Just wanted to alert people to watch out if buying cigarettes from Bermondsey Square Sainburys. We bought 20 Marlboro lights only to discover (upon unwrapping the shrink wrap) that it was empty and packed out with paper. Quite unbelievable from a 'reputable' retailer. The person in charge that we spoke to was not surprised as it had happened before. Have reported it to Sainsburys HQ but as yet no response. Bizarre!
I would have thought that the problem is with the manufacturer (Philip Morris)not Sainsburys. I would contact Philip Morris direct - you might get more than what Sainsbury's offered, which was probably a replacement packet of cigarettes.
well, if your new year resolution is to cut down smoking, then there is your answer - buy your cigs from sainsbury ! hehe. seriously though, eileen may have a point, but im not upto date with the distribution and packing of cigs from philip morris, but obviously something is very wrong somewhere. stand your ground and don't get ripped off. (this is rip off britain after all).
BDSM - the message is clear, quit now!
Sainsbury's just saved you more than an 4 hours of your life (on average) - just don't spend it reading community websites - you're still young, go and enjoy yourself!
Last year I complained to Sainsbury's through their website about a number of issues at the B Square store (selling out-of-date food; special offers not being recognised by the tills; food in the chiller cabinet by the entrance being warm because the door is always open).
The response they sent me didn't address any of the issues - in fact, they said that selling out-of-date food was OK as it was probably still good to eat - but they did post me a £5 gift card. So get writing!
This is a very poorly managed shop....and it is not OK to sell out of date goods at all...otherwise why put dates on them in the first place. The shop is endorsing its product by using this system and in no way should be selling out of date stock. If you buy it and choose to use it after the expiry date then that is fine and is your responsibility. I am astounded that they would have written to you with that sentiment.
Pardon me if I appear to be stating the obvious, but as a non-smoker who can't stand the smell of the things, is there such a thing as a cigarette that is NOT dodgy?
I thought that the smoking ban that was introduced last year was the best thing to come to this country since sliced bread.
At least I can spend two or three hours in a pub now and not go home stinking like an ashtray, having to shower before I go to bed in order to expel the stench from my hair.