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Topic # 127119 30-Jul-2013 15:18
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I had a slight case of the munchies so I thought I'd walk over the road to the petrol station at Victoria Park and grab a bag of chips or something ... OMFG how much do they charge for those things ????   $7.49 for Pringles!!!!

Any other places I should avoid for snacks ? :-)



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  Reply # 868623 30-Jul-2013 15:27
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This is news to you? :)

Dairies too mate.

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  Reply # 868627 30-Jul-2013 15:31
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You seem surprised. Ridiculous prices like this are all too common :P




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  Reply # 868633 30-Jul-2013 15:39
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I was expecting to pay a little more, just not as much as they think I'd like to spend

Surely at that price the Pringles and things will just rot on their shelves, who'd buy them ?


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  Reply # 868636 30-Jul-2013 15:42
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i paid $6 for a tiny kids juice at the movies in Sylvia Park the other week, couldn't believe it.. was one of those tiny ones from McDonalds... Buying a happy meal is cheaper and you still get the drink..

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  Reply # 868657 30-Jul-2013 16:09
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Movie theaters are the worst, it's like $7 for a bag of skittles or something ridiculous!!

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  Reply # 868666 30-Jul-2013 16:17
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While in Samoa I popped into a local shop (in a little village) in the middle of nowhere and bought a 600ml Coke Zero. It was cheaper than in NZ!!

This coke was made in NZ, shipped to Samoa. Because I was on Savaii, it had to be taken over on the ferry then driven 40min to the shop I bought it from. WTF!!

Also at the time, petrol was cheaper (Probably still is)

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  Reply # 868687 30-Jul-2013 16:36
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Mark: Surely at that price the Pringles and things will just rot on their shelves, who'd buy them ?


Paying for convenience.

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  Reply # 868690 30-Jul-2013 16:38
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nate: Paying for convenience.


Pretty much this. Vote with your wallet if you don't like the prices. When we're out (with the kids especially) we carry endless snacks and drinks due to these ludicrous prices. And yeah cinemas are the worst.

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  Reply # 868693 30-Jul-2013 16:41
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One of the worst prices I've paid is $6 for a plastic cup (like the ones that are with water coolers) of coke at an outdoor movie (King Kong 3, very long, many cokes) on Waiheke.





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  Reply # 868885 30-Jul-2013 21:08
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I used to always take my own food/drink to the movie theaters. I was always made sure to put my rubbish back in my back pack, to make little noise with it, etc. I pretty much always had snacks that I couldn't get from the theater, and a few times I've taken some beers or RTD's in. The best is going in in the middle of the day, and your the only one in the theater :).

Now I just stay at home. Cheaper, less people, and there's plenty of movies on DVD that I haven't seen yet. Not to mention pause whenever I want.

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  Reply # 869432 31-Jul-2013 18:07
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Pringles are $5 at the supermarket. $7.50 is not so bad? Unless it was one of the small ones ($2 from the supermarket).

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