We received an e-mail from a reader of ValueIreland.com earlier this week.
If i go into a chemist shop Roscommon and buy a pack of Nurofen plus 24 for 7.50 euro,s .Then if i go to a chemist 3 doors down from the first chemist and purchase the exact same product they charge me 7.85 euro,s ? How can they do this?
Unfortunately, shops (and chemists) can do as they chose in situations like this. There are no price controls on the items that you purchased, so they are essentially free to charge whatever they wish. It then just leaves it up to us consumers to work out where the best value is to be had.