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Online grocery shop - just had to laugh !

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hazel93 Thu 16-Jan-20 12:06:41

I realise I am not always great at "message to picker" option but do assume an actual human being is fulfilling my order.
Apparently, "3 carrots" was not possible - 1 only wrapped in plastic @ 6p. and 2 kilos added which I assume made 3 in a parallel universe !
Delivery driver looked at me and then we both erupted - you really couldn't make it up !

Anrol Thu 16-Jan-20 12:16:20

Ha ha ha, brilliant Hazel93. I had something similar recently; requested a small fruit loaf and a huge fruit Dundee cake was substituted. It was immediately returned with hoots of laughter.

pinkquartz Thu 16-Jan-20 12:20:40

My favourite substitute was when I ordered Christmas cards and received chocolate Teddy Bears.

Not so funny when glutenfree bread was subbed with ordinary bread.

Charleygirl5 Thu 16-Jan-20 12:40:44

I ordered cat litter tray liners and received ladies panty liners.

With another store I ordered a small carton of grapes and I received 5 grapes.

Willow500 Thu 16-Jan-20 12:53:59

Apparently my niece just ordered 800 sandwich platters for her GD's party instead of 6 on her online supermarket order - she'd put the time in the quantity column! Luckily they rang her to check it was correct before processing it! grin

NotSpaghetti Thu 16-Jan-20 12:54:48

I had 3kg of plain yoghurt at Christmas... the 3 was actually supposed to be tins of beans. It wasn't a substitute, just an error. The same order delivered the three most expensive items short-dated. Not too short to eat but annoying for my meal-planning whilst we had visitors. They refunded these so that was good news in the end.

We are vegetarian and so some years ago we ordered Quorn "chicken style" to try. It was subbed with real chicken...

I was told by the "yogurt supermarket " that they had taken on lots of Christmas staff and they thought their "training was rushed".

NotSpaghetti Thu 16-Jan-20 12:56:12

Yikes Willow! That would have needed a mortgage!!
😂

Grandma70s Thu 16-Jan-20 13:03:54

The best one I’ve heard may be apocryphal: salmon paste was ordered, and the substitute was toothpaste.

rosenoir Thu 16-Jan-20 13:04:54

I ordered garlic, instead of substituting with garlic paste or in a jar they sent ginger.

hazel93 Thu 16-Jan-20 13:49:06

Just reminds of "4 candles" when "fork handles " were requested - sorry, still makes me laugh !

callgirl1 Thu 16-Jan-20 17:26:29

I ordered a swiss roll, they sent 24.

craftyone Thu 16-Jan-20 17:28:03

christmas gammon was subbed with a piece of fatty bacon

Kittye Thu 16-Jan-20 19:18:24

Grandma70s love it 😂

TrendyNannie6 Sat 18-Jan-20 19:00:21

Charleygirl5 love it

TwiceAsNice Sat 18-Jan-20 21:28:32

I ordered one particular brand of milk and as it was out of stock ( obviously it was in stock when I ordered it) they sent NO substitute at all which meant no milk for a cup of tea etc when I’d only just come back from being on holiday. I wasn’t happy!