A CUSTOMER'S PROTEST.
[To the Editor,
Sir, —Having read your leading article re the price of meat, makes v one wonder whether the Ashburton butchers are bleeding the public or not. 1 have- a very strong conviction that they have been doing so for some time, i may te-li you 1 never run a butcher's account, but always paid cash, and, what's more, ono member of the family or other always fetched it from the shop, liven when the butchers had delivery carts running, 1 had to pay the same price for meat over the counter as my next" door neighbour did delivered "to her door. Not only thatj the neighbour paid monthly,-'and got -discount. We paid cash over the counter, and took delivery. That I consider was pretty rough on cash customers. Well, sir," they do away with delivery carts, which means loss expense, and still no reduction. The butchers here are making it pretty hot, but there will 1 be an awakening yet. It is a wonder your leading articlv-s on the subject have not stirred them. A,s for small goods (scrapped meat 1 believe); just fancy lOd a pound for German sausage; "beg pardon, Belgian, I believe it's now called. Now, then. Master Butchers, play the game. Live and let live. Give us, the people, a better deal, and be content with a fair thing; or, as it has been suggested, we had better send our cash to Christchurch, and get it from there. Perhaps you say that sounds big. May be, but not so big as your profits, .sirs. You remark, Mr Editor, that the butchers have not seen fit to respond to your able leaders thereon. "Oh. no," Mr Editor, they are too busy making money. *
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919
A CUSTOMER'S PROTEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919
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