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  Reply # 1085912 9-Jul-2014 18:06
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ilovemusic: what is it with phamarcies and contact lense products ?

years back when gst went up from 12.5% to 15%, a local pharmacy repriced some lense products with a 20-30% increase and thought no one would notice.


I recall consumer did a name and shame when companies put prices up by more than the gst rise last time. I didn't come across any companies I deal with  that did, infact many comapnies seem to have either absorbed it, or retained their gst exclusive price.

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freitasm: Johsonville Life Pharmacy joined and sent me a PM, explaining the situation.


Did they say how they knew about this thread?



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  Reply # 1086141 10-Jul-2014 01:34
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ilovemusic: what is it with phamarcies and contact lense products ?

years back when gst went up from 12.5% to 15%, a local pharmacy repriced some lense products with a 20-30% increase and thought no one would notice.

businesses can price their products however they want.

It's only if they claim the price increase was down to GST would it be something shady.



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  Reply # 1098588 30-Jul-2014 13:58
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And the Commerce Commission decision here:


Thank you for the information you provided the Commission regarding Pharmacybrands Limited T/A Life Pharmacy.

Our Screening Managers have now assessed this information, and although it may raise issues under the Fair Trading Act, the Commission will not be taking any action at this time.

When we decide whether to open an investigation, we consider how widespread, blatant and damaging the issue appears to be, based on the information available. We use our Enforcement criteria to help us make these decisions. You can read about our enforcement criteria at www.comcom.govt.nz/enforcement-criteria.

Our decision does not prevent you from taking your own action. Only the courts can ultimately decide whether any conduct breaches the Act. The Fair Trading Act specifically provides for action by individuals, even when the Commission has decided not to take any action.







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  Reply # 1099183 31-Jul-2014 11:57
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freitasm: And the Commerce Commission decision here:


Thank you for the information you provided the Commission regarding Pharmacybrands Limited T/A Life Pharmacy.

Our Screening Managers have now assessed this information, and although it may raise issues under the Fair Trading Act, the Commission will not be taking any action at this time.

When we decide whether to open an investigation, we consider how widespread, blatant and damaging the issue appears to be, based on the information available. We use our Enforcement criteria to help us make these decisions. You can read about our enforcement criteria at www.comcom.govt.nz/enforcement-criteria.

Our decision does not prevent you from taking your own action. Only the courts can ultimately decide whether any conduct breaches the Act. The Fair Trading Act specifically provides for action by individuals, even when the Commission has decided not to take any action.





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