Customer Tries To Sell 23 Asda Delivery Slots For £15 Each They Claim To Have Bulk Booked
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A shopper is trying to sell 23 Asda delivery slots they claim to have bulk booked.
It's notoriously difficult to get a delivery time, especially at this time of year, but an individual in Pentwyn, Cardiff, is flogging almost two dozen of them for £15 each - apparently.
The conniving customer shared the advert to Facebook, wishing people a 'Merry Christmas' as they tried to offload their appointments.
The post reads: "So I have bulk booked 23 time slots in Asda Pentwyn to have a food delivery over the next four days.
"I don't need them all so I am selling each time slot for £15 each.
"If you are interested, please comment below and I will sell you a slot.
"Merry Christmas to one and all."
The post has vexed many users who claim it is disgraceful to take up numerous delivery slots when so many people are unable to leave their homes due to ill-health or concerns regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Commenting on the post, one person said: "I am speechless at that. No one should be able to bulk book that many slots. How many vulnerable people have missed out on a slot they genuinely need because of people like this?!"
While another added: "I'm actually genuinely speechless about this."
However, despite the uproar and the person's claims, Asda has assured people it is not possible to buy multiple slots, and urged shoppers to avoid paying third parties.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the company said: "It isn't possible for this customer to reserve this many delivery slots and we would always recommend that our customers only ever book delivery slots through Asda.com."
Earlier this year, Morrisons announced that it was offering a 10 percent discount to people working in 30 different careers.
This has expanded the savings previously offered by the chain, with those in the police, the army, the fire service, and social care now benefiting from it.
The full list of eligible professions is:
- 4x4 Response
- Ambulance Service
- Blood Bikes
- Border Force
- British Army
- Cave Rescue
- Ministry of Defence Fire Service
- Ministry of Defence Police
- Mountain Rescue
- Red Cross
- Reserve Armed Forces
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Marines
- Royal Navy Search and Rescue
- Second Line Responders
- Social Care Workers
- St Andrews Ambulance
- St John Ambulance
- UK Visas and Immigration
- Community First Responders
- Fire Service
- Highways England Traffic Officer
- HM Armed Forces Veterans
- HM Coastguard
- HM Prison Service
- Immigration Enforcement
- Lowland Search and Rescue
In order to use the discount, you have to physically go into the shop as it cannot be used online.
If you haven't got a Blue Light Card yet, you can register online and it costs £4.99 for two years.