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Old 07-09-2012, 11:31 PM
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OUTRAGE!!! Black Doll £1 CHEAPER Than a White One.

Shocked mum Holly Beckett, 22, went to her local branch to buy a toy for a pal’s hospitalised daughter.

When she saw two Emmi Baby Dolls for sale side by side she was amazed to see the white version was more EXPENSIVE than the black.


Holly — and other customers she spoke to — reckoned the reason for the price variation was because the dolls have a “different ethnicity”.

The white My Lovely Baby was priced at £5.96 — but the black My Beautiful Baby was only £4.97.

Despite having different names the dolls are the same apart from different coloured skin and outfits — one pink, one purple — and they make different sounds.

Pictures on the side of their boxes display a black girl playing with the black doll and a white girl playing with the white one.

Angry Holly reported the price difference to staff but said she was told it was a simple “pricing error”.

But when she returned to the store a week later she was astonished to discover there was still a price difference.

Holly — a former Tesco employee who shops at the giant store in Dudley, West Mids — said: “I think it’s disgusting I have to pay one pound more because it’s a white baby.

“At first I reported the price difference because I was worried about what people would think about Tesco.

“As an ex-employee I didn’t want them to get involved in some kind of race row.”

Holly said when she complained to store staff they tried to offer her the white doll at the SAME price as the black one.

She added: “It’s not about the money, but the fact is the white doll is a quid more dear than the black one and that can sow all kinds of ideas in people’s heads.”

Last night a Tesco spokesman said it was because the black dolls went on sale after the white ones — but at the “introductory” price the white ones had originally been sold for.

The spokesman added: “At present the product is being sold at an introductory price. That is all there is to it.”

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:35 PM
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Re: OUTRAGE!!! Black Doll £1 CHEAPER Than a White One.

I had to share this because i thought it was so funny that people still complain about this shit.. just last month, i saw someone complaining on Amazon that the black doll was more expensive than the white one of the same brand i believe.. someone had to explain economics to them and what and why people have sales. then they looked again (maybe a week later) the black one was cheaper than the white one.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:40 PM
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Re: OUTRAGE!!! Black Doll £1 CHEAPER Than a White One.

This lady should find something better to do with her time. This is stupid. It's a quid, not 5 not 10 - get over it lady!!

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:29 AM
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She's just another Drama Queen.

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Re: OUTRAGE!!! Black Doll £1 CHEAPER Than a White One.

It's only a racial thing to her, because she made it that way. Anyone with even the slightest trace of brains wouldn't just jump to the conclusion of racial discrimination, especially given that the dolls are also different with the clothes, style, and noise they make.

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It's worth the extra buck

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Sweet, the black one is cuter anyway

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some people really need to get a life lol

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Re: OUTRAGE!!! Black Doll £1 CHEAPER Than a White One.

FFS, some people will complain about anything. Things like this really irritate me.

She said " I wondered what people would think about Tesco" and "I used to work at Tesco". She should know then about sales techniques and costing and find something else to get her knickers in a twist about FFS ...oh I already said that....SEE, I told ya I was irritated.

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