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alfa says:
1 October 2015

On-line and In-store Supermarket Receipts

Receipts are confusing to work out especially where special offers are concerned.
How would we like them to change their wicked ways for clear pricing?
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malcolm r says:
2 October 2015

Good ideas in Convo

Many community members come up with excellent ideas and useful information that get lost as a convo progresses. Perhaps Which? could compile the best under a separate topic for reference and amusement
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John Snow says:
2 October 2015

When I wanted to use a Gift card I was told it was out of date.
On the gift card there was no date of expiry, it was an Argos card, what are my rights.

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Angela says:
4 October 2015

Making Wills

I think people should be warned. A person makes a will with a solicitor and assumes that their wishes will be carried out by that solicitor/firm, when the time comes. This is not necessarily so.
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7 October 2015

what is the point of diesel ?

diesel is a noisy dirty system using crude oil needing gadgets to reduce NOX etc, that add cost and complication.
no cost gains under 15000 mpa.
so why bother when petrol is much cleaner and quieter.
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Terry Edwards says:
9 October 2015

In car emissions testing equipment.

With modern technology it should be possible to fit testing equipment to cars so that they can be run for a set period in ‘real’ conditions to show that drivers are getting the figures promised .
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Mary Hayward says:
10 October 2015

Food sold in bulk packaging

Consumers are blamed for wasting food; supermarkets sell items in bulk packaging: large tubs of dairy items, 1.5kg of sweet potatoes, double packs of lettuce. What to do?
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She Dragon says:
11 October 2015

Criminal behaviour by the police

Why is it that despite extensive evidence against a police officer, the so call “Independent Police Complaints Commission” fail to ensure that the officer is charged and taken to court?
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JT says:
11 October 2015

Outlaw higher prices to UK customers for global digital content

Subscription services, such as Spotify and Tidal are charging the same number on different currencies – this hits UK customers. Tidal Premium is $19.99 (£13.04) – and £19.99 ($30.64) in the UK.
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Ross says:
13 October 2015

Misuse of non-basic rate helpline numbers

It has been law since June 13th 2014 for any trader to provide a basic-rate (01, 02, 03) or freephone (080) number for contact – yet many companies continue to advertise only 084x and 087x numbers.
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Phil Thiselton says:
16 October 2015

Consistent nutritional information on packaging

For example, crisps. Per packet, per portion, per 30g (in a 50g packet) – surely this has to change? You can’t make a simple comparison.
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16 October 2015

what are the benefits of the new smart meters. They want me to have one, but I think it is just for their benefit and will save them sending estimated bills and using the mail.

Do you agree?
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16 October 2015

I object to paying £1.50 for a Sunday newspaper, which is why I don’t buy it. I don’t want the rubbish they put with it, and throw it away in the shop. away in the shop,. T

I would buy it if it was just the newspaper.
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PATFAMILY says:
18 October 2015

Lakeland guarantee wording change!

This is what I thought was the mission statement/ company strap line: Part of the cornerstone of Lakeland is the simple ‘if you are not satisfied you get your money back’. Has anyone notice the change
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20 October 2015

Identify the sharp practices that energy providers use to hold onto our money when we change providers

My examples are taking money out of my account with no good reason even though I’ve left them ; and hiding the info about making complaints (both from the Co-op, supposedly very ethical)
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Ian says:
23 October 2015

Old Wives’ Tales – that work

Know any money-saving ideas that work to solve common problems? Add them here.
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This idea was chosen on Tue December 2015

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23 October 2015

TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership – why is Which? supporting this?

Which? has emphasised alleged economic benefits of TTIP and downplayed issues of food safety, secret courts (ISDS) and the threat to sovereignty. Which needs to insist on no weakening of standards.
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6 November 2015

Hi John, thanks very much for sharing your idea and for everyone else for voting on it. We seem to have a little bug at the moment which means this Ideas section is only looking at the first digit of the number – we’ll get that fixed!

On to your comment. The current Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations are certainly important for UK consumers.

We’ve previously mentioned the potential benefits, such as reduced prices and increased choice, but we’re also very aware of the risks. For example, we’re very opposed to the inclusion of an investor-state dispute resolution (ISDS) clause and want to see absolutely no dilution of regulatory standards that protect consumers.

As a minimum, it is absolutely imperative that existing consumer rights are not watered down by any potential deal. We’re making sure this view is heard through BEUC (an umbrella group for European consumer organisations of which we’re a member) which has a programme of work on TTIP.

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rogmull says:
24 October 2015

Stopping theft from bank accounts

It is stated that there is a risk of money being transferred from bank accounts because of the loss of bank account details. Why not blacklist banks who allow too many fraudulent accounts to be used.
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Peter Smith says:
24 October 2015

Sould there be a national register for vacant jobs?

Everybody knows how many people are unemployed, but there is no table to say how many vacanct jobs there are every month.
I think it is time that a campaign is started to get monthly jobs tablised too
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Slinky says:
28 October 2015

Free paper bags for your grocery shopping?

With the recent introduction of the plastic carrier bag charge why don’t supermarkets adopt the same practice as in America and handout paper bags? Paper is not only biodegradable but also recycleable
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John Ward says:
28 October 2015

Discarded plastic bottles nuisance.

Now that we’ve cracked the plastic carrier bag problem right across the UK, what are we going to do about plastic bottles?
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