Monday, April 7, 2008

Khmer New Year

It's Khmer New Year time of the year. Supermarkets are packed, staff are pissed off (at least at Lucky's) and there are spectacular prices to be had.

For instance butter, last week a packet of 227 gr was $1,90, yesterday an astonishing $3,10! Orchid (the packer in Thailand) used to be one of cheapest brands and is now by far the most expensive, at least $0,50 more expensive than other brands, even though there packets are slightly heavier.

How come? Who's profiting from this? And why doesn't the supermarket clearly indicate the change in price?

Who care's anyway?

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