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  Reply # 2059277 20-Jul-2018 12:25
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It will be a very interesting case to see go to court ( I suspect Wilson will settle before trial, as an open court will open up their business operations to scrutiny they will want to avoid)

 

But if it did go to court I think Wilson would win based on the law cited, as at the time of the acquisition there was considerable competition for them (James smith- 850 places (400 meters away) , and Readings -900 places - 700 metres away)

 

HOWEVER, 6 month after the acquisition this competition was eliminated by the Kaikoura Earthquake.....

 

IMHO ( and IANAL) The Commerce commission  really be arguing Section 36 , taking advantage of Market power....

 

http://www.comcom.govt.nz/business-competition/fact-sheets-3/taking-advantage-of-market-power/


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  Reply # 2059282 20-Jul-2018 12:32
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There was an item on the news last night about Brisbane having the most expensive parking in all of Australia. Lack of competition (Wilson's again) seems to be a major factor in this.

 

 





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  Reply # 2059289 20-Jul-2018 12:52
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Rikkitic:

 

There was an item on the news last night about Brisbane having the most expensive parking in all of Australia. Lack of competition (Wilson's again) seems to be a major factor in this.

 

 

No. Wilson is the weaker competitor, with the majority of the gouging resulting from Secure Parking's immense market presence. At $55 AUD per day we're still beaten out by one or two places in Melbourne charging $72 AUD per day, and it doesn't help that Brisbane City Council itself joins in and charges the same monopoly prices ($500 for monthly parking? Get out, even Secure doesn't dare charge like that!)

 

Brisbane does also supposedly have the cheapest hourly parking of the three major capitals (apparently $12 is cheap). Least that's what I saw of the article, and I'm not paying money to read the Courier Mail.


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