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New Caledonia: 6.65 Times More Expensive Than France

Expat French blogger Katuali complains (Fr) about the ridiculous markup in prices on French products in New Caledonia, an Oceanian island which is technically part of France: “That there be taxes and custom fees is fine but from there to selling a product 6.65 times more than what it costs in mainland France, is it really worth it? To top it all off, it's a product that is supposed to be eaten fresh.”

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  • Bonjour Me Backer, je vous remercie de consulter notre blog régulièrement, mais j’aimerai que vous arrêtiez de dire que je me plains .
    Katuali n’est pas un blog où l’on se plaint de la Nouvelle Calédonie, mais où l’on donne des infos (appuyées d’un avis personnel), qui, comme dans notre dernier billet de la rubrique “conso”, peuvent parfois faire herisser les cheveux sur la tête, mais il n’est nullement question de se plaindre. Si je devais considérer comme “plainte/ complainte”, tous les textes de Katuali dont vous parlez, ça fait bien longtemps que je serai retourné en France, car je ne suis pas du genre à me plaindre en permanence.
    Quand quelque chose ne me plait pas, je trouve une solution, mais je m’en plains rarement ;-)

    comptant sur votre compréhension

  • Merci de la précision, Tricot Rayé.

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