Al wrote:Let's not get our knickers in a twist shall we? The international pricing of commodities is a complicated matter. A recent article in the Telegraph pointed out that the exact same item sold in different countries in Europe for vastly differing prices - a coat ranged from 50Euros to 150Euros, and no the cheapest was not the UK and the dearest Greece.
Some prices here are higher, some are lower. I accept that a Karcher pressure washer is much more expensive here than in B&Q. You can't argue from that one instance, or even a few more that we suffer from generally "crazy prices" here.
Someone once said that "Life's too short to stuff a mushroom." When we buy stuff we consider a lot of factors - the need, the shopping experience, value for money, quality etc. If it's cheaper to buy from the UK, or the USA for that matter we do it.
Prices here are what they are - we cant do anything about them - so why go on about them in a forum.
moggieman wrote:Do you wonder why they start at (tiles) 36 Euros.....
Correct. We sold tons of tiles at £5/sq.m. and lots of customers claimed they could get cheaper. Of course there has to be an ultimate bottom price but you must have heard the phrase, "You can always buy cheaper." The £5 tiles were rubbish - little better than rich tea biscuits. So thin you could hold them up to the light and see the outline of your fingers through them; almost impossible to cut straight or 'nibble', broke easily even when gently pressing them into soft adhesive. Nice mosaic effect. Came from the same Taiwanese supplier used by B & Q and Wickes.moggieman wrote:Tiles in U.K can be purchased for £5 a sq metre (and less) so
Jeffstclair wrote: The small amount of fruit and veg that we buy comes from local growers, all seasonal stuff and of a very high quality and not sprayed to death fresh and with flavour
Like I have mentioned before magog. You are just a wind up merchant with nothing helpful or constructive to say.magog wrote:@Jeffstclair
Love the idea that pulses in a sack on the floor must be grown locally...yeah.
You're quite right, of course, that everyone on Crete should have a neighbour who kills the odd pig and offers you a leg - and there are some people that have been spotted buying eggs in shops. Have they no shame?
There are over 700,000 full-time residents on this island, they don't have the luxury of being well-heeled, idiotic expats.
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