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Supermarket prices, energy deals and broken clocks

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 26 October 2012

You & Yours has investigated the supermarket deals promising refunds for groceries bought cheaper elsewhere but found that in most cases their sums don't add up.

We have discovered that nearly a quarter of publicly owned clocks are broken; does it matter in an age when everyone has access to a device that can tell the time.

Collective energy switching offers an opportunity for consumers to reduce their power bills, says the government but will the companies who arrange the deals make a killing at the bill payers' expense?

With the launch of three tablets this week and two more over the weekend is the consumer being well served or blinded by science

More and more merchants abroad are asking consumers paying by card if they want the deal done in their home currency; it's good for them; bad for you; don't do it.

The O2 arena has launched a 'ticket direct' service to compete head on with agencies like Ticketmaster. They say it will mean cheaper tickets and less risk for consumers of being ripped off.


7 items
  • Collective Energy Buying

    The government wants people to buy energy in groups, to drive down energy bills.

  • Supermarket Price Claims

    You and Yours tests the price claims that supermarkets make about their competitors.

  • Public Clocks

    More public clocks are standing still - but do we still need them?

  • Luggage Charges

    A no-frills airline is to charge for any hand luggage that doesn’t fit under the seat

  • Tablet Computers

    Tablets PCs are the fastest growing gadget sector. How do the latest models compare?

  • Currency Conversion

    A hidden charge is catching out consumers when using their credit or debit cards abroad.

  • O2 Ticketing

    The UK’s biggest concert venue is launching its own ticket system to cut touts and fraud.



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