Here’s what’s coming up during the week of 12 July 2021.
Welcome back to Which? Conversation! Congratulations or commiserations on the football, depending on which side of the pitch you’re on – though we do hope that issues with secondary ticking sites didn’t dampen your experience.
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Last week on Which? Conversation
- It was good to see so many of you join in our first expert event on Scams. Hopefully you found the event to be useful. Don’t worry if you missed it – all of our experts’ answers are still in the comments, and we’ll be recapping and summarising them soon.
- Nearly 300 community members left a comment in response to our call on why the Payment System Regulator (PSR) must make reimbursement mandatory for scam victims, including many sharing personal stories of how they or people they know have scammed. We’ve flagged these to Which? Campaigns, and will use them as the basis for the next stage of campaign action.
What’s happening this week
Ever wonder what goes into a Which? supermarket investigation? We’re welcoming our senior researcher/writer Marianne Calnan to Which? Conversation this Friday at 2pm to answer your questions in the comments on online orders and deliveries, refunds, substitutions and pricing tactics, what supermarkets should be doing more of (or less of), and more.
Here’s what we’re planning to discuss this week on Which? Conversation:
- Would you buy refurbished trainers? On Tuesday, our own Chirag Khetiya discusses how shoe manufacturers are aiming to reduce waste while giving you a discount on your kicks.
- What are your tips for running your home efficiently? On Wednesday we’re keen to hear what changes you make around the home to reduce your carbon footprint and live more eco-friendly.
Ahead of next week’s lifting of restrictions in England, we’ll also be keeping an eye out for what this means for you. Check out the five things you need to know ahead of restrictions lifting, as well as what the coronavirus restrictions are in your area.
Questions of the week
Inspired by a comment from malcolm r, this week’s topic is on e-scooters. Back in June, Which? announced it would begin testing electric scooters as these products are becoming increasingly popular despite being illegal in public spaces.
Do you think the fact that they’re illegal in public spaces stops people from buying them (or wanting to buy them)?
Want to tell us more? Join us over in our earlier conversation.
You’ll also see a different poll each week appear in your right sidebar. This week’s sidebar poll comes from our product testing team and is very timely for summer:
How do you eat a Magnum ice cream?
Bite into it: and eat the chocolate and ice cream at the same time (69%, 378 Votes)
Remove and eat the chocolate, then the ice cream (21%, 113 Votes)
Suck the chocolate and ice cream (11%, 58 Votes)
Total Voters: 549
In last week’s poll on utility providers we found out that most of you prefer to organise each one separately – though also that sometimes that choice isn’t necessarily available to consumers either. The poll is still open – if you missed it or are just joining us, feel free to pop back and vote accordingly.
What’s in store for you this week?
Over to you now – what are you looking forward to this week? Would the loosening of restrictions might make you consider a holiday abroad?
Let’s chat in the comments.
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