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Old 07-29-2022, 02:11 PM   #1
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This is just a friendly heads up for Shaws shoppers who are enrolled in the digital rewards: be sure to check your receipt carefully because the computer sometimes misses the credits, and this has happened to me twice. The first time was an error of $24, and today’s was about $32. They are always cooperative about fixing everything, but it’s imperative that you monitor it unless you don’t worry about such things. I do.
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Old 07-29-2022, 02:17 PM   #2
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As a former employee of Shaw's... YES!! Always check your receipts. It's usually no fault of any single associate but stuff happens.
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90% of the time, and I mean 90%, I shop at Shaw's, there's a pricing mistake. I'm convinced it's intentional.

Market Basket = 0 issues in at least two years.

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90% of the time, and I mean 90%, I shop at Shaw's, there's a pricing mistake. I'm convinced it's intentional.

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I didn’t mean to thank you….but your assessment seems a bit harsh. However, if you have to be so watchful each time you shop, it does beg the question: “ is it worth the time and effort to shop there?”
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I didn’t mean to thank you….but your assessment seems a bit harsh. However, if you have to be so watchful each time you shop, it does beg the question: “ is it worth the time and effort to shop there?”
It's not harsh, it's truth.

And it's totally NOT worth shopping there, but there are no other grocery stores in town so we're often stuck with it.

I'll add, also, that their prices are criminal and often are caught with out-of-code product.

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You are right on the pricing…..their non sale items are really very expensive. I only shop there if we have other errands in the area…..definitely not worth a special trip.
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You are right on the pricing…..their non sale items are really very expensive. I only shop there if we have other errands in the area…..definitely not worth a special trip.
Then why you being so sensitive?!

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I think alot of the issues we encounter is that there is a Walmart and
a Hannaford's right in the vicinity. When I shop I usually go to the
Belmont Shaw's. A little bit more of a drive but more enjoyable, and less mistakes.
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Not trying to be sensitive….just hate to think this is intentional….but maybe it is, which is terrible, if so. I see some pretty decrepit people shopping in there, and how awful if they are unknowingly being ripped off! Lots of seniors in there, spending their retirement money, which ain’t worth as much today as a year ago. 🤨 I am going to give Shaws one more shot, and see what happens.
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It's not clear which Shaw's we're talking about, but their (high) pricing seems to be common to all locations. I generally go to Shaw's because I like their deli salads better than Hannaford's and Market Basket. Unfortunately they have discontinued (what the deli manager tells me) are big sellers: Angel Hair pasta, 4 bean and 7 bean. Fresh hot chicken wings are better than the others too, but often sold out by late afternoon. Wife did comparison pricing recently on a handful of Shaw's "sale" items. Still 10% more expensive than Market Basket regular price.
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Drive to Market Basket in Plymouth....beautiful new store... or the older one in Tilton. Don't waste the time and effort at Shaws reviewing register tapes, rewards, etc. etc. Try Market Basket for a few weeks and compare your food bills. Market Basket wins every time. Forget the Shaws digital rewards baloney....they are just trying to entice you to keep shopping there. And both the Tilton and Plymouth Market Baskets have nice Walmart Super Stores very close by for other shopping on the trip.
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Nice thing 'bout doing yo food shop'n at Walmart is you can get four new tires installed, a gallon of custom color paint, a bicycle and a large kayak while you is there .... plus the pharmacist assistant will change the large surgical dressing to any of your recent surgery as long as you bought the bandage at Walmart .... it says so in the fine print on the back of the bandage package.


Just try that at Shaw's?
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Nice thing 'bout doing yo food shop'n at Walmart is you can get four new tires installed, a gallon of custom color paint, a bicycle and a large kayak while you is there .... plus the pharmacist assistant will change the large surgical dressing to any of your recent surgery as long as you bought the bandage at Walmart .... it says so in the fine print on the back of the bandage package.Just try that at Shaw's?
Wait---you go to WalMart for your postsurgical medical care? ANY recent surgery? Vasectomy? Lobotomy? Breast reduction? Maybe they actually do these surgeries onsite at the pharmacy. I'm going to inquire.
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I and Tina diligently watch all receipts. We found errors from all stores, including Market Basket and Hannaford's. Seems like what is advertised, the shelf price may not be the same as on the receipt. If you have a gas loyalty card? I've seen purchases not honoring the loyalty.

Major purchases from Walmart often have a cheaper price online. Just mention the online price and the sales associate will honor it if you decide to buy from the store. Same as Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, and other online retailers.

