Man Pays £450 for a Loaf of Bread -- And Doesn't Notice

Shopper John Brown popped into his local ASDA to buy bread, eggs and jam, three of the four cornerstones of a healthy diet (the fourth cornerstone is sausages, which we assume he already had at home). Three days later his bank refused to let him withdraw cash, and only then did he realise he'd been charged £450 for a loaf in an ASDA misprice/checkout catastrophe. He's getting a refund. [Metro] Read More >>

Cost of a Pint Explodes by 1,948 Per Cent Over 40 years

The price we pay for a pint has risen faster than house prices in the UK, with the cost of an average 0.568 of a litre of beer rising by 1,948 per cent since 1973. If you'd bought a pint back then and kept it in the fridge, you'd be a millionaire by now. Read More >>

Miserable Work Commuters Blamed for Disastrous Rail Satisfaction Survey

Over half of the UK's rail franchises scored dismal customer satisfaction scores in a recent survey, with contentment levels at under 50 per cent on 11 of our 19 rail networks -- and one rail company having the audacity to suggest it's because trains take us to work and we hate working. Hence the misery. Nothing to do with being endlessly ripped off, then? Read More >>

Train Companies Heap on the Misery With 2.8 Per Cent Fare Rise and £5,000 Season Ticket Hell

Today's the day that travelling by train gets a little more expensive, as the rail franchises treat themselves to their usual annual pay rise at our expense. Across the country, an average 2.8 per cent increase kicks in today, with some commuters now paying over £5,000 for the privilege of sweating on a train twice a day. Read More >>

iPhone 5S Price Index Calculates How Expensive it is in Real Money Terms

A phone company has created a thing it calls the iPhone 5S price index, which compares the relative cost of Apple's latest phone with the cost of living and national GDP of each country that sells it. And it's the Chinese that have to sacrifice the most to buy their aspirationally-branded mobile phones. Read More >>

Three Prices-up iPhone 5S -- Minimum Spend is £99 Upfront and a £37 a Month Tariff

UK mobile network Three has joined EE and O2 in announcing its pricing for the iPhone 5S, revealing there's going to be a minimum upfront fee of £99 regardless of which option you take. The good news is, unlimited mobile data's then yours for £37 a month.. Read More >>

EE Prices up iPhone 5S, Minimum Upfront Fee of £49 Required

After the networks opened their iPhone 5C pre-order campaigns last week and O2 gave us a hint of the horrors to come in terms of 5S pricing, 4G specialist EE has now published the amounts of money it wants off us should we want an iPhone 5S this Friday. Read More >>

iPhone 5C Pre-Orders Open in the UK Today; Here are the Numbers of Pain

The UK mobile networks have all opened up their iPhone 5C pre-orders today, letting rampant Apple fans upgrade to or sign up for the newest model. How many arms and legs are you going to have to assemble and exchange for that slightly better thing? Read More >>

Amazon Surrenders to OFT and Allows Sellers to Advertise Cheaper Prices

The Office of Fair Trading has managed to get Amazon to remove one of its more controversial seller regulations, the so-called "price parity" restriction on Amazon sellers offering the same goods for a cheaper price elsewhere online. Read More >>

Google UK Starts Selling its New Nexus 7, Nexus 4 Discounted to a Staggering £159

It's a big day for fans of Google-approved Android hardware, as the tech god has now started selling the 2013 edition Nexus 7 direct from its site. And seeing as you're there, why not chuck a hugely discounted Nexus 4 in your basket too? Read More >>

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First Party Xbox One Games Priced at £50

Microsoft's started trying to tempt gamers into pre-ordering the Xbox One launch games, with a handful of the new console's games now available to bagsie on the Microsoft Store. The bad news is a £49.99 RRP for the likes of Forza 5 and Kinect Sports Rivals. Read More >>

Premium Rate Government Numbers Screw the Poorest People out of £56m a Year

Research by the National Audit Office has found that we spend around £56m a year phoning various government departments, with the rise in use of the premium 084 numbers costing us dearly. Read More >>

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Xbox One Pre-Owned System Designed to Give Publishers a Cut of Our Trade-Ins

A new explanation of how the Xbox One's used games system works has emerged, showing the primary reason behind it -- ensuring that publishers get paid again when someone buys a second-hand game. Read More >>

Ofcom Simplifying Non-Geographic Numbers so We're Not Terrified of Calling Companies

Telecoms industry manager Ofcom is taking a long and hard look at the way it organises the non-geographic 03, 08 and 09 numbers in the UK, after it found that some callers avoid using them due to worries about being charged rip-off rates. Read More >>

0800 Mobile Calling Fees Rip-Off Set to End

One of the great modern injustices about using your mobile will soon come to an end, thanks to regulator Ofcom formally decreeing that it wants to unify freephone numbers and make 0800 lines free to call from our mobiles. Read More >>

BlackBerry Q10 Priced at £579 SIM-Free

BlackBerry's either extremely confident about its forthcoming Q10's chances of success or desperate to pull in any money while it can, with the new QWERTY BB10 model now up for pre-order in the UK at the astonishing price of £579. That's a super-high price usually reserved  for established smartphone kings Samsung and Apple. An audacious move by BlackBerry, or commercial death-wish madness? Read More >>


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