Tesco offer rock bottom petrol prices - by accident

A WESTON supermarket’s garage unintentionally became a Mecca for drivers seeking bargains in the last two weeks.

The Tesco supermarket’s garage has accidentally been selling petrol for far cheaper prices than any other garage.

Due to a mechanical fault which froze the price display board in its forecourt, a litre of unleaded petrol has been on offer for 111.9 – seven pence cheaper than the national average and a penny lower than the cheapest garage in the country.

The supermarket has said that covering up the faulty digit with a piece of cardboard with the correct price on it would not have been ‘appropriate’.

Under retail law a customer is not entitled to buy an item at a displayed price if the retailer has made a mistake, with the displayed price being technically an ‘invitation to treat’. In the case of petrol, when the shopper takes possession of the product before paying, the law is less clear.

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On Monday the store announced it had fixed the faulty display board, and it is now displaying the correct price of 114.9.

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