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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #25 on: 08-09-12, 12:00PM »
strawberries    customer comment   must have at least three days life on them

An impossible order , the previous nights deliveries of strawberries only had two days life.
 Substitution...err sweetcorn... hmm wonder if she'll want the clotted cream with them  ;D
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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #26 on: 08-09-12, 01:58PM »
Last time I did my shopping online I ordered Wholemeal bread got a Soreen Maltloaf instead.
Tesco - the moden day word for workhouse

apollo

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #27 on: 08-09-12, 07:19PM »
When I worked on dot com the worst sub I herd of was soap instead of mouthwash take the phrase was your mouth out with soap to a whole new level  ;D

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #28 on: 21-01-13, 09:12PM »
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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #29 on: 22-01-13, 10:11PM »
Did the picking system recommend this?

Or did a picker do this (possibly based on instruction entered by customer)

Could be a dodgy customer trying it on (possibly with help from a friend on the dotcom team) as a way of getting cheap wine

crg89

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #30 on: 06-02-13, 11:47PM »
Think the funniest substitutions we have had are our dot com have to be someone ordered a pregnancy test and were substituted a pack of condoms and the other one was they order a pack of strawberries are were give a girls swimming costume

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #31 on: 21-03-13, 02:17PM »
someone ordered a pregnancy test and were substituted a pack of condoms
The mind boggles...!!!


We've also had another couple of corkers at our store recently...

1) - customer ordered Aunt Bessie's toad in the hole, customer got... Weight Watchers sweet & sour chicken.  Just what you need to go with your roast dinner!!

2) - customer ordered a pair of ordinary medium-sized tights, customer got... a pair of LARGE-sized cellulite-reducing body-shaping tights.  She was NOT happy about what was implied!!!
« Last Edit: 21-03-13, 02:23PM by B.O.B »

lord archibald

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #32 on: 24-03-13, 09:27AM »
another good one recently, customer ordered a pregnancy  test, and received a tub of lube...think it was too late for that !

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #33 on: 24-03-13, 10:03AM »
Had onion rings instead of chicken wings this week.  The picker must have been a fan of Thomas the Rhymer.
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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #34 on: 31-03-13, 05:35PM »
I had a box of corona yesterday instead of an easter egg the customer kept it as-well said it'll save her going the off-licence later.

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #35 on: 17-04-13, 11:56AM »
Two for you:
Ordered = Marshmallows for baking, Received = 9 inch round cake base.
Ordered = Pack of plug fuses, Received = plastic coat hooks!

Gold_Alien

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #36 on: 17-04-13, 04:04PM »
got told about a customer who had ordered a daily paper, was subbed a watermelon!
Saw a tweet to head office on twitter some time back that had been re-tweeted goodness knows how many times.
Customer ordered pack of Rowntrees jelly, subbed... KY Jelly.
Head office comment: That is not an appropriate substitution.

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #37 on: 17-04-13, 04:55PM »
The issue with subs is sometime a customer will accept a stupid sub cos they can use he sub and it save them money, eg nappies instead of sanitary towel. If the person has a child then they save money on the nappies as they only pay the price of the towels. The item then goes on the system as a good sub cos a customer has accepted it. Followed by in experienced picker and it happens again

lord archibald

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #38 on: 17-04-13, 08:25PM »
best one yet this week, customer ordered fags and got........cheese !!

carl29

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #39 on: 18-05-13, 03:07PM »
i wanted a 1 and 3 numbered candles. sub said 0 and 9 

devilslayer

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #40 on: 09-06-13, 06:54PM »
Customer ordered a packet of wholemeal flour and received as a substitute a packet of dates.

Both from the Baking Aisle 8-)

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #41 on: 03-07-13, 04:11PM »
When I first started I was told that a temp member of staff on his last week had subbed Condoms for a pregnancy test...

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #42 on: 24-07-13, 08:43PM »
We've had several recently where customers have received girls nappies as a substitute for boys ones and vice-versa - puts a whole new spin on the phrase "the baby needs changing"...!   ;)

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #43 on: 24-07-13, 09:17PM »
This one could take some beating I ordered Vanilla coca cola but I got a can of vanilla air freshener lol
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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #44 on: 24-07-13, 09:59PM »
Nappies are gender specific?  You learn something new every day.
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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #45 on: 25-07-13, 09:13AM »
Boys nappys are absorbent at the front and back, girls nappies are absorbant underneath and at the rear. Anatomically speaking.

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #46 on: 25-07-13, 10:51AM »
And there was me thinking that, what with leakage and all, it would be best to be absorbant all over?
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PixieWixie

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #47 on: 10-08-13, 07:52PM »
I know this thread is a bit old but nappies come in girls and boys nappies? Which brand?!

picktocube

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #48 on: 10-08-13, 07:54PM »
Huggies,pampers and Tesco own brand

PixieWixie

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Re: Crazy Substitutions
« Reply #49 on: 10-08-13, 07:55PM »
Oh and my sub's this week
Risotto rice - sub was chapati flour
500g bag of spinach - sub was 4 whole cauliflowers



 

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