Yeah, Nah: Would you pay $11 for a block of Whittaker's chocolate?
Chocolate in some stores goes for double what it costs in supermarkets. Would you pay that much? A 250g block of Whittaker's chocolate is available in some Pak’nSave stores for as low as $4.99, but in Christchurch Airport, a block of the same price was going for an eye-watering $11. The higher prices are due to high expenses, and their goods are mainly aimed at international and not domestic markets. Consumer NZ's communications and campaigns adviser, Abby Damen, said the pricey chocolate was grossly unfair. What do you think? Vote in the Yeah, Nah poll below.
Published : 2 weeks ago by in Travel
You can grab a 250g block of Whittaker’s chocolate for as low as $4.99 in some Pak’nSave stores, but in Christchurch Airport, as one passenger found, a block was going for an eye-watering $11.
Aelia, which runs the duty-free store at Christchurch Airport, said the higher prices were due to high expenses, and that their goods were mainly aimed at international and not domestic markets.
But Consumer NZ’s communications and campaigns adviser, Abby Damen, said the pricey chocolate was grossly unfair.
“If something is advertised as being ‘duty-free’ it’s fair to assume it’s cheaper than the regular retail price. However, this is clearly not the case here,” she said.
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What do you think? Is splashing out on an $11 block of chocolate acceptable in some circumstances, or is there no way you could do it?
Vote in the Yeah, Nah poll above, and share your thoughts in the comments below.