Priced out

The Sunday Times - - YOUR SAY WA - BRETT GERRITY Yokine

We con­tinue to hear small busi­ness plead­ing with con­sumers to shop lo­cal.

This is not al­ways pos­si­ble be­cause of the ex­or­bi­tant prices charged.

This shows up at sales times, with a sign I saw of­fer­ing up to 90 per cent off.

So, does that mean for the rest of the year those par­tic­u­lar items are so overpriced? Many years ago I worked at a hard­ware store. One thing the owner told me was that he was per­mit­ted to mark up prod­ucts 300 per cent. Shop lo­cal?

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