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Problems with ketostix ?

cf70

Full Member
#1
So I went into Boots today and asked at the pharmacy section for these. The woman had no idea what I was talking about so I spelt it for her and she went to look through the back.
She found them and took them over to somebody else (presumably a manager) and they both looked over at me with dirty looks and were clearly discussing me.
The the woman came back and said "no we can't sell these" and I said well "do you realise you can buy them online, I just want to check how well my atkins diet is working" and she just shook her head and said "I dont think so" like I was a total idiot!

I'm normally quite mouthy and working in retail part-time I would usually argue but I was quite embarrassed and shocked at how obviously rude she was to me.

Do you actually need a prescription or did she just decide that I wasn't allowed them!?? My mum has bought these at boots many times!
 
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#2
Boots are notorious for being *****y about Atkins dieters. You have to remember it's highly dangerous and we're all likely to die of kidney failure. Now be quiet and eat your low fat bagel ;)

I get them from ebay. 2 packs for 10.30. No questioning, no stupid comments :)
 
#3
Quite a few people have said that pharmacists and suchlike are rude when asked for these. I don't know what their problem is. If you were diabetic they'd give you them no problem tsk xx

Try going to a small independant chemist, or as you say, buy them online xx
 

cf70

Full Member
#4
Im sorry guys I just flicked through a few pages and realised loads of people have written the same thing oops!
Ahwell got 50 on amazon for a fiver, guess it's like half the price! Just have to wait that's all.


I just felt really embarrassed standing there when they were clearly discussing whether to sell them to me or not. They were both a lot bigger than me and I genuinely think they just didn't want to help me lol.
 
#6
hi
can't say i've ever had a problem from boots or anywhere i've bought them from,
however i think if i had been treated in this manor i would report it to head office.
what right have they got to say who buys them ?
amazon you say.........hmmm have to have a look at that. :)
 

Marysu

Silver Member
#7
I always say they are for an elderly neighbour or my granny or some other bull like that if i'm questioned. I spread out the chemists i go into. Me and my mam both use them so we use about twenty differant chemists. It's quite funny really.
 
#9
once you get them without touching the important end cut them in half and you have a 100 !! xx
 
#10
mustdoit said:
once you get them without touching the important end cut them in half and you have a 100 !! xx
hahaha thats one cost cutting measure
 
#11
I don't know why boots have such a problem with selling the sticks. They didn't have any problem taking the 60 quid I spent on atkins bars and shakes off me!!!!
 


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