Groceries running out

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  1. th3_hawk

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    Didn't want us all rushing to the shops?? Who the hell knows. I got three this morning while picking up some groceries in Vic.
     
  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It was a good thing, a very good thing :cool:
     
  3. Lost Property

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    Yeah we got somethis morning but the kids wanted them when they first came out. So we got sent a full set from interstate even before Vic stores had them.
     
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  4. supasaiyan

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    I honestly don’t understand why when a grocery store does these ooshie (or the little grocery items from Coles), why adults go bananas for them
     
  5. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    As always, $$$$$. It generates sales, and big boosts to sales. It's like the MacDonald's Monopoly campaigns they have had over the years, the competition increased sales by 30% iirc. And it is guaranteed to do this. It's not a gamble, it's a guaranteed increase.
     
  6. cvidler

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    I put it to - simple things amuse simple minds.

    they'll say it for the kids - guess they never heard of 'no' before.
     
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  7. Lost Property

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    Our 8 yr old loves them and has been telling us to shop at Woolies since she first found out they were available, the fact they were Star Wars just made it worse. That shows advertising works well on kids. Our 13 yr old likes to think she's over them but the idea of Star Wars characters means she has to try hard to hide her excitement. My wife's family are big shoppers over in Perth and they had four sets even before Victoria got them in store.

    When the Lion King ones came out the kids had just finished doing the Lion King as their school play so the interest was high, But I'm 100% sure that in 6 month the must have Star Wars ooshies will see the same fate as the once were must have Lion King ooshies.
     
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  8. die_piggy

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    I dont know, personally I found them fun. I collected the range and have them in the folder. Sure, they will get thrown out eventually, but it was just a bit of fun, and aside from the album didn't cost me any extra
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Or sold on GT/fleabay ;)
     
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  10. die_piggy

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    Swap day in most states this Saturday from 10am till 2pm if anyone is still looking to complete their set
     
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  11. MR CHILLED

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    Oh shite, everyone going for toilet paper in Adelaide now :lol:

    Here we go again...../sigh
     
  12. Franc

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    Not predictable at all lol
     
  13. JSmithDTV

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    It's ok, there's plenty of alternatives... 10 in fact I think, this is #9;

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  14. supasaiyan

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    noticed that my CC has reinstated that $100 tapping limit before you need to enter your pin
     
  15. Stooge007

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    so you could tap > $100 purchases until recently?
     
  16. miicah

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    Yep, I tapped $200 at the dentist (?) the other day.
     
  17. Audionut

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    It was implemented as part of the contact reduction strategy. Increased limit for tap n go means less people touching the keypad.

    I've tapped over $200 for groceries.
     
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  18. Lost Property

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    Both my cards (2 different banks) have always had $100 max before a pin is needed, even through the height of the Vic lockdowns. I so rarely spend over $100 at a time it's always a surprise when the machine asks me to enter a pin number. Except of course when I was buying dunny paper and pasta 30 packets at a time because it was required to get through the hard times.
     
  19. supasaiyan

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    yep.. i haven't entered a pin for about 6 months. Took me a few seconds to remember what it was!
     
  20. mmBax

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    Yeah I've had to use it for a few things, mostly using the wallet on the phone and get away with large purchases with that anyway.

    Worst thing is when you need to find the wallet after 4 weeks of not using it because you're in some back country servo that still doesn't have paywave.
     

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