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  #2446030 25-Mar-2020 09:07
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xpd:

 

Mahon:

 

Supermarkets are raking in the profits...i hope they are looking after their staff well.

 

 

Our local is looking after the community, not just staff. The manager is awesome and very community minded. She mentioned that yes, sales are good, but next week could be extremely low so it off sets. 

 

You cant blame supermarkets for people going stupid and buying bulk when they don't need to.

 

 

 

 

Thats good to hear. I believe NZers may well purchase more groceries over the coming months rather than less as takeaways and cafes are closed and we will all probably eat for comfort. Home cooking will be the new norm, for those that remember how to :P.


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  #2446069 25-Mar-2020 10:24
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Why doesn't this one surprise me?

 

 





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  #2446072 25-Mar-2020 10:29
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Rikkitic:

 

Why doesn't this one surprise me?

 

 

 

 

Ha, was just about to post this. Bloody parasites! charging doctors and nurses for parking......🤬


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  #2446082 25-Mar-2020 10:57
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jarledb:

 

I see that Dicks Smiths are being D*cks and price gouging hand sanitisers and masks. Currently they are selling 20 P2 masks for $319!

 

Personally I am going to keep a list of companies doing this and never again leave a single cent with them.

 

Anyone see any other company doing this?

 

 

This brand should have been deprecated forever when the business was closed down.   Something like the Ford Edsel or Ford Pinto.


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  #2446245 25-Mar-2020 13:22
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Naming and shaming NZ Herald for putting important Covid-19 related articles behind their pay wall. Specifically an article about your employer's obligations when you are working from home during the lock down.

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  #2446246 25-Mar-2020 13:26
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tchart: Naming and shaming NZ Herald for putting important Covid-19 related articles behind their pay wall. Specifically an article about your employer's obligations when you are working from home during the lock down.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald removed the paywall on ALL Bushfire related articles during their emergency - The precedent has been set!


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  #2446425 25-Mar-2020 15:26
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If this is factual it's even worse than price gouging IMO

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/120557737/coronavirus-sistema-workers-walk-off-job-over-close-proximity-conditions-and-no-personal-protective-equipment 

 

TL;DR Sistema says they're essential and makes its workers stand close together.





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  #2446474 25-Mar-2020 16:50
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msukiwi:

 

tchart: Naming and shaming NZ Herald for putting important Covid-19 related articles behind their pay wall. Specifically an article about your employer's obligations when you are working from home during the lock down.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald removed the paywall on ALL Bushfire related articles during their emergency - The precedent has been set!

 

 

Brishane Times the same,  articles related to Covid, are not behind the paywall.   Let's hope the Herald does the same or they will lose a lot of goodwill.


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  #2446478 25-Mar-2020 16:57
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tchart: Naming and shaming NZ Herald for putting important Covid-19 related articles behind their pay wall. Specifically an article about your employer's obligations when you are working from home during the lock down.

 

In a case like this, maybe it is justified to tell people how to bypass their paywall. It isn't difficult.

 

 





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  #2446958 26-Mar-2020 11:31
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Not too happy to see New World (Multiple Stores) selling chickens at $30 each, with the explanation of human error that the product was mislabelled with the per KG price being the sell price.

 

I don't recall the last time I ever saw chicken at $30 a KG.

 

I see a Tui Ad there.

 

I actually do understand removing specials during this time, even if it wasn't for demand, the effort required in man power to maintain them is better spent elsewhere.

 

The thing is, whilst I don't analyse these things, I do know we don't save hugely on specials, and I do have a rough idea what we spend per visit at the New World we shop at.

 

Conservatively I estimate we paid around 25% more for groceries in the past 10 days.


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  #2447052 26-Mar-2020 12:28
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I have a construction project started at home (house extension in Akl) and of course everything stopped now, no workers will attend site for weeks. I also have a portable toilet on hire for the site, from KIWI FLUSH. I asked if they still charge rental for this period and their answer was "business as usual". Surely there is nothing as usual on this construction site...

 

As a comparison, I had scaffold from GET IT UP Scaffolding and when I asked them about the hire charges over Christmas period (2 weeks) they were happy to drop the hire charges for that period. That provided the project with a very useful $800 breath of fresh air... and they were under no obligation to do that.

 

 

 

"be kind" during the lock-down... nice Tui ad, isn't it?





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  #2447063 26-Mar-2020 12:39
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I still think fuel companies are doing their part on this subject. The slightest hint of world troubles or the increase in oil per barrel is always quoted by them when the price goes up to 'match' within 24 hours, yet the price has dropped -60% in the past few weeks and all i see is fuel being about 20cents less. I don't claim to understand how their pricing works but it really doesn't seem right.





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  #2447131 26-Mar-2020 13:38
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networkn:

 

Conservatively I estimate we paid around 25% more for groceries in the past 10 days.

 

 

I have heard this from other people. But what's the truth? Did you buy more than normal and forget to allow for that?

 

Can you (or anyone else) name particular items which have increased in price and produce dockets showing the price pre and post COVID announcements?

 

 

 

If there's price gouging let's prove it.


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  #2447134 26-Mar-2020 13:41
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elpenguino:

 

networkn:

 

Conservatively I estimate we paid around 25% more for groceries in the past 10 days.

 

 

I have heard this from other people. But what's the truth? Did you buy more than normal and forget to allow for that?

 

Can you (or anyone else) name particular items which have increased in price and produce dockets showing the price pre and post COVID announcements?

 

 

 

If there's price gouging let's prove it.

 

 

If anything, I bought less (because unlike lots of people, I know food isn't in short supply), and I bought different because our usual items weren't always available.

 

No, I didn't analyse exactly, but I do have a pretty good feeling for these things.


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  #2447690 27-Mar-2020 08:59
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elpenguino:

 

networkn:

 

Conservatively I estimate we paid around 25% more for groceries in the past 10 days.

 

 

I have heard this from other people. But what's the truth? Did you buy more than normal and forget to allow for that?

 

Can you (or anyone else) name particular items which have increased in price and produce dockets showing the price pre and post COVID announcements?

 

 

 

If there's price gouging let's prove it.

 

 

it's not so much gouging as just not having specials .At my Pak n Save all vegetables have gone up since Monday, eg Cabbages 1.99 up to 3.99, 10kg Potatoes 7.99 up to 13.99.





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