Poundland forced to charge £1 for carrier bags

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Poundland’s ‘Don’t ask the price, everything’s a pound’ slogan has backfired following the introduction of paid-for carrier bags.

The pound store’s unbreakable pledge that no product shall cost no more nor less than £1 means they will be unable to sell bags for 5p like everyone else, leading to concern their business model may be rendered unviable.

Price-savvy customers are already reported to be boycotting the chain and fulfilling their carrier bag needs at 99p shops instead.

“That whole ‘Everything £1’ thing seemed such a great idea at the time”, Poundland spokesman Simon Williams told us.

“But the Trades Descriptions Act means we’re going to have to charge £1 for carrier bags or change our entire business model.”

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“Because ‘Don’t ask the price, everything is a pound except carrier bags’ just doesn’t skip off the tongue, now, does it? And Poundexceptcarrierbagsland is even worse.”

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The chain plan to circumvent the difficulty by opening specialised shops selling only carrier bags called “Fivepenceland”.