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    The sexist surcharge on the high street.

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    The sexist surcharge on the high street.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 12:17 pm

    The story of the discrepancies between male and female prices:

    These are hard times to be a female shopper. Whether you spend your money on pens, razors, designer fragrance or plain old Marks & Spencer vests, you will pay a surcharge just for being a woman.

    In theory, men and women enter stores equal but, in practice, the shelves each gender browses, the aisles each chooses, lead them down very different paths to the cash register. Products marketed specifically at women routinely cost more than similar or identical products marketed at men.

    Get the full story on this particular rip-off from The Guardian HERE




    This was originated in a comparison list found in The Times, but I am afraid that if you want to read their story on this you will have to register with the newspaper.

    Sorry about that !


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    Re: The sexist surcharge on the high street.

    Post by zathrus on Wed 27 Jan 2016, 10:57 am

    Hi guys n' gals....

    Got a few days off from climbing ladders as I slipped on my own icy front step and twisted my ankle, so I may very well visit ROB more often until my ankle is better.

    Anyway, about this unfair practice of charging women more for their stuff than they charge for men.

    The only way I would know about this is when my wifey comes home from shopping and shows me the hole in my credit card.

    Don't they know that even although they are targetting women here it is not always the women that pay for the stuff that they buy.
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    Re: The sexist surcharge on the high street.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Wed 27 Jan 2016, 3:19 pm

    hairdressing for women is also much more expensive than for men.
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    Re: The sexist surcharge on the high street.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 28 Jan 2016, 12:02 pm

    I guess it is all about where you live in Britain.

    My local barber, ( he hates being called a hairdresser ), charges me - and all other pensioners - 3.50 for a haircut, including trimming my eyebrows and my beard.

    In a nearby Stirling barbers a basic gents haircut start at a tenner.

    Women's "hairdressing" has always been about three times the cost of men's just about anywhere in Scotland.


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    Post by Hell's Granny on Sat 13 Feb 2016, 3:56 pm

    Yes, it is true that the colour pink has a lot to do with pricing. Make it pink and it attracts a premium price. If women want pink razors and other similar things, they will pay extra for what is (apart from the colour) often identical.

    I pinch my son's razors; He can'r complain as I buy them for him! Smile Smile
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    Re: The sexist surcharge on the high street.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 14 Feb 2016, 12:01 pm

    Oh my God, that's nasty; pinching your son's razor. affraid

    If you have your own handle and you buy your own blades, then that's OK, but sharing such a personal item is a no-no I am afraid. Evil or Very Mad


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