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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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23 Responses to
Petrol not the only thing going up; Fyshwick Market seafood prices have gone crazy
jakez 3:52 pm 19 Jan 09

I quite liked the markets back in the day. It was dark and rustic but boy it was fun. I haven’t been there in a long time now (as a mature 25 year old independent man my mother does all my fruit and vegetable shopping for me…). I’ll have to check it out and see the changes.

ant 3:44 pm 19 Jan 09

Years ago, I saw old Jolly John Gort hurling abuse at one of teh stall holders, not sure what he was upset about.

peterh 3:39 pm 19 Jan 09

tylersmayhem said :

It’s not only Fyshwick, it’s all the frikkin’ markets in Canberra. All of the humble outlets that used to sell food and produce at “farmers market” prices have begged and scraped to the punters who used to steer clear of the markets like the plague.

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. Since then the markets appear to cater more for “less sales for big dollars”, than “lots of sales at cheaper prices”. Even look at the decor of the markets to support my claims. Perfectly good polished concrete floors have been replaces with polished oak. That’s our custom dollars paying for that, and the inflated prices that go with it.

Rant over…I don’t shop at the markets any more – thanks!

actually, Peter Blackshaw does shop at the markets, he has always been a very down to earth person. rubbing shoulders with the great unwashed is just something that happens.

Skidbladnir 3:23 pm 19 Jan 09

My car gets forty rods to the hogshead.

Thumper 3:12 pm 19 Jan 09

My car gets 20 kilometres per snapper, although I find it gets 25 kilometres to the bream.

ant 3:06 pm 19 Jan 09

Fyshwick Markets have gone to the dogs. Went there for the first time in ages to get a pizza (the pizzas at the deli are really top notch), and it was ridiculous. Packed, no parking, and this grand new edifice. I wish they’d let it spread out a bit and kept it how it was, only bigger. This is awful, it’s looking distinctly twee, and it’s too crowded.

gingermick 1:48 pm 19 Jan 09

Yeah, deeza. Spot on.

deezagood 1:16 pm 19 Jan 09

The Fishmonger in Queanbeyan (near Aldi) is worth the drive. Brilliant fresh fish, cheaper than the ACT and friendly service – give it a try!

tylersmayhem 1:07 pm 19 Jan 09

It’s not only Fyshwick, it’s all the frikkin’ markets in Canberra. All of the humble outlets that used to sell food and produce at “farmers market” prices have begged and scraped to the punters who used to steer clear of the markets like the plague.

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. Since then the markets appear to cater more for “less sales for big dollars”, than “lots of sales at cheaper prices”. Even look at the decor of the markets to support my claims. Perfectly good polished concrete floors have been replaces with polished oak. That’s our custom dollars paying for that, and the inflated prices that go with it.

Rant over…I don’t shop at the markets any more – thanks!

ladywriter 1:03 pm 19 Jan 09

Both of the seafood places at Fyshwick markets have actually been owned by the same people for the past few years. They have just closed one of them in the refurb.

enrique 12:53 pm 19 Jan 09

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supply_and_demand

There’s probably not much you can do about it unfortunately other than voting with your feet.

realityskin 12:43 pm 19 Jan 09

Why would you go to Fyshwick markets for fish ? Go direct to the wholesaler, blue seas in Leeton St.

peterh 12:36 pm 19 Jan 09

seekay said :

Then there’s the fact that most of the fish there is not exactly on the fresh side…

someone was telling me that they got barramundi fresh from woolies. $19/kg. gungahlin. Tried to explain that it would have been frozen, barra wouldn’t make a road trip from qld and be fresh….

seekay 12:14 pm 19 Jan 09

Then there’s the fact that most of the fish there is not exactly on the fresh side…

jakez 11:46 am 19 Jan 09

The ACCC needs to move in on these gougers right now.

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