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The Magnus/Supabarn/Big W Receipts Become More Interesting

April 23rd, 2006 at 12:40pm

You might recall the story from Tuesday about Magnus Advertising sending the wrong receipt paper to Supabarn. Well it just got a bite more interesting.

Yesterday another person in the household visited Supabarn (EFTPOS transaction blurred by Samuel).
Supabarn Receipt

The back of the receipt looked about the same as last time…
Back of a Supabarn Receipt

Except for one small difference…see that up the top:
Supabarn Receipt

It looks like Magnus print destination stores on the receipt paper, which probably means that somebody made a data entry error prior to printing, and the Big W receipt paper was assigned to the wrong client. Whilst these errors will happen from time to time in automated environments, it is a pity that nearly a week later Supabarn are still using the incorrectly addressed Big W batch, as this probably means nobody picked up on the error until it was far too late.

It is probably too late for either Magnus or Supabarn to do anything about it (after all Supabarn need receipt paper), but I have written letters to both of them bring the matter to their attention. I only got around to posting them late last week, so I’m not execting a reply until early to mid this week, and even then I wouldn’t be surprised if they say that there isn’t anything they can do about the error.

I do want to make something very clear here. I am not trying to criticise Magnus, Supabarn or anyone else for this, I just want to make sure that the people involved know about the problem, and the rest of us can gain some entertainment from it, and learn a bit more about the receipt advertising industry in the process.


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    No GST paid …. GOOD !

  • 2. Samuel  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    Not a single GSTable item in sight (advertising excluded).

  • 3. cunninglinguist  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    Could Supabarn be owned by BigW’s parent company?

  • 4. Samuel  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    No, Supabarn is not owned by Woolworths.

  • 5. John B1_B5  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    Speaking of “Magnus” – I must try to find out what became of Barry Magnussen , formerly of Brisbane .

  • 6. somac  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    The plot thickens.

  • 7. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    Let us know when you get a reply Samuel.

  • 8. Samuel  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    Will do Chuck.

  • 9. cunninglinguist  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Very strange.

  • 10. John B1_B5  |  April 23rd, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    After doing a bit of Googling, I have found out that “Mags” won himself a medal for bravery at the Battle of Long Tan — On ya Mags !

    Corporal Bill (Bluey) Moore of Stafford Heights, Qld; L/Cpl Barry Magnussen of Aspley, Qld; Pte Ian Campbell of Murwillumbah, NSW. (Quote from “The Battle of Long Tan” by Lex McAulay).

  • 11. jossie  |  April 24th, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Hey Sam, Why the soy and organic stuff?

  • 12. Samuel  |  April 24th, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    Dad seems to be lactose intolerant, and the rest of us prefer the tast of the organic milk over the regular milk.

  • 13. jossie  |  April 24th, 2006 at 2:11 pm

    fair enough, i am alergic to milk, its horrible


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