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Old 31.03.2015, 15:49
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Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Wanted to buy some ink for my Epson printer. The Epson Multipack ( original) was 70CHF at Mediamarkt. At Microspot it was 38CHF for exactly same produkt. And at Digitec 40 CHF.Thats what I call " abzockerei "from Mediamarkt

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Old 31.03.2015, 15:58
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Wanted to buy some ink for my Epson printer. The Epson Multipack ( original) was 70CHF at Mediamarkt. At Microspot it was 38CHF for exactly same produkt. And at Digitec 40 CHF.Thats what I call " abzockerei "from Mediamarkt
Sorry but what is your problem? Just buy from Microspot.

Mediamarkt are free to charge what they will. You are free to shop where you will. e-Retailers have a very different overhead structure to physical shop retailers hence they may charge differently. It's called a free market. It's crap but the alternatives so far tested are usually worse.
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Old 31.03.2015, 15:58
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Wanted to buy some ink for my Epson printer. The Epson Multipack ( original) was 70CHF at Mediamarkt. At Microspot it was 38CHF for exactly same produkt. And at Digitec 40 CHF.Thats what I call " abzockerei "from Mediamarkt
It's not cheating - they can sell anything at any price .... it's down to the punter as to what they choose to pay for any given product.

Unfortunately Swissies are, still in the main, happy to pay for convenience, from stores they're familiar with and believe they can trust.

... and, specifically, printer ink is typical for high mark-up. Printers are sold at minimal profits and then ink cartridge after-sales make the money.
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Old 31.03.2015, 16:03
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Wanted to buy some ink for my Epson printer. The Epson Multipack ( original) was 70CHF at Mediamarkt. At Microspot it was 38CHF for exactly same produkt. And at Digitec 40 CHF.Thats what I call " abzockerei "from Mediamarkt
Did you ask them to price match? Media Markt will generally price match vs Toppreise.ch, I do it for all my significant purchases like camera gear, AV equipment and phones. Not sure if they would do it on something like ink though, but doesn't hurt to ask.

PS: They are hardly "cheating" on price (the term doesn't even make any sense in this context), they are just more expensive.
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Old 31.03.2015, 16:08
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Frasier Crane: "Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the Tunneling Electron Microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now, I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem."
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Old 31.03.2015, 16:25
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Look in Google under Mediamarkt "abzockerei" and you will find countless reports.
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Old 31.03.2015, 16:38
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

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Look in Google under Mediamarkt "abzockerei" and you will find countless reports.
"rip off" does not equal "cheat"
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Look in Google under Mediamarkt "abzockerei" and you will find countless reports.
For a lot of stuff Media Markt is as cheap as an online shop, and like I said they do price-matching for those savvy enough to ask.

Their products are also often cheaper on the online shop than in the store.

What specific Epson multipack were you buying?
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Old 31.03.2015, 16:45
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

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Wanted to buy some ink for my Epson printer. The Epson Multipack ( original) was 70CHF at Mediamarkt. At Microspot it was 38CHF for exactly same produkt. And at Digitec 40 CHF.Thats what I call " abzockerei "from Mediamarkt
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

That's why sensible people shop around.

Prices vary widely from shop to shop and product to product. Media markt may be cheaper for some things and more expensive for others, likewise for Fust, Interdiscount, Digitec etc.

Maybe prescription sunglasses are cheaper in Media markt.
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

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Old 31.03.2015, 16:55
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

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http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_100030.html



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For a lot of stuff Media Markt is as cheap as an online shop, and like I said they do price-matching for those savvy enough to ask.

Their products are also often cheaper on the online shop than in the store.

What specific Epson multipack were you buying?
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

yes right. "Profiteering" should be more appropriate
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

The two Mediamarts in Geneva often charge different prices for the same products. eg. the ink for our printer is a few francs cheaper in the Carouge store than it is in the Meryin one.
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yes right. "Profiteering" should be more appropriate
wouldn't it only be profiteering if they had a monopoly, or if prices were set in collusion with competitors?
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Wanted to buy some ink for my Epson printer. The Epson Multipack ( original) was 70CHF at Mediamarkt. At Microspot it was 38CHF for exactly same produkt. And at Digitec 40 CHF.Thats what I call " abzockerei "from Mediamarkt
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Wanted to buy some ink for my Epson printer. The Epson Multipack ( original) was 70CHF at Mediamarkt. At Microspot it was 38CHF for exactly same produkt. And at Digitec 40 CHF.Thats what I call " abzockerei "from Mediamarkt
You bought them from Mediamarkt at CHF 70 didn't you? And then afterwards you checked out the other prices and realized that you hadn't been a cunning shopper. So you feel a bit silly.

And now you want to share your shame with the good folk at EF?

Ain't happening. Selber schuld.
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Saw the thread title and knew who the author would be lol
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Re: Mediamarkt cheating on price. [Price higher than competitors]

Oh.... guilty until proven innocent! Yeah.....yeah. No I was clever enough to have checked the prices on a PC in Media Markt and then I ordered from Digitec-40 CHF



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You bought them from Mediamarkt at CHF 70 didn't you? And then afterwards you checked out the other prices and realized that you hadn't been a cunning shopper. So you feel a bit silly.

And now you want to share your shame with the good folk at EF?

Ain't happening. Selber schuld.
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