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I'm broke, you're broke, we're all broke. Even the smug guy on the balcony with the croissant hasn't got two AmEx gold cards to rub together these days. Tell everybody your schemes to save cash.

(, Thu 10 Nov 2011, 18:09)
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This one caused a bit of moral outrage last time I posted it......
Weigh everything as onions (or as I've found out since, carrots).
Those self service tills in the supermarket. You know the ones, you do the scanning and packing for the place so's they don't have to pay staff to do it for you. Then they charge you full fucking price.
Next time you're there, just weigh it all as cheap vegetables. Fillet steak, that'll be 35 pence please.
Also, buy expensive wine along with a bottle of cheap plonk, scan the cheap one and bag expensive ones.
Work out what prepackaged things weigh the same but cost a shit load less. Fray bentos pie, about the same as a tin of value cat food. 2 litres of coke or 2 litres of value mineral water.
Voila! Your weekly shop for the cost of a big bag of veg and a couple of tins of value crap

Edit: anyone would think I've just come round and bum raped your kittens and given them the bad aids from the replies. Do b3tans all own supermarkets and are therefore appalled by the idea of them losing a little bit of their profits?
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 9:57, closed)
Well,
why are you surprised about people disagreeing with you?

Wouldn't it be quicker and easier to just stuff it down your jacket and walk out with it?
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 10:01, closed)

I like to make some kind of contribution for my purchases, not just steal them like some common thief
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(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:52, closed)
JMG WINS AGAIN.

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I'd love to have come around my place. I'd feel real comfortable while I left you alone and went for a pee.
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I'm sure you can come around your place almost any time
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(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:53, closed)
There are, apparently, no limits to where a b3tan will go
Why don't you pop into my office to discuss this.
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(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 13:06, closed)
1) you can't just grab chunks of meat from the butcher counter - they'll have weighed it and added a barcode before handing it over.
2) why would you want a Fray Bentos pie? Eating the catfood would be preferable.
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Fray Bentos pies! Manna from heaven
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 10:27, closed)
You are wrong,
in every conceivable way.
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not the first time I've been told that
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Parents can be so cruel.

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I know! I blame them for my Bentos addiction. Even though they smell of warm dog food, I just can't help myself

Edit: that's the pies that smell, not my parents
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(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:54, closed)
So, you're still stealing then?

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nope. Just paying what I feel is the correct amount.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 11:16, closed)
An unassailable defence!
You could use it on a TWOC-ing charge:
"No, m'lud, I didn't steal the car but, under the current economic conditions, it had depreciated in value to near zero, so I wasn't required to pay for it."

Would it work against rape charges, too?
"No, yer'honor, I didn't rape the victim, I was just having as much sex as I believed I was entitled to."
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 11:29, closed)

I seem to have hit a nerve with you MM. Please don't forget the unwritten disclaimer to all QotW answers:
"This answer may contain references to massive drugs, sex, heroic acts, humuorous retorts and criminal acts that have been exagerrated or fabricated for the purposes of humous"
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 11:55, closed)
You are indeed pushing my buttons. I really don't like thieves.
It's made worse by your claim that you're not stealing.

Anyway, upset on the internet, and what have you, I suppose.

Your love of crap pies, will be your downfall.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:30, closed)
I think that's what will irk alot of people about this.
The flat denial of a blatant crime not being a crime. If people want to commit a crime then that's their choice, just don't kid yourself about what you are doing.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:58, closed)
Quite.
But I do really (really, really) hate thieves.

And Fray Bentos pies. This is internet outrage catnip, to me.
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well then your only excuse is that your story is a lie.

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shock horror! Untruths on question of the week!
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HAHAHAHAHA!

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so it is a lie then?
and you're just feigning moral immaturity? Really you know full well why what you have described is stealing and wrong, you just thought it would be funny to pretend otherwise?

Well that's alright then.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:56, closed)
feigning moral immaturity?
you're kidding, right?
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Oh Christ, it's the Albert Marshmallow School Of Trolling again.

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This weapons-grade stupidity makes me want to reach down the interpipes and stab you

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Your supermarket allows booze to be run through the self service tills unsupervised? Oh dear, I guess they'll be feeling the effects of a police "underage purchasing" sting soon enough...
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Nope, someone just comes along and verifies you're over 18 just before you pay.
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there's saving money and there's theft
this is the latter - not that I have a huge moral issue with how you behave, I have no personal love of supermarkets and think they are shits and but I worry you'll get caught.

