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  Reply # 814517 9-May-2013 14:08
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The price should be $1.70 exactly.

Calculations:

$1 minus 12.5% GST = $0.89 rounded

Inflation calculator:

http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/0135595.html

Food
that cost $0.89
in quarter 1 of 1990
would have cost

$1.48

in quarter 1 of 2013

Add 15% GST

=$1.70.

McDs are overcharging by $2.80. Fools.

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  Reply # 814520 9-May-2013 14:13
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myfullflavour: The price should be $1.70 exactly.

Calculations:

$1 minus 12.5% GST = $0.89 rounded

Inflation calculator:

http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/0135595.html

Food
that cost $0.89
in quarter 1 of 1990
would have cost

$1.48

in quarter 1 of 2013

Add 15% GST

=$1.70.

McDs are overcharging by $2.80. Fools.


When did you last see a pie for $1.70 that was safe to eat?


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  Reply # 814538 9-May-2013 14:34
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When did you last see a pie for $1.70 that was safe to eat?


you can buy a 6 pack of pies for $6.00 at most supermarkets. BigBen, Pams, Irvines.  My kids love them.






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  Reply # 814539 9-May-2013 14:36
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vexxxboy:

When did you last see a pie for $1.70 that was safe to eat?


you can buy a 6 pack of pies for $6.00 at most supermarkets. BigBen, Pams, Irvines.  My kids love them.




/me shrugs, each to their own I guess.

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  Reply # 814621 9-May-2013 16:13
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I imagine a fast food restaurant would have much higher overheads compared to companies that sell multi-packs via a supermarket.





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  Reply # 814634 9-May-2013 16:28
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c3rn: I imagine a fast food restaurant would have much higher overheads compared to companies that sell multi-packs via a supermarket.


But much higher volumes to go with it.

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  Reply # 814655 9-May-2013 16:51
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vexxxboy:

When did you last see a pie for $1.70 that was safe to eat?


you can buy a 6 pack of pies for $6.00 at most supermarkets. BigBen, Pams, Irvines.  My kids love them.




/me shrugs, each to their own I guess.


Are the ones McD's sell going to be any better or worse than those? Specialist pie shops make the best pies IMHO, and I don't think many people actually thought Georgie Pie made the greatest tasting  pies. It was just that they were cheap. McD's also sell a lot of other things these days, like Sausage rolls, but they don't look particularly appetizing last time I was in there, which was a long time ago. 

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c3rn: I imagine a fast food restaurant would have much higher overheads compared to companies that sell multi-packs via a supermarket.


That is true, but they hav egot those costs no matter what, so it isn't going to cost them much more. Probably the cost will be branding, and perhaps a pie warmer? I doubt they will want to microwave them each time someone orders one.
The thing is they do already sell pies, apple pies, so it isn't a big change.

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  Reply # 814659 9-May-2013 16:58
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mmmmm pie. We've got one of the best pie shops just down the road:

http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/its-make-or-bake-for-pat/1022636/

They picked up a few awards last year...

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  Reply # 814660 9-May-2013 16:58
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myfullflavour: 

McDs are overcharging by $2.80. Fools.


But is the one they are selling, the $1 version of the pie. They did used to sell higher priced ones. The other thing is that pie standards may have changed. I think they are required to put more meat in them now than they used to.

It is still too pricey IMO, and I think  they know it otherwise I think they would have rolled it out further. I am not holding my breath that it will reach Wellington.

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  Reply # 814662 9-May-2013 17:06
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It would seem in the time span quoted above the cost of a Big Mac has almost doubled from below $3 to above $5

http://www.3news.co.nz/What-things-cost---then-and-now/tabid/421/articleID/207634/Default.aspx

So a 4 fold increase does appear to be a little excessive. Though if I remember correctly, the $1 was a smaller pie, and they had other sizes?




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  Reply # 814682 9-May-2013 17:25
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The big pie was $2 but it was a different shape and much deeper. The pic of the pie I saw definitely looked like the smaller $1 pie. I'll give it a go, but it'll never take off. Too expensive.

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  Reply # 814687 9-May-2013 17:35
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bazzer: it'll never take off. Too expensive.


maybe it will be cheaper when sold Nationwide?





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  Reply # 815316 10-May-2013 15:53
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James Bond: 
maybe it will be cheaper when sold Nationwide?


You would hope so... basic economies of scale






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  Reply # 815335 10-May-2013 16:31
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I can eliminate all the hassle re price and eat something else, something healthy




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