Join for free
Reply
Azure's Avatar
Azure
Senior Member
Azure is offline
South Glos
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,620
Azure is female  Azure has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-08-2019, 10:18 PM
1

Big Discounts

How is that if you are on a Limited Income even on the Bread Line, you get very little financial help and have to pay top price for most things, apart from Charity Shops or Car Boot Sales.

Take Costco: It is very nice if you are a Trader you are most welcome to join for a fee of 26.40.

Individual Membership only applies if you are one of the following:
Employee of Bank/Finance, Local Government, Civil Servant, Medical /Health Service, Police Force, Fireman, Post Office, Airline, Chartered Architect, Optician, Civil Engineer, Pharmacist, Surveyor, Accountant, Dentist, Solicitor Barrister /Magistrate, Retired employee a US. Gold Card or UK Preferred Company Fee 36,00 inc Vat.

They guarantee that if anything is faulty Fridge Cooker Computers etc , it will be replaced for a new one.

It is apparent that no matter how hard some people work, they will never have a decent standard of living.

The Minimum wage should be 10.00 per hour.

The Government has always wanted to keep the poorer section of the Community on their knees and look down on them.
It is so true that the Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer, especially in the UK.
Reply With Quote
spitfire
Chatterbox
spitfire is offline
Warwickshire
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 23,083
spitfire is male  spitfire has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
12-08-2019, 10:44 PM
2

Re: Big Discounts

Not sure about this, the poor are definitely less poor in relative terms than say four decades ago, it could be the case that folks have become better at catching crumbs.
Reply With Quote
The Artful Todger's Avatar
The Artful Todger
Senior Member
The Artful Todger is offline
Suffolk UK
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 3,387
The Artful Todger is male  The Artful Todger has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
13-08-2019, 08:03 AM
3

Re: Big Discounts

People in this country are entitled to what they need, not what they want, for that they should sort it out for themselves.

I remember my childhood well. Very well. Today is Shangri-la compared to then.

As for the minimum wage, that was a VERY bad move. Free markets in all things are always the best markets.
Reply With Quote
Azure's Avatar
Azure
Senior Member
Azure is offline
South Glos
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,620
Azure is female  Azure has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
13-08-2019, 08:01 PM
4

Re: Big Discounts

Originally Posted by spitfire ->
Not sure about this, the poor are definitely less poor in relative terms than say four decades ago, it could be the case that folks have become better at catching crumbs.
Iti is true that there is not the same abject poverty as there was years ago when men and women used to go to the tips to find tiny bits of coal to light a fire
It is all relative as standards are now higher.

The Rich still get richer and are better off in every way.
Reply With Quote
Azure's Avatar
Azure
Senior Member
Azure is offline
South Glos
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,620
Azure is female  Azure has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
13-08-2019, 08:10 PM
5

Re: Big Discounts

Originally Posted by The Artful Todger ->
People in this country are entitled to what they need, not what they want, for that they should sort it out for themselves.

I remember my childhood well. Very well. Today is Shangri-la compared to then.

As for the minimum wage, that was a VERY bad move. Free markets in all things are always the best markets.
Yes, Free Markets are usually best if you get a 'Good a day's Pay' for a 'Good day's Work', except there are always greedy Bosses who expect people to work for peanuts, and many still get away with it.

Shangri-la can be very stressful with the huge increase in Drug taking, Alcohol abuse, and crime as well, complete with the absence of morals.
Reply With Quote
d00d's Avatar
d00d
Senior Member
d00d is offline
London, UK
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 3,896
d00d is male  d00d has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
13-08-2019, 08:18 PM
6

Re: Big Discounts

Originally Posted by Azure ->

Take Costco: It is very nice if you are a Trader you are most welcome to join for a fee of 26.40.

Individual Membership only applies if you are one of the following:
Employee of Bank/Finance, Local Government, Civil Servant, Medical /Health Service, Police Force, Fireman, Post Office, Airline, Chartered Architect, Optician, Civil Engineer, Pharmacist, Surveyor, Accountant, Dentist, Solicitor Barrister /Magistrate, Retired employee a US. Gold Card or UK Preferred Company Fee 36,00 inc Vat.
Well thankfully I'm none of the above and have zero interest in Coscto and the things they have to offer.
Reply With Quote
Besoeker's Avatar
Besoeker
Senior Member
Besoeker is offline
Doncaster, UK
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 4,745
Besoeker is male  Besoeker has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
13-08-2019, 09:28 PM
7

Re: Big Discounts

Originally Posted by Azure ->
Yes, Free Markets are usually best if you get a 'Good a day's Pay' for a 'Good day's Work', except there are always greedy Bosses who expect people to work for peanuts, and many still get away with it.
My own experience suggests otherwise.
I ran a power electronics company for fifty years. To get the best staff from shop floor level or design engineering you had to pay market rates.

Seasonal fruit picking might be different.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


© Copyright 2009, Over50sForum   Contact Us | Over 50s Forum! | Archive | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | Top

Powered by vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.