The great Christmas rip-off

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By the end of September I started to notice a surge in Christmas products, from tinsel to specially-packaged foodstuffs in supermarkets near my office and my home. I picked up some of the packages in the store out of curiosity and noticed that some of the sell-by dates on the items were in early and mid-November this year. Not exactly sporting in my humble opinion.

I don’t have an expansive network of secret shoppers, so I asked my parents to have a look at the supermarkets that they frequent on the Wirral and sure enough they came back to me explaining that they had similar experiences when they checked out four supermarkets and discount grocers that they regularly shop at.

There is also the question of whether something is fit-for-purpose if it is intended for Christmas and is out-of-date a month-and-a-half before its even due, how does this fit in with the Sale of Goods Act 1979?

At the end of the day, all I am going to say is be careful out there people.