Thursday, 23 August 2012

Small Print

Looks like electricity and gas prices are going up once again, putting more pressure on struggling British families. Still that doesn't stop our politicians extracting even more foreign aid from their victims, who, stupefied by the controlled media, continue to walk like zombies into the polling booths and sustain their own torment.

Leo McKinstry has a good take on the subject in the Daily Express. As ever though such stories are designed as cul-de-sac operations, leading support up the nationalist path before blocking them off with vicious attacks on any organisation wishing to actually bring about change.

You can feel the economic squeeze on the high street, it's almost palpable. So many outlets with half price offers and special deals, but you have to be really careful not to get ripped off. Doubling the price before halving it is a favourite trick or for restaurant deals having a special set menu with 50% less food in the portions.

Myself, I nearly got stung with a "free" eye test this week, which, as the small print eventually revealed, involved a £100 purchase to qualify me. As such on my hunt for savings I found myself in COSTCO yesterday, the big US-owned wholesaler, with a reputation for bulk buy bargains.

To be honest, there wasn't much in the prices between COSTCO and the big supermarkets and the £30 membership fee is a bit of a bitter pill to swallow. As indeed was this increasingly familiar discovery lurking towards the side of the meat counter.