Tuesday 26 March 2019

PAYING THROUGH THE NOSE

* An optician charged ?6 postage to mail a pair of frames - the cost of the affixed stamps totalled ?1.44.

* A motorist was quoted 34c for a plastic clip to fix his electronic window mechanism and ?101 for labour. The garage refused to sell him the clip only.

* ?1.45 for a dash of lime in a pint of water in a pub in Ranelagh.

* ?1.75 for a dash of lime in a pub in Rathmines.

* ?34 for a small steak and eight chips in a Dublin restaurant.

* A Co Wicklow hotel charged ?20-per-bottle wine corkage.

* ?230 for a woman's hair cut and highlights in a Dublin branch of a salon chain.

* A leather living-room suite sold for ?5,995 in a Dundalk furniture store but was only ?3,700 13 miles up the road in Newry.

* ?690 for a standard car service.

* ?3.08 for a packet of 30 aspirin tablets in Tallaght.

* ?18.64 for a small organic chicken in a local supermarket.

* ?32 for a nasal spray in a Meath pharmacy that costs the equivalent of ?10 in the North.

- cited on Fine Gael's ripoff.ie and the valueireland.com websites

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