All will honor competitors' prices.

A lot of work? Sure! But big savings in the long run!

Just purchased tires from Sam's Club. I printed out the sales price online. There was also a rebate. I ordered the tires. It took more than 8 weeks for delivery. The prices of tires have gone up a whopping $60 a tire since the order. Also, the rebate expired. Glad I showed them the print. They honored both the old price and the rebate! Now that's how you do business!
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Wait---you go to WalMart for your postsurgical medical care? ANY recent surgery? Vasectomy? Lobotomy? Breast reduction? Maybe they actually do these surgeries onsite at the pharmacy. I'm going to inquire.
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All this price checking seems exhausting. We’re in Meredith and shop at the Meredith Hanford’s and I’ve never felt there to be many price errors. Yes, we’ve noticed the occasional one but I suspect they work in favor of us inasmuch as they don’t. If you’re convinced a store is intentionally creating errors then that would imply that they are planfully stacking prices against you (why would they purposely stack against themselves?). If that was the case, then I’d do my shopping elsewhere and never go back. Still, ‘intentional’ seems a stretch. I’d suggest they probably have lousy computer quality control and just aren’t making customer care a priority. Still, I suspect the errors all wash out in the end-game. If the store is simply more costly, then that’s another matter.

We shop where we do for convenience and reasonable quality. We’re not going to burn extra time and money trying to find errors or other stores that don’t make them. Finally, we buy fresh and local from farm stands whenever we can. Moulton Farms is our go-to.
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I agree with Winnilyme in that it’s unlikely that this is intentional on the part of the store, but probably has more to do with their computer system. Anyhow, it’s either “buyer beware!” or just shop elsewhere.
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Price changes have been swift and hard to keep up with due to limited personnel.

It probably will not change until things slow down quite significantly or we get customer efficiency to some degree greater.
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Price changes have been swift and hard to keep up with due to limited personnel.

It probably will not change until things slow down quite significantly or we get customer efficiency to some degree greater.
This is not new at all—we've been following it on my town's forum since at least 2018.

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Good beautiful morning, everyone. Sorry if I have offended you all by mentioning the situation at Shaws. My intention was to be helpful, not complaining. Boatbottom 952 has taken exception to my posts via PM. I am thinking that ishoot had the right idea a year or so ago, but I am not ready to exit just yet!
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Good beautiful morning, everyone. Sorry if I have offended you all by mentioning the situation at Shaws. My intention was to be helpful, not complaining. Boatbottom 952 has taken exception to my posts via PM. I am thinking that ishoot had the right idea a year or so ago, but I am not ready to exit just yet!

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Thank you, LLL. You are right….we can read the posts and dismiss what doesn’t appeal to you.
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Sue - Reading about your PM my first thought was "what on earth is there to be offended about"?

But then, I re-read the thread and my second thought was "what on earth is there to be offended about"?
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Good beautiful morning, everyone. Sorry if I have offended you all by mentioning the situation at Shaws. My intention was to be helpful, not complaining. Boatbottom 952 has taken exception to my posts via PM. I am thinking that ishoot had the right idea a year or so ago, but I am not ready to exit just yet!
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There is nothing to be offended about. If Boatbottom952 had a problem, he should’ve posted it for all of us to see.
Thank you for calling him out, Sue.
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Sue, isn't that the same dope who went at you a couple weeks ago? Screenshot those PMs and send them to admin—peeps like that should be booted.

Also, other than your Shaw's sensitivity earlier () you're alright. Like the Violent Femmes sing, "please please please don't go away."

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Good beautiful morning, everyone. Sorry if I have offended you all by mentioning the situation at Shaws. My intention was to be helpful, not complaining. Boatbottom 952 has taken exception to my posts via PM. I am thinking that ishoot had the right idea a year or so ago, but I am not ready to exit just yet!
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Good Lord! How could anyone be offended!?? Someone actually PM’d you about this? How ridiculous!!

Keep the helpful post coming Sue!

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Good beautiful morning, everyone. Sorry if I have offended you all by mentioning the situation at Shaws. My intention was to be helpful, not complaining. Boatbottom 952 has taken exception to my posts via PM. I am thinking that ishoot had the right idea a year or so ago, but I am not ready to exit just yet!
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Hi friends, I appreciate all the positive thoughts, and I am glad that the original post wasn’t considered whiny. At the risk of being thought a tattletale, I think that remarks, positive and negative, should be done publicly and civilly…..so that’s why I outed him here. Maybe boatbottom952 is the guy with the black cobalt, frightening everyone near Salmon Cove. 😂
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I've discovered that Boatbottom952, Fritoman and subaruliving are the same person.
Interesting….then again what a loser! Probably some 30 year old living in his mothers basement still….

