Carine Hartman
Chief sub-editor
2 minute read
16 Jan 2021
4:30 am

Sniffing out those bargains

Carine Hartman

Same packets, all measly three, but not same money?

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Who needs Business against Crime as business is a crime, my boss tells me. Call me a tinfoil hat, but I tend to agree. We’re talking bargain power and how we fall short once we touch Big Business: you know that full trolley you can’t afford anymore? Or that weekly bread milk-cheese-egg top-up that went from R300 to R800? Same packets, all measly three, but not same money? But I take heart that we can barter South African-style. Or at least we are waking up to it. That column months ago about the “cheap” dentist still pays off. Readers actually...