There’s nothing shoppers love better than a good bargain.
The feeling of snapping up something for less that its original price is enough to make your week – but shoppers in Mansfield might be feeling the opposite right now.
And it’s all thanks to a branch of WHSmith.
Former Apprentice star Frances Bishop recently nipped into her local WHSmith store and spent a while trying to work out why none of the half price deals made any sense – it turns out this is because there’s a glaring error on them.
Instead of showing customers the reduced price, the numbers had accidentally been printed the wrong way round, meaning customers were left thinking they were spending more money than they really were on stationery supplies.
For example, an A4 sketch kit was supposedly half price in the sale, but the sign accompanying it read: "Half Price. Now £9.99, was £4.99."
Ironically next to this it says in big letters: "Our best offers."
The incorrect ‘deals’ continued on several other products, leaving Frances scratching her head.
She tweeted: "I stood looking for a good five mins asking myself if I was p****d."
Many of her followers had a good giggle at the mix up.
One commented: "That’s hilarious! Did you try to buy them to see if it was actually twice the price?"
Another said: "Hope you didn’t pass that for an offer! Pop back and get me a few pls."
A third added: "Bargains to be had. One for the price of two. BOGOFF in reverse."
However not everyone saw the funny side of the error – one person posted a scathing rant to WHSmith asking why they were even still going.
They wrote: "What are you doing? Why do you exist? What are you hoping to achieve? What is your place in this world and what service are you providing that people want? Actually stop for a minute and have a good hard look at yourself."
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