Talking about expensive christmas gifts, here is one for the ladies. In one of our local supermarkets, (which are meant to promote cheaper prices) they are offering a gift, which comprises of a mini-miniature, (yes it IS smaller than miniature!) bottle of Irish cream liquor with a cheap glass. Packaged this way, the cost per litre for the liquor is £80 ($160).
Now, you might not consider that expensive. However, when you consider that you can buy a litre of that same liquor (without the cheap glass admittedly) at under £9 ($18), this puts a very different complexion on it. I appreciate that there are economies of scale, but don’t you think someone is creaming off excess profits here?