juice. If 500ml is about £1, then they really ought to be charging around £1.20 for the claim to be accurate.

As I said earlier though, they're under no obligation to sell it to you at either of those prices. On display it is an invitation to treat and not an offer.

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At a party somewhere in Oban, with adult people, which is preventing me from drinking with my mates back at home in sunny Glasgow.

That's a shame, because I know one of them has a new big bottle of Bells at his house! ;)

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