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Tesco jet

mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
edited October 2014 in The cake stop
Anyone see the news today that Tesco have taken delivery of a Gulfstream jet? Apparently Tesco own 5 private jets and to think they've just had some accounting 'issues'. Now I know why their stuff is expensive.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/201 ... upermarket
M.Rushton

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  • WunnundaWunnunda Posts: 214
    Yes...the last thing you want after filing a £0.25bn accounting 'oversight'? Taking delivery of your £30m Gulfstream :roll:

    The board meeting must have fantastic...."OK, we've owned up. We've brought in new people. We've put the mitigation plan together. Let's just DO IT !!! Now...any other business?"

    "Well,sir, there is just just one small thing...."
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,159
    No, they own several assets which are not critical to business so they're selling them. Big story.
  • gethinceri wrote:
    No, they own several assets which are not critical to business so they're selling them. Big story.
    If they're not 'critical to business' then why did they buy them in the first place?!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    they ordered it 2 years ago, are legally obliged to take delivery, and are selling it immediately.
    Former CEO bought it.
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,159
    gethinceri wrote:
    No, they own several assets which are not critical to business so they're selling them. Big story.
    If they're not 'critical to business' then why did they buy them in the first place?!
    Businesses buy many things that are not critical.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,084
    coriordan wrote:
    they ordered it 2 years ago, are legally obliged to take delivery, and are selling it immediately.
    Former CEO bought it.

    When they had the American stores? Anyway don't let the truth get in the way of a good news story
  • mrushton wrote:
    Anyone see the news today that Tesco have taken delivery of a Gulfstream jet? Apparently Tesco own 5 private jets and to think they've just had some accounting 'issues'. Now I know why their stuff is expensive.

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/201 ... upermarket
    If they have RR engines that's alright. :wink:
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,685
    I bet you Mr Aldi will make an offer if that jet is discounted.

    Did you see what I did there?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    It might be on sale in Lidl but only for a week and then back to ski-wear, horse blankets, knitting machines etc
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,685
    RideOnTime wrote:
    It might be on sale in Lidl but only for a week and then back to ski-wear, horse blankets, knitting machines etc

    I might buy it of it comes with a free workstand.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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