[Tagging] shop=discount

Tobias Wrede list at tobias-wrede.de
Mon Jun 25 15:32:01 UTC 2018

Am 25.06.2018 um 17:12 schrieb Mateusz Konieczny:
> 24. Jun 2018 22:17 by dieterdreist at gmail.com 
> <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
>     sent from a phone
>         On 24. Jun 2018, at 22:00, Mateusz Konieczny
>         <matkoniecz at tutanota.com <mailto:matkoniecz at tutanota.com>> wrote:
>         It sounds like any type of shop may have discount shop variation.
>     usually the term discount shop refers to shops selling food “from
>     the pallet”, i.e. a smaller selection and less laborious
>     presentation, tending to bigger packages, for a cheaper price.
>     Sometimes also with supposed inferior quality. Nowadays also
>     typically sell occasionally selected non-food stuff according to
>     the season (like tools, clothing, toys, even electronics like 1
>     laptop or 1 phone), but usually only from 2-3 boxes, it does not
>     take significant space.
> So it is shop=convenience that is selling “from the pallet” and is 
> likely to be a cheaper?

Reading shop=discount first the kind of shop sprang to my mind that sell 
all kinds of stuff in the range of 1-5€. Here they often have names like 
1€ Store, 99c Store etc.

Looking at usages on Overpass Turbo indeed many of the occurrences are 
that kind of stores (shop=variety?). But there are also a lot of 
supermarkets (Aldi etc) with this tag, as well as drug stores and 
hardware stores it seems (I had to guess from the name where I did not 
recognize it).

To me its obvious that the tag in its current usage is totally unusable 
as it does not denote at all what I can expect to buy in the store. 
Rather there could be a tag as discount=yes showing it's some kind of 
discount store along the special shop=* tag.

So I'm perfectly fine with discouraging the use on the wiki page but I 
would not simply call it a duplicate of shop=variety but refer to likely 
tags as shop=supermarket/convenience/variety.


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