General Forum

General Forum

  1. Joined
    10 Jan '08
    Moves
    10313
    25 Mar '16 21:35
    Tesco in Belfast sells broccoli at 39p (about €0.52) while Tesco in Dublin the same broccoli costs €1.78.

    More than 3 times the difference.

    Now, you must be thinking wages in Ireland have to be so much better than the UK, thus justifying the price difference. Not quite, the minimum salary is about the same.

    So why the difference?
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Mr. Wolf
    at home
    Joined
    09 Jun '07
    Moves
    45641
    25 Mar '16 21:54
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Tesco in Belfast sells broccoli at 39p (about €0.52) while Tesco in Dublin the same broccoli costs €1.78.

    More than 3 times the difference.

    Now, you must be thinking wages in Ireland have to be so much better than the UK, thus justifying the price difference. Not quite, the minimum salary is about the same.

    So why the difference?
    If it's any consolation broccoli in NZ is about the same as Dublin.
  3. Joined
    10 Jan '08
    Moves
    10313
    25 Mar '16 22:22
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    If it's any consolation broccoli in NZ is about the same as Dublin.
    It's not much consolation, and it doesn't stop at broccoli but that is one of the most absurd price differences I've noticed.

    On another side topic, it's cheaper to buy lamb from N. Zealand than it is from Ireland or the UK 😲
  4. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    Joined
    20 Jan '09
    Moves
    322122
    25 Mar '16 23:071 edit
    That sort of thing happens with fresh produce here too. Some farmers deal direct with supermarkets and others sell direct to retailers. I live between two tiny townships 20km apart (on the edge of a vegetable producing region) and can see that sort of retail price variation between them quite often.
  5. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
    That's Why I Drink
    Joined
    01 Jan '06
    Moves
    33672
    25 Mar '16 23:27
    Big business will tear you a new one if they can. Your community, family or
    single-owned business less so, as there is the risk of ostracism, shame and
    why not, even a punch in the face.

    Take Starbucks, for example. The cost of one cup for them is aaaaalmost the
    same, no matter the product: regular, espresso with this and that, double shot
    venti with pumpkin whatever, or foamy Kenyan roast a la creme oh la la. The
    price they sell it to you, though, is abysmally different between one and the
    other. It is a legal, shady way of asking each client: how much is the most
    amount you are willing to pay for a damn cup of coffee. And people "tell" them
    with their cash.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Mr. Wolf
    at home
    Joined
    09 Jun '07
    Moves
    45641
    26 Mar '16 02:23
    Originally posted by Trev33
    It's not much consolation, and it doesn't stop at broccoli but that is one of the most absurd price differences I've noticed.

    On another side topic, it's cheaper to buy lamb from N. Zealand than it is from Ireland or the UK 😲
    It is cheaper for us in NZ to buy Australian lamb!!!
    The world has indeed gone mad!
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Mr. Wolf
    at home
    Joined
    09 Jun '07
    Moves
    45641
    26 Mar '16 02:27
    NZ leg of lamb in NZ is NZ$17.99 a kilo

    NZ leg of lamb in UK (Tesco) reduced to NZ$10.57 a kilo.
  8. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29872
    26 Mar '16 02:32
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    If it's any consolation broccoli in NZ is about the same as Dublin.
    Here in Indonesia broccoli is about IDR 40,000 (USD 3.00) a kilo.
Back to Top