I have been sick quite continuously all winter and probably have bought more cough lollies than I would ever have bought in the previous years of my life. What I found quite surprising was the differences in prices.
- The cheapest was a supermarket in the blue mountains at $5 for a pack of 4.
- Second cheapest were the chemists. Normal price is $1.80 a packet.
- Third cheapest, and where I would have normally purchased such things, were news agents ranging from $2 to $2.25.
- Most expensive were convenience stores where they are always at least $2.50 a packet and sometimes more.
It was the cost at the continence stores that I found most shocking.