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Member since 03 Jul 2008
Member from Lyttelton
when fuel consistently went up a few months ago grocery items etc.went up too,however, since then fuel came down,prices have gone up even further since then.
Member since 28 May 2009
Member from Wallaceville
Unfortunately,dinger, it is rare for prices to go down. They are more likely to go up.It is, alas , to do with the fact that people are greedy. Not just your companies but individuals as well.It's a snatch-and-grab society where there's an lot of one-up-manship going on.A scramble to make more money.But we are not helpless. Exhorbitant prices can only be charged because people will pay them.By growing our own vegetables and fruit,swapping other things,the only profits that supermarkets will be able to make will come from basic goods that are useful(not luxury items).Sometimes prices do go down, by the way. Supermarkets will sell certain goods at a loss,in order to attract the shoppers,so that once there for the 'bargain' the customer will buy something else too.By the way, for a while, the fare on our local buses went down to one dollar from Trentham to Upper Hutt (one section) from being1.30. Concerning fuel, why not use your car only for necessary journeys? Otherwise, walk or use public transport.
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