Rip-off Guernsey? The proof is in the Christmas pudding
HAVING seen on TV an advert by Marks & Spencer for a rather good looking Christmas pudding, apparently made of candied fruit, my wife decided to have a treat this Christmas. The advertised price of £12 seemed acceptable. On looking around the shelves of the local Marks & Spencer franchise in St Peter Port, we couldn’t find any sign of this, so decided to ask for help. The member of staff said they would check their stock and after considerable time, we were told that it was in stock but could not be found. We were informed we could order one if we wished – so deciding to do so, my wife took time to fill out the order form with relevant details. Payment had to be paid upon placing the order, when we were told it would be £14. We queried the price, as the advert had quoted £12, and were told that the extra price was a ‘Guernsey only’ price. Is this not a further example of ‘rip-off Guernsey’ for island shoppers?