Everybody hates Tesco, it seems. Even their own suppliers hate them!
I now read that teachers are cross because one needs to spend £379,000 at Tesco to get enough of the vouchers that they give customers for school supplies to pay for a £681 computer. Which means that they are roughly giving away £1 for every £500 spent in their shops.
This being Tesco, which apparently controls a third of the national grocery market, one might have thought that parents could pool together to buy a fair few computers nonetheless. If there is any criticism, it is that they ought to be giving everybody a 0.2% discount instead, and allowing customers to spend the money as they see fit. But it is a marketing gimmick, which is fine.
Teachers remain incensed that the free school equipment is not being given away as generously as they would like. Not that they are in any position to receive the goods anyway, as they are too busy looking gift-horses in the mouth.