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Cyprus Internet Directory [ Rip-off prices ]

Rip-off prices

Sir,

I read with interest your recent articles about profiteering. It is obvious that local supermarkets are cashing in on their customers’ ‘I don't care how much it costs’ attitude. Two examples: one lemon cost me 57 cents and it was grown here, while lemon from Spain for sale at an Asda supermarket in the UK cost 28 pence (about 30 cents)! Next olive oil, grown and pressed here, 1l bottle costs nearly €5 here, approximately £4 sterling, while a 1l bottle at Asda’s costs £3.41, obviously not grown and pressed in the UK.

The people of Cyprus have to wake up to the fact they are getting systematically ripped off by the large supermarkets and greedy middlemen suppliers here, and should stand up and demand fair prices for their locally grown produce. French wine and Dutch Beer is also cheaper than local wine and beer here in Cyprus. Why?

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