Have readers noticed the blatant rip-off by companies staging Christmas events, fairs etc?
Why do so many so-called Christmas fairs ask for £3-£5 entry while flogging overpriced gifts?
Not forgetting so-called farmers’ markets. Bargains? Please tell!
Overpriced bread and foodstuffs are the norm and the authenticity of its rural origins are a grey area.
An upmarket supermarket excelled recently by offering a 275 gram Kilner jar of piccalilli for £5. Further along the shelf was its own identical product – for 89p.
The moral is – do the maths!
*This view orginally appeared on The News letters page