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Topic # 243647 22-Dec-2018 18:29
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Free prescriptions no big deal. The welcome surprise was an unfunded prescription item 15% cheaper than anywhere else I've been. Including Countdown which was hopeless shortly after opening.

While there I saw Oral B toothbrushes for $23. No Phillips unfortunately.

Pocket buzzer to page you when it's ready. Big store easy to spend 10 min wandering around. Like anyone I expect them to increase prices when they've killed off the competition. In the meantime it's a big improvement..





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  Reply # 2149408 22-Dec-2018 19:07
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Cheap for body wash / shampoo etc.

 

The likes of Life Pharmacy's loyalty schemes / mall locations can be convenient, but they add to their cost of doing business... and that needs to be recovered through higher pricing, hence their focus on cosmetic sales.


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  Reply # 2149410 22-Dec-2018 19:16
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pharmacy direct is good for the non pharmacist stuff.  


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2149418 22-Dec-2018 19:50
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Got Bargain Chemist in Christchurch, free prescriptions, says on web site 100% kiwi owned and operated.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2149431 22-Dec-2018 20:17
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One thing to keep in mind when browsing their brochures is that many "too good to be true" looking prices come with a caveat, which in my case was a buy limit of 1 .


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  Reply # 2149432 22-Dec-2018 20:20
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Have bought from Chemist Warehouse in Aussie for a few years. Both when visiting, and also ordering via their website. Happy they're now in NZ and have been to the St Luke's shop and the one in Manukau.




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  Reply # 2149441 22-Dec-2018 20:44
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Hope they are intending to expand out of Auckland, however I can see the concept of free prescriptions hurting small chemist operators 


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  Reply # 2149447 22-Dec-2018 21:29
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There's another chemist shop in my area that does almost nothing except free prescriptions and passport photos. Has done for years. That's not a bad business model for the area and probably won't be affected. That one is miles from my doctor.

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  Reply # 2149483 22-Dec-2018 21:47
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rugrat:

Got Bargain Chemist in Christchurch, free prescriptions, says on web site 100% kiwi owned and operated.


 


 



Would have been a two hour wait there today to get my post wisdom tooth extraction necessities, today I was happy to pay the prescription fees at my normal.

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  Reply # 2149493 22-Dec-2018 22:20
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rugrat:

 

Got Bargain Chemist in Christchurch, free prescriptions, says on web site 100% kiwi owned and operated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Would have been a two hour wait there today to get my post wisdom tooth extraction necessities, today I was happy to pay the prescription fees at my normal.

 

Hope that's because time of year, if not I'll be going else where to, not worth two hour wait.


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