The airport Barbecue Shapes rort
$6.49 for a single packet. Truly.
I know, I go on a lot about how buying Tim Tams at the airport is an absolute waste of money.
But the airport biscuit stupidity continues despite my protests.
The latest example is another Australian icon, Arnott's Shapes.
Now Shapes are lining up for the Overpriced At The Airport Hall Of Fame.
This week, in my regular Tight Traveller column for Escape, I discuss my abject horror at discovering a packet of Shapes on sale at an Australian airport for $6.49.
That's more than double the $3.20 you'd regularly pay at the supermarket, and more than three times what you'd pay when they go on special. Indeed, specials for Shapes happen so often I would hope that savvy shoppers never actually pay full price.
I suffer no delusions. I know airport rents and the convenience factor mean that prices for these kinds of items are always going to be over the top.
But just because something is selling for $6.49 doesn't mean you have to buy it.
Angus Kidman's Findings column looks at new developments and research that help you save money, make wise decisions and enjoy your life more. It appears regularly on Finder.
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