Price gouged Australia

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  1. renovator

    renovator Well-Known Member

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    After a trip to the shop yesterday to top up the bar supplies nuggets signature came to mind 14 bottles of alcohol for $28 AUD. It really hit home how much aussies are getting ripped off by tariffs & taxes

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    Ridiculous sin taxes from our nanny state. Next they'll be selling overpriced licences to allow a restricted number of venues to sell the overtaxed liquor and then ban people buying too much. Heaven forbid that someone should get drunk in a pub :O
     
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    They should be making it easier for us to sedate ourselves, not harder!
     
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    renovator Well-Known Member

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    :lol: yeah so were so stupified we dont notice ......hang on most dont notice now :rolleyes:
     
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    Welcome to the digital TV age with 40 channels of mind-numbing enslavement beamed directly to your lounge room. If it's not already happening, soon we'll have Bert Newton 20-to-1 sedation marathons.
     
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    Are they legit bottles of liquor or counterfeits?

    I've seen a lot of cheap alcohol in Asia and most of it is industrial methanol that some dodgy bastard has repacked into brand name bottles.
     
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    bordsilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    And next they'll start censoring old TV footage of - say - Peter Brock at Bathurst, whose Holdens of the 1970s and 80s appear to have been sponsored by the "Electronically-Obscured Word" company.
     
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    bordsilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Methanol? That's seriously dodgy.
     
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    renovator Well-Known Member

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    Legit .A lot of the liquer is local stuff & the brand name is all good. I only buy from the main mall where the westerners all buy from because they know the difference. Theres a bit of the rocket fuel around if you buy from the small stores

    A lot of it is made under licence by the local manufacturer. I cant tell the difference when i have a few shots.
     
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    Big A.D. Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yeah, it can actually make you go blind. Thankfully I've only ever had that happen to me once, so now I only ever buy booze at the airport (and even then I choose "safe" airports).

    The major alcohol companies like Diagio actually send out spies to run chemical tests on their products being sold in bars and liquor stores. They find millions of liters of counterfeit booze with all sorts of shit in it.
     
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    My neighbour does it here in Oz without the repackaged brand name bottles. He's still a dodgy bastard though. :lol:
     
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    ^^ Hopefully you mean "ethanol" LL. The M makes it quite dangerous.
     
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    He's a dodgy bastard so maybe for him there is no difference between a little "m" or not. :lol:

    Actually it'd be ethanol I'd say. Then again, for the purpose of the background lurking cyber spies, I often dream a lot about my various neighbours (both male and female) and their activities so I'm likely just full of Bullshit.
     
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    Wow Renovator, with that lot I don't know what would worse - the hangover from all the alcohol or the diabetes from all the sugar ;-)
     
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    renovator Well-Known Member

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    I dont actually drink much at all its more for visitors & i just have a couple of snorts to be sociable although one of the big bottles of peach schnapps is on my list for more than a couple
     
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    renovator Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought after mentioning the schnapps .For those that have never been to the Oktoberfest in your local area ....GO !!!! its a great night/day out with lots of great food plenty of schapps & beer in big steins & a good atmosphere & feel free to get a bit sloshed with the locals you'll enjoy it .The evenings are the best when everybody is well & truly " happy " :lol:
     
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    Worth a re-visit

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qgVn-Op7Q[/youtube]
     
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    Water, 6 kg of Sugar, Yeast, two hours in the still and you end up with about three litres of >90% Alkyhole mix with three litres of pure water for a 45% alc content and 5 buck's on an essence of your choice for an average of $7-8 a litre. :lol:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2HBChcwcuU[/youtube]
     
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    I'm not sure I could tell the difference between rum and "rhum" after a few shots :/
     

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