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7/11 sees profit oportunity and jumps on bandwagon

Post by stattointhailand » January 4, 2020, 4:40 pm

Just came back from 7/11.. They too have jumped on the "we can save a fortune if we dont give out bags" bandwagon knowing that the gullable public will be stupid enough to believe they actually give a toss about the environment [-X
Was in there yesterday and watched one woman trying to carry 3 x 3 big bottle packs of Chang in her arms ..... needless to say 6 were drinkable and 3 ended up washing the 7/11 floor (and causing extra time/water and detergent to be used to clean up the mess)..
Don't think the guy behind the counter was ready for my response when he told me "no bags .... do I want to buy several cloth ones to carry my purchases". No that's ok I said, I've got bags in my car. I then walked out to the car got some tesco bags and came back. Managed to block up one of the three tills for about 3 or 4 minutes, whilst he waited for me to return ....... and pay for the B600+ worth of stuff previously rung up and sitting on the counter.

Not got a problem with shops not giving out plastic bags, BUT, they have to pay for some alternative type of bags for people to use, not as they are trying to do ..... make extra money by not providing any :evil: :evil: [-X



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Re: 7/11 sees profit oportunity and jumps on bandwagon

Post by parrot » January 4, 2020, 5:16 pm

Well, one can only hope you'll be repayed by someone blocking up the lines in the same way.
If you're like most Thai families, you've got years worth of Lotus/Big C plastic bags taking up space somewhere in your house. Stick one in your pants next time you go shopping. It's really easy to do.
Expats seem to enjoy ranting about Thais using too many plastic bags. For being a developing country, they're a trendsetter on things like smoking in public places and use (over use) of plastic bags. Don't worry, the case against plastic bags is happening elsewhere......it just takes longer in 'developed' countries.

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Post by stattointhailand » January 4, 2020, 6:21 pm

parrot please see my final para .......... not a prob getting rid of plastic bags it's using it to make extra profit whilst trying to bullsh*t everyone that it's because "they care" when we all know they couldn't give a damn about anything except the "bottom line" that is annoying..

If they DID actually care they would have been spending recent months/years developing an alternative to using them.

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Re: 7/11 sees profit oportunity and jumps on bandwagon

Post by Barney » January 4, 2020, 9:01 pm

Maybe it’s my smiling face but just walked out of 7/11 with my plastic bag of goodies. Only spent 100 bht though.
600 is a lot in 7/11


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Re: 7/11 sees profit oportunity and jumps on bandwagon

Post by tamada » January 4, 2020, 9:52 pm

stattointhailand wrote:
January 4, 2020, 4:40 pm
Just came back from 7/11.. They too have jumped on the "we can save a fortune if we dont give out bags" bandwagon knowing that the gullable public will be stupid enough to believe they actually give a toss about the environment [-X
Was in there yesterday and watched one woman trying to carry 3 x 3 big bottle packs of Chang in her arms ..... needless to say 6 were drinkable and 3 ended up washing the 7/11 floor (and causing extra time/water and detergent to be used to clean up the mess)..
Don't think the guy behind the counter was ready for my response when he told me "no bags .... do I want to buy several cloth ones to carry my purchases". No that's ok I said, I've got bags in my car. I then walked out to the car got some tesco bags and came back. Managed to block up one of the three tills for about 3 or 4 minutes, whilst he waited for me to return ....... and pay for the B600+ worth of stuff previously rung up and sitting on the counter.

Not got a problem with shops not giving out plastic bags, BUT, they have to pay for some alternative type of bags for people to use, not as they are trying to do ..... make extra money by not providing any :evil: :evil: [-X
You drop 600 baht on a shop at 7-eleven?

You must be minted!

FWIW, the environmentally friendly Tescos, Marks & Spencers, Sainsburys and Morrrisons back in the UK have been charging customers for environmentally friendly carrier bags at the check out ever since they first climbed on that bandwagon. Right here and right now, Big C are charging for the recyclable bags available at checkouts.

So stop buggering about and stick some of the bags you already have in your cavernous cargo pants pockets before you get out of the Pajero and stop pissing off the locals with your farang loo-mahk swagger. You're not fooling anyone.

