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    Default Supermarket pricing stickers

    While on Flickr I came across images of price stickers from defunct and still running supermarkets, thought this would be of interest to anyone.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blitzkriegbob/

    Just like to add I have three Tesco stickers in my CD collection possibly from the 80s and one WH Smith sticker on one of my record covers.

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    When I was a child in the late '70s, I used to collect pricing stickers. We would shop (mainly) at the International supermarket and I would raid the food cupboard for the price labels which I used to stick on my wardrobe door. I amassed quite a collection in the end, but it ended when we moved house at the start of the '80s, and we shopped at a Co-op. The stickers they used came in 3 parts if you peeled them off the packets, and it was too much effort to re-assemble them. I think I had a fascination with numbers. The things you do when you're young!
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    I remember Fine Fair used to do the odd thing of having a product number rather than a price on it's labels.

    The cashier would key in the code into the till, so it was a step toward barcode scanners.
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    Does anyone else remember the 'Delamere' price labels Tesco used to have on their household goods like pinter glassware?

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    If my memory serves me right, the Tesco DELAMARE crest was a kind of crown with three balls on the points of the crown? And was it pale blue background and dark blue logo?

    A bit like the Rolex watch crest?

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    Never knew that, I've got old pinters, and a couple of halfers, you know, the old indented patterned glass with handle for, well...pints of lager or bitter etc lol, but anyway, the price stickers are still on the bottom of some and its simply 'Delamare' in blue on a white sticker with the price under it, no crest....the pinters were 20p! Sturdy thick glass and heavy....shows how price increases and value of what money buys decreases over the years eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sf1378 View Post
    Never knew that, I've got old pinters, and a couple of halfers, you know, the old indented patterned glass with handle for, well...pints of lager or bitter etc lol, but anyway, the price stickers are still on the bottom of some and its simply 'Delamare' in blue on a white sticker with the price under it, no crest....the pinters were 20p! Sturdy thick glass and heavy....shows how price increases and value of what money buys decreases over the years eh?
    I used to have a couple of those pinters.Not sure where they are now.I don't think anyone sells them anymore?Shame :-(

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    i didnt know Nisa was around in the 80's...?
    a local store just gone up around my place..

    reminds me of all the out of date tins my nan had in her "pantry"
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrewing View Post
    i didnt know Nisa was around in the 80's...?
    a local store just gone up around my place..

    reminds me of all the out of date tins my nan had in her "pantry"
    :-)
    I think Nisa are a regional chain that has expanded, there's none near me but I remember using one on holiday in Norfolk in the 1980s.
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    I was thinking about price stickers just now, and the assistant using their pricing gun - we don't see that anymore, I wonder why? Health and Safety reasons, perhaps?

    When did supermarkets stop using them - early 1990s, perhaps? I suppose they stopped because customers hated the fact that they couldn't get them off and that they left a sticky residue on their hands.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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