Price Containment



Kerron Ó Luain writes:

€150 [marked] for a pack of facemasks in Hickey’s Pharmacy & €9.95 for a pissy bit of hand sanitiser in an unidentified shop.

The word Gombeen came into use during the Great Famine of the 1840s to describe parasites who preyed on the poor & vulnerable.

They’re still here!

Price gun mishaps?



Earlier: Locking Everything Down

13 thoughts on “Price Containment

  1. broadbag

    If that’s not photoshopped Hickey’s Pharmacy should be boycotted out of existence, disgusting behaviour.

    1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

      I hope it is a mistake – or perhaps a very capacious packet!
      Hickey’s have always sponsored prizes and done all sorts of nice conscientious stuff in my community. I’d be surprised to have to enter them on my naughty list.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Profiteering in a crisis eh? While there are companies and retailers helping out others in the business and local community.

  3. Bingo

    Surely a fake. An item of that price would hardly be left out on the bottom self of a retail store, would it? I don’t (and definitely wouldn’t) buy it!

  4. class wario

    jaysus. whatever about individuals profiteering off this, it’s particularly scorn-worthy to see shops and pharmacies doing so

  5. Slightly Bemused

    I reckon it may have been an error setting up the pricing gun.

    I have always found Hickey’s prices to be generally higher than elsewhere, but never had trouble with any of them. Lovely staff every time I needed anything, or any help.

  6. GiggidyGoo

    Anyone see Virgin Media this morning with Fergus Finlay on it, speaking about the Coronavirus? Fergus is a board member of the HSE and was giving advice.

    So, if you look at it, and with all of his advice about containment, didn’t he cough into his hand, and a few seconds later picked up a bottle of hand sanitizer to tell us all about it. Ah sure everyone is not infallible.

  7. V

    The first person a Paddy is going to rip off is another Paddy

    And has been that way for centuries

    COVID-19 might get us to change our hygiene habits alright
    but doesn’t stand a chance against our own DNA imprint and our natural instincts
    Self Interest will still survive

      1. V


        I’ve been know for sharing that same sentiment many times
        Long before that lad featured

        Mind you its one user name around here I haven’t been accused of
        Well till now anyway

  8. Matt Pilates

    It looks like the sign is in the chocolate section. Is Cadbury’s Twirl the new hand sanitizer? Bit sticky, no?

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