275x250.jpg Online shoppers couldn't believe their eyes yesterday when they saw that Tesco was selling the new Apple iPad for just £49.99 rather than £659.

And it looks like they were right to think it was too good to be true… because despite taking orders, the supermarket giant is now refusing to honour the offer.

Social media websites had been set ablaze when the 'offer' first appeared on the Tesco website, with some people claiming it was a publicity stunt.

But it looks like those insisting it was a glitch were right, because Tesco have since emailed all those who placed an order an told them they won't be getting new iPad.

275x250.jpg The average woman owns 12 items of clothing which she bought - purely because a friend looked so good in the same thing.

A recent study found found most females have a large percentage of clothing in their wardrobe which they first noticed on someone who sits near them at work or was worn by a friend.
Around one in three of 2,000 women polled said they have bought an item of clothing within days of seeing a friend in one.
Another third admitted copying an entire outfit from a friend and the average women was found to have five items in their wardrobe which are exactly the same as something a friend or colleague owns.

Despite this one in ten said they would be annoyed with a friend who copied their style and bought something similar.

ipad shopping trolley In a bid to get more men into the supermarket, a Sainsbury's store in Kensington, London, has fitted iPad docking stations onto their shopping trolleys.

It's said this means blokes don't have to feel disconnected while doing the grocery shop and could even keep up-to-date with the latest scores by streaming football matches.

The high-tech trolley -- which could be rolled out to other stores if successful -- features a tilting iPad holder and speakers mounted to the handle.

Anticipating iPad using shoppers could find themselves distracted the trolley also has a front bumper with a sensor which lets off a warning beep if you get too close to other shoppers.

275x250.jpgA pricing blunder on a supermarket beer promotion sparked such a stamped of shoppers that police had to be called to deal with the situation.

Computer errors are said to have caused some Tesco supermarkets in Scotland to start selling 45 bottles of lager, or 36 cans, for just £11.

The actual offer had meant to be "Buy three boxes of beer and save £11," - so when shoppers started getting it considerably cheaper, they quickly told friends.

This prompted other beer-lovers to go and try their luck and so many bombarded some stores that police were called to deal with congestion in and around the car parks.

Something tells us the officers may have wanted to pop into the supermarket and try the offer for themselves too… how many crates of beer can you fit in a police van?

275x250.jpgIf women really want an honest opinion about a potential new outfit, they take their mother out on their shopping spree, it has been found.

Researchers who polled 2,000 women discovered that many think  that shopping with girlfriends can be a minefield of jealousy, false compliments and complex mind games.

By contrast, mothers tend to be brutally honest if they don't like something and complimentary if they does - explaining why a third of women would rather shop with mom than anyone else.

Shopping with mothers was also found to be more focused and productive than an outing with pals who often waste time nattering.

And it seems fears of jealousy are well founded. One in 20 women admitted telling a friend they look great in something when they looked awful - because they didn't want them to look better than them.

275x250.jpg This shopping centre had some decidedly under-dressed shoppers at the weekend... as hordes of underwear-clad women competed to win £100 gift vouchers.

Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex gave the prizes to the first 100 women to turn up on Sunday morning in nothing but their bra, panties and high heels.

After getting the gift card the girls who had dared to bare were then encouraged to hit the shops and buy themselves a new outfit.

However, while women had already got a pair of hight heels on, a surprisingly high number of them headed straight for the shoe shops… which must have made their walk home interesting.

275x250.jpgShould you fancy starting your own armada - the former Navy flagship HMS Ark Royal is up for sale on a online auction website.

After 25 years in service - playing important roles in in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Bosnia conflict - the Ark Royal was decommissioned as part of the government's defence budget review.

And while there were a series of proposals about what could be done with it - with ideas ranging from it becoming a commercial heliport, nightclub or even a school - it could now be sold.

The famous ship has been listed on edisposals.com, a website run by the MoD's Defence Equipment and Support arm which works a bit like eBay, but where bidders have to submit their "intentions regarding the vessel" along with their offer.

And given the aircraft carrier weighs a whopping 22,000 tonnes, you might want to factor in postage costs before making a bid.

275x250.jpgEight out of ten women have flirted to get a discount in a store, it has been revealed.

A study of 3,000 shoppers discovered 80% of women have tried tossing their hair, holding eye contact and giggling while haggling over price, to get a good deal.

And more than half of the women who were polled said they'd even managed to get things completely free of charge because they flirted.

One in ten women were found to have flirted in the last month in a bid to get a few quid shaved off the price of goods - while men offer to pay in cash for a cheaper deal.

It was found that women who flirt in stores can save and average of £150 a year… and that's before you consider the free drinks they get bought.

275x250.jpg Facebook users are said to be making life difficult for supermarket staff…  by constantly rearranging stock on the shelves to spell out rude words.

Known as Supermarket Scrabble the game has become a hit on the social networking site with users competing to see who can create the most offensive words.

Typical examples see people rearranging jars of spices and herbs to spell words like 'cock' tits' and 'boobs' -- then taking a photo which is uploaded to the Facebook page.

But supermarket staff say the popularity of the game is making life hell for them as they're constantly having to put the letters back… unless they can come up with something ruder themselves.

275x250.jpgThe average woman in Britain will spend eight months of her life bargain-hunting, it has been found.

A study of 4,000 females found the typical woman will wander around stores rifling through racks of clothes for 20 minutes on each shopping trip.

And with most women making a trip to the shops eight times a month, that's two hours and 40 minutes spent looking for that perfect item of cut-price clothing.

It also emerged they head out on three supermarket shops a week and dedicate 13 minutes checking out offers such as two-for-one deals and another 23 minutes a week is spent browsing the internet for bargains.

But despite this many still tell their husbands those new shoes were cheaper than they really were.

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