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#310001 - 11/11/08 09:56 AM Expensive Items
Lucy44 Offline
I would like to know which retail items are the most outrageously priced on AC. The post about the 33 cent acrylic paints being sold for $18 (BZ?)has made me curious. Please...rant away!
"Travel is fatal to bigotry, racism and narrow mindedness" — Mark Twain

#310005 - 11/11/08 10:04 AM Re: Expensive Items [Re: Lucy44]
Peter Jones Offline
One specialised item that cropped up yesterday. I gave someone (a Belizean) an 8gb USB flash drive which cost me US$25, and he said he tried to buy a flash drive in SP recently and the cheapest he was quoted was Bz$75 for a 1gb one.

#310011 - 11/11/08 10:11 AM Re: Expensive Items [Re: Peter Jones]
sweetjane Offline
my son saw beef jerky at 3x what it's priced here in the US...LOL

#310012 - 11/11/08 10:17 AM Re: Expensive Items [Re: sweetjane]
Lucy44 Offline
WoW! And I thought it was expensive here!
"Travel is fatal to bigotry, racism and narrow mindedness" — Mark Twain

#310019 - 11/11/08 10:28 AM Re: Expensive Items [Re: Lucy44]
shuffles Offline
$28.95 for large jar of peanut butter
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#310025 - 11/11/08 10:42 AM Re: Expensive Items [Re: shuffles]
Lucy44 Offline
I'm afraid I'd choke on it after paying that price.
"Travel is fatal to bigotry, racism and narrow mindedness" — Mark Twain

#310029 - 11/11/08 10:53 AM Re: Expensive Items [Re: Lucy44]
SnoopysMom Offline
My rant is crystal light - the packets you put in water bottles. I pay $1 US at the dollar store for the same item here is $17 BZ (or $8.5 US) if you can even find it. Out of control! I would understand if it weighed a ton, but it's powder people!

#310042 - 11/11/08 12:31 PM Re: Expensive Items [Re: SnoopysMom]
papashine Offline
Nobody said paradise was cheap!!!
Reality..What a concept!

#310044 - 11/11/08 01:03 PM Re: Expensive Items [Re: papashine]
Lucy44 Offline
No papa, nobody said that. I guess if one wants to eat the same foods, and live a similar lifestyle as back home, one has to bring a fistful of cash. But half the allure of Belize is the simplicity; I wouldn't want to live the same lifestyle as here. Good thing I like beans and tortillas, eh?
"Travel is fatal to bigotry, racism and narrow mindedness" — Mark Twain

#310045 - 11/11/08 01:09 PM Re: Expensive Items [Re: Lucy44]
papashine Offline
Two of my favorite dishes grin
Reality..What a concept!

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