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    All Gold Tomato Sauce reduced to 30?

    TigerBrands.., reduced #AllGold #TomatoSauce bottle from 750ml to 700 without informing anybody.

    36 tomatoes? I don't think so!
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    However tigerbrands say that hey haven't increased their prices, well I wonder what decreasing the size of a product is then? In my books that is a 7% decrease in quantity. Unfortunately many companies are doing the same thing. When they all get to the absolute minimum, they will start making their products with more cheap crap. Bottom line is nobody cares about the consumer, money is everything
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    I have been noting this with many other suppliers. Be wary when comparing prices on the shelves, always confirm the packaging is the same amount.
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    Thinking about it, it tantamounts to BETRAYAL to the consumer - making changes with out informing.

    The main thing is they are getting away with it!
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    Blurock you have uncovered a marketing tactic used by many marketers called 'the just noticeable difference in consumer behaviour,' the idea here is to reduce or change a product so slightly that it's beyond your noticeable threshold. You won't know the difference unless you really try and look for a difference. For example, if you reduced the contents of a match box by one stick, it won't be noticed. If you reduce a ply of toilet paper by one ply you also won't tell the difference. I'm not entorely sure if this was their intention but ommitting to disclose such a change points in that direction. Let me guess the price is still the same...
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    Consumers should insist on seeing a price per Kg. or per litre. It is too easy to get away with a "special" in new packaging. Consumers appear to be so easily conned. Prices will keep increasing until the consumer opens her mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanash Naick View Post
    If you reduce a ply of toilet paper by one ply you also won't tell the difference.
    The dirty tricks done with toilet paper can be pretty amazing. We've got into the habit of weighing each bale when it comes in from our supplier nowadays to spot... let's call it undisclosed divergence from standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanash Naick View Post
    [FONT=courier new] If you reduce a ply of toilet paper by one ply you also won't tell the difference. FONT]
    But you may feel it!

    Apologies Vanash, no offence, but I had a good chuckle when I read your post

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