Sheesh...

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Re: 7/11 sees profit oportunity and jumps on bandwagon

Post by Drunk Monkey » January 5, 2020, 2:13 am

NO BAGS NO BUY .....htf can i get my pineapple squares n tuna pocket to the truck ???? .. is this the end of life as we now it , do i have to turn Thai n takes a garamang plastic washing bowl or wheel barrow into 7 ..

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Re: 7/11 sees profit oportunity and jumps on bandwagon

Post by Bandung_Dero » January 5, 2020, 6:55 am

tamada wrote:
January 4, 2020, 9:52 pm
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You drop 600 baht on a shop at 7-eleven?

You must be minted!

FWIW, the environmentally friendly Tescos, Marks & Spencers, Sainsburys and Morrrisons back in the UK have been charging customers for environmentally friendly carrier bags at the check out ever since they first climbed on that bandwagon. Right here and right now, Big C are charging for the recyclable bags available at checkouts.

So stop buggering about and stick some of the bags you already have in your cavernous cargo pants pockets before you get out of the Pajero and stop pissing off the locals with your farang loo-mahk swagger. You're not fooling anyone.

Sheesh...
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Re: 7/11 sees profit oportunity and jumps on bandwagon

Post by fdimike » January 5, 2020, 7:23 am

Seems like a lot of griping over nothing important. Europeans have been using their own reusable bags to shop for as long as I can remember without a hint of a problem. The Royal Project store in the basement of Central Plaza has been promoting this bring your own bag program for quite some time now. We shop there often and have never witnessed any problems from the customers. They simply bring their own reusable bags. Now for the major test and that's the Thai Fresh Markets whose vendors put even the smallest item in a plastic bag. Once again simply bring your own shopping bag with you. Villa Market is helping its customers who spend over 500B by giving them a free reusable bag. It's a start.
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Post by Khun Paul » January 5, 2020, 7:32 am

I agree, many many years ago in the early 60's I remember shopping at a Sainsburys near to where I lived, no plastic bags were offered or even given , loose products including Cheese were wrapped up in paper ( same as was used in Fiush and Chip shops large white sheets ) and given to the customer who then placed it in their own bags, shopping basket whatever. It is the laziness of people that spurred the plastic bag revolution . Plus the desire of the Big (now ) supermarket chains to get as many customers through their tills as possible. The age old Customer service and politeness went the way of the Dodo. Which nowadays is hardy surprising as getting people to actually talk as well is increasingly hard as the vast majority have their faces stuck into a phone which seems to be replacing good old conversation.

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Post by RLTrader » January 5, 2020, 10:47 am

Tops still has plastic bags, only change is a charge of 1฿ each.

At least Royal Project posted a notice at least 1 week before going bagless, therefore was prepared.

My problem with Tesco, No Notice that it was always the 4th which I avoided.

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Post by 747man » January 5, 2020, 10:53 am

stattointhailand wrote:
January 4, 2020, 6:21 pm
parrot please see my final para .......... not a prob getting rid of plastic bags it's using it to make extra profit whilst trying to bullsh*t everyone that it's because "they care" when we all know they couldn't give a damn about anything except the "bottom line" that is annoying..

If they DID actually care they would have been spending recent months/years developing an alternative to using them.
Same Same at Tesco Lotus / Big C......It's ALL About the EXTRA Profit they make.....Fu*k The Customer & The Enviroment....... :shock: :shock:

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Post by tamada » January 5, 2020, 10:58 am

Big C and Tesco both had end of single-use bag notices in Thai before 1st January.

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Post by glalt » January 5, 2020, 11:09 am

In the first place it is the government wanting to eliminate single use plastic bags, not the stores. Whether that is a good or bad idea depends on who you ask. Some people are complaining about no bags and others think it is a great idea.

When I was still living in the US, I shopped in supermarkets where you had to furnish your own bags, Those same stores did furnish empty cardboard boxes when they were available. Those same stores specialized in selling bulk, meaning cases of different products and their prices were much better than other supermarkets. I thought it was a great idea buying full cases of non perishable products.

