As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Marko Boras Mandic has been delving into the situation of price hikes across Croatia, which have occurred as a result of both inflation and Eurozone accession back at the very beginning of this year, and using one very basic household necessity as an example.
Marko Boras Mandic published photos of two rolls of toilet paper on Facebook, one of these rolls was bought in Italy and the other was purchased right here in Croatia. Both rolls in the photo have been weighed, the Italian one weighs 147 grams, and the Croatian one – only 69 grams. Marko Boras Mandic explained in his status what he considers to be a problem with this.
“On the left is toilet paper bought in Italy, on the right is toilet paper bought in Croatia. Their prices are equal, the Italian one is a little cheaper, but only very slightly. At first glance, they’re the same price, about 4 euros for 10 rolls. But… it’s not quite like that. The roll of Italian paper is much more compact and weighs 147g, while the Croatian roll weighs only 69g! So the Italian one is more than twice as heavy!
And then when you go to “unpack” the product right to the end, you come across another interesting thing. With the Croatian roll, you have exactly 120 pieces of toilet paper at your disposal, and with the Italian roll, exactly 352 pieces of toilet paper of the exact same dimensions! Let me translate – if you buy toilet paper in Italy, it will last exactly three times longer!! In other words, we’re buying the same thing but it’s three times more expensive.
I don’t know if this post will manage to reach any portal for publication, but it would certainly be good if our regulatory agencies and consumer protection associations deal with this topic. When Croatian stores are having such enormous prices for food and household items, it would be nice if we at least knew exactly what we were getting for our money! And of course, we should know what level of quality it is! And until then, shopping will be being done in the direction of Trieste and Ilirska Bistrica.”
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