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Consumers, shop around



EDITOR: I had an experience earlier this week which drove home to me the importance of shopping around, especially at this time when some businesses seem to want to use the VAT as an excuse to excessively increase their prices.{{more}}

On Sunday, I bought one box of Quaker Instant Oatmeal at a supermarket in Kingstown for $22.29 VAT inclusive.

Imagine my dismay to discover on Monday that it is available at a supermarket in Arnos Vale for $15.35 VAT inclusive! That is a difference of $6.94 on one item. Imagine what you can save on your entire grocery list if you take the time to comparison shop.