I believe in paying for good food, good service, and for a good product. ( And by "paying", I mean making my BF pay for it... LOL.. Kidding lah!)
But there are somethings of our time that I feel are just absurdly over priced!Razor Blades
I'm glad I don't shave. It's like freaking 20 over dollars for a pack of 4 refills?
Doesn't it baffle you that you can buy an whole new printer with the ink it it for as low as 70bucks! When the time comes to get new ink to keep that cheap printer running, it will cost you $40 - $50 JUST FOR THE INK!!!! It's just a few drops of ink! Why does it have to cost its weight in gold?!
$10 a beer in a small plastic cup! And then you can't bring it in to the concert itself. You have to glug it down while standing around the concession stand.
A salad consisting of cheap lettuce, scrappy bits of chicken and a fraction of a measley tomato costs about $5 at a fast food joint while a burger can cost a mere $1 plus.
Bottled Water in Restaurants
Why pay for premium priced bottled water when tap water is so clean in Singapore.
What are some other stuff you find are rip offs too?
-snacks and drinks at movie theatres. Major rip off la. Go buy at ntuc and smuggle in.
-beverages at restaurants in general. I paid 8 bucks for orange juice. Ridiculous. Thats not counting the gst and service charges yet.
-Golf. And anything to do with it including the accessories and apparel.
-Parking at malls. I add this in on behalf of my bf.
And yes Parking in malls also OVER PRICED. But not all malls. You should keep a list of all the cheaper ones and boycott the over priced ones! I parked at Lido Shaw for like 2 hrs plus, and I had to pay $9! shitty dirty cramp lots.
men shaved with straight razors and doubled edged safety razors for a long long time. we don't need multi-bladed overpriced crap.
and you don't need overpriced canned shaving foam or gel. a tube of shaving cream and a brush will last a long time at a fraction of the price of a single can.
I knw u will say but 'aiya its jus $1.5, its too negligible lah!' but the fact is, it is over priced by double!
I find it cheaper to buy makeup/lotions/toiletries at places such as spring beauty or venus rather than watson or guardian which tend to be more pricy.
Car-Parking in Australian Malls / Shopping centre's are mostly free for the first 3hrs. Places to park in the city cost $4 an hr.
Canned drinks here, EVERYWHERE cost at least $2.5. But with that said , when you buy a 2L bottle that isnt refrigerated it would cost you $3.
Public Transport. A train to your destination that would be 2 stops away will cost an adult $9.60. A 30min cab ride from the city to your doorstep will cost you $45-70.
@ Anon , In Aus it is illegal to not serve (free) tap water if you are having alcohol.
and ur movies (cinema) are more expensive than in SG too.
BUT... at least your cheeses, hams, bacon, lamb, salami..... is muuuch cheaper than in SG.
SOO expensive here...
Education is free I heard for the citizen there (correct me if i'm wrong).
Ahh... I forgot about petrol!! I dun own a car, but i feel for the drivers here. See the petrol price in Msia? they are subsidized! Necessity such as cooking oil, sugar etc are heavily subsidizised by their government too...
Wat can we say?!.....
1. The invitation is for items which are overly priced. Not one to bitch about expensive items. They are not the same.
When a country produces oil (Malaysia) or dairy products (Aus) then charges a premium for it, that's over-pricing. When these products are cheaper, it is simply just due to lower costs of production.
2. Defending Dairy Farm group too is dumb. The point the anon was trying to make is that there is no real competition in Singapore. Singaporeans ARE willing to pay for premium goods, but that is not the issue here. The issue is paying more than what a product is worth.
K, I'm exhausted. Pointing out logical gaps on an entertainment blog is quite meaningless too.
for razor blades:
I got them in Monoprix (which is like the most expensive supermarket around)in Paris.. Actually I got a packet of 10 shavers for about 4SGD. And they have aloe vera + vit e on the strips somemore.
I just buy the compatible ink. My previous printer died after 3 years of using compatible ink.. but hey, the printer only cost 98sgd. it's more worth it than buying the original ink anytime!
I don't like beer, but after I came back to Sgp I don't drink wine as much as I did in Paris.. after all it's only about 4sgd a bottle over there.
I'm used to growing my own veggies, parsley, mint, basil etcetc but I don't do it here anymore. Anyway it's so much cheaper if you were to go to the supermarket to get the ingredients, dabble some olive oil and you're good to go!
I had a funny experience in Barcelona once. The tapas + paella buffet was 7euros, but we got thirsty halfway and asked how much were the drinks.. It's 6euros per small bottle of evian. can you imagine paying 12sgd for that??? Anyway the boss told us (jokingly) that they earned by charging people for the drinks, not the food! Lol! We got ourselves 2 cups of fruit juice from the famous market just opposite in the end... 2 for 2sgd only!
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And clothings..topshop and other more high-end street brands are way too bloody ex, especially when the quality are the same as blogshops. Thank god for blogshops!