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  Reply # 325872 2-May-2010 21:11

mikerussellnz: Pizza Hut, since when is a large pizza only 9.5 inches in diameter.  The space around it in the box gets larger and larger. Next time will go to Hell.



It's not just pizza Hutt, but most food retailers. Check out a bag of chips, they used to be 220 grams, then it dropped to 200gm, then 180, then 160, now 150gm. It is just another way of putting prices up.

 

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  Reply # 325874 2-May-2010 21:22
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Cheese in 700g and 900g blocks.  Ice Cream in 900ml tubs.

Best thing is not to buy it.  Buy the brands that stay at the original size.  It sends a powerful message.

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  Reply # 325894 2-May-2010 23:14

manta:
Kyanar:
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And farmers should subsidise NZ consumers?


No, but we shouldn't be subsidising them either.  For that matter, we shouldn't be paying more for Fonterra products than Americans or Aussies do, especially when every time we complain about prices being higher for import goods here, the old tired "well they have to factor in shipping and import costs" gets trotted out. 

How come it's OK for imported goods to be more expensive than overseas because of import costs and shipping, and it's also OK for locally produced goods to be more expensive than overseas because "why should they subsidise NZ consumers"?


NZ lamb cheaper in the UK than it is here; now how the hell does that work?


I agree this is one of the issues I have here in NZ. Food prices in NZ are the second most expensive in the world next to South Korea. 

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  Reply # 325899 2-May-2010 23:58

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manta:
Kyanar:
Satch:
And farmers should subsidise NZ consumers?


No, but we shouldn't be subsidising them either.  For that matter, we shouldn't be paying more for Fonterra products than Americans or Aussies do, especially when every time we complain about prices being higher for import goods here, the old tired "well they have to factor in shipping and import costs" gets trotted out. 

How come it's OK for imported goods to be more expensive than overseas because of import costs and shipping, and it's also OK for locally produced goods to be more expensive than overseas because "why should they subsidise NZ consumers"?


NZ lamb cheaper in the UK than it is here; now how the hell does that work?


I agree this is one of the issues I have here in NZ. Food prices in NZ are the second most expensive in the world next to South Korea. 


Its due to lack of competition, and having a duopoly. Maybe Foodstuff and Progressive Enterprises could be added. I prefer to buy from a kiwi owned business, so support Foodstuff supermarkets.

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  Reply # 325904 3-May-2010 00:17
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Its due to lack of competition, and having a duopoly. Maybe Foodstuff and Progressive Enterprises could be added. I prefer to buy from a kiwi owned business, so support Foodstuff supermarkets.


so i expect that you also have a telecom mobile and use kiwibank for your banking?




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mikerussellnz: Pizza Hut, since when is a large pizza only 9.5 inches in diameter.  The space around it in the box gets larger and larger. Next time will go to Hell.



It's not just pizza Hutt, but most food retailers. Check out a bag of chips, they used to be 220 grams, then it dropped to 200gm, then 180, then 160, now 150gm. It is just another way of putting prices up.

 
worse is when you start to notice 120 gram bags of chips becoming common....  :o




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  Reply # 325929 3-May-2010 08:58
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surprises me that finance companies barely make the list 

come on guys, they have actually ruined the lives and destroyed the life savings of so many of their customers.

How is that not considerably worse than any of the other companies on the list who, at worst, have been annoying.

to compare with the top three:

Telecom might have had some outages a few months back, or raised the prices of their landline or whatever, but at least they haven't wiped out any of their customers life savings.

sure, sky might be annoying because they keep raising their charges or deny EPG to TiVo for Prime or fail to have widescreen sports for some time or whatever, but at least they haven't wiped out their customers life savings.


Vodafone might have really crummy service or patchy 3G or whatever, but at least they haven't wiped out their customers life savings.

(see a pattern here)



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  Reply # 325930 3-May-2010 09:00
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I guess the list is based on personal experiences, not third party reports. Possibly Hanover problems didn't touch the lives of many people here in this forum.





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NonprayingMantis: surprises me that finance companies barely make the list 


freitasm: I guess the list is based on personal experiences, not third party reports. Possibly Hanover problems didn't touch the lives of many people here in this forum. 


While it is true that not many people in these forums have experienced the pain first hand, I think the real reason is that finance companies like Hanover collapsed 2 years ago. 


NonprayingMantis: 

How is that not considerably worse than any of the other companies on the list who, at worst, have been annoying. 

I see it as a good thing that the companies that made this list have only 'been annoying'. It shows that, for the last year, we haven't had any companies truly ruin lives like those finance companies did a few years ago.

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  Reply # 326106 3-May-2010 16:30

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NonprayingMantis: surprises me that finance companies barely make the list 


freitasm: I guess the list is based on personal experiences, not third party reports. Possibly Hanover problems didn't touch the lives of many people here in this forum. 


While it is true that not many people in these forums have experienced the pain first hand, I think the real reason is that finance companies like Hanover collapsed 2 years ago. 


NonprayingMantis: 

How is that not considerably worse than any of the other companies on the list who, at worst, have been annoying. 

I see it as a good thing that the companies that made this list have only 'been annoying'. It shows that, for the last year, we haven't had any companies truly ruin lives like those finance companies did a few years ago.



Yes that is the reason, it happened more than a year ago, and the current finance companies are covered by the Government Guarantee. However probably someone should nominate New Zealands financial regulators and laws for letting this happen in the first place. They have now fixed up a lot of this, but the damage has already been done.

 

I personally know many people who have been affected by these finance companies, but it isn't something people want to talk about publically.

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Worst companies to deal with when it comes to Jobs & recruitment

Robert half NZ -   COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.

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