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    Student travels from Scotland to England to buy cider ó because itís £20 cheaper




    A student took a train from Scotland to England just to buy cider — because it was £20 cheaper. Liam Howie traveled 112 miles from Edinburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, and back, to purchase eight litres of various drinks for just £10.37 last week. Man collects luggage after stag do and finds all his clothes torn to shreds He claims it would have cost him £30 north of the border, because of the introduction of the Minimum Unit Pricing Law in May. Writing for student news site The Tab, the University of Edinburgh student said: ‘A bottle of Frosty Jack’s now costs £11.25 in Scotland, whereas you can still pay a measly £3.69 for the very same product in England. ‘We decided to take advantage of this unbelievable discovery, so hopped on the train down to the nearest English town, Berwick-upon-Tweed. ‘I’d heard the stories about how cheap it was south of the border, but you can never quite comprehend the sweet, sweet deals until you’re stood in the shop, staring the deals right in the face. The student insists it was cheaper to pop on the train to get booze 56 miles away than buy it in Scotland (Picture: The Tab) ‘B&M were selling 2 litres of Strongbow for a teeny £2.99. I bought myself a bottle of the infamous Frosty Jack’s, along with a bottle of Blackthorn Reserve, so I had a bit of variety. ‘I had managed to buy eight litres of cider for just £10.37, which in Scotland would have cost me somewhere in the region of £30. If I’d bought two more bottles of Frosty Jack’s, I’d have spent £17.75 on alcohol, which would have cost me around £47 in Scotland.’

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    Obviously not a maths student as the cheapest train return is 80pounds. So the half wit made a loss of around 50 pounds after buying his skid row shit.

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    That reminds me of the dour Scotsman who walked into a pharmacist shop, threw a used condom down onto the counter and asked if the pharmacist does repairs.
    The shocked shopkeeper thought about it and said he would try and it would cost 50p.
    Outraged, the Scotsman whipped the condom back into his pocket and stormed out of the shop, muttering "Sheer daylight robbery! 50p indeed!"

    A week later he returned and, in bad grace, threw the condom back onto the counter.
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    ^^ Heh. I was gonna ask if the train fare was cheaper than the 30 pounds that he saved from the cider...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Obviously not a maths student .
    Yeah, the 8 litres @ 10.37 doesn't quite compute with an extra 2 litres bringing the total to 17.75, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Obviously not a maths student as the cheapest train return is 80pounds. So the half wit made a loss of around 50 pounds.
    I wondered about this, because about seven years ago I paid about £14 to get all the way from London St. Pancras to Waverly St. Edinburgh.

    Sure enough, Edinburgh to Berwick Upon Tweed is £12 return.

    https://www.goeuro.co.uk/trains_from...ick-upon-tweed

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    So some fat kid spent an entire day to buy cheap booze. Is this what is presented as news in the UK these days? Pretty sad really.

    I suspect that in future Billy Bunter will have to continue to spend his days between Edinburgh and Berwick to feed his Frosty Jack addiction. Given the new price in Scotland, Frosty will soon disappear from the shelves as nobody will be buying it.

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    It reads like an onion piece to me. Wouldn't take it too seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Billy Bunter
    Uncanny resemblance, isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Wouldn't take it too seriously.
    It's 'Metro'... a garbage free sheet.

    Wouldn't leave travel arrangements up to Begbie.

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    "Garbage-free"

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    wrong.

    again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Sure enough, Edinburgh to Berwick Upon Tweed is £12 return.
    Is that with student discount ?

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    I swear it just went up £1 since I posted that link.

    Guess that's the live price for the next train.

    Anyway, billy bunter would still be in profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Obviously not a maths student as the cheapest train return is 80pounds. So the half wit made a loss of around 50 pounds after buying his skid row shit.
    You've obviously not been a penny strapped UK student and are not aware of how to manage finding cheap tickets on UK railways.

    This evenings price is £7.50 return. Three provisos:

    1. Pay for the ticket 24 hours in advance.
    2. Have a Rail Card. This price is for a 16 to 24 year old person Rail Card.
    3. Only travel on the preselected train.



    http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/EDB/BWK/tomorrow/1245/dep/tomorrow/1445/dep

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    ^^ Heh. I was gonna ask if the train fare was cheaper than the 30 pounds that he saved from the cider...
    Due diligence usually helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Yeah, the 8 litres @ 10.37 doesn't quite compute with an extra 2 litres bringing the total to 17.75, either.
    2nd one reduced price discount?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I wondered about this, because about seven years ago I paid about £14 to get all the way from London St. Pancras to Waverly St. Edinburgh.

    Sure enough, Edinburgh to Berwick Upon Tweed is £12 return.

    https://www.goeuro.co.uk/trains_from...ick-upon-tweed
    See above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    So some fat kid spent an entire day to buy cheap booze.
    One can work during a train journey.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Wouldn't leave travel arrangements up to Begbie
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    Don't forget that over 60s get free travel in Scotland (including into Berwick or Carlisle)
    Big business sending the oldies on day trips with massive profits.


    Dam the Scottish Natz.

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    These ultra-cheap train tickets have to be booked weeks in advance and they are heavily restricted so he didn't just ''hop on a train''
    This story is really about having a dig at the SNP government about the new minimum pricing laws. The specky virgin in the photo is probably a member of some student Tory society.

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    The Metro is part of the Daily Mail group so that says it all.

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    I was chatting online to a mate of mine who used to live on Phuket. He now manages a hotel in Jockland. I asked him how the new ruling was hitting him and he replied that it was not... they just order over Amazon now and get the UK price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    These ultra-cheap train tickets have to be booked weeks in advance and they are heavily restricted so he didn't
    If you had read post #15 you will see that the, "advance" ticket price, was for the next day's travel, not "weeks in advance". Click on the link and try for yourself.

    None of us know, for certain, what "he did" or didn't actually do. What we do know is that the OP's assumption is "highly unlikely" to be true, as cheap fares are available, if you meet the criteria.

    Along with the other posters who assume the OP is factual.
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    Correct.

    Six quid and you're on the train.

    The sole criterion is actually just a desire to get on the train.

    To, surely, a better life.


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