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Fortnum and Mason Dubai be wary of prices

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Fortnum and Mason Dubai be wary of prices

If you have never lived in London or visited the Fortnum and Mason in London then you won't be any wiser, yet when you pay 130AED = £22. 55 for a jar of Strawberry and Rose Petal preserve, which is almost double what you pay in London, then either there is a serious pricing error or it one big massive rip off. The Dubai Fortnum and Mason only does afternoon teas, sell tea and coffee. The staff looks the part, yet it's missing many of the departments you find in the Piccadilly store. I for one won't be going back.

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1. Re: Fortnum and Mason Dubai be wary of prices

<<which is almost double what you pay in London>> I think the price difference includes some remedy for home sickness ;-).

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Supply and demand and the goods are imported so obviously won't be the same price as at Fortnum and Mason in the UK.

If you want to buy Fortnum & Mason goods in Dubai then the cost of buying them there is a damn site cheaper than flying to London to buy the item at a lower price.

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Anybody who pays £11 for a jar of jam in London is off their trolly too imo.

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I agree. £11 for a jar of jam! I could get almost a tenner change out of that.

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You know what some people are like. Un less it has a certain label on it, they won't buy it.

Feel threatened and insecure in front of their group. They certainly won't be bothered about the price.

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6. Re: Fortnum and Mason Dubai be wary of prices

The Waitrose in Marina Mall ain't exactly cheap. But it meets my needs.

Bury, United Kingdom
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I paid 79p for a 500g of strawberry jam from Aldi earlier today..

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That's Dubai for you, labels sell and there's always enough people willing to dish out the dough.

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If somebody wants to pay £22 for a jar of jam that's up to them and who are we to judge them? It's neither here nor there what it costs in London as it's not being purchased in London. Lots of British shops charge more for the same items in Dubai as in the UK which is why I've never understood the attraction of Dubai shopping for British visitors.

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I paid over the odds for a chocolate orange in spinneys last night, it was worth every segment.. I mean cent.