Are shops allowed to sell goods that have gone past their sell by date? I just went to my local Nisa, and bought some cans of Coke... the lady at the till mumbled something about the diet ones being cheaper than the normal ones - I didn't ask her why... and when I got home I noticed all of them were past their sell by date (expired in March 2006). I go back to the store (only 30 secs walk from my place), and complain. First she starts off by telling me that 2006 is next year, until I point to the newspaper, and then she says she will give me a refund. I ask her if shops are allowed to sell expired goods, and she tells me to stop going on about it because she is giving me a refund. At this point I get really annoyed, and tell her that I can go on about it if I want, and its not up to her to decide what I can and cannot do.