Why no photos in Tesco?


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Tesco recently stopped a customer from jotting down prices on a pad. Apparently it is also company policy not to allow photographs.

I wonder if this is a response to Price Comparison mobile apps? Will this spread to other brick & mortar retailers as they try to resist the  ‘in online markets, search price tends to zero’ phenomenon?

Guess we will know soon – if your local grocer stops you from taking your phone out, you know whom to blame -> Red Laser, Amazon, Google and Apple 🙂

Now it’s illegal to write down prices in a Tesco supermarket | Money | The Guardian.

“It’s illegal to write things down and you can’t take any photographs, either. If you want to check the prices, take the item to the till and pay for it there. The price will be on the receipt,”