Rip-Off Lidl

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
Before I start a rant, let me say that in general I think that Lidl are good value for money, but is this changing. Are Lidl now joining in the normal rip off applied to us in Norn Ireland?

A few weeks ago I noticed in the Grab It Board that Lidl had a universal remote control (8 Items?) at £4.99. Receiving the Lidl Newsletter I noticed that this was on sale in Northern Ireland for £5.99 - a 20% increase.

I have just noticed, again on the Grab It Board that Lidl have a Targa 160 Mb DVD Recorder for the impressive price of £149.99 and guess what the price is in Northern Ireland - £199.99 - over 33% more expensive.

This makes me want to avoid Lidl.

Any other comments from Moneysavers?

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  • dan2002dan2002 Forumite
    535 Posts
    you are right they must think we are are thick over here ,look at the dvd players they sold a few weeks back £19.99 in england but £39.99 here ,then the sewing machine £19.99 in england £39.99 here :mad: :mad: :mad:
  • They are trying their luck here in Scotland too........ they had a Hifi for £49.99 a few months ago, now they have it for £69.99 !!!! :mad:
  • arkonite_babearkonite_babe Forumite
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    In their case it will probably be the age old argument...."We have to ship the stock over to Northern Ireland/drive it to Scotland so therefore to compensate our transport costs, you the customer get to pay more."

    That's my opinion anyways ;)
  • dan2002 wrote:
    you are right they must think we are are thick over here ,look at the dvd players they sold a few weeks back £19.99 in england but £39.99 here ,then the sewing machine £19.99 in england £39.99 here :mad: :mad: :mad:

    The sewing machine in Downpatrick Lidl was £49.99 on Monday.

    When Lidl first opened here there prices were great. I remember flour for 9p. But I noticed a while back that their prices were going up. At first you could get a trolley load for £20, now you are looking more at £40.

    What's that saying, if you get a name as being an early riser then you can stay in bed until lunchtime. :rudolf:
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