The Valentines Day Rip-Off

I just popped round to my local florist to enquire how much it would cost to buy a dozen red roses for Scametta this year.

Considering that we are in the middle of a credit crunch I though it would be somewhat less than the extortionate £36 being asked for last year.

How wrong I was!

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£65

Can you believe that the florist wants £65 this year?!? (not far off $100)

That’s crazy!!!!

Do you believe that Valentine’s Day is a commercial scam designed to part foolish lovers from their money?

Did you pay inflated prices to please your loved one or did you pass?

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Comments

  1. what a con,, THEY WANT YOUR MONEY? not a chance from me!!!!!!

  2. B Richardson says:

    This is why I might soon be tempted to buy roses from all those immigrants who line up at the traffic lights all over London. At least they know how to bargain, and you have the old “the lights are going green my friend, take it or leave it” line to close them with :)

  3. This is why I use the grocery store florists. You can get a bigger selection of rose colors for a fraction of the price. I regularly buy roses for Mr. Gothboy, but I refuse to be ripped off.

    • Likewise, I eventually found some for just £10 in a supermarket but everywhere else in may area was nearer the high price I mentioned above :O

  4. But us women are worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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