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Price gouging

  • 14-03-2020 1:41pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Joyce’s in atherny, oranmore, knocknacarra and father griffin road have increase their prices on every day essential item. This is not a simple supply and demand.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭ sgthighway


    Can you give any more examples?


  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ grbear


    Joyce’s in atherny, oranmore, knocknacarra and father griffin road have increase their prices on every day essential item. This is not a simple supply and demand. Selling 100mls bottles of hand sanitizer for €15

    Is this confirmed or a rumour? Absolutely grotesque if true.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    grbear wrote: »
    Is this confirmed or a rumour? Absolutely grotesque if true.

    Confirmed unfortunately


  • Registered Users Posts: 795 ✭✭✭ westgolf


    Check out Knocknacarra residents Facebook page for details and pictures.


  • Registered Users Posts: 403 ✭✭ bizidea


    Supply and demand


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  • Registered Users Posts: 534 ✭✭✭ poppers


    there probably is gouging going on but heard from a pharmacist the whole sale price to them has exploded for sanatizer. he used to sell for €4.75 for 500ml its now costing him €14 to buy it, hasnt stocked it since just getting enough for staff.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    bizidea wrote: »
    Supply and demand

    It’s nothing to do with supply and demand


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,348 ✭✭✭ Cork Lass


    Joyce’s in atherny, oranmore, knocknacarra and father griffin road have increase their prices on every day essential item. This is not a simple supply and demand.

    Just pop in and remind them that this won’t last and that you won’t be shopping there again. If enough people do this it might make the gougers rethink. Appalling that people are out to make money from this, especially as a lot of people will be worse off financially.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,818 ✭✭✭ Darc19


    Why do people always blame the end of the supply chain.

    Do people not engage their brains?

    Hand sanitizer from the manufacturer and distributors has rocketed in price.

    A month ago I could get a 5l tub for €18+vat
    On Friday the hygiene supply company I use was charging €56+ vat

    He showed me his invoice - he was being charged €48+ vat. Up from €11.25+vat two months ago.


    But sure it's easy for fools to blame the retailer.

    Think, just effing Think before engaging the mouth


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,939 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    Confirmed unfortunately

    Posting a rumor and then saying "confirmed" is not confirmation

    What I'm saying is, pics or gtfo


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,862 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    It’s nothing to do with supply and demand

    What do you think supply and demand means?


  • Registered Users Posts: 403 ✭✭ bizidea


    It’s nothing to do with supply and demand
    of course it is there is a big demand so the price has risen.obviously the retailer is unable to buy hand sanitizer at the same price they were 6 weeks ago so they are unable to sell at the same price.supply and demand


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,282 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    westgolf wrote: »
    Check out Knocknacarra residents Facebook page for details and pictures.

    Distinct lack of both on there, one picture of wine with a comparison to Dunnes price and an example of Dunnes increasing the price of a particular cheese is all I can see. I think Dacor's request for pics stands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,830 ✭✭✭ _Whimsical_


    Darc19 wrote: »
    Why do people always blame the end of the supply chain.

    Do people not engage their brains?

    Hand sanitizer from the manufacturer and distributors has rocketed in price.

    A month ago I could get a 5l tub for €18+vat
    On Friday the hygiene supply company I use was charging €56+ vat

    He showed me his invoice - he was being charged €48+ vat. Up from €11.25+vat two months ago.


    But sure it's easy for fools to blame the retailer.

    Think, just effing Think before engaging the mouth

    Where can you get a 5L tub for 56+VAT ?
    I think lots of people would be happy to buy something like that to refill pocket sized bottles for themselves, friends, families and employees. We all have a little bottle somewhere.

    I'd pay 20 euro for a L if a few people wanted to share too.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Darc19 wrote: »
    Why do people always blame the end of the supply chain.

    Do people not engage their brains?

    Hand sanitizer from the manufacturer and distributors has rocketed in price.

    A month ago I could get a 5l tub for €18+vat
    On Friday the hygiene supply company I use was charging €56+ vat

    He showed me his invoice - he was being charged €48+ vat. Up from €11.25+vat two months ago.


