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North V’s South in Cigarette prices

By Friska - 5 August 2009 33

Just wondering if any smokers have found a huge difference in the cost of cigarettes from shops on the southside and northside.

How can they justify a difference of $1.50 per pack depending if you are buying from North or South?

Please explain!!!!

[Ed – which side are they cheaper on?]

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
North V’s South in Cigarette prices
Friska 2:49 pm 05 Aug 09

Offtopic – Can you still see floating poo @ Kambah pool? LOL

Holden Caulfield 2:42 pm 05 Aug 09

Friska said :

Cheaper on southside

Kambah is the answer.

Dante 2:34 pm 05 Aug 09

Don’t forget the tax that the Government collects on nicotine replacement therapy!

The Government wins either way.

Pommy bastard 2:30 pm 05 Aug 09

peterh said :

the problem from a smoker’s perspective is that the cost for the smoking cessation aids are greater than a pack of smokes. nicotine patches are $22.95 For 7. if you are trying to quit, and your regular pack costs $15, it seems strange that the medicine is more expensive than the poison.

Quiting cold turkey is free.

peterh 1:35 pm 05 Aug 09

the problem from a smoker’s perspective is that the cost for the smoking cessation aids are greater than a pack of smokes. nicotine patches are $22.95 For 7. if you are trying to quit, and your regular pack costs $15, it seems strange that the medicine is more expensive than the poison.

dvaey 1:30 pm 05 Aug 09

Well, you didnt think with all that government regulation thats been piled onto cigarettes, that anti-gouging or price regulation would be included did you?

As long as you trust that all cigarettes are equally bad (no matter what the numbers say), and keep filling the governments coffers with their 20c/smoke tax, they dont really care if anyone profiteers from the sale of cigarettes, until they realise theyre missing out on the profiteering.

p1 1:24 pm 05 Aug 09

Assuming that supply is the same North and South side, I figure that demand is high on the south side? Must be all you woodstock drinking Kambah Bogans pushing up the price with your daily packs of winnie blues.

Friska 1:09 pm 05 Aug 09

Someone dumb enough to burn money? LOL

Pommy bastard 1:03 pm 05 Aug 09

Because when you find someone dumb enough to burn money, you burn them for as much as you think you can take.

Sammy 1:03 pm 05 Aug 09

do the retailers have an option to put them up and down whenever they like

It’s a simple supply and demand situation. With customers dying all the time, I guess they have to adjust pricing to reflect changes in demand.

Friska 12:57 pm 05 Aug 09

What I want to know is, do the retailers have an option to put them up and down whenever they like? Because I find one week its at one price, the next another.

bubzie 12:27 pm 05 Aug 09

some shops are expensiver than others.

just plain old business, my friend.

Friska 12:23 pm 05 Aug 09

peewee – If that what turns you on, sure!!

Friska 12:22 pm 05 Aug 09

Cheaper on southside

Peewee Slasher 12:21 pm 05 Aug 09

I’ve heard of North v South bashing, but seriously, are you blowin smoke up my arse?

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