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Perhaps others.

Admin: you boot him/her/them?

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Thanks, all…..that’s very very sad.
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The first time was an error of $24, and today’s was about $32.
How does a cashier make errors of $24 or $32? That's like half of my entire week's grocery bill.
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How does a cashier make errors of $24 or $32? That's like half of my entire week's grocery bill.
Darn….another unintended thanks. I used the self checkout, and didn’t realize that the digital credit didn’t compute. So…on the original sale on pork chops, I think, the sale price credited, but the big digital credit didn’t . Yesterday, same thing…only steak tips that time, and we are talking about 8# at $4/lb that didn’t compute, but I did catch that one in time for a quick fix by customer service. They need to fix their system….the employees must be driven crazy!
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The Webmaster does a thankless job and it is mostly a labor of love.

We see what is posted on the site but there is so much more that never makes it (or is quickly deleted by the Webmaster) if for any reason it does not belong here. If you have noticed, offensive posts, and yes, offensive people who post, do not last long on this site. And that is great!

A big thank you to the Webmaster for keeping Winnipesaukee.com focused on it's mission and eliminating the problem people and their posts. It keeps this site interesting and informative and it remains something we can all enjoy.
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The Webmaster does a thankless job and it is mostly a labor of love.

We see what is posted on the site but there is so much more that never makes it (or is quickly deleted by the Webmaster) if for any reason it does not belong here. If you have noticed, offensive posts, and yes, offensive people who post, do not last long on this site. And that is great!

A big thank you to the Webmaster for keeping Winnipesaukee.com focused on it's mission and eliminating the problem people and their posts. It keeps this site interesting and informative and it remains something we can all enjoy.
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This is not new at all—we've been following it on my town's forum since at least 2018.

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It has been going on since before 2018.
In the spring of 2018, it got so bad that I took a two week vacation with only a couple of days notice. Management was not happy... but realized I would quit otherwise.

It gets fixed for a little while, usually the winter, and then starts all over again.

Some of the rise in prices is due to customer inefficiencies causing the retail sector to be overrun.

So while many of us are pro sales or product acquisition, we've had to wear several hats and even handle retail customers that behave as if they are the only person in the store.

This means that things like stocking shelves or price changes don't always get done in the most timely manner.

Since we can't hire more people without raising pay scales a lot higher... which would mean a lot higher pricing... it is a matter of customers learning to be more efficient... until that happens we are going to be behind for some time.

And yes, it has been like this for years...
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So far, I have yet to be offended.

Could someone please offend me so I don't feel left out?
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So far, I have yet to be offended.

Could someone please offend me so I don't feel left out?
I would love to offend you, but it’s difficult when the subject is almost perfect.
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It has been going on since before 2018.
In the spring of 2018, it got so bad that I took a two week vacation with only a couple of days notice. Management was not happy... but realized I would quit otherwise.

It gets fixed for a little while, usually the winter, and then starts all over again.

Some of the rise in prices is due to customer inefficiencies causing the retail sector to be overrun.

So while many of us are pro sales or product acquisition, we've had to wear several hats and even handle retail customers that behave as if they are the only person in the store.

This means that things like stocking shelves or price changes don't always get done in the most timely manner.

Since we can't hire more people without raising pay scales a lot higher... which would mean a lot higher pricing... it is a matter of customers learning to be more efficient... until that happens we are going to be behind for some time.

And yes, it has been like this for years...
I was talking about Shaw's pricing woes.

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Old 07-31-2022, 01:08 AM   #42
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It is the same throughout the system... just more stresses closer to the lake.
As you get near the seasonal and tourism areas, the pool of labor is smaller, and the customer demand is higher... add to that the customer inefficiencies... and you get a greater havoc.

Since they can't change the pool of labor overnight, and simply pushing away customers isn't what upper management/ownership wants... we have to achieve greater customer efficiency.

The customer sees this need for more efficiency in so many ways... including what appears to be lower customer service and longer wait times... but the only other option is to raise prices to orbital levels.

You see this as problems in the prices matching up, flaws in any credit or rebate system, changes in the system at a corporate level that have not trickled down to the frontline, etc.

It happens even at Market Basket in Tilton.
But long term customers are learning when not to shop... where items are... and that helps.
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