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    Confirming we are still the most heavily ripped off country in the world.

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    Confirming we are still the most heavily ripped off country in the world.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 29 May 2018, 11:20 am

    Rip-off Britain: 7 things you pay more for in the UK

    It's not just the weather that's rubbish Brits are being fleeced for everything from iPads to broadband.

    Living in Britain is a costly experience. We've found seven things that you'll end up shelling out more for here than in the rest of the world.

    Read a detailed account of these seven items from LoveMoney HERE




    I know that many of you will already be aware of how many rip-offs there are in Britain at the moment, but here is a list which shows exactly how we are STILL ripped off on a daily basis.


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    Post by zathrus on Thu 31 May 2018, 11:18 am

    Thanks Paps. It is good to be reminded about these things regularly so that we do not get complacent.
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    Post by papa_umau on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 11:20 am

    My pleasure Zathrus, as we certainly do need to be reminded regularly of these rip-offs and scams.


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    Post by Angie baby on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 12:06 pm

    Surely the government must know about these "British" prices.

    If they do then they simply don't care that we are getting scammed and ripped off every day of every week.

    Roll on the next general election.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 11:53 am

    With you on that one Angie.

    I would hope that when the Labour Party get re-elected many of these privatised rip-offs will be dealt with. At least I hope so.


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    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 12:47 pm

    A point; to an extent we are the authors of our own downfall, we aren't often willing to haggle over prices, although Britain has always been an expensive place to holiday, even under canvas, compared to Continental destinations, and nowadays we get told to take it or leave it.

    These days I won't pay out for designer labels, or these coffee pod machines, Dyson vacs, when there are mid range generic machines available at a fraction of the cost. Not quite skinflint enough to go for Basics, unless they are for a stopgap. I like to research such things before I buy, and am not often swayed by extreme mark downs either.

    I'd honestly still prefer to be able to get things repaired, although I know its difficult with all the Smart stuff, which I feel is a rip off all of its own. Still a Luddite at heart!
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    Post by papa_umau on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 12:53 pm

    No "luddite" HG. Just a normally careful spender of your money.

    Have you some Scottishness in your blood ?


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    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 1:07 pm

    Celtic yes, my family are of Breton extraction, which makes us Brythonic, rather than Gaels.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 11:27 am

    Now that is very specific HG.

    One thing is certain that a family history like that will not do you any harm.

    Welcome to the Celts.


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