And once caught they'll not treat this as anything different to shoplifting. Be careful out there.
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Our ginger fuhrer has spoken. As have the police as to the legality.
Whereas the church has declared this kind of thing ok (ok, not the whole church and not without caveats)
Me, I just object to paying a small fortune for shallots, weighed them as onions and saw the opportunity for some scurrilous people to take advantage of the system. I also then exagerated my use of this loop hole, which just compounded my moral decline.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:47, closed)
if you object to paying a small fortune for something other than a necessity...
then, and read this slowly... several times in fact...

DO NOT BUY IT!
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not always. Sometimes it's laziness. I can't be bothered to scroll through all the veg options so I press carrots because you don't have to scroll through lots of screens.
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this is like an pick your own adventure book...
go to page 52

PAGE 52:
GO TO A CHECKOUT (THEY WILL SCAN IT ALL FOR YOU AT NO EXTRA COST)
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:56, closed)
I always go to the checkout,
I'm not doing their job for them for free. This is how I get what I feel I'm entitled to out of the system.
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these are priceless

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This is all because of shallots?
You fucking ponce.
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c'mon now...
it's my inimitable human right to steal shallots!
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You'll be OK,
I'm sure they don't have CCTV cameras trained on the self-service tills to monitor the smuggest-looking wankers who shop there.
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right...
so your justification for theft is "AT LEAST IT'S NOT RAPE!"?????!!!

you utter cretin
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did I mention rape? I'm sure I would have noticed that.
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You are a thief.
Nothing more, nothing less.
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"just a little over, is that ok?"

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this attitude is why the global economic crisis is happening.

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YOUR FAULT!

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Genuine officelols with tears in my eyes :D

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Once again, you've saved the internet.
Had I any, my ovaries would be yours to pillage.
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I'm lucky I'm at home
I'm howling!
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Yeah man we abandoned the barter system
Sorry to tell you
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I still use it quite frequently. Most people running pubs do. Booze for services
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Sucking off the barman for a WKD,
hadly seems worth it.
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Oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god you are a bellend.

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we've had a "stop taking the internet so seriously reply"
Are we to have a legless "trolling you" defence also?
Maybe even a delete?
Buhhhm buhm buhhhhhhhh*dramatic reverb*
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b3ta.com/questions/savingmoney/post1427671
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excellent.
Let's push for the delete, JMG is internetting up a storm.
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JMG has hands down won the internet with this thread.
He'll be on the New Year Honours list.
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*pig fives*

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Cheers

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proper lol

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Christ, can we please just have one week where QOTW doesn't get filled up with pictures of Steve McDonald? Please?

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I AM FURIOUS RIGHT NOW.

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I've never seen this before
It's making me proper LOL.
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Sorry but
This is theft, pure and simple.
Oh dear, the little supermarkets lose a little profit. Well if you don't like capitalism go live in north korea

You twunt
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this is my favourite

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In all the times I have used the self service checkout
(3) I have found money in the change bucket, 20, 5 and 50p. I kept them all but never put shallots through as onions, that's low man.
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£20?
lucky bugger, most I've ever found is a quid
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Ah yes. Thought one of these would pop up somewhere.
The classic 'Stealing is fine as long as you steal from a big company' gambit.

No, it isn't.

I'm in favour of supermarkets losing a little more profit to the exchequer, but not to common criminals.

Which is what you are.
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Sorry if this has already been said, 108 replies is too many to read, but when a company loses out through theft, who is punished? It's a combination of honest paying customers and the employees who make the smallest wage, as they'll be first to go. Nice work, dickhead.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 16:08, closed)
I'll get me another flaming for this, but...
Surely the self service tills have caused more redundancies than the theft of half a pound of posh onions.
8 tills being run by one person surely isn't increasing the numbers of employees at the store.
And I appologise to all of Tesco's customers, to whose bills my theft has added less than 0.00000000004p per pound on their shopping bills.
And I know I'm not helping my case here, but where the chuffing hell did all this Daily Fail style moral outrage come from on b3ta?
(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 14:56, closed)
well i think
that this is a thoroughly splendid idea.
Save money on sunglasses by waiting till dark, finding an unlocked car and robbing a pair.
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I'm clicking this purely to vote the thread up.
Not to endorse your story, because you're clearly a wankstain, but the rest of the thread is fucking gold.
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i think most of the replies have been posted by the morality sheep
if the first few posts had been "ha, ha! why hadn't i thought that" none of these nonces would've started jumping up and down.

my advice though, be careful, you'll single handedly bring down the neo capitalist system with this kind of behaviour and as we all know, it'll be the workers that'll be shot first.
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Ingenious application of the tinfoil hat gambit there.
Are you in the minority? Simply dismiss everyone else as "sheep". That way, you can continue to feel superior to them!
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