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Did anyone see the front page of the Express on Saturday - only caught a glimpse as I was watching the Footie, but

it was basically saying how food is now so much cheaper. Bananas 33% cheaper etc.

They are ramping the "good feel" factor for home owners aren't they? Do they report on oil, council tax, tv license, gas

increases?

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Did anyone see the front page of the Express on Saturday - only caught a glimpse as I was watching the Footie, but

it was basically saying how food is now so much cheaper. Bananas 33% cheaper etc.

They are ramping the "good feel" factor for home owners aren't they? Do they report on oil, council tax, tv license, gas

increases?

I wonder if they are a NuLabour supporting paper?

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I wonder if they are a NuLabour supporting paper?

The Daily Express is not a Labour supporting paper. It flirted with them briefly and then reverted back to its traditional "middle England" right wing Tory stance.

The Uk press is, and always has been, right wing, anti progreeive and anti Labour.

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The Daily Express is not a Labour supporting paper. It flirted with them briefly and then reverted back to its traditional "middle England" right wing Tory stance.

The Uk press is, and always has been, right wing, anti progreeive and anti Labour.

Something is going on. I can't see how bananas being 33% cheaper and food being a bit lower or static is front page news!

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BARGAIN BRITAIN;

Prices in shops are 'cheapest' ever

BYLINE: By Sarah Westcott

BODY:THE cost of shopping is cheaper than ever before, it can be revealed today.

Britons have never had it so good as the price of food plummets due to an all-out price war between the supermarket giants.

The price of a bag of weekly groceries containing basics such as crisps, biscuits and washing powder has gone down in real terms in the past year, according to research by the trade magazine The Grocer.

The falling costs of shopping teamed with glorious sunshine and the World Cup look set to create a feel-good summer. While inflation runs at two per cent, the cost of the most popular supermarket items has gone up by just 0.5 per cent.

The price of a pound of bananas has dropped by 23 per cent in the past year, while separate research by the Office of National Statistics shows that clothes and shoes have fallen by five per cent.

It is even better for consumers buying plasma TVs and iPods. The price of audio-visual equipment has dropped by 12.8 per cent from April 2005 to April 2006, said the ONS.

Researchers from The Grocer purchased a basket of 100 products ranging from bananas to baked beans at supermarkets around the country and recorded which is the cheapest and which has the most stock and the best service.

They found that the baskets cost an average of GBP 179.64, compared with GBP 178.61 a year ago.

Food bought at the top six supermarkets is just 0.57 per cent more expensive than this time last year.

At three supermarkets - Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Somerfield - prices have actually come down. Sian Harrington, deputy editor of The Grocer, said: "Buying food is now cheaper than it has ever been before if you take into account inflation.

"It is extremely competitive out there between the big boys. Competition is becoming ever more intense and Tesco is hard on the heels of Asda when it comes to cheap prices.

"Sainsbury's has also done extremely well by reducing the difference between its prices and Tesco and Asda. For consumers, it can only really get better as the supermarkets keep up the pressure on prices." City analyst Jeremy Batstone added: "The big groups are also working much harder in getting the supply chain right so products are on the shelves." Mr Batstone, an investment strategist at stockbroker Charles Stanley, said the supermarkets were "making hay while the sun shines" as seasonal variations might affect check-out prices later in the year.

The annual survey of grocery prices by The Grocer also revealed that Asda has retained its crown as the UK's cheapest supermarket, pipping Tesco for a ninth year running.

Waitrose was named the country's most expensive supermarket, with the same basket of goods costing GBP 25 more than at Asda.

Julian Hunt, editor of The Grocer, said: "They have gone head to head all year, but Asda just came out top.

"It has been a tough year for retailers and suppliers, with prices hardly changing. Ultimately, customers have benefited." Dave Cheesewright, chief operating officer at Asda, said: "By shopping at Asda, customers are getting a month's worth of shopping for free, based on our average basket price compared with the average price of all our competitors' baskets." A spokesperson for Sainsbury's said last night: "We have reduced prices on many items, particularly on groceries, which reduced by 1.5 per cent last year and were largely the result of 8,500 price reductions.

"We have also lowered 1,000 prices since January 2006. This can only mean good news for consumers." A Tesco spokesman added: "This goes to show how competitive supermarkets really are and how consumers benefit from that in the form of low prices.

"Tesco has driven down the cost of shopping across the store from baby food to barbecues, and shoppers can look forward to more of the same this summer." Official figures from the ONS show that clothing has fallen in price by 4.3 per cent, footwear has gone down by 5 per cent and household textiles have dropped by 5.4 per cent.

Package holidays have also gone down in price, by 1.7 per cent in the past year, while even the cost of games and toys has fallen by 3.7 per cent.

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Something is going on. I can't see how bananas being 33% cheaper and food being a bit lower or static is front page news!

Headline inflation - it's what preventing IR rises ATM

They are trying to make us feel 'lucky' when in fact we are being screwed by stealth by real inflation....

Edited by dnd

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Do they not mention why the prices are falling in some markets?

Comsumers aren't spending anymore as the 'feel good factor' has dissapeared.

Hence retailers are having to get more aggressive and cut margins in order to maintain profits.

Prices only fall in relation to competition, Tesco don't reduce the price of their bananas for their own health.

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If Supermarkets have to get aggresive with pricing, this normally means job losses!

Also if food is cheapest its ever been, then the direction isn't good as it becomes less likely to get even cheaper.

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O.K, food maybe cheaper but how much profit are the supermarkets making on these products in the first place.

I was in Cardiff indoor market this morning and I can assure you that fresh fruit, vegetables and meat are a lot cheaper than the major supermarkets.

