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Old Feb 13th 2011, 3:48 am
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I'd rather have the loss leader on summit a bit tastier than a bloody lettuce...

And summit more versitile, like a potato
Fair point!!!
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Old Feb 13th 2011, 10:15 am
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Love the signature pic. Lettuces are often hideously expensive regardless of natural disasters. What gets me is the price fixing! Why not sell your lettuce for $2 as a loss leader and then cash in on the weighty mark up on the other fruit and veg on your stall. It's almost as though economics and the manipulation of price on supply and demand doesn't exist here.
They normally do sell for $2 or less, at least round here

Back in July in another post, "Iceberg Lettuce 99c in Coles"
 
Old Feb 13th 2011, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by ABCDiamond View Post
They normally do sell for $2 or less, at least round here

Back in July in another post, "Iceberg Lettuce 99c in Coles"
We have such exciting lives that when we visit a city a trip to the supermarket normally takes place to remind us just how much we get fleeced living in regional areas. Doesn't make any sense to me - especially as in Cairns, we live close to the Tablelands.
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Old Feb 13th 2011, 12:09 pm
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We have such exciting lives that when we visit a city a trip to the supermarket normally takes place to remind us just how much we get fleeced living in regional areas. Doesn't make any sense to me - especially as in Cairns, we live close to the Tablelands.
Almost everything in regional areas seems to be higher, always has been. Property seems cheaper though...
 
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Almost everything in regional areas seems to be higher, always has been. Property seems cheaper though...
Things that I find cheaper in my regional area:

Car rego and insurance, rates, rent, property, water rates. Big chunks of ones income. Fuel and food are higher.

Fresh air and good rainwater are free.
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Things that I find cheaper in my regional area:

Car rego and insurance, rates, rent, property, water rates. Big chunks of ones income. Fuel and food are higher.

Fresh air and good rainwater are free.
Would you do more travel miles than the average city oik ? I always figured country people would ?
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I'm impressed with the self serve checkouts at our local super. Easy to use and doesn't require intervention by the assistant every 10 secs. No queues either. Not that queuing was ever a problem at our locals.
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Originally Posted by ABCDiamond View Post
Almost everything in regional areas seems to be higher, always has been. Property seems cheaper though...
In CQ everything was cheaper than it is here in Perth, rent is the only thing more expensive.
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Would you do more travel miles than the average city oik ? I always figured country people would ?
For everyday things like schools, Coles, pub and beach no everything was within walking distance, for furniture and a bigger chioce of clothes and shoes yes.
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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle View Post
Would you do more travel miles than the average city oik ? I always figured country people would ?
I guess we are wanderng off topic a bit but as we have a decent-ish supermarket in our small town I'll keep going....I think it depends mainly on where you have to work. There are some people here who do 200k a day round trip. I work locally. Most do about 120 k.

I am always amazed at the provision of schools, hospitals etc out in the country so of course that means that there is some local work.

Regional includes small towns with work, those without much work, woop woop and the never never. However, the daily commute is at 100 kph all the way, good for the car as opposed to the grind through the city and doesn't take much longer!
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Another one in my cornucopia of hates is that the supermarket is the forum to have to listen to kids with ridiculous names being told off by their parents. Lincoln, Shamilla and Sassari were being yelled at today as I was robbed of $7 for two pizza bases earlier.

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The goods where no price is displayed. All of the shops in this country seem to do a lot of this
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Another one in my cornucopia of hates is that the supermarket is the forum to have to listen to kids with ridiculous names being told off by their parents. Lincoln, Shamilla and Sassari were being yelled at today as I was robbed of $7 for two pizza bases earlier.
I really wonder what sort of book these parents are delving into to find these names. I really, really, hate the borderline names - ones which they have slipped in as almost bordering on good taste - but the sneaky bastards - on reflection - it's an arse of a name and suspect!

Ewan (someone discussed it the other day) for me is about as right-field as I'd go for a boy's name. We considered Chris, Oliver, James for the young boy, the wildcard was Ranulph (admittedly this last one was a bit See You Next Tuesday) and we hoofed it in to touch.

My girls have nicknames which probably sound a bit chavvy so I bet I cop it too. And one of my girls has a name which is fine in French but not quite so Anglo-Saxon so we must sound like See You Next Tuesdays too.

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Does anyone use catchoftheday.com.au? (Featured on yesterday's todaytonight).
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The goods where no price is displayed. All of the shops in this country seem to do a lot of this
Yep and Internet websites too. Can't just look up a price at say Bunnings for instance.
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Whinging Seffrican's get everywhere these days.
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