I recently went to B&Q on Queens Road with the intention of purchasing some fence paint.
On one shelf there were 9 litre tubs of Ronseal fence paint priced at £12.70.
On the next shelf there were tubs of Ronseal fence paint clearly marked “Get 12 litres for the price of 9 litres.
These were marked at £16, so logic says that they too should have been £12.70 or you would be paying for the “free” 3 litres.
I asked a member of staff to explain the discrepancy but she couldn’t.
I then asked to see the manager who informed me that pricing was set by Ronseal themselves.
I left without making a purchase.
On reaching home I phoned Ronseal who said that pricing was down to individual stores.
I also phoned B&Q head office who couldn’t cast any light on the matter. I wonder how many people have paid the higher price without realising.