So maybe supermarket are dropping their prices but they are still overpriced.

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Prices lower on food?

Nah, strawberrys and cherries are soo expensive at the moment. They should be so cheap as they'd be in season in the UK,

Yes, they would be in season but why sell products from local suppliers when you can fly tasteless rubbish in from abroad!?

We (driven by the supermarkets) are consistantly nailing all the UK food producers into the ground, give it a few years they will all be out of business :angry: and we will import everything - thanks Tony and Tescos for your support for British Agriculture - the fruit growers will be the first to go....

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The big boys may be able to refuse price increases from suppliers, but all the smaller corner shops are struggling. I've processed rather large increases so far this year!

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The Editor of the Daily Express has no doubt decided that good news increases sales and has renounced any pretence of serious journalism. Remember their target readership - rising house prices and falling banana prices are music to their ears. ;)

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Nah, strawberrys and cherries are soo expensive at the moment. They should be so cheap as they'd be in season in the UK,

Strawberries aren't in season yet here in North West England, due to wet and gloomy end of May we've had. I was told they should be about 10-14 days depending on the weather. I only know because I went to pick some on Saturday from a couple of fruit farms.

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The Daily Express is not a Labour supporting paper. It flirted with them briefly and then reverted back to its traditional "middle England" right wing Tory stance.

The Uk press is, and always has been, right wing, anti progreeive and anti Labour.

...especially the ultra-right wing Mirror, Independent and Guardian. :)

Edited by Scooter

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I would like to buy a 32 inch TV. Old Price for a Sony CRT about 450 pounds. New price for a grossly inferior LCD 1000 pounds. Used to be able to buy a nice detached house in this area for 150k, now costs 350k. Nice Audi A4 TDi used to be around 21k in 1997 now they are closer to 30k. Council tax has doubled in the last 3 or 4 years. Gas and Electricity--don't even go there. Petrol--what can we say? Good thing bannanas are still cheap I suppose.

Looking at the new Samsung CRT-HDTV, 32 inch around 400 pounds. Wonder if its any good. Can't stand picture quality on LCD (HD okay) and Plasma is old tech now.

...especially the ultra-right wing Mirror, Independent and Guardian. :)

Yeah , and that nasty Socialist rag the Telegraph.

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I would like to buy a 32 inch TV. Old Price for a Sony CRT about 450 pounds. New price for a grossly inferior LCD 1000 pounds.

Wow someone who thinks the same as me about the LCD TV's ! :D

- I was starting to think that I was the only person who had noticed that the vast majority (if not all) of them are far inferior to the older CRT TV's.

- I can't believe people waste their money on then when the picture quality is so low - "oh but it is flat and takes up less space" is all I ever here - I much prefer a quality picture.

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Wow someone who thinks the same as me about the LCD TV's ! :D

- I was starting to think that I was the only person who had noticed that the vast majority (if not all) of them are far inferior to the older CRT TV's.

- I can't believe people waste their money on then when the picture quality is so low - "oh but it is flat and takes up less space" is all I ever here - I much prefer a quality picture.

I agree. I'll go HD TV when mine packs in, and when the price is realistic.

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BARGAIN BRITAIN;

Prices in shops are 'cheapest' ever

BYLINE: By Sarah Westcott

BODY:THE cost of shopping is cheaper than ever before, it can be revealed today.

....

Food bought at the top six supermarkets is just 0.57 per cent more expensive than this time last year.

.....

"Buying food is now cheaper than it has ever been before if you take into account inflation.

Sounds like a puff piece to ward off a DTI/OFT investigation in supermarkets.

Besides houses were close to the "cheapest ever" just before they inflated rapidly and out of peoples reach.

I love the bit where it says "before if you take into account inflation"

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Wow someone who thinks the same as me about the LCD TV's ! :D

- I was starting to think that I was the only person who had noticed that the vast majority (if not all) of them are far inferior to the older CRT TV's.

- I can't believe people waste their money on then when the picture quality is so low - "oh but it is flat and takes up less space" is all I ever here - I much prefer a quality picture.

The Samsung HDTV crt is apparently only 16 inches thick. I heard Hitachi are coming out with a HDTV crt also. Apparently there are quite a few of us who think LCD is awful compared with a CRT picture.

It goes to prove that the Sheeple will buy anything if it is marketed correctly and the VIs convince you everyone is doing it. Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, LCD is sharper..... :lol:

I agree. I'll go HD TV when mine packs in, and when the price is realistic.

How about 449 including delivery for a HDTV 32 inch with a picture as good as a traditional crt:

32" 100hz hd ready slim fit widescreen tv

Product code 324140

The UK's first HD ready 32" CRT from Samsung - all the benefits of HD technology at an incredible price

http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/453_324140.html

Edited by Realistbear

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How about 449 including delivery for a HDTV 32 inch with a picture as good as a traditional crt:

32" 100hz hd ready slim fit widescreen tv

Product code 324140

The UK's first HD ready 32" CRT from Samsung - all the benefits of HD technology at an incredible price

No Ta! I'll investigate further when my 6.5 year old Toshiba 28" widescreen / half a ton in weight TV kicks the bucket.

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I'm glad other feel the same way about LCDS - I always thought they were 'watery' crap

IMO either get a plasma now (and put up with logo burn and nowhere to hang it from you plasterboard walls) or wait for OLEDS to come out (their diodes emit light independently of a backlight source)

....or stick with CRT (which is what I'm doing)

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Strawberries aren't in season yet here in North West England, due to wet and gloomy end of May we've had. I was told they should be about 10-14 days depending on the weather. I only know because I went to pick some on Saturday from a couple of fruit farms.

but surely in the hot and sunny drought ridden south?

& Where you go?

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