Um.

Con Kennedy writes:

Marked €10.53 but charged €10.59….Any thoughts on the price discrepancy, Eason?

38 thoughts on “Six Sense

    1. Alors

      If a lot of books have a random difference (upward) of a few cents, how much does that work out at in a week? Asking for a friend.

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      1. Brother Barnabas

        erection

        [nothing to be ashamed about, con – happens to most men at some point, apparently [except me])

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        1. Cian

          the letter before the “tion” isn’t a “c” – it’s most likely an “i”.

          And are you really saying you’ve never had an erection?

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  1. Murtles

    I’d say it’s like that Lotto Ball anomaly. You think it’s €10.53 but it really means that the best before date on the book is 17th October 1953. That info is well out of date Con, hope its not a medical book.

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    1. Diddles

      Many moons ago I worked in a shop called Aspecto on Sth Anne st. The sale prices used to be generated by a computer and we would have to write massive sale cards in red marker with the likes of: adidas Italia WERE €129 NOW €127!!
      We pointed out how ridiculous it was many times but were put back in our boscas

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      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        I love Hodges Figgis. I miss Hughes&Hughes too. The were my local bookshop once upon a time.

        Easons are devoid of character, entirely soulless.

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    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      They’re always dodgy with prices. The till price is almost always higher than the book price, not the other way round, unsurprisingly. It’s one of the few shops where I always check the receipt.
      I’m wise to their tricks.

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  2. pooter

    Its not a book, but a cycling magazine, called ROULEUR, priced at £7.50 sterling. Cant seem to get a photo uploaded.

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  3. Con Kennedy

    The issue isn’t the sixpence. It’s transparency. The point of barcode scanning is to ensure the customer is charged correctly and avoid errors such as this. It’s a consumer confidence issue.

    If every whingy cyclist paid over the odds for their read of choice that’s a lot of extra moolah for Eason

    So I’ll take a penny off everyone on broadsheet – sure it’s only a penny…

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      1. Con Kennedy

        Yeah but if you add in the reckless, arrogant, dangerous and ninja cyclists it’s a lot of gouging.

        Enough to but a fully equipped Pinarello Dogma F10 and a life time supply of salbutamol

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