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Old 06.09.2011, 01:45
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No idea what a farm is? Tis not a "farm" .... tis a real place .... out in the countryside where food is grown.
Ah, so that could explain all the "fields" round here, with what I now realise must be "animals" and other "food" in them. I was wondering what it all meant.

Well, one learns something new every day.


Thank you for the lesson. I really wish I had grown up in the countryside, perhaps even on a farm.

Oh, hang on a second...
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The hair product I use cost 2.87 Euros at any Real store in Germany.

The exact same product is 11.95 CHF in Coop city.

The product is manufactured in Germany (so right next door)

I cannot fathom any justification except profiteering in this case. sorry.
Yes .. darn annoying that isn`t it?
My shower gel costs Euro 4.99 in Germany (5km`s away) .. and Sfr16.99 here!

But then again ..... good quality tasty "Fruhstuckspek" costs Sfr36 per kg at the local butcher ... and only Sfr12kg at Denner....

But I got to drive for a long time to find a Denner with a fridge who stocks cold meats ...... so I compromise and buy the 1 Euro bacon at Lidl - same taste just rather skinny and thin... have to use a whole packet per person for a decent egg and bacon breakfast, which only takes place on weekends anyway, as a reward for everyone having worked so diligently during the week.
Those who don`t work get cereals - from Germany. Only the healthy get Swiss Muesli, which the little kids hate anyway and prefer cheap cereals, and they don`t eat eggs since they found out where they come from, but they will eat bacon cause they haven`t yet discovered exactly where that comes from .......

Gosh life is SO hard sometimes!
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I cannot fathom any justification except profiteering in this case. sorry.
The normally accepted definition of profiteering is when a company increases the price without justification of (usually) an essential item for which the market has no alternative. Assuming that your hair isn't quite as nice as Alec Baldwin, I assume you could use a different gel.

Bottom line is....they charge CHF11.95 and you pay it. What possible motivation would they have to reduce it....when you pay it? Because they like you?

If you think the price is too high, don't pay it. When everybody else does the same, the price will fall.

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Ah, so that could explain all the "fields" round here, with what I now realise must be "animals" and other "food" in them. I was wondering what it all meant.
Reminds me of the Jo Brand quote....If God had meant us to be vegetarian, he wouldn't have made animals from meat
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Old 06.09.2011, 09:55
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Re: Trying to justify the high prices of things in CH...

I don't pay it. I buy it in Germany.

If there are swiss people that buy it and it continues to sell, it's likely because they don't know that it really shouldn't be that expensive.

But nice attempt at justification none the less...
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Old 06.09.2011, 10:52
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Re: Trying to justify the high prices of things in CH...

Was talking to a CHian guy the other day and I called him a sucker for paying 18 Chuffs for a filet of pig at migros and I paid 4.95 Euronen at aldi.
"I earn my money in CH and I will spend it here" was the reply, heard that one quite a few times, as for the tree huggy stuff I will quote:
"Its dead, Im hungry, I will eat it" methinks it kind of saves all the moral hassle.
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Old 06.09.2011, 12:49
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I don't pay it. I buy it in Germany.

If there are swiss people that buy it and it continues to sell, it's likely because they don't know that it really shouldn't be that expensive.

But nice attempt at justification none the less...
Wasnt meant to justify, more to explain
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Was talking to a CHian guy the other day and I called him a sucker for paying 18 Chuffs for a filet of pig at migros and I paid 4.95 Euronen at aldi.
"I earn my money in CH and I will spend it here" was the reply, heard that one quite a few times, as for the tree huggy stuff I will quote:
"Its dead, Im hungry, I will eat it" methinks it kind of saves all the moral hassle.
Thats exactly the reason quite a few of my Swiss friends give for using Swisscom, and not even looking at other options available for cellphones.
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Reminds me of the Jo Brand quote....If God had meant us to be vegetarian, he wouldn't have made animals from meat
If God had meant us to have electricity we should be able to plug into our brains for it............It is an electricity generating plant.

Many years ago before the advent of micro-chips and mini electronic equipment ... my brother asked his wife to bring him the electricty adapter for the adding machine as the battery in it was flat..... she arrived with an earplug adaptor .... which he stuck in his ear and said *Thanks Darl, now it works fine*......
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"Its dead, Im hungry, I will eat it" methinks it kind of saves all the moral hassle.
Bet you won`t eat a dead dog or cat ....... or rat....?...huh...?

Do you salivate when you see one of the above animals? No..? Then you are not a carnivore.

A lion will salivate at the sight of another animal it knows it can kill and eat.

As an aside here .... according to the author of a book titled "Eat right for your Bloood Type" .... only blood type O folk possess enough digestive acid to consume meat - being the ancestral original hunter (original blood type) ... before the advent of the agrarian blood types.

With most of us, other than the "O" blood types, meat eating is a habit we are conditioned to.
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As an aside here .... according to the author of a book titled "Eat right for your Bloood Type" .... only blood type O folk possess enough digestive acid to consume meat - being the ancestral original hunter (original blood type) ... before the advent of the agrarian blood types.

With most of us, other than the "O" blood types, meat eating is a habit we are conditioned to.
Yup, sounds scientifically sound to me.

Does anyone know where I can buy phlogiston? I live in Glarus.
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"Its dead, Im hungry, I will eat it" methinks it kind of saves all the moral hassle.
Or when it comes to oysters... it's alive, I'm hungry, I will eat it.

Anyway, everything suddenly became 8% cheaper, didn't it.
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Does anyone know where I can buy phlogiston? I live in Glarus.
I knew I had some in my basement, but it seems to have disappeared in thin air during BBQ season. Are you interested in some lyophilized tachyon-enriched orgone?
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Bet you won`t eat a dead dog or cat ....... or rat....?...huh...?

Do you salivate when you see one of the above animals? No..? Then you are not a carnivore.

A lion will salivate at the sight of another animal it knows it can kill and eat.

As an aside here .... according to the author of a book titled "Eat right for your Bloood Type" .... only blood type O folk possess enough digestive acid to consume meat - being the ancestral original hunter (original blood type) ... before the advent of the agrarian blood types.

With most of us, other than the "O" blood types, meat eating is a habit we are conditioned to.
Actually all of the above. Dog tastes just like bear, rat like rabbit and cat just like chicken.
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Dog tastes just like bear
I ate panda once.

I wasn't keen. A bit too rare.
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Actually all of the above. Dog tastes just like bear, rat like rabbit and cat just like chicken.
I'd disagree with that as, having had bear, it's a bit stringy and gamey, very fatty. Dog, on the other hand, isn't, or at least the dog I had wasn't though was very rich. Of course, this was in Russia so maybe Swiss bears and dogs are cuddled before slaughter thus justifying the price but....there it is.
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As an aside here .... according to the author of a book titled "Eat right for your Bloood Type" .... only blood type O folk possess enough digestive acid to consume meat - being the ancestral original hunter (original blood type) ... before the advent of the agrarian blood types.

With most of us, other than the "O" blood types, meat eating is a habit we are conditioned to.
As an aside to your aside, reading the small print is also a habit that some of us are conditioned to.

Especially the wee bit in "Eat Right For Your Type" that says...

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In the 6617 individuals who reported their results from following the Blood Type Diet for a period of one month or more, three out of four (71-78%) had significant improvement in a variety of health conditions.
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Of course, this was in Russia so maybe Swiss bears and dogs are cuddled before slaughter thus justifying the price but....there it is.
Not only the bears, but also the alligators.
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I ate panda once.

I wasn't keen. A bit too rare.

To be fair, I did suggest at the time that you should have a quarter panda and fries
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