Why this supermarket customer peels his bananas before weighing them at the checkout – embarrassing his girlfriend
- Man peels his bananas before he pays for them
- His embarrassed girlfriend shared his hack online
- Millions of Aussies play the self-service system
A woman has shared her boyfriend’s bizarre money-saving hack he uses when buying bananas at Woolworths.
Her boyfriend was caught using the strange method in a video shared on TikTok by his embarrassed girlfriend.
“How my frugal friend saves money on his bananas,” the caption read.
A frugal shopper’s girlfriend has revealed her partner’s bizarre money-saving hack at Woolies that saves him more than 10 percent at the checkout
A TikTok shows the man peeling his banana before throwing the peel away and weighing it at the checkout
In the video, the woman’s boyfriend can be seen picking a banana from the fresh produce department, peeling it off and putting the fruit in a plastic bag.
The couple then walks to the self-service checkouts where the friend places the now lighter banana on the scale.
Social media users attacked the client, telling his girlfriend that such behavior was a major red flag for their relationship.
“That’s not frugal, that’s a Penny pincher,” one wrote.
“Real frugal people weigh them without a bag,” a second added.
“Break up with him and call the police,” a third wrote.
“I’d be less embarrassed if he stole it,” another wrote.
A study of the New Mexico State University found that a banana peel accounts for about 12.5 percent of the fruit’s total weight.
So for a price of 80 cents per banana, removing the peel saves 10 cents.
A Finder National Survey conducted last year found that at least 10 percent of shoppers admitted to intentionally scanning the wrong items at the checkout to save money.
In a 2022 survey, millions of shoppers admitted they even scanned items like avocados and passed them off as cheaper veggies like onions
One in five Australians admitted to simply stealing things.
Coles and Woolworths have introduced surveillance cameras and high-tech scanning systems to reduce the number of mis-scanned items.
Coles loses an estimated $891 million a year to theft and Woolworths loses up to $1 billion a year, the Global Retail Theft Barometer reported.