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Old 06-08-2018, 08:35 AM   #6538
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Originally Posted by limey View Post
Price labelling of foodstuffs in the UK is supposed to enable product comparison. What I really appreciate in our local "super"market is when there are two types of apples, one is bagged in sixes and priced at 50p/apple, and the other is bagged with eight or nine in the bag and priced at 1.40/kilo. Very helpful
(all prices are approximate, or indeed, entirely fabricated).
Another bit of chicanery is the practice of using different units when comparing different sized packs of the same product.
Eg 17.5p per 100g for say a 500g pack, or 1.85 per kilo for the kilo pack.
Once again, the principle of economies of scale is shown the door.
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