While I’ve been hearing a lot about the ridiculous price differentials between north and south and the shameful failure of many retailers to pass on the savings that are due to shoppers in the Republic because of the weak sterling, play.com deserves special mention for this bizarre pricing. A bundled Nintendo DS which British-based customers are being charged £140 for costs shoppers in the Republic €399.99. To save you doing the maths, based on today’s rates, £140 costs €149.25. So play.com are charging us €249.75 or over 150 per cent more for exactly the same product which is shipped from exactly the same warehouse in the UK. I know where I won’t be shopping again. Ever.
UPDATE AT 12.12 Weird thing. When you do a search for that Nintendo bundle now, it doesn’t show up. Here’s the link though, in case anyone thinks I’m bonkers.