Plastic bags are not the problem. It's lazy people who don't have the discipline to dispose of them properly. The road in front of my house is always littered with plastic bags and food wrappers. The worst part is that every house in the village has a trash container along the street. I don't know what the answer is but I for one certainly won't miss plastic bags. The cloth bags are great. They are fairly large and the straps are long enough that you can hang them on your shoulders.

Eventually, hopefully, when going shopping, taking a cloth bag with you will be no different than taking your wallet.

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Post by stattointhailand » January 5, 2020, 12:01 pm

Jeeez guys, I'm not sayin getting rid of plastic bags is bad I'm saying that 7/11 have jumped on the bandwagon without any thought or care for its customers. Macro have shopping trolleys to take your goods to your vehicle, Tesco & Big C have shopping trolleys to take your goods to the car.. wheres in 7/11 your not even able to find a basket if there are more than 6 people in the store, and they take that away at the checkout leaving people to carry 3 x 3 bottles of beer and several smaller items in their arms with the obvious result..
BTW B600 was only a 3 pack of Leo(slightly dearer than Tesco but at least they are cold), 2 bottles of milk (B0.5 more than Tesco), some crisps sweets ice cream (same price as Tesco) and few other bits like Chicken curry pastie, coconut pie, spicy pork burger etc that Tesco don't sell.
Have Tesco stopped giving bags completely now?

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Post by Charlieb » January 5, 2020, 12:23 pm

Take your stuff to the car using one of their hand baskets then bring it back. I have seen several Thais doing this.
For me, I have cloth bags in the car if I just remember to take them into the store. :-)

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Post by noosard » January 5, 2020, 12:34 pm

Jeeze just think of the enviroment
Has to be 1 billion bags not dumped or burnt in the coming year here in thailand
That has got to be of some help

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Post by tamada » January 5, 2020, 1:06 pm

stattointhailand wrote:
January 5, 2020, 12:01 pm
Jeeez guys, I'm not sayin getting rid of plastic bags is bad I'm saying that 7/11 have jumped on the bandwagon without any thought or care for its customers. Macro have shopping trolleys to take your goods to your vehicle, Tesco & Big C have shopping trolleys to take your goods to the car.. wheres in 7/11 your not even able to find a basket if there are more than 6 people in the store, and they take that away at the checkout leaving people to carry 3 x 3 bottles of beer and several smaller items in their arms with the obvious result..
BTW B600 was only a 3 pack of Leo(slightly dearer than Tesco but at least they are cold), 2 bottles of milk (B0.5 more than Tesco), some crisps sweets ice cream (same price as Tesco) and few other bits like Chicken curry pastie, coconut pie, spicy pork burger etc that Tesco don't sell.
Have Tesco stopped giving bags completely now?
I guess if your shopping is a toss up between Tesco's scatter-gun availability and 7-eleven's even bigger mark ups... paeng isn't an issue.

7-eleven fast food?.. knock yourself out.

In case you aint noticed, 7-eleven is a convenience store so they don't do trolleys, everyone else does. I will say that the newer, larger 7-eleven franchises seem to have ample parking and it appears the new lessees are not allowed to sub-let this space to noodle carts and gaiyang sellers either. The only issue is the locals can't park properly and can't reverse out easily even if they have parked properly.

Bottom line, if you have bags in your car, use them.


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Post by noosard » January 5, 2020, 4:07 pm

TANSTAAFL
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Post by parrot » January 5, 2020, 5:25 pm

On the subject of "convenience store prices", I find many of the things I buy in 7-11 to be the same price as Tesco. Ngeesoon might be a tad cheaper. But then, I rarely walk out of 7-11 without getting 300+ Baht change from a 500 note.
When I do buy milk, for example, I carry it out by the handle (2liter). Small stuff I stuff in my pockets. Waaaay back when Udon's only 7-11 was the one across from the old Chaiyaporn Hotel on Makaeng Rd, I went in to buy a morning coffee. A woman ahead of me bought 3000 Baht worth of groceries. Year.......1995

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