Shops Overcharging

  bocat_0 16:55 21 Jul 08
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My mum was telling me her friend (who is 70+) was charge £5.18 for 6 eggs (just normal eggs not even free range!).

She bought them from her local shop (well one of those grocery/money wiring shops).

Are they allowed to charge this much?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:00 21 Jul 08

I think your friend may be taking the mickey out of you or your friend is a bit gullible. Shops can charge what they want and if people are dim enough to pay the price, then so be it.

G

  cluckinbell 17:06 21 Jul 08

Are they allowed to charge this much?

Shops can charge whatever the market can support, if people were willing to pay £100 for a dozen eggs they would charge that.

  peter99co 17:42 21 Jul 08

Why don't you visit the shop and see for yourself. It maybe that the shop took advantage of an old lady. It does sound a tad expensive>

  Arnie 14:05 23 Jul 08

"Why don't you visit the shop and see for yourself."

Good advice peter99co, but make sure bocat_0 that your mum's friend takes the receipt with her.

  Covergirl 12:42 24 Jul 08

. . . don't appear to go together.

Not even our local (big chains) Spar and Mills issue receipts - unless you ask for one in advance I guess.

I think someone has made a mistake here - probably more likely shortchanged - could be an error eitherway - lady hands over £5 thinks its £10 or vice versa.

  Arnie 13:29 24 Jul 08

"Not even our local (big chains) Spar and Mills issue receipts - unless you ask for one in advance I guess."

That really surprises me. Even our local Poundland shop issues a receipt. They are good quality printed ones too, unlike some large companies' ones.

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