Its official we in Ireland are being ripped off even in stores like Argos and IKEA
A Mr. Barry Smyth of University College Dublin, a computer science professor
Mr. Smyth decided to do a study on the price difference between Ireland and 12 other countries.
By writing a simple program that calculated the value index based on the pricing here in the Republic of Ireland.
At first, it turns out that on the whole we are not the ‘Rip-off Republic’ we thought we were as regards to the likes of IKEA,
So Professor Smyth decided to look further afield to ARGOS
Smyth analysed a staggering 12,000 items – over half the items listed in the Argos catalogue – in order to get a more realistic picture While products from IKEA in Dublin were ‘only’ 8pc more expensive on average in comparison to those in the Belfast store, with Argos Ireland, on average, a product on is 24pc more expensive that the same product on the UK site.
“These averages disguise a multitude of savings, and there are literally hundreds of products that are 40pc-200pc more expensive in Irish Argos stores compared to UK stores,” says Smyth. An example of this kind of difference was a 52-inch high-definition Sony LCD TV up north. This product is listed as €3339.99 on the Irish site but comes in at only €2,213 (£1899.99) on the UK site,”
This survey shows the discrepancies in pricing across different jurisdictions for Argos and IKEA but these are not the only companies that are taking advantage of its customers practically all of the large UK Based companies operating in the republic are at the same game.
It would appear that the government is turning a blind eye to its citizens’ being ripped off
When the current government is fleecing its own citizens’
They are setting a fine example!
Rip-off Republic is alive and well even in this depression
Get even and vote No to Lisbon 2 then they will have to listen to us the people !