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Price controlled products- Part 2

I received quite a few comments about my post regarding price controlled products in Israel– some places overcharge, is it price controlled or subsidized and more. I decided to do a little sleuthing for myself.

This is what I found in the milk section in a Mega BaIr:


This is what I found in the bread section in a Shufersal Sheli:


I even found a whole section on Mega BaInternet for price controlled products:


So at least in the large chains, price controlled products are being sold at the correct price.

What I found quite ironic, though, was this piece I found in Yisrael HaYom- every day they take a different product and compare the price for that object in Israel, England and the US. Here is the price comparison for milk:


So even with all of this hullabaloo we are still paying more than other Anglo countries!  Yisrael HaYom speculates that the high price is (a) because of the high sales tax and (b) because there are no private brands of milk, the competition between them driving the price down.

Regarding the comments about overcharging:
You can definitely bring the list of price controlled products to your store and tell the owner you will only pay what is listed. If that doesn’t work, you can complaint to Misrad Hacalcala. They respond quickly.

Click here to send an email or call 1800-20-11-80 or 02-6662080 or *2290 Sunday-Thursday between 9am-3pm.

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