World Duty Free doesn't want to use my 'you do need your boarding pass' poster

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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  • MothballsWalletMothballsWallet Forumite
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    So why does the government want to know what World Duty Free sells in its shops but doesn't give a damn about all the other shops in airports?
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

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  • JuicyJesusJuicyJesus Forumite
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    Maybe you shouldn't have gone feet-first into campaign without getting your facts right that, as with so many of your and MSE's similar campaigns, has led to staff at the businesses concerned getting abuse because they're not going along with what you said (e.g. that article that told people lots of rubbish about Santander's internal procedures, the one about MSE's loophole of "free" treatments at Wahanda being closed down because everyone was abusing it so as not to spend any money).
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  • edited 29 December 2015 at 12:33AM
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    edited 29 December 2015 at 12:33AM
    Staff at airport "duty free" stores I have used in the UK should not be surprised at disgruntlement reaching their ears, and perhaps uncomfortably so, as they are the willing pawns of obviously crooked masters.

    I like Ron Zacapa "up to" (Sistema Solera) 23y old rum. It is now very much a global brand, and as a product, this particular one may be a bit like "Big Mac" in its reach and availability around the world - so its local price might well now be a valid measure of things generally in each country! I certainly wouldn't now buy the stuff at the UK end of most of my trips - I'd try a few hundred miles further north east of its point of manufacture!

    I was however originally introduced to this particular tipple by a knowledgeable chap at Stansted about four years ago when Stansted was still BAA and the product cost around £30 something per litre. It went up a little after a year but for around 18 months their price at Stansted remained stable at around £38.

    Currently it is above £52.

    In another European airport I use intermittently it is currently around £32. In the summer it was less than £30.

    I came through Luton this weekend and was astounded to see it there at over £58.

    Both Stansted and Luton in my opinion use illegal shelf promotion labelling indicating that significant money is being saved by buying from them.

    Ask yourself who puts these unlawfully (I think) misleading marketing/pricing comparison labels on the shelves without a care?
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