The retailers are charging a higher price to those not willing to travel and a lower price to more price sensitive customers who are willing to travel to the North. Is the government moral outrage justified? Maybe, but then they should be also writing to the following:
- Cinemas who charge higher prices to adults than students.
- Retailers who charge higher prices to some shoppers than those who gather money off coupons and bring them to the shop.
- Restaurants who charge higher prices to diners than to those who arrive before 7pm.
I'm not a student, I don't clip coupons and the babysitter doesn't arrive early enough for me to avail of early bird specials. It is appaling that I have to pay a higher price than others for these exact same goods. The government should be writing letters ensuring that I get to these lower prices. Or maybe the moral outrage about cheaper prices in the North is not justified at all and the government is engaged in is patriotic tokenism?Tweet