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Petrol not the only thing going up; Fyshwick Market seafood prices have gone crazy

By YapYapYap 19 January 2009 23

The re-build of the markets has seen one of the two fishos shut-up shop with the remaining monger move into new premises, the result being prawns on the (very) high side of $30 a kg (previously $23 to $30 a kg), $43 a kg for scallops (previously around $34), over  $40 for Balmain Bugs (previously around $25), mid-thirties for barra – and more or less the same for ling, only flake  and mullet were under $20. 

Even the whole fish went as high as $30+.  I would’ve bought the blue eye cod, at about $25, but it looked as though it’d made the move from the old premises. 

So, can you northsiders either confirm or deny my theory that these prices are the result of zero competition, or are prices (particularly at the Belco markets) similar elsewhere?

[ED – Finally! We get to talk about the price of fish!]

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tylersmayhem 8:43 am 21 Jan 09

…and WTF is with the latest spike in petrol anyway. Well, I told you it would happen – happy new year!

shiny flu 9:27 am 20 Jan 09

tylersmayhem said :

Can you imagine the likes of Peter Blackshaw or Vince Sorrenti previously doing their weekly shopping at the markets, having to bump shoulders with the humble folk who are out for cheap produce. I think not.

FYI, having gone to school with his son and actually been around their household… he has gone to the markets before. gasp.

Danman 9:05 am 20 Jan 09

Mrs Danman and I flew first class from America to Australia, after staying at a 3 million dollar condo on South Beach Florida , and I’m 100% blue collar.

I dont think that these 2 things are significant indicators of my wealth (or lack there of)

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