    But sure it's easy for fools to blame the retailer.

    Think, just effing Think before engaging the mouth

    Have you any pics or gtfo for any of this?
    If anyone wants confirmation tip down to Joyce’s


  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭ username2020


    Hand sanatiser spray 50ml 7 euro in centra salthill..
    I asked the young fella how much it was and he had the decency to apologise.
    Needless to say I didn't purchase it and will avoid centra if I can in the future


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,830 ✭✭✭ _Whimsical_


    Hand sanatiser spray 50ml 7 euro in centra salthill..
    I asked the young fella how much it was and he had the decency to apologise.
    Needless to say I didn't purchase it and will avoid centra if I can in the future

    If you read the thread you'll see it is suppliers putting the charge up. Don't avoid your local shop over it, they need you right now too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭ username2020


    If you read the thread you'll see it is suppliers putting the charge up. Don't avoid your local shop over it, they need you right now too.

    I did read it cheers.
    Absolutely the suppliers, but I don't think for one minute the local shop isn't making a sweet buck out of this too. Come on? Do you really think they're not making a nice profit?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭ sgthighway


    That is what I was hinting at; what else is gone up in price. I reckon Joyce’s are just paying more and passing the price on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    sgthighway wrote: »
    That is what I was hinting at; what else is gone up in price. I reckon Joyce’s are just paying more and passing the price on.

    Then they should explain it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    If you read the thread you'll see it is suppliers putting the charge up. Don't avoid your local shop over it, they need you right now too.

    Then the shops should refuse to buy it.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 10,491 Mod ✭✭✭✭ 5uspect


    Maybe the price of items should increase exponentially the more units of something you buy. That would help sort out the idiot panic buyers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,952 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    Discodog wrote: »
    Then the shops should refuse to buy it.

    Then you'll have people complaining they don't have x product. It's people's fault that the prices have increased not the shops or suppliers, who needs 200 rolls of bog roll? And how much of the food that's been swept from the shelves will end up in the bin next week?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭ sgthighway


    Discodog wrote: »
    Then the shops should refuse to buy it.
    Is this not where the term supply and demand comes in? If people want it they will buy it. If you don’t sell it they go elsewhere and buy it and don’t come back.

    Price increase for this is not unique to Joyce’s or Galway City. It’s hard to get as big businesses are buying it for their employees.

    I think some people are making their own with Isopropyl Alcohol.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    5uspect wrote: »
    Maybe the price of items should increase exponentially the more units of something you buy. That would help sort out the idiot panic buyers.

    Is panic buying still happening ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    sgthighway wrote: »
    Is this not where the term supply and demand comes in? If people want it they will buy it. If you don’t sell it they go elsewhere and buy it and don’t come back.

    Price increase for this is not unique to Joyce’s or Galway City. It’s hard to get as big businesses are buying it for their employees.

    I think some people are making their own with Isopropyl Alcohol.

    Absolutely. It's no different to the way Galway hotels bump the rates for race week etc. But if I were the shop I would put a sign, next to the product, explaining the increase.


  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭ wily minx


    Schools and businesses closing down. People worried for their health and income.

    No, it is not the same as price increases for race week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,540 ✭✭✭✭ Galwayguy35


    If the supplier puts the price up so will the retailer, if you don't like that shop elsewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 201 ✭✭ cal naughton


    It's price gouging plain and simple and both supplier and retailers are at it. The practice is both highly exploitive and hugely unethical in this crisis moment. It's also illegal in some US States. Maybe one for Catherine Connolly to legislate for in the future.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,460 ✭✭✭ Laviski


    If the supplier puts the price up so will the retailer, if you don't like that shop elsewhere.

    or make it yourself, plenty of easy ways to make sanitizer.

    but joyce's is dodge, stopped going their years ago. Need to check the receipt when you leave and anything you pick up need to check the date on everything especially anything on offer including alcohol. Not to mention its numerous health violations a while back, it may have somewhat improved since but won't go there.


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