Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
10-03-2020, 11:15   #1
Mango Joe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 739
Price Gouging, any examples around Limerick?

Just a thought really - But any Business that stockpiles products to later sell at unfairly inflated prices is basically taking that same product out of the reach of decent Business that are trying to serve their Customers and make an honest decent living.

These are people that are preying on peoples anxieties in the middle of a Global health emergency to turn a dishonest profit - This is really poor by any measure.

If a Shop or Service Provider takes the opportunity to callously rip people off through price gouging shouldn't they just be dealt with by people opting to boycott them in future?

What do ye think people ?!
Mango Joe is offline  
Advertisement
10-03-2020, 11:52   #2
Granadino
Registered User
 
Granadino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 294
They should be called out on it yes.
Granadino is offline  
15-03-2020, 17:05   #3
Potential-Monke
Registered User
 
Potential-Monke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,119
The thread in CA suggests it's the manufacturers doing this, or at least it's happening at the worse before it gets to the retailer. I'm sure they put a little on top too, but in the CA thread someone who works in that industry (bag of salt) is alleging it's happening before retail. Something along the lines of they're making retailers bid for items, and his crowd bid 300% of the original cost and it didn't even come close to the winning bid.

The biggest problem with this situation, and the biggest problem to humanity to begin with, is humans.
Potential-Monke is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet