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    Default What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    I have always been on a crusade about this.
    Its not our wages that are low, but our costs are high.

    What items do you find expensive?
    Every tourist I meet says that our beer is very dear.
    Foot care products by Scholes etc in a chemist are about 3 times the price as in online pharmcies in the UK.

    Today I just paid $10 for a speed brush refill pad.
    I was very angry about that, as I needed it, but I am sure that it would be about $3 in the USA!

    So can you add any other items?
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
    Have you joined Proud to Be Kiwi yet?

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    Default Re: What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    Meat, dairy, produce.....you know all that stuff we export.
    Interests: PVRs, HTPCs, Apple IOS, Apple TV, Media Players, C#, Printing

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    Default Re: What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    petrol, rates bills, power bills , food , building supplies , dental costs, rental costs(although that doesnt affect me)

    compliance costs , RMA costs .

    1st world prices, 2nd world wages :-(

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    Default Re: What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    @1101

    I'd says its more like

    Higher than 1st World Prices, 1st World Wages
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
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    Default Re: What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Today I just paid $10 for a speed brush refill pad.
    I was very angry about that, as I needed it, but I am sure that it would be about $3 in the USA!
    try the $2 shops next time. Thats where the bargains are.
    If you want stuff cheap, you have to accept the staff will be very low paid, and get rid of the min wage . and move NZ into the US

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    Default Re: What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    I was think of more specific things.
    What sort of building materials etc
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
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    Default Re: What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    Free beer for the workers

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    Default Re: What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    Internet, smart phones, cars, and especially Motorhomes.

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    Bourbon.

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    Everything. Thats why I buy things on Alixpress. Even if takes 23-3 weeks to get here

    Glad I dont have to worry about petrol / cars or booze. If the landlord wants building material they can buy it

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