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Media Markt fleecing the customer

This ear phone costs 120 CHF in Mediamarkt. In Digitec 79 CHF.

https://www.digitec.ch/de/s1/product...adsets-3520336

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Re: Media Markt extortion

Then buy them on Digitec, it's a free country and no one at MM is "extorting" you to buy them there.
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There happens to be such a thing as fair prices but in Switzerland not
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Re: Media Markt extortion

No there happens to be a free market. Offer at price X - if people think it's too expensive or will get it for price Y somewhere else, it won't sell.

Just buy it wherever you want and your weekly first-world "problem" is resolved.
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Re: Media Markt extortion

Fair prices? Where did you get that idea from? Companies will charge what they think their customers are willing to pay. And their customers do pay obviously, otherwise they wouldn't still be in business.
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Re: Media Markt extortion

what is the complaint about?

the price difference?
digitec being cheaper?
mediamarkt being more expensive?
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Re: Media Markt extortion

No. Its the exorbitant price from Media Markt that annoys me. Profit,profit profit! No ethics here. But the Swiss pay it because of their fat pay checks
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Re: Media Markt extortion

Extortion
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noun: extortion; plural noun: extortions
the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
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Re: Media Markt extortion

Mediamarkt not always the cheapest, omtatsat complaining and nagging us with yet another uninteresting finding.

Average day in Switzerland i'd say.
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No. Its the exorbitant price from Media Markt that annoys me. Profit,profit profit! No ethics here. But the Swiss pay it because of their fat pay checks
even there you are wrong. it is barely cheaper in Mediamarkt in Germany
http://www.mediamarkt.de/de/product/...FdePGwodCpQAig
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There happens to be such a thing as fair prices but in Switzerland not
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I'd claim the absolute opposite - the telltale sign of cartel pricing and therefore extortion is when the price is the exact same in every shop. It's great to see that even after Migros bought digitec they didn't completely switched back to charge the RRPs (yet).
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Average day in Switzerland i'd say.
Average day in any market environment without preset or dictated prices, cartels, and monopoly.

What does OP want? Some kind of Kopfhöhrerpreisbindung set by the Börsenverein des abgezokten Audiophiliahandels or by the Schweizerischen Lautsprecherunion?
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No. Its the exorbitant price from Media Markt that annoys me. Profit,profit profit! No ethics here. But the Swiss pay it because of their fat pay checks
It's called healthy market competition.

If you're not happy with a company, a service, a provider, a bank, a supermarket, a store...........GO ELSEWHERE ! their is plenty of competition !
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Most silly complaint of the month?
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Average day in any market environment without preset or dictated prices, cartels, and monopoly.

What does OP want? Some kind of Kopfhöhrerpreisbindung set by the Börsenverein des abgezokten Audiophiliahandels or by the Schweizerischen Lautsprecherunion?
Omtatsat:

Both having the same price: They are making agreements and scamming us.
Both having different prices: One of them is extorting us.

OP wants to be a grumpy old man, no more, no less.
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https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtsch...story/27446396
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