30 thoughts on “Cé Mhéad?

    1. The Old Boy

      Good man. Anonymous and baseless threats of violence on the internet. Not big, funny or clever.

    1. Grouse

      The cheapness. That it’s impossible to manufacture and ship clothing at that price without exploitation, leaving aside the actual quality of the clothes your children will be wearing all year. It also, as with the vegetable price war late last year, drives other clothing providers out of business. Those clothing providers might be providing better quality clothes from less exploitative processes. But maybe they aren’t, of course. The huge supermarkets are, by selling at a loss offset by their other products, capable of driving any more specialised businesses under. Whether this is a problem is up for debate. Is it beneficial to the consumer to have a high street of clothing, electronics, books, household, break, vegetable, meat shops? Or is that just a relic of the castle bailey market that is naturally being eradicated by shops, then supermarkets, then out-of-town hypermarkets? As Mr. Feck says, though, it could just be socks that are €3.

      1. Bejayziz

        Consumers still have a choice and this is one of them, retailers should be free to set prices however they see fit, the consumer is the one who chooses to make the purchase at the end of the day and can choose to buy or not to buy so its not a problem

        1. Grouse

          Yes, of course. Individual consumer can choose not to buy them. But there are many instances where consumers are regulated for the good of society. Illegal substances, age restrictions, time restrictions. All of these restrictions are reflective of our collective moral values. I don’t personally believe exploitative products should be automatically legal to import and sell, and that their success should entirely be in the hands of (often misled or misdirected, and always financially strained) individual consumers. I also believe small business should be protected from extinction, on some level, by government intervention, for the good of society and future consumers. It’s sounds like you have different opinions about this. That’s cool. It’s an old free-market dispute, one that has big ramifications whichever way you go.

      2. Medium Sized C

        I guess people who struggle to pay for school uniforms don’t really care about exploitative practices in the free market.

        1. Grouse

          It’s true. I would never judge the a struggling parent for taking this offer. If there are steps to be taken, it’s at a higher level.

        2. Jock

          Think about the relative poverty an Irish parent experiences ‘struggling’ to pay for the TV, broadband and night out a month with the person making a uniform for a few cents an hour.

      3. Mister Mister

        Or you know, they might be selling them as a loss leader.

        And as much as they deserved to be, do you think the Bud and Heino brewers are exploited and are uses as slave labour in order for Tesco, Dunnes, off licences et al to sell their stuff for less than €1 a pop ?

  1. Chucky R. Law

    Jaysus Broadsheet, your readership don’t care about such things. If Tesco have deals on fixies, matcha latte machines, moustache curlers and skanger repellant then please do share.

    1. Larl Keavey

      This is nothing new. Everything is ‘from’ a certain low price, with only one of those items being said price and the rest being above it. Its crappy sales tactics 101. Why am I even explaining this? Who am I even explaining it to?

  2. rmc

    just a blank section of the programmes list screen with you select “Timeline” from the view dropdown

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