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On 24 May 2010 at 11:37pm Long Distance Whelker wrote:
I estimate that inflation stands at 13.4% as the cost of a "Finger of Fudge" has leapt up from 15p to 17p in one singular hike.
And, before anyone blames the Tories, this increase was noticed hilst we were under a Labour government.
On 25 May 2010 at 9:25am Dr Drivel wrote:
So ldw, you moan at wm that you can't post a new thread and when you finally can you come up with this sh1te. Silly me, thought it was going to be interesting for a moment,
On 25 May 2010 at 10:57am Mystic Mog wrote:
Perhaps it is because Kraft are doing badly and they want to make more money out of their new acquisition, Cadbury.
No doubt Kraft will break up Cadbury soon. Shame on the hedge funds etc who helped Cadbury be sold for no good reason. Once one loses ownership of an industry it very difficult to regain it.
On 25 May 2010 at 11:28am sashimi wrote:
The traditional measure of inflation is the Mars Bar. It took roughly the same number to buy a house in the 60s as in the 30s - or at least an equivalent amount. I don't know what the inflation rate for Mars bars is as I don't eat them, but perhaps Mystic Mog knows how to research it as s/he seems to have a sweet tooth.
On 25 May 2010 at 12:09pm Smiler wrote:
A Mars bar in WH Smiths cost an awful lot more than almost anywhere else.
As do fizzy drinks

45p is the RRP of a Mars bar apparently.
82p RRP for Lucozade and yet they sell it for £1.42 !! :|
On 25 May 2010 at 12:29pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Perhaps they're in competition with "you know who's"
On 25 May 2010 at 2:33pm Fag Ash Lil wrote:
Last time I was in W H Smith I tried to but rolling tobacco and Rizlas.
The baccy was more expensive and the Rizlas were 35p,normally 25p...
I asked why they charged so much and was told it was 'Company Policy'...
I went to Waitrose instead and paid a bit less.Needless to say I don't use W H Smith anymore now.
On 25 May 2010 at 3:45pm Mystic Mog wrote:
I do not by Mars products Sashimi.
As for tobacco why not try Cliffe's newsagent / Magazin? I believe that it is cheaper than WH Smith and they do some very good value papers too.
On 25 May 2010 at 3:54pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Surely they sell Gaulloise.
On 26 May 2010 at 9:14am Clifford wrote:
I'm surprised WH Smiths still exist. They're like Woolworths - lost their way years ago, don't know whether they're a newsagents, a bookshop or a sweet shop.
On 11 Jun 2010 at 9:18pm Ad wrote:
WHSmith still exist because they invest wisely and don't venture into expanding where they know nothing about, unlike Woolworths and their ill-fated Entertainment distribution arm, EUK which in turn crippled Zavvi. In your ignorance Clifford you have answered your own statement; WHSmith are a newsagent, bookseller and stationer but I don't remember going into a WHSmth and seeing most of the shop full of sweets. Only a metre or 2. In addition, they're extremly savvy and spot the gaps in the market looking at the toy market (ex Woolworths) but not over-killing it and running promotions that won't cripple them financially, unlike the ill fated Sussex Stationers. I give them a year or 2 at best...

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